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    Dec 16, 2011 12:06 PM GMT
    The time has come to get the ball rolling for my internship in Australia.. I will be doing anything along the lines of athletic conditioning, health promotion, or rehabilitation.

    The top 3 places Im looking at are Brisbane, Melbourne, or Sydney.

    Can anyone give me some suggestions on where to go?



    Backup plan if needed involves staying in the states... Would be looking for a state that is pretty health oriented or active if anyone could help me with that as well.
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    Dec 16, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    Cross the border & go to Berlin and say hi to my cousin for me?
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    Inside joke...Most Australian's will get it...
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    Dec 16, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    lol yeah, I don't get it. Was in Berlin last summer though.
  • C_Dezi

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    Dec 16, 2011 12:27 PM GMT
    love all three choices, but if you are looking for the real city experience i definitely recommend sydney or melbourne. i'd go with sydney in a heartbeat. such a beautiful city with so much to see and do. the only downside is how touristy it can get, but that also means excellent transportation and endless easy exploration. melbourne is a great city too, just never found it had quite the same vibe as sydney. the water and walking and little suburbs of sydney never get boring no matter how much you explore
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    Dec 16, 2011 12:28 PM GMT
    Brisbane: city over under 2 m. Warm and subtropical like. Lots to see in Queensland in terms of tourist attractions.

    Sydney: gay capital of Australia. City with beauty and a pulse. Busy and expensive.

    Melbourne: the grand old lady. Very European feel, cooler weather, and my old hometown. So would be my pickicon_smile.gif
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    Melbourne is probably the city with the most to do! there is SO MUCH to do in Melbourne and all the areas around Melbourne, you can go skiing in the winter, go down to the beaches in the summer, the mornington peninsula has HEAPS of places to check out and the city is alive with Awesomeness all the time! icon_smile.gif I used to Live in Melbourne but i grew up in Brisbane.... Brisbane is also a REALLY awesome place there is HEAPS and HEAPS and HEAPS to do around South East QLD, there are awesome rainforest hiking tracks, amazing beaches (tho Perth has the BEST beaches in Aus/world.. Yes thats a big call... but truly the beaches here are STUNNING!) and Sydney is the place that we sell to the tourists.... take that as you will! its full of crappy little $2 asian shops selling made in china ornaments and and the rest is literally a bunch of people trying to look important! icon_lol.gif But I will say this... if you do get the chance to get to Perth, you will not be disappointed... it is BY FAR the most cleanest, healthiest and beautiful place... it will be surprising!
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    ULmatt saidThe time has come to get the ball rolling for my internship in Australia.. I will be doing anything along the lines of athletic conditioning, health promotion, or rehabilitation.

    The top 3 places Im looking at are Brisbane, Melbourne, or Sydney.

    Can anyone give me some suggestions on where to go?



    Backup plan if needed involves staying in the states... Would be looking for a state that is pretty health oriented or active if anyone could help me with that as well.


    LOL,
    As if u had a choice in ur top 3.....those are basically the only places u can go in Australia.
  • calibro

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    Dec 16, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    i vote melbourne, but sydney is awesome too... plus wombo is there
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    faahisha saidI am on the same boat but I aslo applied to queensland- can anyone provide some isight on that city

    No, because Queensland is a state... not a city.

    and it's huge.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
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    ULmatt saidThe time has come to get the ball rolling for my internship in Australia.. I will be doing anything along the lines of athletic conditioning, health promotion, or rehabilitation.

    The top 3 places Im looking at are Brisbane, Melbourne, or Sydney.

    Can anyone give me some suggestions on where to go?



    Backup plan if needed involves staying in the states... Would be looking for a state that is pretty health oriented or active if anyone could help me with that as well.


    LOL,
    As if u had a choice in ur top 3.....those are basically the only places u can go in Australia.


