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RTR NovDec Winners 


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Name Suburb State Where is the one tourist destination in Australia or New Zealand that you would like to visit and why do you want to go there?" (100 words or less)
Heather Carson  Calwell  ACT I would love to go to Wave Rock and the surrounding areas, eg Esperance. I would love to see this awesome piece of nature and I would love to swim and fish in the crystal clear waters off the coast. 
David Smithers Gordon ACT Cape York in north Queensland. I would go there in the trusty ole 4x4 and see this wonderful part of Australia before its gone. With the rapid expanse of mining etc i dont think much will be left in 20 years.
Lee Bennett Lyons ACT I would.love to visit the kimberly as it is a beautiful post untouched wild part of our country. i have always dreamt of it.
Rachel McNamara  Kambah  ACT I have always wanted to go to Rottnest island near perth, because they have the cutest quokkas there, that come right up to you 
Daniela Barbaro Bonner ACT Ularu, for some reason that big red rock has me completely interested. I'd love to know what view you can see from it and how red the soil is
Jenine Borowik Turner ACT Steep Point in Western Australia - It is the most Western mainland point of Australia and the place to see the sun set last in Australia each day.
Mary Gunawan Tweed Heads NSW I would love to visit Ayers Rock. To climb Uluru would be a dream come true as it's such a magical place. It's on my to do bucket list and I need to hurry up and achieve the climb as I just read climbing Uluru will be banned from October 2019.
Dylan Nossiter Muswellbrook NSW Would love to visit Dunedin in New Zealand cause they always have beautiful weather and there is so much to do there even when they get snow.
Judy Martin Cooma NSW Queenstown NZ, I've heard it's fantastic, or Melbourne, just for the food and culture .. And a bloody well earned break, it's been a tough year.
Terrie Forbes East Maitland NSW Frazer island would go there cause it will be the best hoilday to fish and go deep sea fishing 
Natalie Turner Riverstone NSW I would like to go to Adelaide because it looks like a nice place and i have never been out of NSW before
Nicole Larsen Lavington NSW Tassie, So much to explore and get off the beaten track
Rebecca Nguyen Hinchinbrook NSW Uluru - one of Australia's most iconic landmarks, but I have yet to see it still. I'd love to see it at sunset and take in its breathtaking beauty!
Michael Yong Gee Kingsgrove NSW Uluru because it looks impressive at sunset.
Scot Barker Canada Bay NSW I want to go to Tassie .. to experience the food, the produce, the seafood.. yes i like my food, but also like places that are not over developed and crowed and are layed back and relaxed.
John Gowrie Berkeley Vale NSW Fraser island I would love my kids to experience camping in nature with no power. And see nature at its best like I did with my father 
Michelle Leach Rossmore NSW Shantytown NZ because I haven't been there since I was young & would love to see our family bible & town bell that were donated many years ago by my great great grandparents. Plus I could visit many family members who live in NZ that I've not seen since then either.
Louise Fowler Walgett NSW South Australia to go back and see all the places from my childhood.
Ann McGrath South Gundagai NSW I would like to visit Uluru because it looks like a beautiful place and I would like to learn more about the cultural understanding of the place and surroundings.
Karina Winter Rosemeadow NSW The Pilbura, I've seen alot of Australia but really want to see the home of Red dog.
Juanita Torr Blue Bay NSW I want to visit the Great Ocean Road area. All the images I've seen over the decades of this area look so amazing, so beautiful, wild, natural. I'd love to spend a week here, relaxing and capturing the ruggedness of Mother Nature in a million images.
Tanya Hickey  Caringbah  NSW I want to visit Monkey Mia in Western Australia to visit the dolphins. Looks like a beautiful part of the world.
Samantha O'Regan  Junee NSW Would love to go to bribie island as it is suppose to be spectacular 
Kira Bongetti  Broken Hill  NSW The dingo fence, between Tibooburra and Warri gate, looks so cool out that way, and to see all the wildlife that would be cool 
Jenny Allen Cowan NSW Huon Valley Tasmania , simply because its beautiful 
Kaylene Atkinson Lake wyangan NSW NT; cause I don't know much if anything about my culture n my is the closest I'll get to seeing it still PRACTICED.
Deanne Cranfield Cessnock NSW Anywhere NZ as i have always dreamed about going there since i was 9yo when i met my sisters next door neighbours (maori) and just loved how they get together and party singing with everyone and playing guitars etc.
Tamsin Davison North Narooma NSW I would love to visit Uluru and learn the ancient stories that have been passed down for generations and learn more of the Aboriginal culture in central Australia especially Uluru the significance of this amazing rock in the middle of the desert is absolutely astounding and I want to meet the wonderful people who have lived at the feet of this great landmark.
Julie Morton Forster NSW Ive always wanted to cruise along midford sound in nz,looks so serene and picturesque,calming and soothing for the soul
Jesse Simpson Smithfield NSW Uluru - It plays an important part in Australian history. It's a unique place full of history, culture and adventure. The people are genuine, the landscapes are raw and the scenery is amazing.  Would love to take the family this time and visit again soon.
Brian Wong West Ryde NSW Ningaloo Reef to swim with whale sharks!
Leslie Thompson Sans Souci NSW I would love to go to tangalooma island. I have heard it is great and the people are friendly . I think it would be amazing
Sharon Nicholson Port Macquarie NSW Tasmania is on my "to visit" list. Would love to go there to visit the old historic sites and enjoy the beautiful scenery. I have never seen snow and would love to see it first in Tasmania.
Sandra Power Minto NSW For me I would most like to visit The Great Barrier Reef, an area blessed with breaththaking beauty, a remarkable gift from Nature.  The abundant marine life around so many tropical islands with their golden beaches allows visitors the enjoyment of snorkelling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat viewing and even swimming with dolphins. The Great Barrier Reef is truly a wonder of the natural world. For me, a visit there is at the top of my Bucket List, the one tourist destination in Australia that I would like to visit.
Michelle Wolthers Whalan NSW The great Barrier reef! i have always wanted to see it  - natures most perfect design and something Australia is proud of!
Michael King  Taree NSW Northern territory... I would love to be immersed in our culture and there's so much rugged beauty to see... I especially would love to catch a barramundi with the family... So cool... Hamish and Andy are legendary... Funny as... Love their adventures 
Rachel Edwards Pelaw Main NSW New Zealand south for my daughter to see, learn and experience some of her heritage. 
Joanne Wolter Boambee East NSW It has to be "DOO TOWN" in Tasmania. Come on people, you know you DOO want to go. All the things you could DOO on a road trip there. This towns homes are all named accordingly. There's the DOOlphin House & DOO-drop-inn just to name a couple. We love quirky and DOO town is definitely on our to DOO list. Well, I've DOOne all that I can DOO so now I'll just sit back, cross my fingers and hope my puns DOO catch your eye..... Oakely DOOakely DOOdely.
Dee Susan Carlton NSW I'd want to visit Cape York Peninsula because it is a unique geographical marvel characteristic of Australia's natural diversity. One of its immutable qualities is being the northernmost point of our great continent with both the peninsula and Papua New Guinea being seperated by the equally intriguing Torres Strait.
Debra Cheadle Liverpool NSW I'd love to go to Great Barrier Island in New Zealand!  It sounds magical walking through the forest to soak in the hot pools at the treks end!  What an experience that would be!
Kathy Mason Cardiff South NSW I would love to go to Dubbo Open Range Zoo again, but this time to stay overnight, it would be just wonderful hearing all the animals at night, the closest I will ever get to going on an actual safari.
Suzanne Blume Nambucca Heads NSW I would love to go fishing right over the top end from Cairns across to Darwin then head all down the west coast, it's been a dream of mine for years & I'm determined to do it one day
Amanda Deal Merriwa NSW I'd love to visit Western Australia, Broome to Geraldton, always a dre of mine. The water over there is such a stunning sight, much different to NSW. Nigaloo reef would be number one ony list.. Simply sight such beautiful fish and the temperature of the water, oh how I wish I could stay in it all day. Plus I've never been in a plane or anywhere be sides NSW and QLD. .Thanks for a chance to won this awesome prize..
Julie Schmdt Jesmond  NSW I would love to go to the Kimble to go barra fishing .. its all ways been my dream ..
Rob Bodnar Dareton NSW Gotta be the great barrier reef. Would be amazing to see while it is still somewhat stable and still holds life. Have always had a passion for marine life and underwater exploration. 
Blake Johansen Kelso NSW Would love to go see alice springs. I love the outback and traveling. And love hamish and andy!! ☺
Nicholas Tatarchuk Randwick NSW The one tourist destination in Australia or New Zealand I would like to visit is the Great Barrier Reef. The breathtaking scenery that money cannot buy, the tranquil atmosphere, and the opportunity to scuba dive alongside myriads of species of fish are some of the reasons why I want to go there. 
Alyson Wright  Fletcher NSW Broome heard it amazing scenery, things to do and relaxation has it all! 
Jamie Yates Narara NSW I'd visit Queensland, the weather and the tourist attractions are something I'd love to attend. 
Danielle Mitchell Cessnock NSW I would love to go to Melbourne and see some of the beautiful national parks and surrounding island's.
Veronica Dench Dubbo NSW I'd love to travel to the coast, cause I am always stuck in land, where we are surrounded by the scrub, with no lakes or oceans near by. For once, it would be nice, to have that ocean breeze and watch a sunset over the ocean waves.
Emma Lunn Bondi Junction NSW Byron Bay - For Surfing and Chilling Out; it's the ideal place to 'Rule the Waves' and 'Waive the Rules'!
Jacqui Lagaluga Long Jetty NSW The chilled,laid back vibe of Port Douglas combined with World Heritage Rain Forest  to explore ,an eclectic array of restaurants and cafes and sparkling beaches makes Port Douglas my choice.
Tracey Taylor Cronulla NSW I cruised through Milford Sound once and would love to go back and walk around the area.Being a non adventure person I really just want to yell out "Hey,can you hear me?" really loud to break the silence.
Nicole Whincup Stanhope Gardens NSW I would love to drive the Great Ocean Road. Beautiful scenery and beaches for miles. An absolute bucket list destination.
Bella Ri Mt Druitt NSW The beautiful Gold Coast, I'd love to relax on the beautiful beaches this summer season!
Angela Fiorenza Holsworthy NSW Thirsting for adventure, camera in hand, trip in Palm Cove Our dreams planned. Stuff the housework, damn bills. To see the Great Barrier Reef to seek our thrills
Amanda Gorton Cranebrook NSW Cameron's Corner - to achieve what I previously thought was impossible........the ability of being in three places at once! 
Yvonne Markowski Casula NSW BROOME - they say Broome has 320 sunny days per year!  My friend travelled there once, and her postcard has made me itch to go there ever since! 
Sara Johnston Parkwood QLD R.eally love to go to Kakadu:
E.verything about it is just stunning:
N.orthern Territory is the only state we've not been to!
T.ruly spectacular views and wildlife.
T.here's an incredible amount to see, do and
H.ear. I also want to fly over in a helicopter:
E.xtreme beauty seen from a different angle!
R.eally has been on my Bucket List:
O.ver a decade and counting.
O.bviously an asset to our beautiful country.
Jason Williams Murgon QLD Queensland's Fraser Island.  Breathtaking natural beauty, amazing coastline, incredible beaches, stunning lakes and waterways, unique flora and fauna, fascinating history, fantastic off-road adventuring, authentic bush camping, and fun for the whole family!   I have wonderful, joy-filled memories of visiting Fraser as a youngster, but I've not been back there for over 20 years and would love to see and experience this beautiful island again!
Adele Smith Deception Bay QLD Lawn Hill National Park as it's so visually appealing with it's contrasting landscapes. To experience  an oasis set within our rugged outback ranges and explore everything this magical place has to offer.
Maree Gray Wakerley QLD We would love to visit New Zealand’s south island because it is supposed to have the most beautiful scenery in the world and crystal clear water.  Neither of us has ever seen snow.  We have quite a few Kiwi friends and others who have visited New Zealand and have seen their holiday snaps, which make this destination even more appealing.
Angela Myers Robina QLD I would love to go to the Red Centre sleep beneath the stars. Take Harley ride around Ayers Rock and top it off with a Rock climb. Ive gotta do it soon because climbing the Rock will be banned after 2019!!
Kerrie Pin Plainland QLD Broome in Western Australia. Spent my childhood living at Karratha and spent many school holidays at the Cable Beach Caravan park which I believe is now a very stylish holiday resort. I would love to go back to Broome to see how it has changed over the years since I was last there ( 1980) and sit on Cable Beach drinking in the glorious view while taking a strole through all the wonderful memories I have of happy childhood moments and cherished holidays I shared with my family there. 
Amber Boyce Reedy Creek QLD I would love to go to Queenstown - the adventure capital of New Zealand!  Sky-Diving, Bungy-Jumping, Jet-Boating, Off-Road Touring, Skiing and Snowboarding, Mountain Climbing - the list of adventures to choose from is incredible!  Then at the end of each day there are lots of spas (and hot pools!) to relax in.  It's been on my 'to visit' list for years .... I may need to start planning my next holiday .... 
Sarah Gifford Mount Isa   QLD I would love to go to Kangaroo Island. It would be the adventure of a lifetime - with the diverse wildlife and nature at its finest it would be absolutely magical
Richard Sullivan  Nambour  QLD Would love to visit the Simpson Desert to enjoy the diversity of flora and fauna and the wildlife that calls this barren landscape home.The beauty of a desert fascinates me and i am intrigued by the critters that survive in this environment.I love a challange and being from Northern Ontario i know extreme cold and now want to explore its polar opposite in the Simpson Desert
Tina Hopkinson Rural View QLD Uluru heart of Australia,never been but am planning on going. An amazing and spiritual place.Simply breathtaking in pictures so can't wait to feel the energy in person.
Allan Hewitt Pacific Pines QLD Uluru and Alice Springs is on our bucket list for one day. Learning the history culture while seeing this massive natural structure would be amazing!
Delfina Whalley  Bundaberg  QLD I would love to visit Tasmania. I have never been out of qld .I have heard its like another world down there.Everything so fresh .Would love to have a family holiday there.
Sherry Pfeiffer Runcorn QLD Fraser Island looks a dream, With sand so white and water sparkling clean!
Shaynon Symonds Nerang QLD NT  The Kimberley because it's do beautiful and those helicopter tours wow thry look amazing and to learn more about my culture my partners aboriginal and his tribe is from there 
Asher Deger  Bucasia  QLD Melbourne, I live in the tropics (mackay) and would love to actually feel a winter, I want to wear a jumper at least
Janaya Christine  Bray Park  QLD Byron bay, it has gorgeous beaches, beautiful scenery and just has so much to offer with light houses and daily activities! 
Annamaree Menzies Marcus Beach QLD The town of Monganui in The Far North of the North island of New Zealand.  There is a Fish and Chip shop on the wharf and they boast that their Fish and Chips are the Worlds best.  It honestly is true.  They are amazing and once you taste them you will crave them for life.  I havent been there in about 15 years but I still crave them like crazy.  Darn...now im thinking about them again.
Chloe Zophie South Brisbane QLD Vibrant street art and world renown cafes, Hidden boutiques and charming lane ways, Exploring markets and galleries, Visiting Melbourne would be a dream for me!
Karen Power Goodna QLD I want to go to western australia when the wild flowers are in bloom i want see, smell and enjoy natures beauty 
Zanee Annas Parkside QLD I would love to go to Auckland New Zealand, I heard about the fishing in clear water, and how the seafood is bigger and the taste is alot better, i would like to experience that myself.
Tiffany Patterson Yarrabah QLD The tourist destination I would like to visit would be New Zealand as it snows there and they also have great scenic places to visit. Another thing is they have great activities for family's to explore around discover new things there, they have great hotels and a lot of funs things to do there.
Mary Preston Toowoomba  QLD Hobbiton in New Zealand; I'm positive I was a Hobbit in a former life. I still have the kick back gene for hairy feet. I just know that Hobbiton will feel like home.
Rowan Barber Meridan Plains QLD Salamanca Market in Hobart. I can almost smell and taste that fresh local produce. The crisp fresh air, while enjoying a coffee. Sounds like heaven, take me please.
Sandra Gordon Frenchville  QLD Visiting Cape York in the top end of our amazing country is my bucket list destination. I have only seen shows on television  and can only imagine how much more beautiful and serene it would be to experience in person. This is a special part of our country few of us are privileged  to travel to and i would appreciate  this once in a lifetime epic adventure.
Kirsty Johnstone Kewarra Beach QLD Great Ocean Road - it looks so surreal and beautiful. I'd love to take a helicopter flight over it to truly appreciate it's wonder. 
