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Melbourne Master Thread
« on: June 04, 2008, 12:36:07 PM »
What are the best things to see/do? Where to eat? Where to stay?

Do we need to rent a car, or will the ferries do?

« Last Edit: October 29, 2013, 12:17:42 PM by jj1000 »

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 02:26:22 PM »
For some nice info on what to do in and around Melbourne, here is the official site for visitors to Melbourne.
Any questions, just ask.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 11:31:47 AM »
Cairns is more of a party town, I suggest going to PD, the sheraton there is cheap with C&P. To get there I rented a car but we were 4 guys, and driving, either you can do it and get used to it right away or not. There's also a bus for 40 AUD pp that you can take.
In the Sheraton there's a activity desk with a girl that knows the area really really well. I called her up before and setup the first day and went to see her when I got there to setup the rest. (You can charge all the activity's to your room and even use points) I went on the "posideon scuba/snorkeing boat (there are a few diff options) ours was really amazing!
I would also make sure to bring a poncho and bathing suits, it rains a lot there for 10-15 min at a time, so we just wore bathing suits all day.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 01:26:18 AM »
I almost forgot, if you're going to be in Sydney over the new year the new years eve fireworks are SPECTACULAR!
The Park Hyatt SYD had no availability for then so we'll be in the Park Hyatt MEL for then.  Anything doing in MEL for new years?

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 03:49:04 PM »
Saw my post on the main site? I warned you!

The "Legend" of Glicks bagels come from the Gentiles in Australia. They think that eating bagels makes them smart. I would assume that the Yidden know better...

Aussies are totally clueless about food. Must be the fact that they had to eat in English prisons for so long....
So where else in MEL is decent?
We went to Carlisle to pick up food for our great ocean/grampians road trip.
We got bagels and cookies from Glicks both of which are barely edible.
We went to Nogga and got very expensive milchig food which was good but extremely overpriced.  And the burgers and sushi from Daneli's were well priced and good as well.

So far the best food has been the free kosher breakfast from the Park Hyatt.
Still need to get food for Tasmania...
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 03:55:47 PM »
shemesh pizza in mel is realy good
i forgot the name of the pizza shop in sydney
katzys in sydney is ok

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010, 04:00:14 PM »
there is also kimberly resturant (in the hotel near 770) pricey but ok.
chick chicken (schwarma etc.) and my flame (sit down place) are also good (they are on kooyong road, must drive)
also the butcher shop (solomons) on glen eira rd has some good stuff you can take to tazzy ( cold cuts hot dogs etc)


ps. 7eleven has great bottled iced coffee (i forgot the brand check which one has a hechsher)
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 06:48:12 PM »
We got bagels and cookies from Glicks both of which are barely edible.
Whoever told you to get cookies from Glicks. The only thing you get at Glicks is bread/Challah/bagels, and even that is YMMV.
Cookies you get at Heimishe, and danishes/pastries/cake at Lichtenstein's.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 06:50:41 PM »
the guys that posted that youtube video making a "seudas hageula" on 17 tamuz, they dont run a chabad house, do they?

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010, 01:14:41 AM »
the guys that posted that youtube video making a "seudas hageula" on 17 tamuz, they dont run a chabad house, do they?

Are you bitter that they didnt invite you? :)

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 03:31:32 AM »
there is also kimberly resturant (in the hotel near 770) pricey but ok.
chick chicken (schwarma etc.) and my flame (sit down place) are also good (they are on kooyong road, must drive)
also the butcher shop (solomons) on glen eira rd has some good stuff you can take to tazzy ( cold cuts hot dogs etc)


ps. 7eleven has great bottled iced coffee (i forgot the brand check which one has a hechsher)
We went to the hotel where kimbelys is.
The front desk told us where the restaurant is, but the restaurant tells us that they're closed for 2 weeks because of some large event they're catering.

We went to My Flame but they're closed permanently.

So we went back to Daneli's and got a decent steak sandwich and a good burger and hot dog in puff pastry.

Are there any other good fleishig joints in town (not really looking for shwarma like from chick chicken)?

We'll probably check out the shemesh pizza shop next.
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 04:05:21 AM »
not that i know of.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 04:14:56 AM »
not that i know of.
Somebody mentioned Lamzinis Chinese but I just called and noone answered?  Are they still around?

Anyway I got a delicious blueberry muffin ($3.25) and some cookies ($1.30 for 5) from Haymishe.  My wife got a so-so chocolate muffin ($3.80) from Lichtenstein's, didn't taste so fresh to me.

Also Lichtenstein's is generally breathtakingly expensive.  Chocolate babka=$20.  Cakes=$47.50
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 04:20:26 AM »
just a tip EVERYTHING is expensive down under!

never heard of lamzinis.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2010, 04:27:48 AM »
just a tip EVERYTHING is expensive down under!
Yup, but some places more than other's.  Daneli's seems perfectly reasonable.  Nogga and Lichtenstein's are out of control IMHO.
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