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Going to Australia! Looking for advice!

 
lewisc
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Nov 07, 2017 19:32 |  #31

We havent had much rain in Melbourne. I think there were some storms up past Sydney this week.

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If your after wild roos that are relatively relaxed, enough that you can walk among them and hand feed them, then about 1.5hrs north of Sydney at the old Morisset mental hospital there is a great spot for them, no fences completely free to do as you wish there are usually large groups of roo's spread out over the grounds there. Probably a hundred all up last time I drove around the grounds there.

Plus there's quite a few birds, like kookaburra's, willy wag tales, cockatoo's, Aussie water birds etc there as well.

I should read more thoroughly. My wife parent's live 5mins from here. My father in law often picks up hitchhikers trying to get to the Kangaroos as it would be about a 30min walk. It's a 2 hour train ride from Sydney - if you were interested and depending on timing, I could have a chat with him to see he could meet up and take you to the Kangaroos.


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Nov 07, 2017 19:53 as a reply to post 18491195 |  #32

It seems that the east coast is getting a lot of rain this year?

Yes, the east coast did have good rain since october. October till March is rain season, so bring your umbrella. Specially January and February can be wet and hot.
But mostly it doesn't rain the whole day, just an afternoon thunderstorm.
Hope you have a great time.




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Nov 09, 2017 19:40 |  #33

lewisc wrote in post #18491298 (external link)
We havent had much rain in Melbourne. I think there were some storms up past Sydney this week.

I should read more thoroughly. My wife parent's live 5mins from here. My father in law often picks up hitchhikers trying to get to the Kangaroos as it would be about a 30min walk. It's a 2 hour train ride from Sydney - if you were interested and depending on timing, I could have a chat with him to see he could meet up and take you to the Kangaroos.

That is very good of you, I appreciate the offer. But if the 'roos are anything like the local wildlife here, they come out at dawn and dusk so I'm sure the timing is inconvenient. I'll try to be up at dawn for the light on Sydney harbour.


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Nov 09, 2017 19:41 |  #34

Lyn2011 wrote in post #18491313 (external link)
Yes, the east coast did have good rain since october. October till March is rain season, so bring your umbrella. Specially January and February can be wet and hot.
But mostly it doesn't rain the whole day, just an afternoon thunderstorm.
Hope you have a great time.

Thanks for the information. I do see there is less rain the past few days down there.


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Nov 09, 2017 21:38 |  #35

Capn Jack wrote in post #18493022 (external link)
Thanks for the information. I do see there is less rain the past few days down there.


Its a pity you are not doing western Australia which is often overlooked, We have kangaroos around town just lazing around grazing in fields. Once you get away from the cities (Im 500 kilometres from our capital Perth) the wildlife is everywhere


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Nov 10, 2017 17:15 |  #36

aladyforty wrote in post #18493105 (external link)
Its a pity you are not doing western Australia which is often overlooked, We have kangaroos around town just lazing around grazing in fields. Once you get away from the cities (Im 500 kilometres from our capital Perth) the wildlife is everywhere

So much to see. I'm told bunyips live around Sydney Harbour and maybe I'll see one  :p


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Nov 10, 2017 17:30 |  #37

Capn Jack wrote in post #18493627 (external link)
So much to see. I'm told bunyips live around Sydney Harbour and maybe I'll see one  :p

Don't worry about the bunyips, it's the drop bears you need to watch out for.




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Nov 10, 2017 17:59 |  #38

Pippan wrote in post #18493640 (external link)
Don't worry about the bunyips, it's the drop bears you need to watch out for.

Thylarctos plummetus!

They look something like koalas with sabre teeth?

https://australianmuse​um.net.au/drop-bear (external link)

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Nov 10, 2017 19:51 |  #39

Capn Jack wrote in post #18493658 (external link)
Thylarctos plummetus!

They look something like koalas with sabre teeth?

https://australianmuse​um.net.au/drop-bear (external link)

:twisted:

That's the one. And don't take their advice about smearing Vegemite behind your ears to ward them off. They love Vegemite.




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