Ryley Crabbe Bentley park QLD The mud pits of rotorua so majestic and cool
Stephanie Brown Holt-Brazier  Petrie QLD The number one place in New Zealand I want to visit is Matamata because it was where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were filmed. To be able to explore such a beautiful and historic place just would be a dream come true. The scenery is amazing and to see little hobbit houses built into the ground would be awesome as well, though nerdy I think that any person who watches the movies will find it the most fun thing to do in New Zealand. 
Chad Plunkett Runcorn QLD The Great barrier reef.. Australia's finest and most iconic feature to the world. Crystal clear water breath taking images and endless types of sea life. Proud to call Australia Home.
Bradley Male Rasmussen QLD I would like to visit the grands joeseph glacier in New Zealand I have wanted to go ever since seeing a documentary on it it a few years ago it looked so beautiful 
Kathy McDuff Armstrong Creek QLD The Great Barrier Reef - I'd love to be scuba diving with the turtles instead of melting in Brisbane!
Millie MacKenzie Toowoomba  QLD Adels Grove - near Lawn Hill Qld, an Australian paradise just waiting to be discovered, been told of it’s beauty, mystery and magic and just have to visit one day soon.
Rob Hitzke Clontarf QLD Katherine because  its where the outback meets the tropics so have the best of both worlds and  it brings  so much history with lots of hidden little  secrets
Britt Munt  Tingalpa QLD Noosa Australia! Oh the sun, sand and water makes Noosa an unbeatable holiday destination. Laze by the pool with a champagne in your hand and then on to a delectable dinner out
Jane Hewitt Blackbutt QLD cape York as that is on my bucket list as just looks like such a beautiful and tranquil place to visit the fishing would be amazing to say that you have actually been there would be such a godsend. that is my ideal destination 
Will Ridgway Calamvale QLD Tasmania's provides an unforgettable vacation, Because it's an endless source of inspiration, Perfection as far as the eye can see, A land of natural beauty!
Donna Bennett Ormeau Hills QLD Queenstown New Zealand is an amazing place, amazing views from every space. Perfect destination to do as little or as much as you like. Wonderful in snow season or just enjoying the great outdoors. For an adrenalin junkie like me, it's my favourite place to visit in the world!
Sarah Gover Carseldine QLD White Island, an active volcano in NZ.  A dynamic, creative, ever changing, dangerous yet thrilling place to visit - and cross off the bucket list...  
Catherine Hickey Margate QLD I would love to see the Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley Region of W A as I believe that they are spectacular and unusual.
Amanda Burt Bray Park QLD Queenstown is the choice for me, With snow-covered mountains and a lake to see, Jet-boating I would like to try, Plus add some parachuting from the sky!
Dennis Norman  Mount Gambier  SA Id love to go to the most northen tip of aus, cape york and throw in a line!
Mary Cole Elizabeth North SA I would love to visit Christchurch, NZ for the lovely old look towns and friendly people. 
Donna Allen  Gawler East  SA Ive never been on a plane before. But i love to see Australia first. QLD and its fun parks looks good for some family fun time. Making memories 
Deb Peters Evanston SA I'd love to visit cataract gorge in Tasmania. It's the only state in Australia I never visited or lived. I have 100's postcards from their from relatives that have been there back in the 60's & 70's
Kimberley Hentschke Brinkworth SA The Bungle Bungles, because not only are they some of the most beautiful rock formations in the world, they are just so fun to say! Just over 3000kms of 'Are we at the Bungle Bungles yet?', 'Are there Jungle Jungles at the Bungle Bungles?' or 'Can we listen to the Bangles at the Bungles?'. Fills my heart with joy.
Aaron Kaczmarczyk Ridleyton SA Hobbiton in New Zealand, so I can feel like I'm a part of Middle Earth!
Marina Moschos Morphett Vale SA The Kimberley's have always intrigued me. So rugged yet so majestic.
Karlee Marlow  Morchard  SA Cairns. For its tropical glory and rainforests galore, it's the one place I'd love to explore. It's beaches look inviting and seafood to gorg. Non stop sunshine is what makes it so hip, so cairns would be my ultimate trip! 
Vicky Sigalas  Stirling  SA Uluru to give my kids a sense of connection to the land and a deeper respect for Australia's indigenous culture.
Deborah Osborne Wallaroo SA Australia I'd love to see Kakadu National park ,so much natural beauty would good for my soul .
Simone Hammond  Port willunga  SA Mataranka springs , I've been before but i want to get back there with my husband to show him the beauty of the place .
Kristy Farrell Mt Gambier SA I would lurrrvvveee to visit Uluru!! The natural ancient landscape, the Australian outback colours and the smell of the bush would be truly devine! 
Koreena Mohi  Pooraka  SA I would like to go all around new Zealand Auckland to see sky city, rotorua to see the boiling mud, see the glow worms cave and other parts of the country. The country is so much smaller than Australia so it shouldn't take long to travel. 
David Varga Port Germein SA It would have to be around Broome/Esperence in Western Australia, for the fishing, sun, sand and beach. The simple things in life are indeed the best!
Marie Edwards Hectorville SA I would love to go to the crocodile sanctuary in Darwin. To be up that close and personal with a predator would be thrilling.
Samantha Campbell Smithfield SA I'd love to go to huka falls in new Zealand! It's my number one place to in the world, the pictures I've seen look breath taking I would love to and hope to experience it one day 
Stephanie Koufalas Enfield SA Hahndorf. It's the oldest German settlement in Australia and the people in the town aren't afraid to celebrate their rich German culture. You've got to admire that.
Caroline Kelly Park Holme SA I am planning an across Australia trip and a key to this adventure is a visit Far North Queensland for its picturesque pristine natural beauty and World Heritage Sites.
Kristie Was Wynn Vale SA We have the Cape (top of Queensland) on our  bucket list that we would love to take the kids too in our camper trailer. It would be an amazing adventure
Lee Tugwell Murray Bridge SA The gorgeous Flinders Ranges, in South Australia.  I have lived in South Australia all my life but have never visited this Jewel of the Outback and I would love it.
Meagan Wishart Northgate SA Kanga (rent the) roo island! Would love to visit some Australian natural wonders!
Sacha Pech Salisbury north SA memory cove SA. amazing drive. Its total Australian bush but when you get there its like thailand. Untouched.  Great fishing and drop dunnies to amuse the kids. 
Elizabeth Macey Adelaide SA Darwin, because it is so far from my city and yet still a part of Australia. I want to see more of Indigenous Australia and more natural beauty; Darwin offers both!
Lisa Pannunzio Park Holme SA The Clare Valley. As one of Australia's most beautiful wine-producing region, where hills fold in on themselves and streamlets meander, this is my ultimate tourist destination that I'd love to visit. My partner and I would spend our days sampling wine and tasting the beautiful local produce that the Clare Valley has to offer. We'd spend our days finding walking trails and bike tracks to ride on, and indulge on beautiful meals in the local restaurants and cafes.
Kate Tinson Aldinga Beach SA I really want to go to the Kimberley, because it would be the biggest 'Bungle Bungle' of my life if I never go
Lesley McCauley Glenelg North SA Napier  NZ to experience the art deco style on show- Comparing this against my modern home town would sure set this VINTAGE girl aglow! 
Shiantia Bleathman Triabunna TAS Darwin, i want to go there because  of the extreme weather, the outback and the different animals
Scott George Montrose TAS Melbourne, love the night life and the entertainment.
Shane Webb Glenorchy TAS I would love to visit New Zealand and see for myself all the locations where the Lord of Rings was filmed as I am a huge fan of these movies and to imagine yourself transport into the Tolkien world were it was filmed.
Amanda Hutchins Brughton TAS Love to go to Perth Australia as am a West coast eagle fan and would love to watch them play on their home ground..sad i know but one day i'll do it!!
Malcolm Rouse Burnie TAS Cape Leveque Western Australia - where the red soil meets the white sand - has been on our bucket list for many years now and we have to be there sometime fairly soon - just keep dreaming about it.
Cassie Mundy Mornington TAS Sydney as I have never been there and I want to climb the Sydney harbour bridge.
Teena Towns Glenorchy TAS Port Arthur historic tourist destination sensation! Everytime i visit i swear i have or experience chills see visions or feel mesmerized and have to return.
Mark Goss East Devonport TAS I would like to go to Darwin cause I haven't been there before plus I want to see Ayres rock and walk around it I reckon it would be fun for the first time  doing this 
Sarah Blockley Mowbray TAS I would love to see Cape York because it is the very tip of Australia and I love to see things through to the end! It would be an amazing experience just to get my picture taken at the furtherest point where we meet the sea and beyond. Not only that, the fishing is supposed to be amazing as well as beautiful rainforests and beaches and most importantly, 4WDing!
Adrian Reeman Warrane TAS I would like to go to Western Australia because I'm a west coast eagle fan and I've never been there it would be a good place to go
Kaye Clarke East Devonport TAS Would like to visit the outback of Australia to see how the smaller towns survive. Have been up as far as Roxby Downs . Would like to go to an aboriginal place to see how they cook and do their awesome paintings. I believe we need to see our own backyard before heading off overseas.
Hayley Shaw Whitemore TAS The whitsunday islands - I fell in love with this destination while doing a school project (yes a long time ago LOL) everything about it I just wanted to experience.
Decima Thorp Cradoc TAS The  kimberley region NT because  of the spectacular natural  beauty and wildlife
Christelle MacDonald Kingston TAS "Bay of Islands" in New Zealand, because my Dad brought me back a "Bay of Islands" t-shirt from his trip when I was a child - I wore it proudly for years, despite never having being there myself! So I think it's about time I ventured across to 'Land of the Long White Cloud' and experienced this beautiful location myself!
Damion Kent Glenorchy  TAS I love Coles Bay, Tasmania - Its a great camping spot for the Family! Would bring back a lot of Memories.
Stephen Hunt Cygnet TAS  I would like to go metal detecting in the mainland and go see ballarat or other places of gold bearing origin! I want to find gold ! You never know what you can find hidden beneath the dirt!
Ashley Beech Summerhill TAS I'd love to go to Port Lincoln. The last year has brought on the urge to go on a shark dive, and I've heard this is the perfect spot to do it!
Joanne Hanel Swansea TAS Uluru, I've lived in Darwin, Dubbo and Dunedoo,  I've never seen the magic of Uluru. The history and majesty of the Kata Tjuta.
Tess Howard Youngtown TAS Uluru.  This gorgeous and unique destination is on my bucket list. I'd love to do the glamping at Longitude 141 and have an evening of dinner under the stars. Pure bliss. 
Cindy Carr Huonville TAS I want to travel the east coast of Tasmania, Bay of Fires.  This place is spectacular and has the worlds best untouched beaches.  #lovetasmania
Jane Whelan Flemington VIC Cowra NSW, l want to visit the Japanese War Cemetery and have tea in the tea rooms with my sister and then go and meet my newest granddaughter. Visit other family members. 
Natalie Thomas Warragul VIC Hobart , I enjoy mystery and haunted stories, my parents have been there and went on yours and they had a ball
Sharon Thompson Werribee VIC Uluru.. I'm Australian but have never had the opportunity to visit this site.  It would be a wonderful experience.  I have read widely about the people and region.  It is my dream to go to this iconic place.  
Kadence Albinson Brunswick VIC MONA in TAS.. because I heard it's weird, like me!
Jade O'Shea Shepparton VIC Noosa is a stunning part of Australia, from the beaches to the shopping and even the people, spend a day or a year, it's one of the most relaxing places in Australia. I would pack my bags in an instant!
Ernie Donato Ringwood VIC WA, every sight and destination on offer for I've been told it truly is heaven on earth and I can not wait to one day visit. 
Judy Cottren Chirnside Park VIC I would love to visit Hervey bay in Qld to see the Whales and would love to show my grandkids how magnificent these beautiful mammals are and see the sheer joy on there faces as they watched them.
Michael Potter Capel Sound VIC Kangaroo Island, South Australia. I love the look of the rugged coastline and the exposed nature of the landscape. And the flora and fauna look awesome!
Paul McCallum Doreen VIC I want to to go to the top of Australia -Cape York - just to say that I have been there!!!
Xzavia Green Yuroke  VIC I want to show my courage and smile at a crocodile in Darwin! They say you should ‘never smile at a crocodile but I don't think a smile ever hurt anyone.
Jessie Caldwell Frankston  VIC I'd love to visit Daintree national park in qld. I've always loved rainforests. I used to walk them when I visited my family in qld as a kid. Didn't love the leeches in my shoe laces though, if I ever get to return, gum boots is on the top of my list. 
Irene Pellow Rowville VIC The Kimberley of WA - I want to see this remote and ancient unspoiled land, see the domes of the Bungle Bungles, swim in freshwater swimming holes, ride in a camel train, find Aboriginal rock art, then relax at the amazing El Questro resort.
Sharyn Parsell Yarrawonga VIC Take a boat ride under millions of glow worms in New Zealand's Waitomo Glow Worm caves would be so very amazing to see, i would also love to see stunning Franz Josef Glaciers.
Tina Addison Aspendale VIC Cable Beach, Broome.  One of the most beautiful beaches in the world..... and the sound of the waves would drown out the kids argueing!
Simone Keirl Wodonga VIC Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, because it looks beautiful and also is on Ed Sheeran's "must visit" list - even if he can't remember its name
Steven Kotevski Corio VIC I would love to visit Sydney. I lived in Sydney for four years and I would love to show my boys where I lived. I would also love to take them to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the zoo. We would all have a wonderful time
Lisa Ferlazzo St Kilda VIC I'd love to visit the Great Ocean Road - it looks like a beautiful area and I'd love to discover a part of my state that I've never explored before. 
Marie Kovac Corio VIC Queenstown. And in particular ferg burger! i have heard so many reviews about it- the queues to line up, the cripsy thick cut chips, and smoothies from ferg icecream. Im drooling even thinking about it. A dream come true!
Caroline Denny Pakenham VIC Coffs Harbour, The Big Banana. I love amusement parks and this one is a'peeling.
Nam Nguyen Braybrook VIC Ayres Rock - never been there before and there seems to be a lot of amazing experiences such a camel riding, camping and sky diving around there.
Sharon Fawcett Ravenswood VIC Oamaru in New Zealand is my birthplace but I have spent my whole life living in Australia so I'd love to visit and see what it's really like. It's famous for having the worlds steepest street - I really want to see that!
Isatu Koroma Kurunjang  VIC Wine glass bay in Tasmania because it looks so tranquil and picturest. It would be a great place to relax away from the busy life in the Melbourne city 
Tanyia Sands Creswick VIC Anywhere on the Murray River. Its the most sensational and beautiful place in the world.. The outdoors, the nature and wild life. The pure heaven . :) thank you 
Kim Holden Bell Post Hill VIC I would love to see Perth. The beaches look amazing and weather is perfect every day. All the photos and reviews I have read about Perth are always great. I have heard the shopping centres are awesome and so are the hotels. One day hopefully I will experience this wonderful place
Jayde Moore Diamond Creek VIC I would like to go anywhere in New Zealand so I can tell tasteful jokes such as:
A tour bus full of tourists stops by a farmer holding a sheep. One of them calls out "are you shearing?".
The farmer yells back, in an unhappy tone 'NO, **** off and get your own!'
Janel Virtue Bayswater VIC The picturesque Hunter Valley. Is brimming with wildlife, nature, beauty. Add delicious fresh produce, local wine. The result: the perfect destination to unwind.
Jodie Barnett Wantirna South VIC I'd love to go to E Hayes and Sons' Shop in Invercargill, New Zealand. To see the World's Fastest Indian in person, has been on my bucket list for years. To see Burt Munro's invention up close and personal, would be a dream come true!  I'd love to stand in the presence of this legend and see the entire museum collection. Great story that put New Zealand on the map. Great film, a real legend, unpretentious- and his record still stands!
Heather Wightman Forest Hill VIC I'd love to go to The Top End, and climb Ayres Rock before they ban it in 2019. I'd love to be able to say I climbed it, and I'd also buy the daggy T-shirt too! It's the one destination in Australia, I'd love to go and see and take the family. Australia is a beautiful country and it's ruggedness and rawness is so appealing. Caravan, camping equipment and an open road- that's all it takes, to see the natural beauty and wonder- of The Top End!
Catherine O'Shea-Roberts Box Hill South VIC Perth, magical inviting beaches, glorious seafoods, warm winters and quaka's too!
Leonie Whitford  Golden Square  VIC The Great Ocean  Road in Victoria  is a beautiful trip with amazing views.I went there as a child and would love to relive the memories.