    What about Perth .....icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    neffa said
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    ULmatt saidThe time has come to get the ball rolling for my internship in Australia.. I will be doing anything along the lines of athletic conditioning, health promotion, or rehabilitation.

    The top 3 places Im looking at are Brisbane, Melbourne, or Sydney.

    Can anyone give me some suggestions on where to go?



    Backup plan if needed involves staying in the states... Would be looking for a state that is pretty health oriented or active if anyone could help me with that as well.


    LOL,
    As if u had a choice in ur top 3.....those are basically the only places u can go in Australia.


    What about Perth .....icon_smile.gif


    Perth is like one big town.... same with Adelaide.
    I've been to both back in 2006.... Nice places, but not really "destinations" one must see... not exactly cultural hubs or anything. .


    Australia u pretty much have Sydney, Melbourne, Brizzy.....
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:19 PM GMT


    Perth is like one big town.... same with Adelaide.
    I've been to both back in 2006.... Nice places, but not really "destinations" one must see... not exactly cultural hubs or anything. .


    Australia u pretty much have Sydney, Melbourne, Brizzy.....[/quote]

    As an Aussie , i would disagree , Perth , is what we could call a new city , it has become in the last 5 years , one of the fastest developping city in Australia ...
    But i do agree about the cultural aspect to it , better go to Melbourne or Adelaide for that purpose .
    But the climate is just perfect , warm and dry , no winters ... , and no , i am not from Perth but from Townsville ..Hehehe....
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    What area of health/sport/fitness are you wanting a career in? I think your answer will steer you to different cities.

    Melbourne, despite being the grand old lady (and she's a beaut -- and forever young and stylin) is also the sports HQ for Australia in many ways, particularly concerning medical research and sport science. Because of the warmer weather Brizzy has a year-round outdoor training climate for triathlon, rowing, etc.

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    Dec 16, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    Melbourne is a much more livable city than Sydney. Really easy to get around, good running and cycle tracks and a has a quieter pace about it. Sydney is fast paced, more expensive but does have some great little pockets. It has the gay scene which (for me) is vacuous and toxic. Brisbane is....hot. That's about it. Only people from Brisbane live there.
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    Dec 16, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
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    ULmatt saidThe time has come to get the ball rolling for my internship in Australia.. I will be doing anything along the lines of athletic conditioning, health promotion, or rehabilitation.

    The top 3 places Im looking at are Brisbane, Melbourne, or Sydney.

    Can anyone give me some suggestions on where to go?



    Backup plan if needed involves staying in the states... Would be looking for a state that is pretty health oriented or active if anyone could help me with that as well.


    LOL,
    As if u had a choice in ur top 3.....those are basically the only places u can go in Australia.


    Kidding right?
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    Dec 16, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
    In my experience I found the people and the shopping much better in Melbourne than Sydney. Melbourne is also definitely cheaper to live in than in Sydney but not implying a drop in quality of living.

    I personally have been thinking of moving to Melbourne since I'm originally from Sydney but generally speaking you would most likely find something in the field of work you want faster in Sydney than in Melbourne.

    My pick of the three would be Melbourne although weather in Melbourne is crap sometimes. But weather isn't that much of a factor for me so if it's not for you, Melbourne, at least in my opinion, is better.
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    Dec 16, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    iracetris saidWhat area of health/sport/fitness are you wanting a career in? I think your answer will steer you to different cities.

    Melbourne, despite being the grand old lady (and she's a beaut -- and forever young and stylin) is also the sports HQ for Australia in many ways, particularly concerning medical research and sport science. Because of the warmer weather Brizzy has a year-round outdoor training climate for triathlon, rowing, etc.



    Melbourne is the home of Aussie Rules football. Hot built men wearing tight fitting shorts and a singlet top chasing each other round a huge field. Oh, there is a ball involved too. Check out Ben Cousins.

