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Hi all
I will be visiting in Sydney next week and am wondering if there are any
interesting "surplus" type places worth looking at?
Dave D
from uN Zud

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You mean you don't have a couple of cuz there to ask ?
  now if it were Brisbane I could help

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What's good in Brisbane?
Tom

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Lots dependent on your interests , and of course the Gold and North Coasts

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**Not anymore. Don't waste your time. Sydney is, arguably, the most
beautiful harbour city on the planet. Make use of Sydney's best assets. Book
yourself a Habour Bridge climb and REALLY enjoy yourself. Best thing you can
do in Sydney. By a very considerable margin.

http://www.bridgeclimb.com /

The Discovery Climb is the best.

FWIW: I went with my 80 year old father-in-law. It ain't hard.

See the museums, art galleries and use the cheap public transport. Sydney
has much to offer, but surplus electronics is not one of them. Not anymore,
anyway.

One more thing: Stay out of the traffic! Driving in Sydney is not for the
faint-hearted (or Kiwis). Sydney drivers are extremely rude, aggressive and
have a 'take no prisoners' approach to their daily drive. The only drivers
from OS that feel at home in Sydney are those from NYC.


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Trevor Wilson
www.rageaudio.com.au




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Yup, everyone will agree on that.

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I wouldn't say that.
They bill it as "the climb of your life" it's hardly anything of the
sort, more like a leisurely stroll.
They view is ok, but you can get similar views without shelling out
the big bucks.

Still, it's a nice thing to do.
Tip if you do do it - They clip you in for the entire tour, no
changing positions once in. Make sure you get FIRST in line when you
clip in (just after they walk you down the street), that way you get a
minute or two up the top on your own while they take photos of the
other punters on the way up.

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I agree. Plenty of other better stuff to see and do in Sydney.
How long you got here?

If you have the time, being from NZ, you'll probably appreciate the
Blue Mountains.

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Good advice!

Dave.
www.eevblog.com

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**HUH? Have you visited the Blue Mountains? Have you visited NZ? No
comparison. NZ has some utterly spectacular mountain vistas. Don't get me
wrong: The Blue Mountains is nice and all that (I've abseiled, hiked and
enjoyed canyoning in a few places in the Blue Mountains, but there is no
compasion to what the Kiwis have. For me, all my geography lessons finally
made sense in NZ. NZ has it all. Shame it's full of New Zealanders. :-)

I remember ordering sixty cents worth of chips on my first day there. That
experience, alone, has provided me with 25 years of chuckles.

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www.rageaudio.com.au



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Yes, and Yes.
In fact I have written a popular guide to canyoning in the Blue
Mountains.

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Funny that you mention canyoning.
It just so happens I once hosted about half of NZ's exploratory
canyoning community (it's a fairly small community!) on a trip through
one of our finest slot canyons here in the mountains. They were awe
struck at the beauty and nature of our canyons, they hadn't seen
anything like it. And these are guys who have found and explored the
best canyons NZ has to offer.
Here is a photo taken on the trip by one of the NZ canyoners. The dork
in the blue helmet is me.
http://www.alternatezone.com/canyoning/2008calendar/2008OzCanyonsCalendar-0 =
8-Aug.jpg
(that's the yearly Ozcanyons community calendar I produce. I also help
out on the NZ community calendar too)

It's no mistake that Australia and the Blue Mountains region is one of
the most popular destinations for dedicated NZ hikers (sorry
"trampers") and canyoners, and just the general NZ population.
I've found that because NZ'ers have such spectacular wilderness of
their own then they can really appreciate what we have to offer too,
more so than most.
They seem to "get it" and enjoy experiencing wilderness in other parts
of the world instead of sticking their fingers in their ears and
proclaim they have the best of everything so why bother seeing
anything else.
And that's why I mentioned it to OP, as he might appreciate such
stuff.

To try and compare wilderness experiences in different countries, with
different geology and different flora and fauna is just ridiculous,
and I pity anyone who tries. And also anyone who thinks they shouldn't
experience other places because they have already seen "the best".

I share your enthusiasm for NZ, it's one of the most spectacular
wilderness places I have visited, but I recon you are massively wrong
that they "have it all".

Dave.

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 There is this place somewhere in Oatley
http://www.oatleyelectronics.com /
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=oatley

However, they don't have a physical shopfront, its all online .




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