Andrea Dinan Melbourne VIC Rottnest Island and Nigaloo Reef! Rottnest Island looks like paradise on Earth, and who wouldn't want to meet an adorable Quokka along the way!!! It would be awesome to go snorkelling there too to hang out with with marine life!
Toni Oakley Warrnambool VIC I haven't travelled much in my life, but I'd love to go to Proserpine. It looks breathtakingly beautiful. Tropical paradise located in our beautiful country.
Keith Harkin Cannons Creek VIC Broome and surrounds in Western Australia because I have heard so many positive things about the place and its many amazing attractions yet I have not had the opportunity to visit there yet in my sixty four years on the planet. I have always living in or near major cities and would relish the chance to see this relatively unspoiled area of my native country with its beautiful waterways, rugged climate and natural outback setting. 
David Thompson Docklands VIC I would love to go to Wave Rock in Western Australia.  I wanted to go there ever since I saw the Leyland Brothers go there when I was a kid.  There may be more iconic Australian spots but Wave Rock does it for me.
Tanya Clarke Sunbury VIC I'd love to visit Darwin and the surrounding Kakadu National Park, swimming in a cage with a crocodile would get the adrenaline going, while seeing them in the wild would be an eye opener.
Nicole Chappell Mount Macedon VIC Mt Buller....I've never been to the snow and I'm determined to get there in 2018!
Melly Legiman Mount Waverley VIC The Great Ocean Road! It has the best surfing in the world and the Apostles are watching to make sure your safety is covered!
Susan Banyard Orelia WA Would love to take my family to the Gold Coast and visit the Theme parks(wet n wild,sea world, movie world) making family memories and having loads of fun
Tracy Grayson Albany WA I've always wanted to see the Great Barrier Reef, it looks so beautiful in photos and to see it up close and personal would be awesome. 
Julia Parker Gosnells WA Tasmania...never been but always heard how amazing it is, with a little bit of everything in the one place! Id love to go in winter to see snow...living in WA we dont get any...Id make snow angels with hubby and fulfill a lifelong wish!!
Lara Daebritz Innaloo WA Apparentry,  it's barren, certainly tourist bare; But Tassie's King Island, I so wanna go there! Cos I have an addiction and it's King Island Brie; There's no other cheese in the world for me! Not on the tourist route ( King Island's isolated) But that cheese maker there deserves to be congratulated!
Helen Ganzer Canning Vale WA I would love to go to Broome. To see the stair way to heaven and ride the camels on the beach and just chill out
Matthew England Glendalough WA Uluru - I have always wanted to see the red centre and climb Uluru!! (my pop has done it and said it was every penny to get there and do the climb!)
Veronica Little South Yunderup WA I would love to go to Tasmania. I want to drive all around it and then find that train pancake place!
Michael Leventhal Secret Harbour WA The Gold Coast hinterland for some rest and relaxation in the rainforest (and maybe a glass of wine or two.)
Rachel Kenny Doubleview  WA Sydney to go swim at Bondi beach, go explore kings cross and also experience a music festival
Maria Bellini Balcatta WA Milford Sound-New Zealand. As it looks amazing in pictures and I would love to see it in real life.
Jeff Wallace Falcon WA Darwin. As I've heard it one of the best cities in Australia to visit, also its hot up there and I haven't had the chance to go there
Stephen Berryman Warnbro WA i would love to take my fiancee and our 4 kids on holiday to victoria especially along the great ocean road starting at torquay down to the12 apostles.my parents took me there when i was 14 and i loved it,never been able to take the family on holiday so would be special to win it
Chrissy Roberts Toodyay WA Hobbiton in New Zealand.  I'd love to visit the sets where the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies were made.  It would be so interesting and fun too.  I'd like to take photos and enjoy a good holiday at the same time.
Melissa Delmore Ballajura WA Karijini National Park - I have always wanted to visit the red dirt and see the amazing wildlife, beautiful gorges and waterfalls and experience nature at its best!
Amanda Smyth The Vines WA I would love to visit the Kimberley because wilderness, amazing landscapes and fantastic photographic opportunities make my ideal holiday.
Kathy Chaudhry Halls Head WA I'd (R)eally love to visit and (E)njoy the (N)aturally beautiful (T)asmania because it has (T)errific views of Mount Wellington, the interesting (H)istoric Battery Point, (E)xciting food at the Taste Festival, the (R)eally breathtaking and (O)h so beautiful Botanic Gardens and the (O)pportunity to RENT a holiday house and watch all THE wild ROO's!
Alison Lee marangaroo WA Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin because it'll be a heartstopping adventure!
Peter Rob Waikiki WA My dream is to take the Ghan, (Was originally the Afghan Express, dedicated to the camel drivers in the early days who helped our early explorers open up the remote interior and goldfields. ) from Adelaide to destination Darwin. This city has endured more hardship than any other Australian, aerial attacks from invading Japanese killed 235 citizens in 1942,  then devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1994 which took another 71 lives. Darwin regrouped after each tragedy and rebuilt. We would enjoy visiting and catching up with the locals to share many of their stories.   
Vera Desai City Beach WA Broome, WA. That red dirt of the rough outback Australia contrasting with the bright blue sea and massive tidal changes every day.



 RTR SeptOct Winners

 CONGRATULATIONS to the following WINNERS of our September/October CD Competition!


What song do you believe is the ultimate 'GREAT AUSTRALIAN ROCK SONG' and why is it special to you?"
Erica Smithers Gordon ACT It has to be "Eagle Rock" ....you can play this song doing anything from driving to getting married. Legendary.
Deb Bult Narrabundah ACT I think for me the best song is  Eagle Rock. It brings back memories of better times in my life. I felt less stressful back then.
Melissa Bowman Gowrie ACT I love acdc thunderstruck it's my absolute favourite since I was a little baby dad would have to play it and when it would stop id wake up crying I love my Aussie rock music makes my day when I listen to it brings back alot of child hood memories of dad and his gutair
Priya McDonald Dubbo NSW Run to paradise is the song I belt out with my mates at the end of a great night, we could be anywhere at a party, pub or club but sure enough we find each other sing run to paradise loud and bond again and again.
Yvonne Markowski Casula NSW I Hate The Music by our fabulous JPY!  That song sounds and feels like a warm 1970s summer day, and brings back happy memories of carefree days, with Uncle Alan asking, "If you hate the music so much, why do you keep singing along to the song?"
Margaret Charlton Cronulla NSW Ah, The models - I hear motion! Takes me back to my youth. The Aussie summer! Hanging out with mates and endless Sundays at the pub!
Elisabeth Martins Wallsend NSW Men at Work - Land Down Under is the most iconic Australian rock song. It's so good because it's about Australia, and you don't get many other songs that are like that.
Renee Waite Blue Haven NSW Screaming Jets Better song as it reminds me of the 1996 grand final that the newcastle knights won and screaming jets played at the celebration in Newcastle the homecoming song!
Michelle Wolthers Whalan NSW The Ultimate Great Australian Rock Song for me is Little River Band - Help Is On It's Way. Not only is it as aussie as you can get but its special to me cause it reminds me of sunday mornings as a small girl , my dad would put his records on , no tvs were allowed to be on , it was family time and to listen to the classics. I hear them now and beautiful happy memories come flooding back giving me a huge smile.
Kim Scott Stroud NSW Johnny O'Keefe - "Shout" - Growing up no matter the party EVERYONE got up to dance and sing to Johnny. Two to three lines of people  all doing "Swing Moves", "Twist", "The Hully Gully", "The Watusi"; as a kid/teen it was Awesome to watch and listen too. Johnny had them jumping!!!
Michelle Cullen Werrington NSW Run to paradise...suffering depression you just want to go to a happy place
Erika Collis Kellyville NSW Am I Ever Gonna See Your face Again by the Angels. I was a desperate Angels fan in my teenage years and loved all their songs. Now my late teens children sing it at the clubs and pubs - but with slightly different lyrics to what I remember! It has stood the test of time which makes it the ultimate Australian rock song.
Natleen Lee Cowra NSW The screaming jets better. It brings back the days i use to party with all the girls down the club n how thw dance floor would that full y could not dance that much cause u bump in to some one else
Joanne Wolter Boambee East NSW The Angels - Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again. This is one hell of a song. It has spanned many years of my life from primary school when this was just a naughty song, to high school when we rebelled, to young dumb & full of rum young adults..And currently a middle aged woman wondering where my wrinkle-free face went and am I ever gonna see it again.....Classic Aussie Rock for a Classic Aussie Chick.
Margie McCorriston Ourimbah NSW The Church The Unguarded Moment, takes me back to my youth when a relationship lasted a few weeks and we had so many "unguarded moments" they also came to my high school and played at our year 10 farewell (so long ago), we where lucky enough to have their promoter as one of the dads
Lisa Charlesworth Port Kembla NSW i think horror movie is the best song ever as its meaning is so true still in this day because everyone goes on about violence in movies and games as the problem with society but even if you get rid of the movies and games they will still see violence on the news.
Darren Peel Cambridge Gardens NSW You're The Voice by John Farnham... reminds me of the fun times in my youth and how this song became an Aussie icon. This song gets people singing and it's an instant crowd pleaser... not to mention the legendary bagpipes!
Belinda Burns Stanhope Gardens NSW Blow up the pokies by the whitlams , I watched my grandfather and father addicted to the pokies  this song really hits home probably for a lot of aussie families - such a powerful tune
Toni Coles East Lismore NSW Stone the flamin' crows its got to be Down Under by Men at Work! Is there more of an Aussie song out there Mate! You'd be a flamin' galah for not liking it!
Lachlan Jeffery Narellan Vale NSW The ultimate great Australian rock song is 'Flame Trees' by Cold Chisel. It's special to me because it is written about Grafton, NSW and i am from the region. Also, the first concert I ever attended was Cold Chisel in Coffs Harbour during their reunion tour in 2011.
Harmony Holmes Warriewood NSW Beds are burning "Midnight Oil". I absolutely love this song.It puts you in the best mood and is an awesome Aussie rock song .I remember my dad dancing crazily around the living room when I was a kid to this song
Renae Shaw Como West NSW cold chisel - saturday night. It is special to me as it reminds me of growing up and going on on the weekend with my mates - brings back great memories of my youth everytime I hear it
Juanita Torr Blue Bay NSW I have so many favourite Aussie rock songs....cos we have so much talent in Australia. But a stand-out is Solid Rock by Goanna. "Solid rock.....standing on sacred ground, living on ...borrowed time ..... " amazing! It's a song about Australia and I love my country.
Mary Gunawan Tweed Heads NSW I believe The Ultimate "Great Australian Rock Song", is Men At Work, Down Under. Love the words and music. Whilst travelling overseas and this song comes on everyone starts singing and dancing in the street.
Kathy Ferguson-Clark Cranebrook NSW TRUE BLUE as aussies always help each other out in times of need
Eric Kearl Lake Illawarra NSW Khe Sanh by cold chisel, It is special because it back memories of my cousin's wedding after party and the whole pub singing to this song.
Gregory Clarke Watanobbi NSW It's allmost summer Billy Thorp who couldn't wait to get to summer and go on Hollidays and get to the beach and watch the babes with your board and mates.
Suzanne Blume Nambucca Heads NSW Turn Up Your Radio.. Masters Apprentices always have to hear this on full boar as it should be, like most aussie music, This one just gets the blood pumping & the body jumping over & over again
Robin Williams Merrylands NSW Men At Work - Down Under - just an all time classic, and any song that can mention Vegemite in its lyrics has to be a winner.  Grew up with this classic, and have seen the highs of Down Under and the lows - being compared to Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree (just dont see that), and it lead to the demise of the group members.  Give it the accolades it deserves.
Kathryn Woods Orange NSW Sounds of then, because it is iconic for Australians and brings to mind many memories of this amazing country whenever I hear it
Dee Susan Carlton NSW Men at Work from Down Under because its become an immortalised classic symbolising Australian culture and its become a soundtrack that has aged like fine wine to be a popular song throughout time and is likely to remain a legendary hit for quite a while to come.
Michelle Leach Rossmore NSW I like 'Run to Paradise' it doesn't matter where I am when I hear this song I will always start singing it & think one day I will run to paradise to live there & I did for 6 months, I lived in Fiji. Beautiful country.
Joanne Birch Darlington point NSW Angels am i ever going to see you again. Because i saw them live in 2016 and loved how they got everyone involved in singing people of all ages great aussie artist and never forget there performance
Janet Ryan St Ives NSW Crazy by Icehouse. Loved this song and loved Iva Davies and the band. Also love the filmclip of the song filmed in the Blue mountains where I grew up
Michael Lai Epping NSW 'Shout' by Johnny O'Keefe. It was the first Aussie rock and roll song I heard, and from that moment on, I was hooked on Aussie rock and roll music. If it wasn't for Johnny O'Keefe, I might be listening to American R & B instead of the wonderful music that home grown products have provided over the years.
Rebecca Nguyen Hinchinbrook NSW Down Under - great singalong and truly encompasses Australian culture!
Julie Morton Forster NSW I love run to paradise by the choir boys, can sing at top of your lungs, rocks out in a nightclub, great catchy beat and easy to dane to,and you recognise it from the first beat,reminds me of my younger days with friends
Gerard Egan Culburra Beach NSW your the voice - john farnham - we are the voice make your vote count !!!!
Anthony Schmidtman Surry Hills NSW 'Like Wow Wipeout' . With lines like 'You'll never be a beauty queen, won't feature in no magazine', the epic drum intro, and Dave's out there personna, this is a total winner!
Deb Harrison Larrakeyah NT Khe Sanh' Cold Chisel - an anthem of restlessness to salute our guys that paid the ultimate price. Some gave their lives, others had their lives ruined. It's part of our Aussie history, that we remember through Aussie Rock.
Erin O'Donnell Upper Coomera QLD Alone With You by the Sunnyboys. I have grown up with this song as my Dad played it over and over when we'd go out in the car. An upbeat song that represents our upbeat, fun-loving Australian lifestyle.
Kalem Burgess Ingham QLD Men at work- down under: there is literally no other song out there as Aussie as this, every Australian knows the words even if they don’t know the name or band they know the song and will sing along to it with out even realising which is why it’s the number one great Australian rock song!
Melanie Louise Ashgrove QLD Choirboys - Run To Paradise. Great song, loved it since 1988.
It's always a great pick me up when getting through hard times.
Love it morning, noon or night. Love the song, makes me feel alright!
Rebecca Draheim Winfield QLD My kids call it the Vegemite song... Men at Work- down Under it's the best song ever , whenever it comes on the kids n I just love to sing along... #aussiepride. Who doesn't love Vegemite sangas?
Tom Hughes Buderim QLD Dwarf on Dwarf — The Fauves. This is a song by “the Doctor” — not the usual singer in the band. But he was my fave. And he was so sensitive and rock at the same time. Kinda my whole life philosophy.
Cathy MacKenzie Toowoomba QLD Onion Skin - Boom Crash Opera - reminds me of fun nights out with friends and great/or bad (most likely) sing alongs.
Helen Jones Gowrie Junction QLD SKYHOOKS: Women in uniform. My sister and I had a friendly rivalry. She loved Sherbert but I loved SKYHOOKS. We both ended up in the forces so I guess 'Women in Uniform' was the song that had the most influence on us both.
Sarah Gifford Mornington QLD Screaming Jets - Better. They were the first band I saw live as a 'legal adult', and without fail, even now, it gets people up and rocking out!
Marina Schubert Southport QLD Daddy Cool - Eagle Rock  I was at the farwell concert Daddy Cool performed at the State Theatre in Sydney in 1974. It was amazing and the vibe and atmosphere of the event memorable. When they performed Eagle Rock the theatre erupted
Barbara Johnstone Zillmere QLD April Sun in Cuba. Loved Marc Hunter and was devastated when he passed. Danced and danced to it. Was such a good song to dance to while we were at clubs. Once you hear it, it sticks in your mind all day. Loved it, still do.
Kerrie Pin Plainland QLD Am I ever gonna see your face again, brings back so many happy memories of nights out with my now husband seeing the Angels playing regular gigs at the Newcastle Workers Club pre earthquake. Doc was amazing, the entire crowd sang along and our ears would ring well into the next day from the loudness of the music. Ahhh to be young again.
Melissa Camilleri-West Camira QLD Run to paradise by the Choirboys it's special to me because it takes me back to the good old days traveling around Australia with my mates in my old Datsun with an old tape deck we kept rewinding this song & playing it over & over while making lifetime memories.
Karina Looby Kirwan QLD Mine is True Blue - It reminds me of the stories my late father told me about his mates in the navy during the war
Ellen Booth Gladstone QLD Better - The Screaming Jets. I really enjoy hearing this song since I was little right up until now. It is just one of those songs that swings you into motion, has good vibes and could listen to over and over again, the words are drastically accurate and so real. I love it.
