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Winter evenings in Oz

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    Guest the4hopes

    What do you do in the winter evenings, do you still get out and about?

    Please don't say it's like the UK where we are shut in from about 4pm with the curtains closed and TV on all evening!! It's such a waste of time, mind you thats most of the year not just winter!

    Laura

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    Guest Libby1971

    It is cold but we still get out and about. Not so cold as the Uk but when your daytime temps in the summer have been over 40 for days/ weeks at a time, anything below 20 is going to feel tad nippy, if you know what I mean.

     

    It gets dark sooner, but it is very sudden usually around five. Windy and blowy, occasionally rainy in the day, we still went for walks on the beach with the dog. At night, we saw friends but didn't sit outside.

     

    Libby

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    It currently gets dark around 6.30 and by the middle of June it will be dark by 5.30, with dusk starting at 5ish. As Libby says there is no prolonged twilight here, not even in summer. However there is enough time after school to do things. As a teenager I managed to get the bus home, get up to the paddock and have a quick ride before it got dark. There are always people strolling the beach even in winter and after dark you can walk along the esplanades. By August the evenings will be getting longer again and by the time daylight saving starts in October it is getting dark around 6.30 again. Winter is good for invigorating walks in the hills or to see the waterfalls at Waterfall Gully where you can have a warm drink and some scones in the tearooms at the bottom. The indoor swimming pools are open until about 8 during the week. You will find plenty to do.

     

    Rachel

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    Guest The Pottertons
    It currently gets dark around 6.30 and by the middle of June it will be dark by 5.30, with dusk starting at 5ish. As Libby says there is no prolonged twilight here, not even in summer. However there is enough time after school to do things. As a teenager I managed to get the bus home, get up to the paddock and have a quick ride before it got dark. There are always people strolling the beach even in winter and after dark you can walk along the esplanades. By August the evenings will be getting longer again and by the time daylight saving starts in October it is getting dark around 6.30 again. Winter is good for invigorating walks in the hills or to see the waterfalls at Waterfall Gully where you can have a warm drink and some scones in the tearooms at the bottom. The indoor swimming pools are open until about 8 during the week. You will find plenty to do.

     

    Rachel

    Sounds Gorgeous!!!! Especially the scones bit!!!!

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    Guest soggy

    Hi,

    went for a bite to eat in the food hall in china town on the way home tonight, $25 for the 3 of us then of for a walk along west beach, it was dark, started the walk about 8 o'clock finished about 8.45 and I was just wearing jeans and T shirt, was not cold, may have been if I sat down instead of walked but still better than most of the year in UK.

    And as for waterfall gully, if your an overweight forty somthing who has not done much exercise for years, don't park at the top of the mountain, walk down in a heat wave then spend 2 miniutes looking at a waterfall and then walk up again, all the time trying to keep up with a seventeen year old, make sure you stop for the scones and drink !!!:):):):)

     

    Simon

     

    Simon

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    Yes drive in off Greenhill Rd, park in the carpark and marvel at the waterfalls:biglaugh:from the window of the kiosk while you are sitting by the fire with your hot choc and scones.. Simon have you been to Morialta falls, cos it's a flat path all the way to the waterfall at the end or you can climb up the paths on the side to go around the top. There are some caves up there also.

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