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also see http://www.styleforum.net/t/311728/sydneysiders-what-not-to-miss-on-a-visit-to-the-area#post_5899000
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Good point - although thankfully they won't be here in stinger (jellyfish) season as it usually runs from November through to May.

Just as well. I was on the verge of suggesting they stay at home!
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

It'll be cooler in july/august so make sure you do the surfing lessons while you are up at GBR as itll be warm there:)

?? North of say Double Island Point you get no nearshore waves. Otherwise you're looking at a trip to the outer reef which is fickle, hard to organise and not really beginner suitable. Don't worry about the wildlife, you're in far more danger driving there especially given it will be on the reverse side of the road. South African Sharks are worse for the record.


Fwiw, Aug tends to be pretty average (QLD, N NSW) or Cold (everywhere else) for surfing (well N WA but that's not realistic here)... The latter is somewhat out of the way tho.

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On non-surfing related stuff I'll echo everyone's comments on the size we have roughly the same landmass as the (whole) USA. I think you really need to focus on exactly what you want to achieve (see / do) in the time and then work out what is most geographically compatible.


Fwiw its hard to give exact suggestion given the age of your children, at that age I really didn't want to do the normal tourist things so it will really depend on interests ect.
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if in sydney, do the bridge climb.

+1

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Oh yeah - kids are 18 .. take them to a bar .. its legal to drink over 18 here vs 21 in US icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Oh yeah - kids are 18 .. take them to a bar .. its legal to drink over 18 here vs 21 in US icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Yeah alcohol is so expensive here that kids can't afford to actually get drunk!
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Just a shout out that pinksocks and Gerry will happily attest to - if you're looking at chukkas, also consider Christian Kimber as a local option. If you're not in Melbourne to try a pair on then at least you won't be stung by international return postage fees if they don't fit as you'd hoped. Regardless, they're lovely looking shoes and both pinksocks and Gerry wear them especially well.

 

1) I can vouch for this. I'm very happy with my pair of Kimber boots

 

2) TBM, your cheque is in the mail ...

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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post


Yeah alcohol is so expensive here that kids can't afford to actually get drunk!

 

Buy goon.

 

Quantity has a quality of it's own. 

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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Of course, in Qld it's not so much the sharks as the crocs that will get you.

Or the snakes and spiders...and the jellyfish can be a bit lethal as well.

Extreme caution should be taken with the outbreak of Shiny Roger David suits on the Gold Coast
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Extreme caution should be taken with the outbreak of Shiny Roger David suits on the Gold Coast

 

And square toed gondola shoes.

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It's the actual spivs you have to be worried about up there, more so than what they are wearing.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

It's the actual spivs you have to be worried about up there, more so than what they are wearing.

SPIV - "One, usually unemployed who lives by ones wit" - Freedictionary.com

Accurate yes, mostly Half witted though
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

1) I can vouch for this. I'm very happy with my pair of Kimber boots

2) TBM, your cheque is in the mail ...

Concur with 1) and Mr Nice Guy can you shout me this time regarding 2).

Seriously, thanks for the compliment TBM.

Very happy with my Kimber boots - a great local choice.

In terms of colour, my first pair of chukka boots were brown suede and they go well with many outfits, so if you are looking for something versatile get those.

Aside from Kimber, C&J have 3 nice models (which I have discussed in detail before), Carmina have a lovely style and others here have Loake and Herring ones that look great.

The bottom line is a chukka boot is a very useful shoe and worth getting. Who knows, maybe you too could look as good as Gerry and me (that first part is the real challenge, I am sure you outdress me already Oli, esp with your large collection of Henry Carter ties).
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Who knows, maybe you too could look as good as Gerry

dozingoff.gif only Tuesday, too early for impossible tasks.

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

 look as good as Gerry
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dozingoff.gif only Tuesday, too early for impossible tasks.

 

Both your cheques are in the mail as well - you people are bankrupting me!

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