Hayden Hutchinson Yeppoon QLD Daryl Braithwaite - The Horses is special to me because it the song that was played at the beach live by him and that same time i meet my amazing girl i been with now for 8 months and we are now engaged
Brett Jiggins Darra QLD No Lies because it reminds me of when life was a lot less complicated, and Australian music was so passionate and world beating!!!
Larry Morris Maryborough QLD Men at work - Down Under. This song reminds me of when i was 6 years old in the out back having a family bbq with the whole street and here would be this song blasting from as far as you could hear it
Debbie Hollingsworth Murrumba Downs QLD Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes as my hubby works two jobs to support us due to cancer and we struggle to live. Hes my working class man plus I see this song as an aussie anthem.
Melissa Brown Upper Kedron QLD The Angels... am I ever gunna see your face again. It turns all my uptight fun challenged friends into thugs in 1 minute. I love it
Peter Brown Zillmere QLD Pete Murray- Lines. This long is special in so many ways because it brings a lot of emotions as well as thoughts. This song can be about a friend or family member that has a bad drug addiction, but does not want to admit it. You can't help someone who isn't willing to comply or play their part.
Megan Browning Kirwan QLD Baby Animals' Early Warning. Listen to it every morning. During their concert this past May. This song they did so awesomely play. Suze Demarchi rocked it out (showed what Aussie rock's all about). At the end of the song during this great show. Her guitar pick she did randomly throw. I grappled and I scored the treasure. From which I gained a lot of pleasure. So special song it is to me. Brings back that happy memory.
Anne Conlon Kedron QLD Beautiful People' by Australian Crawl. Everything about it is so Australian down to the name of the band. It tells it like it is and that Australians are not pretentious but real and just want to have a good time. Aussie Crawl was the first live concert I went to and will never forget, particularly now that two members are no longer with us. They should have been included on your CDs. Lots of great choices there but an oversight on omitting an Australian Crawl song.
Laila Kovacs Scarborough QLD Every time I hear it on the radio I picture myself in White Sands and skipping along the aqua blue water line, holding hands with Daryl Braithwaite hahahaha Horses! Ohhh Here I go Again! lol
Kerry McDonald Burleigh Heads QLD ACDC -THUNDERSTRUCK!!! Ever since hearing the opening Riff and "OOOOHHH WAAA AAA AAA WAAAA THUNDER" as a kid with my dad driving for a surf it has stuck or should i say "STRUCK" with me for forever !!
Anthony Huynh Woolloongabba QLD ACDC - Highway to hell. ACDC is inarguably Australia's biggest rock band and their songs show the world why. Great rhythm, lyrics, and tune to make it a rock party to hell.
Donna Bennett Ormeau Hills QLD Eagle Rock brings back amazing memories of lazy Sunday afternoons at Fishermans Wharf on the Gold Coast. Listening to classic rock songs while enjoying a drink or two with friends will always bring a smile to my face when I think about it. Daddy Cool was always a part of those special times and never failed to get the crowd up and dancing and everyone having the time of their life. A song that embraces friendship, family, fun and the Australian sunshine. Iconic song that is loved by all!
Annamaree Menzies Marcus Beach QLD Jon English Hollywood Seven. I lived in Auckland at the time and Jon was doing a concert at the town hall. My girlfriend and I were gutted when the tickets sold out but then they released a few extra seats so we quickly got tickets and found ourselves sitting in the best seats ever. We were actually on the stage.  Jon was right there and stood just in front of us as he sang this song...best night ever.
David Bailieu Brighton QLD Sherbert's Summer Love gives me great memories of drinking beers on my boat
Melinda Smith Donnybrook QLD I believe the ultimate great Australian rock song is April Sun in Cuba by Dragon because my dad used to sing it when he was in his band. So every time I hear it on the radio it makes me think of him as I don't see him very much.
Jason Williams Murgon QLD Men at Work's "Down Under".  I travel a bit and it's amazing just how many people overseas reference this song when we talk about where I'm from.  It's a catchy, fun song that seems to 'connect' with people everywhere and they naturally connect it with Australia too...  it certainly helps me stay connected to home when I'm away!  I also love that such a quintessential Aussie song's sung by an 'adopted Aussie' who like me, immigrated to Australia as a child.  This speaks volumes to me about our awesome, diverse country and makes me proud to be Australian!
Joanne Lovell Banksia Beach QLD Sherbet's Summer Love as it was the summer of 1975 that I first discovered true love and love of waffles!
Maree Gray Tarragindi QLD I love Everybody Wants To Work by the Uncanny X-Men.  They were the first band I ever saw in concert at Festival Hall in Brisbane, so it has a very special place in my heart.  I still listen to it every few months and I am transported back to my carefree days of childhood.  It has a catchy tune and also reflects our multicultural background.  A legend of a song for me.
Terry Tronc Kuraby QLD Choirboys - Run To Paradise . IT takes me back to my younger days when me and all my mates we would all meet up on our pay day at the club for drinks and we all would sing to that song when it came on the jukebox.
Lisa Pannunzio Park Holme SA My Happiness' by Powderfinger. It's a brilliantly constructed song that describes the feeling of being away from the one you love; a song I can certainly relate to when my partner works away. Australian music artists have a knack to make songs that Australians can relate to and songs with meaningful lyrics. This is what gives Aussie music its charm and charisma.
Peter Loch Gawler South SA Skyhooks Women in Uniform.  This is my era and I loved Skyhooks and this song because it is a reminder to me how good a woman does look like in a uniform, bringing fond memories of my then girlfriend who was a nurse.
Meagan Wishart Northgate SA I finally believed in myself that my opinion was valuable when I listened to the meaningful words of John Farnham's You're the Voice!
Kimberley Doig Craigmore SA Daryl Braithwaite - The Horses
It is special to me because that's the song as a young child my mum would sing to cheer me and because she didn't know all the words it sounded as if she was out on a all night bender and then I would laugh and not longer be sad and it's just the best song as i also love horses.
Tony Lomazzo Magill SA The Easybeats: Friday On My Mind as its an anthem for all the workers of Australia and who doesn't yearn for the weekend to come around as fast as possible on Mondays!
Liam Conway Christies Beach SA Daddy cool - Eagle rock!!!! Absolute beast of a song, definitely takes me back to my childhood days doing music in primary school
Elwyn Warren Elizabeth East SA ACDC - Thunder Struck. My brother first showed me this song when I was 14, I am now 40 and I'm still in love with this song today, it reminds me of my brother.
Sarah Byrnes Evanston South SA Men At Work - Down Under. The song is about the celebration of Australian culture, not in the waving of the flag, political sense but in the "true blue" Aussie way. I'm proud of the Australia this song represents and let's face it, who doesn't sing along to this beauty when it plays in a pub!
Marina Moschos Morphett Vale SA Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again...No way, Get ****ed, **** off.  Nothing better than singing that at a party, camp site or anywhere really.  Everyone knows it, everyone joins in and it is the greatest for that reason.
Kannayoh Weah Elizabeth Grove SA Don't Tear it down by Spy v spy is one of the greatest because it makes you feel like your young again and nothing can stop you !!!
Judith Nelson Christie Downs SA John Farnham Your the Voice ,loved it still do today. Can remember dancing around the lounge room listening to it.Brings back some very good memories.
Jodie Ensby Taperoo SA I believe the ultimate Australian rock song is 'Little Ray of Sunshine' by Axiom , it is special to me as my mum always sung it to me as both and I and the song were released in 1970. Right up until my mum passed away suddenly in 2003 , she always called me her little ray of sunshine, everytime I hear it , I smile and shed a tear for my mum, its a tear of happiness as to me that song shows that she loved me very much  
Kerry Eastham Daveron Park SA i would have to say the Angels "Am i ever gonna see your face again" The min I hear that song it takes me back to my childhood ..teenage years where we new how to have fun ,and everyone new the words to this song ,go to a night out in bar doing karaoke and someone dos this song its almost like the Australian anthem everyone starts singing along its amazing ..
Michelle Field Waroona SA Redgums Nineteen has always been my favourite, it is just so heart wrenching everytime I listen, but it makes me proud to be Australian.
Eric Long Noarlunga Downs SA Would have to be eagle rock i can remember seeing daddy cool at the Sydney Myer music bowl in  Melbourne many years ago and the guys came out with towels wrapped around them and shower caps on and they had everybody rocking  to their set
Karen Maguire Riverton SA Jimmy Barnes Working Class Man its special to me as its about true blue Aussies working hard to make living ..
Brigitte Randell Walkley Heights SA "Sounds of Then" by Gang Gajang, its one if those songs that epitomizes Australian life, and every time I hear it my mind creates images of life in the amazing Australian outback.
Lea Anita Black Whyalla Norrie SA Nips are getting bigger, it reminds me of my Disco days dancing and I loved and still love that song!
Katie Hammond Port Noarlunga SA April sun in Cuba by dragons hits home, my mum use to rock it in the car driving us places when we were younger. My auntie use to jam to it in her band just before she passed, absolute legend!
Mick Gillies Salisbury Downs SA Eskimo Joe's - Black Fingernails, Red Wine was such an original all round masterpiece that help change the face of Aussie music
Lee-Ann Apps Newtown SA Down under would have to be the best Australian rock song it reminds me of Australia and I love the classic line he just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich that is classic Aussie. I have great memories of this song in summer with my friends and my boom box hanging out singing together on our front lawn.
Vicky Sigalas Stirling SA Men at Work Down Under is the epitome of an awesome Aussie rock song because everyone can sing the key line "he just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich" no matter how many drinks they've had.  It's a special song to me because I learnt it at school in Australia and then moved to England and taught it with great pride to all my friends!
Leah Frost Glenside SA Mondo Rock Come Said The Boy; sing along now "lets go down to the sand ....." - not only a great Australian rock song but my favourite song of all time. It reminds me of Australian hot summer nights, teenage angst and high school crushes. Going through the roller coaster of that first love and the passion and heartbreak that goes with it. It was an anthem for all of us trying to find our way.
Tracey Hillier Mount Barker SA True blue by john Williamson. Because I saw the Steve Irwin memorial on DVD and john Williamson played it while one of the Australian zoo workers were loading up steve Irwin ute for the last time, it was a beautiful tribute and it was a good way to farewell Steve Irwin
Vince Bristow Burton SA In my all time list of a dozen or more is Khe Sanh by Cold Chisel as it can revive any party change the mood and mAke every happy.
Kristy Farrell Mt Gambier SA The Screaming Jets, Better. It's Aussie Rock at it's purest, but with more of a modern sound. It's been one of my favourite tracks since I was a kid, listening to it on the Christmas holidays, booming away on my tape player outside while I played under the sprinkler.
Sean Boucher Modbury North SA Land Down Under - it is all about Australia, sung by Australians, and in true Aussie fashion it has been accused of flogging part of its own music from someone else, creating many discussions and heated arguments around the darts table at the local Pub.
Joanne Nash Nuriootpa SA The Angels - Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again because I would give nearly anything to see one special particular face again.
Joanne Hanel Swansea TAS Land Down Under, While travelling in America I took my vegemite and everyone sang this while they tried their vegemite sandwich
Ashley Beech Summerhill TAS AC/DC Thunderstruck; all listeners and fans will be thunderstruck listening to this piece of history. You can't get much more Aussie than this right here!
Daniel Harding Herdsmans Cove TAS Have to go with THE ANGLES - AM I EVER GUNNA SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN. It was one of my father's old favourites I grew up listening to it through out my childhood and still do to this very day. As of many others I recognize on the titles in the list above.
Leon Chick Claremont TAS Down Under and its relation to Australia II and the Americas Cup win.  Shows what we can achieve.
Rhonda Hall Moriarty TAS Run to Paradise by the Choir boys, brings me back to my teenage year so much. I would often play this song on replay all the time and it sounds the best turned up really loud.
Shiantia Bleathman Triabunna TAS Eagle rock: this song is special to me because my pop loved this song and i grew up listening to my pop play this song and he is no longer with us
Kate Tubb Bridgewater TAS Eagle rock is a great Australian rock song as i used to sneak mums daddy cool cd into my room and listen to that song and that song only when i was a little bit younger and danced to it and also scratched the cd out by playing one song
Sharni Jago Ulverstone TAS The nips are getting bigger - Mental As Anything. I was completely obsessed with this song a few years ago (I was born in the wrong decade!). At the time I was travelling 45 minutes one way to work and I would play this song at least three times. Always got me pumped for the day! Plus it is so Australian!
Scott Smith Bridgewater TAS Daddy Cool. EAGLE ROCK. my team were the eagles playing football. Won the premiership 3 yrs running. That was our anthem
Amanda Hutchins Brighton TAS Eagle Rock..Brings back alot of memories from growing up with my siblings we'd all sing as loud as we could was it was my mothers favourite song..plus now its still good as AFL's Westcoast Eagles play it on game day and you guessed it i'm a one eyed Eagles Fan!!!
Scott McConnon Cambridge TAS AC-DC thunderstruck would have to be the greatest Australian rock song ever because they were the first band I saw live still couldn't hear properly the next day
Hayley Shaw Whitemore TAS Screaming Jets Better! Its a song I rocked (and rolled) too back in my day at one of their concerts! so close I could touch them! its an epic Australian song that makes me recall the amazing night every time I hear it . Think i even have a hand bag with their signatures on it lol
Rebecca Foster-Noble George Town TAS I believe that Russell Morris' Van Diemen's Land song is the ultimate Great Australian Rock song. It tells the story in song form of my beautiful little state of Tasmania and it's history. I was born and raised here on this often forgotten state. It has a catchy tune and it is a folk story set to music. I urge anyone who has not heard it to listen to it.
Kaye Clarke East Devonport TAS Wow that's a hard one would have to go for Tucker's daughter, Ian Moss. Have loved that song for ever and Ian Moss with Jimmy Barnes  what a combination. Ian Moss by himself singing Tucker's daughter is the Great Australian Rock Song.
Tess Howard Youngtown TAS Burn For You by John Farnham.  Its 'our' song and truly a classic rock ballad. We were lucky enough to see John Farnham at Day on the Green a few years back and his voice is still amazing!
Kathryn Stuart Geilston Bay TAS Men at Work - Down Under is the ultimate aussie rock song!  I heard it in a department store in London when I was 19 and I just had to dance to it!  It made me proud to hear such great, classic aussie music being played in London.
Katrina Coulson Burnie TAS The angels am I ever gunna see your face again. It's a great song and if it's ever played at a party or event you can guarantee everyone will scream out 'no way get f@#&;@d f@#$k off!' You get the drift it doesn't matter who you are or where you are it will happen! Great Aussie rock song that's it.
Vicki Armstead Cygnet TAS My all time favorite song would be "Daddy Cool" Eagle Rock...Because it reminds me of my late father,growing up we would all sit around the table or outside with the fire and bbq listening to all the old rock songs..I remember singing it with him all the time...We used to call him DADDY COOL....
Phillip Barwick Glenorcy TAS men at work, down under can always remember this song when we won the unwinable america's cup
Jodie Stott East Devonport TAS No lies noise works  because wen your in a relationship there shouldn't be any lies between u both that's why I like that song so much
Cindy Carr Huonville TAS Eagle Rock it takes me back to the good ol days of disco and backyard partys.  
Amanda Byard Deloraine TAS your the voice john farnhem  not just because John is great but because the song tells you to speak up and to let yourself be hurd and not hide yourself way in a box well thats my view any way
Samuel Hill New Norfolk TAS Screaming jets ,better is my favorite song as my dad&I listen to my dads shed this would be great pack to win as there is a spot on my dads CD where it keeps repeat,due to a s sratch
Kym Turale West Ulverstone TAS I always loved Don't Change by INXS. It really gets me tapping the steering wheel, just a song I can get into, under rated in my view but a great Aussie classic.
Renee Plunkett Warrane TAS Hey there I'd really have to say the best song out is eagle rock remember hearing it when growing up it brings good the best memories of my childhood
Jack McKinley Waterways VIC The ultimate 'GREAT AUSTRALIAN ROCK SONG' would have to be Eskimo Joe - Black Fingernails, Red Wine. It was one of my favourite songs growing up as a child and is still to this day! The song is so catchy and never gets old! The song Black Fingernails, Red Wine is a classic and one of my favourite songs that I still listen to this day! I remember dad playing it on his CD player and I never wanted him to change the song!
Sarah Fairley Highett VIC Khe Sahn....it's Cold Chisel ......lots of happy memories of the Chisel in the 80s.......my first concert at Festival Hall.......Rocktober at the Bowl........
