100 Best Towns in Australia

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 06:41
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Australian Traveller magazine has just released its list of Australia's Best Towns.

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Makes for interesting reading.

How many have you been to???

75 for me.......
Monday I have Friday on my mind...
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:04

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:04
Michael,

I told you I have not been everywhere yet.

13 places on the list that i have not been to,

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Vivien C (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:09

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:09
Hello Michael,

77 for me

Viv
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:29

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:29
Its a bit rich including Tasmania as part of Australia. That really ruined my percentage. All but 18 visited.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:48

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:48
92 for me

Agree with Bob...Tassie and Norfolk Is shouldn't be included...LOL
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Reply By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:03

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:03
Only 78 for me, though I'm nowhere near as OLD as others who have posted, so I still have lots of time..... :-)



Cheers,

Mark.......... running for cover................ :-0
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Reply By: Rod, Sydney - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:56

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:56
Including Tasmania is OK but I can't "drive" to Norfolk Island ...
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Reply By: Nic I (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:21

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:21
83, most of the omissions being in Western Australia which I will get to...promise !!
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:04

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:04
We score 96, one of the missing being Nain which even Google Maps does not recognise. (Its apparently the "Hutt River Province" nonsense, which we have at least driven past.)

Nobody mentioned two other islands - Nguiu Settlement is on Bathurst Island and Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. We have not been to Bathurst Island. The other two are Marysville and Valhalla in Vic.

Its interesting to see three places on Eyre Peninsula in SA - Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay and Coffin Bay. They are delightful secrets in an area of the country that is never crowded.

We are happy we went and saw as much as we could when we could, as we are tied to a couple of days drive from major hospitals these days. Would happily go back and see the lot again, but its great fun filling in the gaps nearer to home with our caravan when we can anyway.

Go there while you can! And to the spots that the list does not mention - Honeymoon Bay and Marble Bar and Punsand bay and all the others that did not get a mention!

Max

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Reply By: Member - Jeff O (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:04

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:04
97 for me. I'm yet to get to 17,71,and97
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:53

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:53
I got to 17 courtesy of the grey funnel line in 1984. Strange place. Some of our sailors got bleep and stole a horse.

Nguiu in the Tiwi Islands in 2000. On the same trip I got to Daly River which out ranks most places on the list, Ngukur, and Borroloola. All by light plane.

I've been to the Huskisson RSL several times - can't remember much about the rest of the town.
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Reply By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 13:43

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 13:43
I have visited 90 but I have also lived in 6.

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Reply By: Warstar - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 14:06

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 14:06
WE have missed 12, for reasons already stated (trk can't swim), but including William Crk in the 100 best towns in Oz.?

Don't get me wrong we enjoyed William Crk, (drank round after round with the entire bar - 3 others), but in the best 100, - don't think so!
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Reply By: Member - Geoff the chef (NSW)M - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 15:14

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 15:14
67 of the places ive been to. I really do need to get out a lot more...lol
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 15:31

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 15:31
Gday
damn , i have only been to 85....soon
Murray
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:11

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:11
I am still in awe of Adelaide River making the top 100!!

Having spent 5 days trapped there having a new cv joint fitted (I always break down on Fridays when shops are closing and nothing is open on weekends ...) my wife and I nearly died of boredom. You can only spend so much time in the pub ... and the war cemetary .. and waving at the Ghan ... before it feels like Ground Hog Day.

Luckily for me I had a bad dose of flu and slept through one day ... that left four more.

But the mechanic was a genius and a good bloke to boot.

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Reply By: Phillipn - Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 22:15

Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 22:15
Rember the nursery rhythm [If you go down to the woods today your in for a big surprise]

When in Yamba it`s a little different [ Don`t drive down to the southern end of Pippie beach, you will get a big surprise]

The locals will all tell you that. It`s a no go zone.
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Reply By: Russ n Sue - Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 23:02

Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 23:02
You've gotta wonder at the criteria they used to select these towns. I did notice in the blurb that a lot of "stiff drinks" were had by the judging panel. Too many methinks...

No point in doing post mortems but Parachilna??? Mataranka??? You have to wonder if the judges have ever been to those places. I was at Mataranka (the town and the "resort") just two days ago and...well....let's just say it wouldn't bother me if I never went there again.

To be fair to Parachilna it was a 40 degree day last November when we were there and that may have coloured our judgement a bit.

Broome. I've been to Broome so many times, trying to figure out if I like it or not. I still can't make up my mind but I'll be there in another week or so, so I'll have another go at deciding.

Katherine was a curious choice too. I'm there at the moment and I have to say I am warming to the place.

You have to love these "lists". If nothing else they bring back memories, both good and bad, and they're always a good conversation starter.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 09:46

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 09:46
On a list of 100 of the most stupid things to do no1 would be
"make a list of 100 best towns '' ,, ranks right up there with the
'signs " Tidy town competition winner 2004 "ect and as you drive thru in 2006 the place resembles a garbage dump ,,LOL.
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 10:06

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 10:06
Well, Im the orphan, could only count 27.

IMHO the list is a dud. Why? There is not one place from Gippsland, Vic, on the list. That is absurd.

Also no metion that I could see of the Hawkesbury River region, but I'm not all that familiar with the towns in that area so I could be wrong.

Interesting read none the less.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Reply By: Qlong - Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 22:03

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 22:03
Wisemens Ferry is in the Hawkesbury area Cheers
Q
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