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Australia: What are your spring travel plans?

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Australia: What are your spring travel plans?

While the northern hemisphere starts to cool down, we’re just getting warmed up. What are your travel plans for enjoying the spring to its fullest?

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1. Re: Australia: What are your spring travel plans?

I don't have to travel anywhere to enjoy Spring. It is a wonderful time of year in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area.

The Floriade flower festival in Canberra, from Mid September to Mid October is amazing and the whole area is ablaze with blossoms, flowering wattle and flowering native plants.

There is not a cloud in the sky today with a temperature around 20C.

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Like bigw we're also very happy to be 'at home'!

We're in Daintree, Far North Queensland where the country is still lovely and green (although drying off a little awaiting the start of our next wet season at the end of the year) and all our beautiful tropical birds are in full voice, with many of the migratory species now returning - 120 species have been spotted at various times on our 30-acre property.

Lovely warm sunny, blue-sky days with temps in the high 20's and the nights still pleasantly cool - in fact 13 deg C last night which is a bit chilly for us tropical residents! No humidity and no mozzies at the moment.

We even have plenty of water for everything and feel so very sorry for those who are suffering so terribly from drought.

It's a great place to be and a wonderful time to be here!

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During September, It is definitely time to go spend a day or two at the TesselaarsTulip Festival in Silvan - absolutely gorgeous with all the tulips and other bulb flowers all in flower - especially on the themed weekends such as Turkish and Dutch as well as an Opera at Sunset Night and a Food, Wine and Jazz weekend. Something for everyone and a lot of fun.

Another spring thing we do is to visit the Dandenong Ranges and theYarra Valley to catch our own salmon and trout or to sample and buy local produce such as fresh berries, farmhouse cheeses, homemade pastas, game meats, handmade chocolates, wines from legendary wineries or beers from a couple of microbreweries.

Melbourne during spring means it is Spring Horse Racing Festival time which includes the Melbourne Cup. Everyone usually heads for the races - we and some friends, on the other hand, head for the camping grounds of the Gippsland town of Mallacoota where the other half can spend days fishing and I can spend them relaxing or swimming with friends. Spring days in November can very often be very hot!

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We will spend the Australian Spring to finalise our travel plans to spend eight weeks of Spring in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland followed by five weeks in France and finally a week's cruise in the Adriatic Sea. Yep - we will really enjoy the Northern Hemisphere Spring !!!!!

No doubt about it, the Trip Adviser is the best place on the www to seek feedback on places to see and stay. We have booked all our B&B's / hotel accommodation for our 15 week holiday after reviewing what other travellers have to say about the places/ accommodation we are going to visit.

We will take detailed notes on our accommodation for this trip and post our reviews on all our accommodation upon our return so we too can help our fellow travellers.

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off to the gold coast then cruising home to NZ

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I am off to Hamilton Island for a week with my girl friends .. October is a wonderful month in the Whitsundays ...

We have a great time ... no dinners to cook, no ironing, no making endless cups of tea, (thank god other half likes to stay at home, otherwise who else would feed the dog)

Drinkies can start at mid-day with lunch, continue all afternoon with chips and cheese and maybe dinner if we feel like it .. although after eating all afternoon, dont always bother

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Spring for those in Northern Australia doesnt mean the same thing as it does to those in the temperate southern half. It is actually dreaded by many here as it is the hottest and most uncomfortable periods of the year and many people are keen to escape it. Just back from Europe now where we enjoyed many sweat-free days. No real travel plans now as we are pretty well skint, but if we did we would jump on Tiger Airways (www.tigerairways.com) and scoot off to Vietnam or Macau. It's now around the same price for Darwin people to go there with Tiger as it is to go to Sydney with Qantas (under AUD500). Tiger starts flying domestically in Oz in December with opening fares of AUD80.00 Melbourne Darwin one way. That's 4000km! Qantas usually charges about AUD300 each way.

In general Im not sure that Australians traditionally have a spring holiday. More short breaks than anything that arent necessarily tied to a season. It is becoming very expensive to holiday in Australia and there are a lot of alternatives in the Asia Pacific region that are very appealing and cheap. Families will generally travel around school holiday times (Dec/Jan and July). Singles and empty nesters will just go where and when they feel like it. The Aussie spring is quite popular for us to go to Europe as prices are better and they are more interested in the cities and country side than coastal stuff.

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8. Re: Australia: What are your spring travel plans?

Here in Canberra we've got spring school hols now. Last year we went away. This year we're staying home, doing a bit of work in the garden and visiting local attractions, been to Floriade twice.

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I'm off to Brisbane for business and a little getaway to the Sunshine Coast. (I should be in Paris! )...but decided to give it a miss, as the rugby world cup was on..we always go to Paris in Spring..

The following week off to Cairns driving to Mission Beach and Townsville. (only bummer is, its stinger season so you cannot swim in the ocean). So, I've opted for hotels with excellent swimming pools.

After Townsville we fly direct to Perth for more business and a little get-away to Cervantes and the Pinnacles (but that's still debatable, as I want to go South and hubby wants to go North )....mmm.....

From Perth, its direct to Melbourne (love melbourne) and our little get-away here will be flying to King Island.

Home for summer ! There is nothing better than being in Sydney for summer holidays, especially when you have a yacht to sail to your heart's content and not to mention Sydney's glorious beaches.

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