Jessica Harrington Melbourne VIC ACDC Highway to Hell. It's just the quintessential rock song and the unofficial soundtrack to my youth. The intro riff alone just gets you in a happy, rocked-out kind of mood. And I mean, ACDC!
Dean Trickey Kyneton VIC Men At Work's 'Down Under'....synonymous with Australia winning the America's Cup, a great reminder of my childhood and a fantastic song to sing along to whenever you hear it!
Julie Armstrong Wantirna South VIC I come from the land down under. Its iconic, as soon as an Australian enters a bar anywhere in the world it is played. This has happened to me in Las Vagas in 1996 to, LA, Vienna, Joburg, Cape Town, Singapore and finally Siem Reap in 2017. Everytime I hear the song I think of all my wonderful holidays the places, the people and know I have an amazing home
Keith Harkin Cannons Creek VIC "You're the Voice" (John Farnham) because I find it inspirational for moments when I a need to speak up for something I believe regardless of the consequences. This philosophy  can also apply to groups of similar thinking individuals and a nation on matters that we need to confront rather than ignore in the hope that it will go away.
Adam Moso Botanic Ridge VIC ACDC - TNT (Oi...Oi the best part!) this is pure Aussie Rock and the song I blast in my car on long boring roadtrips!
Tammy Wells Pakenham VIC Khe San cos whenever I was feeling down I'd put this on and all my worries were gone, I'd just love singing along with it by self and friends when we go out nothing beats karaoke khe San it got everyone up dancing enjoying themselves
Kate Plowman Mont Albert VIC ACDC Long Way to the Top is the ultimate Great Aussie rock song! "It's a long way to the shop is you want a sausage roll" is a favourite and iconic lyric for all Aussies. It reminds me of my school days, singing it with the whole year level at our final assembly.
Tollarne Graham Pakenham VIC The greatest Australian rock song ever always playing no matter what the weather
Sunshine, Rain, Hail or Thunder Its the amazing Men at Work - Down Under
The lyrics give the great Aussie feeling every event this song is appealing
Many fond memories listening to this song Reminiscing family holidays losing a thong
Nothing better than a good classic Will always be amazing and fantastic.
Gayle Vos Rowville VIC It's a Long Way to the Top by ACDC, everyone knows the words and can rock out to it, this song is special to me as ACDC was the first band I ever saw in concert and still reminisce with my friends 30 odd years later.
Adrian Smith Manangatang VIC Jimmy barnes working class man, think every tradie/bloke can relate to it, always a great song to sing over a bbq or camping...
Roger Smith Koo Wee Rup VIC Ian Moss - Tuckers Daughter. Spent a long time in the car driving to Qld when this was released and heard it first as I was driving "on the plains around Narrabri"
Michele Crawley Lysterfield VIC I love Paul Kelly's song "To her Door" - he is such an iconic Aussie songwriter and the song has references to Melbourne so it always makes me feel at home.
Mark Campbell Wodonga VIC Sherbet - Summer Love. Because we Aussies love summer I love it you can get out enjoy the sunshine days are longer.
Nadine Hill Bentleigh East VIC Great Southern Land by Icehouse.  It epitomises the natural beauty and wonderment that our fine country has to offer and truly defines what Australia is to me!
Jodie Barnett Wantirna South VIC Men At Work's... 'Down Under'. This tune gets everyone singing. I used to work in a pub in London and we'd have this playing all the time. Reminds me of my youth.  Great era. Great track. This song brings back so many happy memories for me!
Janine Boyington Warrnambool VIC Daryl braithwaite - the horses, because the lyrics in this song is says about being separated and i lost my mum and she is always by my side , along with losing my dad and 2 brothers when i was young i know they are flying high and i know they are all with me where ever i go
Kim Kotevski Bell Park VIC Flame Trees sang by Cold Chisel would have to be the ultimate great Australian rock song. This song brings back so many memories of my childhood because it was always on the radio. It was always played at the footy club and when I went to night clubs. Back then life was easy and care free. They were the good old days.
Christine Gleeson Euroa VIC Choir Boys. Run to Paradise because it reminds me of my younger days at the Village Green rocking out with all my pals to these guys live. Awesome memories of my mates, some who are no longer with us. xxx
Christie Cottren Mount Evelyn VIC It's gotta be Working Class man by Jimmy Barnes is it so true and especially describes what the true blue working class man is and how important his family is and to me this is my late father to the very end he worked 4 jobs to provide his family with everything as family was so important to him.
Natalie Davidson Hampton East VIC The ultimate Great Australian Rock Song would have to be 'Down Under' by 'Men At Work'. Its a song about an Australian man travelling the world who meets people in other countries who are interested in Australia. Its a great song to represent Australia and makes you feel proud to be Australian.
Peter Hohmann Rosebud VIC Johnny O"Keefe - Shout.This song i played way back in my teen age years and i played it almost on a daily basis and when i here it now it does bring back some wonderful memory"s of my teen yrs when i listened to this song,there is a lot of other rock and roll music i loved but Johnny was the one for me.
Helen Smyth Endeavour Hills VIC The Angels - Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - Doc was a legend and with other band members and Dave Gleeson they have kept this awesome song alive and kicking.  They never actually said the "F" word it just went along with the song and the band just went with it and became one of the best Aussie songs ever written and sung with gusto when played.  Hit with all ages.  Certainly gets me up and at it when its on my radio.
Tamara Lowrie Eaglehawk VIC I was only 19.... It tells the story of war from an australian soldier point of view and it gives me chills and tears me up
Jane Shields Pakenham VIC Definitely thunderstruck by AC/DC, this song is special to me because it brings back so many childhood memories of helping my dad out in the shed , he always played this song and every time I hear it I think of my father
Penny Garratt Shepparton VIC Johnny O'Keefe singing Shout pretty much kicked it off for Australian rock songs. Who knows how many of the others he inspired. Without him we may not have had a lot of the other songs on your CD collection.
Sarah Davies Hamilton VIC The Angels, am I ever gona see your face again? Back in the day that's the type of music you'd hear when u went out it was great going out with your mates having a drink all drunk singing at top of our lungs 'Am I ever gona see your face again' then yeah I won't say what we'd say after that verse (no way get f##k, f##k off). They were the gd old days.
Effie Bakkalis Dingley Village VIC Tucker's Daughter - because it is raw and emotional and set in the Australian outback! One of my favourite tunes of all time!
Evelyn Hubbard Stanhope VIC Eagle Rock by Daddy Cool is the ultimate Aussie rock song. It's not only groovy as, it holds personal significance. My parents got divorced when I was 9, so I only saw my Dad every 2 weeks on weekends, and 1 week on holidays. We'd go for trips to his farm hours away or the city, and he had cassettes with older music on them. Eagle Rock was one of those songs, and I remember him telling me how he saw Daddy Cool play live at his university in the 70s. I thought that was so incredibly cool! Daddy cool!
Bruce Pellow Rowville VIC Really guys? Not a single AC/DC song? How could you possible leave out the greatest Australian Rock Song "Thunderstruck"? Was No.1 on the MMM rock countdown, in fact the top 5 songs were all AC/DC. How could you not have even one!? But if I have to pick one of your list, it would be 'Prisoner of Society' by The Living End. The rebel in me likes it, and I've heard it so much from my kids.
Ann Sculley Sebastopol VIC I used to love listening to my mum singing along to John Paul young's Love is in the air ..its a great memory I have of her and the song always brings back good memories when I feel down !
Jeanette Van Boxtel Craigieburn VIC Eagle Rock  by Daddy Cool brings back a few happy times when we went away. Loved watching my sister Cathy dancing and laughing.  Listening to my 13 year old singing it along with some other classic's
Julie Johnson Churchill VIC EAGLE ROCK BY DADDY COOL This song is special to me because every time I hear it it takes me back to my wonderful carefree childhood. My father was a bricklayer who's only companions during his working day were his dog and his radio. He loved this song very much, with it's unique rhythm and quirky lyrics.
Rhiannon Rourke Carisbrook VIC The Angels Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again... It's a classic, everyone knows it, and sings along. It's special to me because it takes me back to my childhood, lots of happy memories
Renee Lehmann Kealba VIC Rain by dragon love the drum solo amazing band
Jane Whelan Flemington VIC Down Under, it's as Aussie as they come. with Vegemite sandwiches , and where men chunder... It's known world wide and sang with Aussie pride.. I could pick heaps more great Australian rock songs but Down Under is one awesomely good song.
Paul Chippett Corryong VIC Little River Band - Help Is On It's Way, as it should also be the song for mental health awareness. I love it as the song is so easy to listen to
Evan Swingler Nedlands WA Boom Crash Opera - The Best Thing because after a great sporting battle it's the true blue Aussie equivalent of Queen's "We are the champions".
Wendy Christidis Stirling WA The Angels "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" IT's such an iconic song and so much fun when everybody sings the"rude"  response to the song lyrics! I have many memories of singing it as a teenager and thinking we were very "cool" when we sang the swear words! Now I just laugh at the memories!
Kathy Chaudhry Halls Head WA John Farnham's You're The Voice because the (R)ousing, (E)xciting (N)ature of (T)he song leaves me feeling uplifted through (THE) tragedy and sad times in my life. This great Australian (R)ock song is so (O)riginal and (O)h so moving that it will stay in my heart forever.
Amanda Smyth The Vines WA Icehouse 'Great Southern Land'. It inspired me to come and live here.
Xenia Schneider Rangeway WA Khe Shan by Jimmy Barnes because it emotionally describes an Australian Vietnam veteran dealing with his return to civilian life
Rosemarie De Bari Willetton WA You're the Voice - any song with a bagpipe solo get's my vote!  Nothing more rock than bagpipes, Just ask ACDC.
Lyn Martino Madeley WA "Now listen . . ." nothing is cooler then Daddy Cool's 'Eagle Rock' coz it's so easy to dance and feel so free, and sing along when doing, the Eagle Rock. I always lose myself in this Rock song. What's more, it was cool in the 70's and then again in the 80's too. That's double cool.   
Jeff Wallace Falcon WA It's a Long Way to the Top by AC/DC because it reminds me of my mum and the way she dances everytime the song comes on.
Pauline Stacey Port Denison WA Men at Work / Down Under. It takes me back to the 80s as it was my first tape I bought and played over and over in my Datsun 180B  until it got stretched and I was devastated. A great Aussie Rock song of all time
Kim Edwards Beckenham WA Your The Voice John Farnham! Song I performed in a competition that touched the heart of a few people n of course its an Aussie Anthem! Good Luck All
Kevin Johnson North Yunderup WA Goanna;   Solid Rock. It describes the Trauma the real Australians had to endure when White man invaded Australia
Judi Damon Seville Grove WA I believe 'Working Class Man' is the ultimate great Australian rock song because it is so relateable.
Peter Rob Waikiki WA Holy Grail - Hunters & Collectors it stirs my Australian upbringing and my love for Australian rules football.
Monique Brown Port Kennedy WA Eagle Rock by Daddy Cool; I remember being a 4 year old singing this song with my pop before he passed away. This song is a fond reminder of a GREAT AUSTRALIAN, my pop.
Michelle Anstey Dawesville WA Better by the Screaming Jets as things can only get better and that's what we like.
Kayleen Stevens Alexander Heights WA Khe Sanh by Cold Chisel it came out when I was in grade 8 first year of high school, very memorable and brings back happy times growing up. Thanks for the chance xxx
Ryan Holloway Hammond Park WA Prisoner Of Society' by The Living End. This song encapsulated the feeling of my generation in the 90's. Angsty, rebellious, and liberating, there's hardly any Aussie who grew up in the last few decades who doesn't know all the words to this song, or at the very least, didn't sing it while getting a stern talking to from their parents.
Shannon Discombe Warnbro WA Early warning baby animals gets me up and moving every time thinking flash backs to my younger days brilliant
Chrissy Roberts Toodyay WA Flame Trees.  I love the words, the beat, the group (Cold Chisel), the fact it is all Australian and it is so memorable.  You can't forget the tune or the words.  It's great.  The words are about a lost love and we all have one of them too, but it's not morbid either.  
Suzanne Ware Hocking WA I can't believe Cold Chisel's "Khe Sanh" didn't make it on that CD!!! When I was in my "going out" days we would always be at pubs with cover bands and whenever that song came on everyone sang.  The same band has reunion gigs every year and we go to reminisce our youth.  That song is a song of my youth and reminds me of great friends (that I still have) and great memories.
Sophie Gotsis Morley WA Men At Work - Down Under. An all time classic known throughout the world, especially at sporting events! Every time I hear it, it brings back wonderful memories when Australia II won the America's Cup in 1983.
LaraDaebritz Innaloo WA The Angels "Am I Ever Going to See Your Face Again"? We've all sung it, LOUD, really LOUD when it comes to the naughty words. It's an Aussie classic that every self-respecting Australian over the age of 30 should know. We've sung it in pubs in London, clubs in New York, on the bus during Contiki tours and in Germany at Oktoberfest!
Darryl Von Spreckelsen Port Kennedy WA Daddy cool, Eagle Rock. It's my ultimate Aussie driving song. When this song comes on shortly after you've hit the road on a long road trip you know you're in for a cracker of a time! It symbolises good times in the outback to me.
Sheridan Scarlett Collie WA Eagle Rock! By Daddy Cool :) So dam catchy, fun, and unlike nothing we had ever herd in Australia at that time. I still expect to see pants drop at the local pub when I hear this song. So many good memories!
Matthew England Glendalough WA Run to Paradise by Choir Boys - I can't think of a song I heard played more often when I was working in pubs and clubs during uni - always brings back many great memories!
Sasha Russell Lockyer WA Eskimo Joe Black Fingernails Red Wine is the ultimate great Australian rock song because I have always listened to it when I was young and now in the car and it rocks it is my favourite to get the ultimate grove on for an awesome night out or just to chill out it rocks
Phil Brown Meadow Springs WA Thunderstruck AC/DC grew up hearing Dad play it on Sundays
Chantel Aspinall Dunsborough WA The Angels .. am i ever gona see your face again.. 1 of my favorites.  Specially in the 90's the nightclub days . We my friends and i went off to this song haha. My mum wanted this on her wishlist too for her funeral.  Sorry mum i just couldnt do it lol...
Emma Capper Morley WA You're the Voice. Everyone knows the lyrics and it's a great singalong.
Dale Lush Brabham WA good times.it oozes everything an Aussie rock classic needs.the swagger and intent of rock and roll in one song.
Debra Ogilvie Wundowie WA Jimy Barnes, working class man.. It's about all our men working hard just to make a living. I watch my man work hard to make sure we are fed and clothed. Roof over our head & makes sure we don't miss out on anything. This song is true to my heart.
Cassandra Newman Waroona WA John Farnham - You're the Voice! I remember belting this song out on the bus with all myfriends - Didn't matter that none of us could actually sing - We were the voice!
Eamonn Gray Parmelia WA Working Class Man, it was the first song to come on the car radio when I landed in Australia, stuck with me ever since
Bret Burns Yanchep WA Great Southern Land as it reminds of when I was in a really good place in my life


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Name Suburb   Who is your all time favourite Aussie Cricket legend, and why do you love them so much?
R. McNamara. Kambah ACT Sir Donald Bradman, he was the greatest cricketer ever, and has inspired so many people to take up the sport
M. Bottomley. Mayfield NSW Dennis Lillee because he really gave it to those Poms. Seeing him coming in to bowl would have put fear in any player.
T. Williamson. Kanahooka NSW Brett Lee as my Uncle coached him when he was younger and he was an ex student at a school where I work.
D. Lee. Northmead NSW Michael Bevan - When one day internationals were at the peak, Australia was lucky to have a player that could just dominate with the bat and nail down any run chase. I would try to imitate him in my backyard.  The image of him lofting a four on the last ball over the Windies is still etched in my memory.
D. Susan. Carlton NSW My favourite Australian cricket legend is Allan Border because as a batsman he had a commanding presence behind the crease and would always show true Australian fighting spirit by digging in and facing adversity.One of our most successful captains who laid the foundations for later cricketing successes and Australia's golden age in the sport.
M. Lai. Epping NSW Steve Waugh. Gritty and tough, cool under pressure, captain courageous, batting superstar. He is the epitome of the Aussie sportsperson...striving to achieve their best even under immense pressure. When he was batting, I couldn't take my eyes off the game. When he got out, I got a lot of work done.
N. Tatarchuk. Randwick NSW My all time favourite Aussie Cricket legend is Steve Waugh because he is the epitome of sheer strength, grit and determination.  Steve Waugh personifies the true Aussie spirit of fighting until the end and persevering during times of adversity, and this is supported by the numerous match-winning innings he has played in the past when his team were on the ropes.