    Though Melbourne is where I last lived and my pick, I went to school in Perth.
    I have to say that West Australians are really not hung up about being like either Sydney or Melbourne. Perth is actually closer to the world (i.e Asia) than either Sydney or Brisbane. It has beautiful beaches (and big sharks with nasty sharp teeth), superb dry weather, a magnificent river (the Swan river) almost in the city centre itself with walking and biking tracks along either side. The people are so very laid back and welcoming. Then there is the bush of the Darling scarp, the world famous West Australian wineyards (of Margaret River) and the natural attractions of Albany and the interior. Up to the top of West Australia is Broome which has become a huge travel destination. Perth may not have the culture that Melbourne offers, but it makes up for it in its natural beauty.
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    Dec 17, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    I am doing my last physical therapy internship in Tugun, on the Gold Coast next summer (winter in Australia). Let me know if you end up in the same area.
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    Dec 17, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    Perth may not have the culture that Melbourne offers, but it makes up for it in its natural beauty. [/quote]

    If what you're looking for, career-wise can be lined-up in Perth, I'd agree here, it's a sweet little city and not at all like the east coast. And better swimming!! if you don't mind the sharks. (One caveat for me is that it's a lot like Calgary, Alberta as a HQ for resource extraction industries, which can lay a bit of a conservative pall to the culture, and gayworld is tiny.)

    Adelaide -- is going to wither and become a goast-town as global warming increases, and though the wine is good, the city is 3/4 incomplete since its founding. Odd little place.

    So that leaves Darwin and Hobart as the other contenders -- I'm going to quietly step back and grin now.


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    Dec 17, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    Perth is worth a visit while you are in either Sydney or Melbourne. While I didn't find much to do it Perth, I became enchanted with the city due to its rapid growth and beautiful buildings. During a November visit, the humidity was extremely low with temps over 35°C [over 95° up to 102°F]. The low humidity brought out the sand fly-like pests seeking moisture in noses, ears and eyes. Even so, a visit to the beach at Cottesloe gave the most memorable sight of the trip from gazing at the Indian Ocean. Fremantle is the ultimate tourist trap worth a day's trip.

    Sydney was fun. If you are into swimming, check out the Sydney Andrew [Boy] Charlton Pool built on a "cliff" between the Royal Botanic Gardens and Wooloomooloo Bay, with navy ships in the bay. The salt water pool will kill your flip turns and pucker your mouth. The other scenery at the pool is definitely worth the viewing. The Sydney Fish Market shouldn't be missed as a great place to check out exotic seafood and grab a good lunch. Something of interest can be found in Darling Harbour.

    Brisbane was relaxing, with not a lot found, except a great pool in Fortitude Valley. I didn't get to explore Melbourne much due to an airline cancellation making the stay too short. It is laid back and culturally very rich. You won't lose no matter which city is chosen.
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    Dec 17, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    Honestly as a Perth boy don't waste the time coming here on a short visit, it isn't called dullsville for nothing. Hot, dry, violent and devoid of any culture. Even though the city has a large gay community don't expect to see any of them or find where they hang out. Spend the money and do multiple trips up and down the east coast.
  • ivanhoevtron

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    Dec 17, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    My opinion is If you were coming down to melbourne i'd suggest to visit the great ocean road on about 2 hours from the CBD.My family has had a beachhouse here since i can remember and its a great place to get Visit if you have the opportunity .Highly recommend it
  • bolero_of_fir...

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    Dec 17, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    Come to melbourne! That's where I'm at now. The guys can be a bit dickish but other than that it's great.
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    Dec 17, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    I have a friend(mate) who lives in brisbane and she seems to enjoy it. get ready for all the fun slang like heaps, Totes, fairyfloss and crisps lol. okay you got me I just wanted to come in here and flex my aussie slang icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 17, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    ^^ really? I don't think I've heard any aussie say those words yet. Crisps are called chips. What I've noticed so far -

    'how goes is that?' or 'how good is this?'
    'shit hot mate'
    'right at this minute' instead of 'in a moment' etc
    'too easy!'