[Linux-aus] trip after linux.conf.au

David Symons david.symons at liberatedcomputing.net
Tue Jan 9 09:08:02 UTC 2007

Hi Holger,

Leaving Sydney on the 23rd (after SLUG) and being in Melbourne to fly
out on the 27th is four days.  So fitting in a crossing to Tasmania
and back or a trip to Adelaide is possible but will mean more driving
than sighseeing.

YHA's are fantastic.  A YHA based itinerary that takes in some nice
places could be:
  Sydney - Canberra - Thredbo - Albury/Wodonga - Melbourne
(~3 hours driving each day, or skip Albury/Wodonga to be in Melbourne
on the 25th)

I once drove some backpacking friends from Canberra to Albury/Wodonga,
stopping in Thredbo (including the walk to Mt Kosciuszko) and the
showstopper spot for them was around Lake Hume - such different
geography to anything they have "back home".

Another possibility is to travel around the coast to Melbourne.  Again via YHAs:
  Sydney - Batemans Bay - Merimbula - Lakes Entrance - Melbourne

Anyway, the YHA's website is:

Mikal's suggested car rental companies are all good because you can
drop off at Melbourne Airport.  http://www.europcar.com.au is another

Cheers, Dave.
David Symons
Canberra, Australia

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