M. Leach. Rossmore NSW Merv Hughes for that Moustache and his antics on the field.
S. Barker. Canada Bay NSW Lillie as loved the chats of "Lillie Lille " when I was a kid and with Lillie and Merv they made a great team
C. Taylor. Macquarie Park NSW There are so many but I would have to say Adam Gilchrist. He just made the game more exciting especially when he was in good form... hitting the ball all over the field... he is awesome and of course a proud Australian.
S. Gee. Bossley Park NSW Usman Khawaja because he is a strong positive role model for young Aussie kids and he is so talented
C. Doessel. Scone NSW David Hooks. As a kid I loved watching him bat and belting the bowlers all over the park.
S. Cass. Bondi NSW I miss the handlebar moustache wearing legend good'ol Merv Hughes!! 12th man beats all songs hands down! "Coz if it's summer in Australia, if ya don't like cricket I can tell ya it's a real bummer that's b'coz crickets the #1 game in town!"
M. Dombrovski. Wagga Wagga NSW Richie Benaud - a great cricketer, but more importantly the voice of cricket for a full generation. It's just not the same without you Rich!
C. Shepherd. Gordon NSW For me Adam Gilchrist always proved to be the best. Whether he was scoring centuries in front of the stumps or taking catches behind them, he always passed every test. He quickly established himself as a true Aussie cricket icon far beyond all the rest.
C. Knox. Gunnedah NSW The great Richie Benaud. Who can compare to the man himself! The white, the off white, the ivory or the beige!
E. Kearl. Lake Illawarra NSW Dennis Lillie, he was simply the best bowler of the 1970's. Just watching him bowl was the best.
T. Kadmiel. Newcastle NSW I really like Sir Donald Bradman because he was such a good bastman and he always played really well you couldn't have a game without him
J. Sellers. Thirroul NSW A likeable lad a bit of a larrikin,  a talented bowler with natural skill Warne liked to have fun  on and off the field.
J. Williams. Murgon QLD The keg on legs, David Boon, The '12th Man' surely found his stature fun to lampoon,he was virtually a human cartoon, but he was certainly no cricketing buffoon - his batting left us over the moon, his hands were a vice-like catching cocoon,he was Mr Dependable, like 'rent the roo' or a warm summer afternoon, and his moustache made all the ladies swoon!
M. Gray. Tarragindi QLD Shane Warne because you were never out of the game when you had Shane Warne in the side and he is such a great character, the likes of which don’t exist in the game any more
M. New. Maroochydore QLD Sir Don Bradman. 'The Don' was the greatest batsman of all time and a true legend of the sport. His test batting average of 99.94 will never be beaten and rightfully ranks him as the greatest ever sportsman in any major sport. Sir Don was also a gentleman and a humble idol who installed pride in Australian hearts. His legend will live on forever, wherever a cricket ball hits a willow bat around the world.
A. Harries. Mango Hill QLD I love merv huges and his handle bar mustache. He did his job the cricket ball did get a bash. Played the game and had some fun. Merv was the fave of everyone
P. Topping. Redbank Plains QLD Allan Border because he guided Australia through tough times and his strong will earned him the title Captain Grumpy
E. Streten. Bulimba QLD I love Bevan. I still remember THAT game: the excitement, the thrill, the raptous joy when he achieved the unachivable! I also experienced it with my whole family laughing and enjoying each other's company. It was one of the best days of my childhood.
D. Jenkins. Mt Gravatt East QLD David Hookes was my favourite cricketer.  Apart from being a terrific person throughout his career he had a breezy confidence that recalled days when cricket was a more spontaneous and flamboyant affair. Vale Hookesy...........
G. Garland. Caboolture QLD Micheal Hussey, Just his determination and grit to put his country on the line and keep fighting hard for Australia, and his outstanding batting average
A. Smith. Deception Bay QLD David Boon as I admired his quick hands and his courage in the short leg position, he was legendary with the bat and a fair dinkum nice bloke.
L. Laird. Atherton QLD "Merv Hughes" he's my firm favourite, i loved that handle-bar moustache that he bought back into fashion and watching the crowd imitate his stretches en masse had me in hysterics, he's a true Aussie sporting legend!
J. Betts. Svensson heights QLD My all time favourite cricket player is sir Donald Bradman the greatest batsman of all time and a true Aussie legend.
R. Crabbe. Bentley park QLD Adam Gilchrist! He's was the best and will always be the best wicket-keeper. I aspire to be that good!
K. Hemming. Upper Coomera QLD Merv Hughes - that awesome mustache and his exercise/stretching  made 80's cricket for me.
N. Gurney. Arundel QLD Ricky pointing cause he's the best batter and fielder in the worldand a champion allround
C. MacKenzie. Toowoomba QLD Don Bradman, I clearly remember listening to my Gran telling me stories about this great player. I would listen and try to understand what cricket was about. One thing that I remember is the passion Brandman had for his game, sportsmanship and talents. My Gran's eyes came alive when she spoke of her love for cricket and Bradman - I couldn't but help being drawn into the story of this cricketing legend.
A. Solidaro. The Gap QLD John Howard the Prime Minister!!! hahaha that bowling effort was Hilarious! but Seriously.. Mike Whitney! Over Excited and Enthusiastic which made me laugh
B. Downey. Samford Valley QLD Shane Warne. Most memorable and talented cricketer, he BOWLED me over and left my STUMPED how he came to be that good!
T. Dimitriou. Smithfield QLD Max Walker because he was a true champion who never gave up, had a great moustache, smile and great sportmanship.
H. LePlastrier. Netherby SA For me, Only one man, Mr Cricket. He was the greatest man in my eyes and he was a man who inspired me to play the great game. Hearing his story of how he grew up in Perth, with back yard cricket, playing after a day of watching the test match, Michael Hussey is a man who I love very much. I liked nothing more than to see his flashing white zinc splashed across his nose as he tore apart countries from all continents. Watching him make a ton was a moment I won't forget. This is my Aussie Cricket Legend
D. Hocking. Enfield SA Andrew Symonds because the guy did it all. He was an entertaining ball striker, bowled medium pace and spin and was one of the best fielders ever. What other cricketer would hip and shoulder a streaker to the ground in the middle of their innings?
T. Iomazzo. Magill SA Adam Gilchrist: Destructive batting, magnificent wicket-keeping and great guy.
J. Foreman. Elizabeth North SA My favourite all time Aussie Cricket Legend is Max Walker I am a big fan of his career and when I got he was such a nice person
L. Apps. Kadina SA Dennis Lilly he became a household name he was awesome always remember Dennis
M. Moschos. Morphett Vale SA Merv Hughes, an absolute character with a huge moustache who interacted with the crowd whilst doing his warm up stretches.
K. Mohi. Pooraka SA Allen boarder, best player in his era and made the game exciting.
J. Barrett. Elizabeth north SA Don Bradman managed to reach the 60/50 milestone. Great cricket player and a well loved man.
T. Freeman. Tranmere SA Merv Hughes because he had real character and loved to have fun with the crowd.  Not many cricketers seem to do that these days.
M. Clayton. Nurioopta SA Dennis Lillie.  Hes a true Aussie.  His sportman ship was always great. Great all timer
N. Page. Stansbury SA Merv Hughes, exercising & stretches on the boundary line were part of the game....marvellous!
C. Nguyen. St Agnes SA Sir Donald Bradman , cause he is definitely an iconic sportman. He is a local hero, that's for sure.
S. Pech. Salisbury North SA Don Bradman; he was such a fantastic cricketer and a reluctant hero. Such class.
L. Pannunzio. Park Holme SA Glenn McGrath is my favourite Aussie cricketer. He did two of the hardest things in cricket – knocked the top off Test match batting line-ups by bowling wicket after wicket time and time again, and played like a total ace on the field while being a decent bloke (more than that, really) off the field. For this incredible double, Glenn McGrath is my favourite cricketer.
J. Munn. Mannum SA Adam Gilchrist. Aussie best wicket keeper and dynamic batsman.
B. Green. Malvern SA Swampy Marsh, one of the greatest wicket keepers of all time! As a kid, "bowled Lillie caught Marsh" was the common household catch cry!
M. Wishart. Northgate SA Mark Taylor, he could have easily surpassed Don Bradman's highest test score but the great man retired on the same - 334 not out!
P. Smyth. George Town TAS David Boon because not only was he a run scoring machine but he also holds the beer drinking record for a flight from Australia to England.  True Legend.
S. Hayes. Bridgewater TAS David boon as he is a hreat player
K. Clarke. East Devonport TAS Very Hard question, would have to say Michael Clarke. He was a good captain, had time to talk to the kids and a good batter. I would love to win this to give to my son as he is more a cricket follower than myself.
H. Widdowson. Rocherlea TAS My all time favourite cricket player is Ricky ponting because he grew up where I live atm and have heard good things about him
G. Flood. Mowbray TAS Dennis Lillie his bowling antics on the field
L. Burns. Huonville TAS Shane warn i duno i dont understand  ut his only one i know
B. Triffitt. New norfolk TAS Shane warne i use to love watching cricket when i was young checking out how good looking he was plus how good of a player. Plus when he got a duck and the ducks come up on the tv
S. George. Montrose TAS David Boon, a Tasmanian Legend
T. Swan. Rokeby TAS Sir donald bradmam... cause he is an Aussie Icon!
T. Pinchin. New Norfolk TAS Merv hughes cause i used to love hes long aussie moustache that look so good and i also liked david  boon because he was short like me and he could get those little legs going when he used to hit that ball
A. Love. Clarendonvale TAS David Boone,He's a classic Aussie Sportsman. Overweight but fit.
A. Beech. Summerhill TAS Ricky Ponting; I love that he's from my home state of Tas and made a name for our state in the cricketing world. He's done a lot of fundraising and is very down to earth.
T. Henricks. Somerset TAS Ricky Ponting, as a Tasmanian, growing up he was our local legend, we all wanted to be just like him and spent our lunchtimes playing cricket and pretending we were him.
D. Donato. Wantirna South VIC Hadley, for to me he's not a wanker! So many memories as a kid watching him play, in that brown team uniform!!
D. Mills. Wodonga VIC Rodney Hogg... god I had a major crush on him back in the day ... lol :)
N. Hill. Bentleigh East VIC Ricky Ponting – superbly talented, a great captain, respected by his team mates and completely uncompromising!  His run-scoring achievements are remarkable and he has the best pull shot I have ever seen!  I  am yet to see a better player than Punter!
T. Lowrie. Eaglehawk VIC Merv Hughes.....he just made cricket that much more better and funnier to watch. I loved watching him do his excerises
M. Dunt. Bell Park VIC Steve Waugh, great consistent player, great cricket brain
W. Sculley. Sebastopol VIC Dean Jones was my all time favourite cricket player especially when he scored 210 in Madras in 1986 and then was hospitalised for dehydration ,what a legend .
G. Azzopardi. Mill Park VIC Donald Bradman is the benchmark for every Aussie cricketer. He set the pace and everyone followed. He's a legend and Icon
H. Oday. Heidelberg Heights VIC Merv Hughes found my lost little brother who was wandering near the change rooms at the MCG , INVITED him in and took him to meet the west indies! so Simon got lucky,lost and my sister copped it when home!I'm so happy she got in trouble as back then she was a power junkie. Thanks merv
R. Chaperon. Springvale South VIC It's a tie between David Boon and Adam Gilchrist: both were extremely entertaining to watch, seemed completely unflappable in the direst of circumstances on the field, and both had great sense of fun!
H. Bishop. Drysdale VIC glenn mcgrath just loved his work rate when he was playing , never stops never gave up
P. Randle. Frankston South VIC Richard Chee Quee. Some might, quite rightly, question his status as a Aussie cricket legend, but you know what, I don't care.
Firstly, for representing NSW with pride. Second, for being a part of the best-and likely only, representative cricketers only band, Six and Out!! Legends. Third, for breaking new ground for Asian cricketers. Finally, well, his name. What an awesome name! Just rolls off the tongue! Get around home everybody!
J. Armstrong. Wantirna South VIC Denis Lillee - iconic figure that set the cricket world alive and the howzat slogan forever and beyond
C. Ellis. Hamlyn Heights VIC Jeff Thomson fantastic cricketer and recently saw an interview he did about his career a character and top bloke
J. Boyington. Warrnambool VIC Mitchell Johnson  because he was a wonderful bowler and he was loved by so many people and he had a great attitude towards the game and people in general
K. Green. Melton south VIC Back in the days of bay 13 at the "G", there was nothing better than copying Merv Hughes during his warm up routine.
D. Trickey. Kyneton VIC Max Walker...great cricketer and an all-round nice guy. Avagoodweekend Mr Walker!
A. Black. Hammond Park WA Merv Hughes as he was full of charisma and could give it to the opponent and they dare not respond to Big Merv.
V. Little. South Yunderup WA Dennis Lillee because my cousin looks identical and everyone thought that I was hanging out with cricket royalty!!!
D. Ogilvie. Wundowie WA Ricky Ponting ( Punter ), he was the greatest Batsman. He also became one of the best captains of cricket. He is my favourite cricketer.
T. Berglund. Capel WA Gilchrist because of his big heart and sense of humour. He's always been a positive role model
M. England. Glendalough WA Boonie!!! I love the moustache, the larrakin, the cricket genius and all the stories!
R. Ballantyne. Madora Bay WA Don Bradman as he was a huge legend in his era setting many records
W. May. Hocking WA Boonie.. not the perfect athlete but the boy could play. Why run when you can hit fours? Gives us slightly overweight blokes a hope
J. Wallace. Falcon WA Ritchie Benard because his love and passion for cricket and he is a all time legend.
K. Harris. Duncraig WA Dennis Lillee. An amazing cricketer and a true Australian character.
R. De Bari. Willetton WA Richie Benaud - that voice and that hair!  I grew up with him as background noise all summer.
K. Vincenti. Kardinya WA Adams Gilchrist as he was a great cricketer and seems like a nice all round guy. A great ambassador for the game.
S. Gofton. Woodridge WA Definitely Richie Benaud, top Aussie Cricketer and his commentating was legendary!
D. Procopio. Bunbury WA I used to love seeing Merv Hughes doing his stretches on field.  A real character and a pretty good cricket player to boot.
E. Swingler. Nedlands WA Michael Bevan because he was a marvellous all-rounder and the simply best ODI "finisher" Australian cricket has ever seen.
C. Roberts. Toodyay WA Rod Marsh because he was interesting, controversial, had a great sense of humour, was such a good player, could be relied on to try hard every game and I just loved him.





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100 Lucky Winners of our June/July Competition!

Congratulations WINNERS! 

Winner's Name



“What is your all-time favourite Crowded House or Hunters & Collectors song and why does it mean so much to you?”

R. McNamara Kambah  ACT The holy grail by hunters & collectors, I remember it playing when watching AFL grand finals years ago. Great memories and a great song
M. Mayer Holt ACT Better be home soon… Brings back memories of the eighties...
T. Lockett Young NSW Four Seasons In One Day by Crowded House always reminds me of the rainy Autumn day in Auckland when I first met my wife. She brings sunshine to the grayest of days for me!
A. Smith Berkeley Vale NSW Hunters and collectors -Throw your arms around me is a song that gives me goosebumps especially when I hear it sung accoustically.
N. Whincup Stanhope Gardens NSW Weather with you by Crowded House. Released while I was at Uni. I was convinced I was an amazing singer and knew all the words.
S. Barker Canada Bay NSW Do You See What I See? as brings back great memories of when i was younger
K. Gardner Nowra  NSW Chocklate cake cause its yummi my fav
S. Chandler O'Connell  NSW Chocolate Cake! All the satisfaction with none of the calories!
J. Valentine Beresfield NSW I love 4 Seasons in one day... it was my 1st dance with my hubby. 
D. Cheadle Liverpool NSW Pineapple Head cos a lot f my friends have pineapple heads! (Hard on the outside and all mush on the inside!)
R. Kriss-Newell Cowra NSW Crowded House Better Be Home Soon is one of those songs that everyone knows and can't help but sing along to. The quintessential sound of Neil Finn. My husband and I were dating in the 80s and partying to Crowded House so it holds fond memories.  And we are still fans after 22 years of marriage. 
R. Cashmere Helensburgh NSW Don't dream it's over, this has a special memory for me as I saw Crowed House in concert at a pub in Hurstville NSW just before they made it big time. Witnessing them perform and especially singing this song, I remember this band is going to be big and I'm seeing it just before it happens. Amazing night that still remains with me years later
R. Shepherd Gordon  NSW Hunters And Collectors' "Holy Grail" is the epitome of true Aussie pub rock. Even it's title suggests it has to be the ultimate memorable live performance that always takes me right back to the eighties.
P. Swan narraweena NSW When the Rivers run dry. As poignant today, as it was when released in 1989
W. Lovett Birmingham Gardens  NSW Throw Your Arms Around Me. Takes me back to the 80's and the best years of my younger life. This is MUSIC not like alot of the garbage we hear these days.
K. King Port Macquarie NSW Crowded House - Something so strong -  as a young girl my uncle would babysit us- there was a 9 year age gap so I always thought everything he did was pretty cool. He would act out the lyrics to songs on our mums record player... we loved it ... something so strong (and Beds are Burning- Midnight Oil) have some really really feel good childhood memories attached to them... Sadly he passed away suddenly in Feb this year, - oddly enough, as a woman now in my late 30's.. they mean that much more now.
C. Jardine liverpool NSW Better be home soon! It means so much even more so after the tragic circumstances that surround Crowded House. Brings tears to my eyes everytime
C. Ennis Lavender Bay NSW Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over. This reminds me of the old party days in the 80's Great decade.
K. Edwards Emu Plains NSW Throw your arms around me - reminds me of my youth! Drunk, last drinks, final sing along song before the ugly lights were turned on! 
L. Waugh Toukley NSW Better Be Home Soon, I was fortunate enough to see Crowded House preform live at the Arias last year and I loved them as a teen, it brought back memories of my youth
T. Lewis Moulden NT Better be Home soon - reminds me of travelling on a bus to the Crowded House concert when I was about 15, everyone was singing it and it brings such happy memories :)
N. Murnane Katherine NT 40hrs of turning bumps into babies and the nurses cd kept getting stuck on Four Seasons in One Day. Winter in July, I entered the hospital on a frosty but sun filled day and during that 40 hrs there was a massive storm then I walked the grounds late the next day during a light sun shower. Freezing though!! Bub loved that song from day dot and always smiled when it was on.
J. Chassain Wellington Point QLD don't dream its over. because that exactly what I said to my partner after our holiday  finished and we had to come home
T. Robbins Narangba QLD One step ahead of you takes me back to being a 15 year old on the school bus singing at the top of our voices and the bus driver stopping the bus threating to through us off the bus 
B. O'Keefe Mermaid Waters QLD Weather With You - Crowded House, travelling in Europe years ago and this Kiwi lad was feeling down, and this played in a Paris department store.
A. Boyce Reedy Creek QLD 'Something so strong' is not only my favourite Crowded House song, but my favourite song EVER!  I grew up with this song being my Mum's favourite, so every-time I hear it, I think of her.  She is now suffering from Alzheimer's Disease so having something happy to share with her is really special.  It still brings a smile to her face, which is a priceless gift!  
M. New Maroochydore QLD Hunters and Collectors 'Holy Grail'. This was the fabulous song that the local football team, that I played for, used to play in the dressing room before each game to inspire the players to perform. It truly worked......we did get our hands on the Holy Grail, winning the premiership three years running!
A. Cloherty Caboolture QLD Don't dream it's over just love the song and holy grail and many more just love the hunters
J. Aitchison Atherton QLD All-time favourite is "Do You See What I See?". I was going through a serious relationship breakdown at that time; in short, it was like "Talking To A Stranger". Her answer to that question was to "Say Goodbye" because she was so frequently "Mean To Me". "Don't Stop Me Now!"; it was the best thing that ever happened to me! Every time I hear the saxes I feel "True Tears of Joy"...
J. Dickfos Svennson heights  QLD Don't dream it's over. Because dreams are promises that become reality to shape our future 
R. Crabbe Bentley Park QLD Better be home soon by crowded house. Means so much to be because it reminds me of when mum always said I'd better be home soon and she was right. If I wasn't home there wasn't any sitting down for a week or two.
A. Harries Mango hill QLD Better Be Home Soon when i lived overseas and contract was coming to an end - this was my anthem as i was lonely for Australia 
K. Best Wynnum QLD 'better be home soon' is my favourite song growing up, cause my parents would always have a go at me and tell me not to stay out late, so i set my ringtone to that song whenever they rang me
C. Childs Moggill QLD "Fall at your feet". My boyfriend (now husband) was a big Crowded House fan and he used to always play this to me and then I fell for him and we got married.
J. Coughran Garbutt QLD I've always been able to relate to the lyrics of Distant Sun especially the lines: 'still so young to travel so far; old enough to know who you are...'  this song gives me strength when I'm feeling a little bit lost.
K. Kelly Ascot QLD Crowded Houses Dont Dream Its Over, it speaks out to me and my wife about her sickness in which she just about threw in the sponge, I played her this song in hospital, not too much but it gave her some inspiration and a future to look forward to
L. Laird Atherton QLD Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over", being one of their greatest songs that is still relevant today, and I love that it will grow old with me, it's such a soothing song it always brings back fond memories for me of days gone past.
K. Thomson Brisbane QLD Don't dream its over by Crowded House is a song I can sing till the cows come home, I love it, it reminds me of good times
S. Nolan Helensvale QLD Crowded house fall at your feet! It just brings back fun memories singing along in the car on road trips.
C. Burke Maroochydore QLD Throw your Arms around me, such an absolutely powerful poem to being in love. This is just such a masterpiece of a song -- Captivating, exhilarating, and very much standing the test of time.
V. Sigalas Stirling  SA Don't Dream its Over by Crowded House.  I don't know if this is true, but I read somewhere that this was the first song from the album that Paul Hester and Neil Seymour played on - earlier songs had session musicians.  I've always been a huge Paul Hester fan - even prior to his sad passing - and knowing this song was his "first" helped me connect with it on a deeper level.  
V. Swanson Burra SA I  went away for a nine week holiday and when my husband rang me drunk once because he missed me he actually played something so strong it always reminds me of where I was in Europe 7 am freezing looking at some cakes in a bakery 
M. Clayton Nurioopta  SA Better be home soon. Reminds me of my son when he was born and had to stay in hospital for 2 months
C. Anderson Hawthorndene  SA 'Four Seasons In One Day' is my all time favourite Crowded House song. The haunting melody and beautiful harmonies make my heart sing -and my mouth haha! (Although I suspect my husband would prefer it didn't lol).
S. Boucher Modbury North SA Something so strong carries me away every time, into a place of 80's relaxation!
J. Browney Gawler East  SA Fall at your feet as it is a song my wife and I always listen to when we have a couple of sneaky drinks together.
D. Allen Gawler East  SA Fall at your feet. by crowded house. Always gets me singing along.. i like to think i know all the words.. lol :)  
J. Walker Valley View SA Dont dream its over- it encourages you to push through whatever challenges come your way to be a stronger person
M. Moschos Morphett Vale SA Going through a tough break up "Throw Your Arms" made me realise that I had to move on and not regret what had happened.
K, Adams Edwardstown SA Throw your arms around me. My hubby asked me to marry him while we danced to this songn
Z. Kauschke Prospect SA "Something So Strong", it was playing on the radio when my husband and I got engaged in 1987, 30 years on I still love the song!
A. Hutchinson Seacliff Park  SA It's got to be BETTER BE HOME SOON just takes you back to moments of life and rekindles great memories of times and this classic song!
C. Daniels Modbury North SA I love the grunge of "Talking to a Stranger" - the first Hunters and Collectors song I heard. Hearing it now always reminds me of the live pub rock scene in the late '80s.
K. Phillips Langhorne Creek SA We've all been there (well most of us I guess) in our younger, wilder years  - one night stands!  'Throw your arms around me' an ode to all who have loved for just one night only, and possibly still think about that one particular person many years after!
M. Tagg Roseworthy SA Better be home soon.  As the wife of a FIFO worker this song encapsulates my need to have him near. 
G. Smith Tranmere TAS Four Seasons In One Day by Crowded House sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it. I used to listen to it as a moody teenager and it was the only song that made me feel happy and calm. It made me realise that it is normal to have good days and bad days and it is just a magical piece of music to me.
D. Coppleman New norfolk TAS All of crowded house songs bring back memories of my younger days with mates around the fire pot with a few drinks with their music cranking and singing along to there songs.2
S. Jago Ulverstone TAS Holy Grail from Hunters & Collectors. Always gets me pumped for the day, somewhat like a warrior but I'm not!
C. Carr Huonville TAS Better be home soon.   Takes me back to my party days, karaoke, and all time fun with friends.
L. McLean Lutana  TAS Do you see what i see hunter & collector's reminds me of being little and when i was sick at home mum playing music cleaning the house
Crowded house Better be home soon grew up listing to it 
S. George Montrose TAS Holy Grail a great song to belt out.
K. Embury Prospect Vale TAS It's Only Natural concert here in Tassie and Neil Finn sang to me and winked!  My boyfriend was more excited than me at the time - happy memories :)
D. Hill New Norfolk TAS Crowded house better be home soon.is my all time favorite as this  is my wife&i wedding song we chose this song as i was a bouncer at the time when i first met my wife .
L. Arthur Sheffield TAS Better Be Home Soon - First heard it when I travelled overseas for the first time and missed my family
V. Clarke Herdsman's Cove TAS Better be home soon ..waiting for that someone special coming home 
A. Love Clarendonvale TAS Better Be Home Soon,My wife and i just love this song.
J. Stott East devonport TAS Something so strong that song means a lot to me because it reminds me of wat me an my partner have a. Strong relationship
H. Shaw Whitemore TAS Better be home soon, its a song that takes me back to my childhood and wonderful memories of nights with mates and a few beers.
A. Beech Summerhill TAS When your childhood isn't the best, Weather with you by Crowded House keeps your head above stormy waters.
R. MacDonald Kingston TAS "Better Be Home Soon" because this Crowded House classic helped me combat homesickness while living abroad in Canada!
K. Gajic Newcomb VIC Something so strong. It got me through a very difficult time during high-school, I would put it on repeat while walking to school and drown everything else out. One of my all time faves.
J. O'Shea Shepparton VIC Don't Dream It's Over - Dad taught me to play the guitar and this was one of the first songs I learnt to play!
F. Hamilton-Weeks Korumburra  VIC Fall at your feet.  It reminds me of a time when I was in love with a special person and life was amazing
D. Ozelis Wantirna South VIC Don't dream it's over, great song to sing along too and I sound amazing singing this one in the shower ;) 
C. Cottren Mount Evelyn VIC Its gotta be Throw your arms around me by Hunters and Collectors its such a classic and memories of my High school days when we would all hangout in a group down by the lake listening to music and when this song came on everyone would belt out the song Karaoke style.
R. Hall Heidelberg Heights VIC DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE is my favorite song by H&C. I used to drive trucks interstate before a bad crash and loved being on the open road with the stereo pumping. This song reminds me of those years of happiness and it was also the first HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS song I ever heard so I did play it multiple times a day and never got sick of it! 
M. Potter Capel Sound VIC The Hunters and Collectors, 'Say Goodbye' because it contains the killer line shouted out by all and sundry at, 'Hunners' concerts: 'You don't make me feel like I'm a woman any more'! 
A. Farrugia Roxburgh Park VIC Mean to Me, it is the ultimate love song, short and sweet and I love Crowded House, used to be in the fan club, memories!
M. Oreher Ocean Grove VIC True tears of joy. This emphasises my take on life!
J. Phillips Rosanna VIC Do you see what I see is an all time classic. It asks the question and shows that there is so much thought surrounding the question. We are all different, but so much the same.
K. Green Melton South VIC I was given my first crowded house cd for my 18th birthday and I played "wheather with you" to death.
S. Morgan Sandringham VIC "Better be home soon" would have to be my pick, As I'd stare at the moon, Feeling ever so homesick.
K. Allen Ferntree Gully VIC Talking To A Stranger - My brother would sing it to me when he didn't want me talking to him. 
A. Limb Ferntree Gully VIC When the river runs dry by Hunters ...simple raw honest vocals from Aussie Rock legends! It will be a classic forever and brings back lots of great memories for me and many Aussies!
C. Reed Somerville VIC There Goes God by Crowded House. It is just such a cruisey mellow song with such quirky lyrics. Every time I hear it I can't help but sit back and grin like an idiot. An all time classic.
D. Barth Swan View WA Don't Dream it's Over. Always takes me back! I hear this amazing song even now and it brings a massive smile to my face!
D. Ogilvie Wundowie WA I love Crowded House song Better be home soon. My hubby is a FIFO worker, and I want him to be home soon. It's a song dear to my heart.
J. Damon Seville Grove WA My all-time favourite Crowded House song is 'Weather With You' with the line 'There's a small boat made in China, it's going nowhere on the mantelpiece' because that's such clever lyric writing.
L. Merrick Caversham  WA Don't dream it's over reminds me that there is always hope abd better things to come. Look for the positives 
K. Stevens Alexander Heights WA Say Goodbye - H&C came out the year I turned 18 big hit happy memorable memories xxx thanks for the chance xxx
B. Bonakey Westminster  WA Don't dream it's over ... it was our graduation song and we all loved high school .. stay young don't grow old it's a trap 
S. Barr Carramar  WA Something so strong remindse of the love of my life... My wife Jemima 
K. Edwards Beckenham  WA Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon, Was A Song I Listened to while serving in the Navy! 
E. Dekkers Oakford WA Four Seasons in One Day. Was at Uni when this came out. I had the best time of my life and met my (now) wife.
J. Sledzinski High Wycombe  WA Crowded House, Better Be Home Soon, wether at a pub or a house party this song brought everyone's voices together, everyone seemed to know the words and would sing it loud, good times. 
S. Discombe Warnbro WA Don't dream it's over reminds me of the good all days no stress or worries great friends great times the boys on their guitars strumming along following along to live gigs some of the best days of my life
T, Berglund Capel  WA When I first moved out of home my housemate and I couldn't afford a TV so music was our Salvation. Crowded House singing Better Be Home Soon was one song that was played time and again on our tape deck.
P. Stacey Port Denison  WA Do you see what I see Hunters and collectors . Love this song loud and when we are on a road trip 
R. Whitby Secret Harbour WA You better be home Soon.... Reminds me of when i was 16 dating my husband and her use to work away,,,,ohhh i was so in love! And still am
Z. Lawrence Mount Lawley WA My favourite song is 'Better Be Home Soon' by Crowded House, because I have so many great memories of singing it with my friends in a choir group when I was in high school. I hadn't heard of the band before then, and the song was so fun to sing and listen to. 




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 RTR ApMayWinners

Congratulations to the 100 lucky WINNERS of the March/April competition!

NAME SUBURB STATE/TERRITORY “What is your all-time favourite Cold Chisel or INXS song and why does it mean so much to you?”
R. McNamara Kambah ACT The INXS song Never tear us apart, because it was played at my school formal and it brings back fond memories
J. Barratt Lyons ACT Just Keep Walking - INXS because no matter what happens in your life.  You have to just keep walking away from the bad and walking towards the good.
T. Brunning Evatt ACT INXS Never tear us apart as I've recently taken up singing lessons and this is the song I've learnt to sing. RIP Michael
J. Moar Duffy ACT When The War is Over by Cold Chisel and Never Tear Us Apart by INXS are my favourites as they both remind me of my misspent youth
R. Tompsett Amaroo ACT I love Devil's Party, because it seems so poignant, given the way that they lost Michael.
K. Dunn Dubbo NSW My fav song by INXS would be "Devil Inside" this is because I agree with it, we all have a fun, crazy weird devilish side to us, it makes me feel free when I hear this song.
R. Cashmere Helensburgh NSW Original Sin by INXS. Brings back great memories of seeing them perform at The Big Day Out concert at Cronulla Endeavour field many years ago. A once in a lifetime event that is still memorable today
R. Pilbrow Yass NSW Don't Change. Listening to this song is a nostalgic experience for me.
M. Leach Rossmore NSW Cheap Wine.. Sitting on the beach around a Bon-fire with my bottle of Passion Pop and this song blasting from my ghetto blaster. Just was a great song to belt out while sitting watching the waves and sun rise... Only thing was I shaved my three day growth on my legs! :D
S. Shah Wingham NSW Cold chisel - You don't make no sense... cause nobody makes sense too me haha jks just reminds me of my childhood because my father used too listen too that song a lot.
Y. Stewart Gulmarrad NSW My Turn to Cry - Cold Chisel, we all have memories of that person in our past that we let go. This song makes you reminisce about what could have been and hopefully appreciate what you have
D. Cheadle Liverpool NSW The Gift by INXS because I believe every day we have on the Earth is a gift and we should embrace each day and make the best of everything we are given.
R. Kriss-Newell Cowra NSW 'When the War Is Over' by Cold Chisel. A masterpiece of music and messages. Simple words but oh so poignant. Makes us all ponder the tyranny of war and its effect on our soldiers. Heartfelt emotion, heart and soul is poured into this song and you can't help but be moved by it.  It was an anthem whilst growing up and remains a favourite today.
L. Jene Marulan NSW INXS were previous students at my high school. They had a touch of fame with 'Just Keep Walking' and returned to play a concert at the gym. It was free, my first-ever rock concert and an absolute joy. For weeks later, my class would answer most questions, even from the teacher, with "Shove it, brother, just keep walking."
R. Callaghan Young NSW "Good times" sung by Inxs & Jimmy Barnes is my fav song.The song and video clip is a classic Michael Hutchinson is one of the most tragic losses in the music industry not only in Australia but the world. The energy of these two combined is phenomenonal resulting in a top Aussie classic.
M. Cullen Werrington NSW I love Standing on the Outside..it reminds me of generations
L. Stephens Bellambi NSW Listen like thieves! Reminds me of my brother and the good old years !
N. Troccoli-Dennis Orange NSW When the war is over is such a deep song. I love that it gave Mossy a chance to show his talent.
P. Shepherd Gordon NSW Don Walker's "Ita" turned an Australian icon into a permanent musical masterpiece in 1980. This Cold Chisel track has stood the true test of time ever since, as has the real Ita.
J. Morton Forster NSW kiss the dirt,inxs,reminds me of my dad when we travelled out bush for family holidays,dirt and dust every where whilst sing at the top of our lungs to this song
J. Hauptmann Windradyne NSW choir girl by cold chisel because it has beautiful lyrics
D. Lansdowne Goulburn NSW Beautiful girl by inxs .....it remains me of my beautiful wife of 11 years every time i hear it love the song so much
B. Robins Aberdeen NSW Mystify because my sister tried to tell me her favourite song was My stiffy and after I stopped laughing I realised she was reading the word mystify all wrong. I still laugh every time I hear the song
E. Lunn Queens Park NSW Devil Inside - 'Hades' and gentlemen, it's 'Demon'strably one 'Hell' of an 'Imp'ressive song always revealing the mischievous side inside of me ;)
J. Watson East Corrimal NSW Mystify. Takes me straight back to my teenage years, hanging out in my room, dreaming of better things.
R. Colombi. Bondi Junction NSW Never Tear Us Apart - I'd be off my 'Ocker' to choose anything else as it was the first song I danced to at my wedding!
T. Lamb Alice Springs NT Flame Trees by Cold Chisel. Reminds me of travelling long hours to get back home to my family. Classic!
R. Sullivan. Nambour QLD Original Sin rocking beat, sweet lyrics and a tune I rocked out to in the club's many moons ago.
K. Barker Stafford Heights QLD You got nothing I want. It means heaps to me because my ex ment nothing to me in the end and he absolutely had nothing I want. FREEDOM.
L. Baker Ormeau Hills QLD Flame Trees is my all time favourite Cold Chisel song, it speaks to me
It remind me of my days at uni, when we were young and free
When I look back now - I remember the times, we shared some history, that uni and I - I remember the fields and the grounds..
When I go back now, I see the same place yet everyone has changed, the people I used to know are no longer around
I miss the times we shared but now must move on
For those days are gone
A. Harries Mango Hill QLD I saw Cold Chisel in their last stand many years ago. They were singing songs that the whole world now know. Choir Girl resonates with me. Deep words sung passionately  
N. Ray Hope Island QLD Star Hotel by cold chisel, brings back fond memories of my pub days in Sydney, seeing all the great aussie bands live every week.
T. Parker Hervey Bay QLD ORIGINAL SIN - "The Swing" was my first ever cassette tape and this song was on it. It reminds me of my introduction to pop music as a carefree happy 12 year old. This was the beginning of my admiration for Michael Hutchence and great Aussie music.
S. Watts Nerang QLD The One Thing from Shabooh Shoobah, the first song on the first INXS album I played In Excess!!!
T. Walsh Esk QLD Baby Don't Cry is my favourite INXS song , I remember dad singing it to me when I was little , he isn't exactly the best singer but he sang it from the heart. Whenever I hear it now I think of being a little girl again
A. Hillier Mount Crosby QLD Elegantly Wasted! I have always loved this song and often describe myself this way!
M. Veitch Currimundi   QLD Never Tear us apart. Just love this it has to be my favourite song. Takes me back to my very first love at the very tender age of 17. My very handsome country young man my first true love.
A. Menzies Marcus beach QLD Flame Trees ... When I first moved to Australia I was so taken with the beauty of these wonderful trees and now when ever I hear this song it reminds me of those emotions.
R. Perlic Bridgeman Downs QLD Never tear us apart. We could live for a thousand years but if I hurt you I'd make wine from your tears. Hauntingly beautiful lyrics!!!!
G. Smith Atherton QLD The lyrics 'Live Baby Live' and 'Dream Baby Dream' in INXSs New Sensation is my reminder to live every moment of my life, live it is abundance and dream big because you have to be ready for a new sensation.  Right now!  
M. Skouros Kingston QLD New sensation by INXS because I was listening to this song on the plane jetting out of Australia for a 18 month working holiday,
F. O'Brien Sunnybank QLD Forever now is a classic track that stirs the emotions and makes me realise what true australian rock and roll is.
M. Meeks Burpengary QLD Khe Sahn - it was a staple song at every single Family BBQ or Bon fire that we ever had.
J. McMahon Soden Mitchelton QLD My all time favourite INXS song would have to be This Time.  It reminds me of high school life in the '80s, hanging out with a really cool boy and all of the fun things that we got up to.  
J. Hansell Godwin Beach QLD Every Friday and Saturday night - windows down - doing 'blockies' with my mates around the town centre showing off my wheels and my great taste in music with 'You got nothing I want' pumping through my (two months paypacket) subwoofers and screaming along with Barnsie - good times - great memories.
S. Markwell Upper Caboolture QLD I first heard Never Tear Us Apart while on holiday in Singapore.  My Mum had just passed away and I found the song mesmerising and still do.  I felt like getting in a car and just heading north to escape my upset, but got on a plane to head home and face the emotions head on.  
H. Jones Gowrie Junction QLD Suicide Blonde by INXS - guess what colour I changed my hair to because of that song? Yep green! Just kidding, it's blonde of course and I'm having more fun.
L. Laird Atherton QLD "New Sensation" from INXS, this infectious upbeat song brings back memories of a heady past and when my partner bought me the album 'Kick', New Sensation quickly became my favourite track it's a poignant reminder of my youth.
B. Haugen Salisbury Heights SA Cold Chisels Saturday Night. I remember getting my first kiss.  That so g still brings back memories.
P. Carey Ferryden Park SA Standing on the outside Cold chisel. I remember on saturday nights drinking with my friends and playing eight ball and we would all crank cold chisel on the CD player. We knew all the words and our favourite song to sing was Standing on the Outside . The good old days
K. North Ingle Farm SA Working class man by Cold Chisel..it means a lot to me because that is exactly what my grandpa and dad were..good,down to earth hard working class men..and ever time I hear that song it reminds me of them..
D. Allen Gawler East SA Flame trees.. It reminds me of my home town my old stomping ground.. Just growing up really. It takes me back and i love to sing it especially when driving :)
M. Edwards Hetorville SA Baby Don't Cry INXS it picks me up when I'm feeling down.
V. Ewer Park Holme SA INXS Never tear us apart. ...LOVE it so much reminds me of being a young teen of the 80s with it playing full blast in my bedroom with my dad pounding on the door telling me to turn that CRAP down & me screaming back it's not crap this is the best song ever written.
C. Davis Murray bridge SA Rising sun and mystify just like them
D. Fisher Blackwood SA INXS 'Never Tear Us Apart' it is the trade mark song to one of my all-time favourite bands. It known all over the world as their song. Because they are Australian it great to see it as a trademark for Austrailan Music.
S. Boucher Modbury North SA Cheap Wine (and a three day growth): because that's me down to a tee when I get some time off and want to relax. Of course when accompanied by some loud 80's music it's even more relaxing!!
K. Van Gelder Barmera SA OH Wow... I honestly can't pick just one. I used to pinch my mums INXS cassette tape to listen to it when i was little. Needless to say she ended up letting me keep it. But if I HAD to pick 1 i would have to say Need you tonight by INXS because it was on my all time favourite movie Coyote Ugly :-)
D. Hancock Seaford Meadows SA Forever Now - I performed this song with a vocal group for over a decade and had the first line of the chorus incorrect the WHOLE TIME. The line is " Take a whole life's loneliness....." and we used to sing " Take a hold of loneliness....." What a Mondegreen !
D. Anderson Hawthorndene SA When the war is over. I remember a concert with jimmy and ian moss complementing each other brilliantly.still remember the Adelaide evening so well.
K. Butler Craigmore SA I need you tonight by inxs is my all time favorite.  I saw inxs at Memorial Drive I'm not sure what year. They did this song and I had my binoculars right on Michael, and omg it was like he was singing it to me. That concert was the best.
M. Carson Mitcham SA INXS - Never tear us apart- My late nana and I used to sing this song in the kitchen with wooden spoons as microphones
L. Cox Hindmarsh Island SA New sensation, It was the open track of the live baby live CD and it just opened up so well and set you in the move for the whole live experience. Not getting the chance to see them in concert the CD was the next best thing.
V. Clarke Herdsman's Cove TAS when the war is over ..reminds me of those who fought in the wars for us ..our loved ones who marched in the ANZAC s ..those we lest forget
C. Jackson Latrobe TAS Cold Chisel "when the war is over is a favourite of mine, I took the CD to the UK with me when I went to visit my family a few years ago! We played it at a family party the night before we flew back home to Australia, holds a lot if beautiful memories for me.
R. Schulz Mowbray TAS Dont change inxs. Grew up with it an loved it an most of all there music was awsome
S. Bleathman Triabunna TAS When the war is over- means so much to me because my pop was in world war 2 and went through some pretty horrific stuff and makes me think how lucky we were to get him home safe unlike alot of other families
K. Bunyan Lymington TAS Khe Sanh! Growing up in the 80's with a very sociable mum, this was a regular on the juke box. A very grown up song but I remember singing along and my only worry was getting a red lemonade! The good old days!
T. Henricks Somerset TAS Flame Trees, it's just such an iconic Australian song, who hasn't been there, returning to their hometown and seeing how much, or indeed how little, it has changed and how it makes you feel.. Love it and play it often!
L. Robertson Mornington TAS INXS - Don't Change......my very first concert was INXS and this brings back awesome memories of my teenage years!
S. Jago Ulverstone TAS I absolutely love "Don't Change" by INXS (I'm sad it's not on The Very Best Of album). It just always touches my heartstrings and reminds me to be myself :) Always the first song I'll listen to on Spotify.
K. Turale West Ulverstone TAS I love Don't Change by INXS but its not on their best of album! Just a great song, upbeat music, that unique INXS sound and all about being yourself.
M. Plapp Somerset TAS Never Tear Us apart-INXS, I was lucky enough to see INXS play live in Launceston, Tasmania many years ago and I remember Michael Hutchence singing this song with such emotion,  it was such a momentous occasion,something I will never forget. Absolutely love this song!
A. Knight Bridgewater TAS Khe Sanh absolute best song to sing ever, I have created 3 generations of Chisel fans
C. Carr Hunoville TAS I love Flame Trees.  It's a beautiful well written true to word lyrics song.   Go Barnesy!   I'd put this in my caravan when travelling and belt out a tune on the road.
R. Hall Moriarty TAS Flame trees, & original sin, i love both these albums so much and was all i listened to growing up in the 80's, back then i only had cassette tapes and worn them out fast rewinding them back all the time
A. Mcneilly Noble Park VIC Cold Chisel Khe San which signifies the end of the Vietnam War which was a important part of our history
K. Auer Cranbourne North VIC Love 'New Sensation' by INXS. Everytime i experience something new and memorable in my life, i cant get that song out of my head.
N. Hill Bentleigh East VIC Forever Now – Cold Chisel - one of the best  Aussie Rock songs ever – no two ways about it!   Jimmy’s raw talent on this track is phenomenal and that intro riff leaves you in no doubt as to what’s coming! I get so emotional about this great period in Oz music history!  We’d all scramble into the ute on a Sunday, cruise down the highway to the beach, windows wound all the way down, Chisel pumping on the cassette player, the warm ocean breeze carrying our voices for miles – man, they were the days!
D. Modrich Beaumaris VIC Cheap Wine, excellent memories of late nights with the boys, drinking rubbish, attempting to woo pretty girls and hair of the dog the next day!
S. Wotton Kurunjang VIC Khe Sanh is my favourite, it's a song that has always brought my family together in good times and bad, I have fond memories of playing it at my Wedding and my whole family forming a big circle and singing together.
C. Thomas Mount Eliza VIC "Never Tear Us Apart" reminds me of hanging out with my older (and cooler) cousins at their beach house over the summer holidays when we were young. They introduced myself and my sister to INXS and whenever I hear INXS (in particular that song) I am reminded of those fun times.
M. Crawley Lysterfield VIC My favourite INXS song is "What you Need' as this Is when I discovered Michael Hutchence to be true sexy superstar that he was.
D. Wright Frankston VIC INXS - Beautiful Girl. My sister passed away at the age of 29. I chose Beautiful Girl to be one of her funeral songs. This is an awesome song.
V. Greville Sebastopol VIC You got nothing I want was first song I heard after splitting with my first serious boyfriend. Sadly when my Mum passed I got in my car to leave the hospital and the song playing on the radio was Heaven Sent by INXS
R. Johnstone Knoxfield VIC When the War is Over. My husband served in Vietnam and we used to both promise each other "when the war is over" we will do this and that. Thank god he returned safely and we could complete promises to each other
E. Tomaszewski Bundoora VIC Good Times By Both these Fine Groups Awesome Aussie ROCK, By the finest of australian Bands.
C. Corry Somerville VIC Devil Inside by INXS - The lyrics always get me thinking about people's choices and our hidden potentials. Great beat, great song, catchy.
A. Scolyer Clyde North VIC Don't Change - INXS. First ever concert I saw and this song played live, moved me like no other music before.
H. O'Day Heidelberg Heights VIC I was a homeless street kid 14 years old when NEVER TEAR US APART - INXS was being played every week on smash hits. I had just arrived at a refuge after 2 months alone on the streets sleeping rough. I met my friend James that morning. I was very scared and James sang along to NEVER TEAT US APART with a whole schtick that had me laughing on the floor and no longer scared. The song now makes me smile and remember a bright light in a dark world!
L. Merrick Caversham WA Cold Chisel's Flame Trees reminds me of my childhood driving from our home up to my grand parents place in the Blue Mountains. The roads were lined flame trees as you headed through Richmond and Windsor and they were happy times in my life. With family heading up to see loved ones.
R. McCaw Roleystone WA My favourite Cold Chisel song is Saturday Night. One of my fondest memories of my Mum is when we had a few drinks together on my 22nd birthday and got up and sung this song in front of everyone. I knew all of the words because it used to be one of her favourite songs
P. Harris Rockingham WA INXS Never Tear Us Apart makes my eyes leak if the moment is right
A. Smith Dardanup West WA I love both groups, but I love how the song 'Never Tear Us Apart' mentions how a chance meeting can change lives.  "I was standing, you were there, two worlds collided..." You never can tell what fate has in store for us!
M. Brown Meadow Springs WA Devil Inside, when I was a kid my older cousin went to their concert and got me a shirt that had it written on it. I wore that shirt till it was threadbare!
C. Newman Waroona WA Khe sanh. As a prior member of the Royal Australian Navy this song always brings back good memories of pulling into port and having a few coldies with my shipmates ..
S. Ware Hocking WA Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye). It's Jimmy at his screaming finest, it's fast, it's rocking and my dad hated it!!!
M. Leventhal Secret Harbour WA I owe a lot to Khe Sanh, it once got me a number. I butchered it terribly but it was enough to break the ice!
S. Morgan Narrogin WA Mystify by inxs because it reminds me of my wonderful girlfriend.
K. Chaudhry Halls Head WA Mystify because it's (R)eally (E)ntertaining, incredibly (N)ostalgic, and (T)otally (T)imeless. It (H)as me captivated and (E)xcited and is perfect for (R)eminiscing to. This (O)riginal and (O)h so iconic song really does mean the world to me!



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M. Bowden Lyons ACT I went to NZ to play in a Basketball Tournament And i enjoyed it so much
M. Palmer Theodore ACT The best trip we have done was  Glenrowen. We did all the ned kelly museum. The reason we chose this trip was to know more about the  history of ned kelly and his life. I would truly recommend this trip.
D. Barbaro Bonner ACT Taking my girls over to Italy, it was amazing meeting cousins for the first time and getting my girls to meet there cousins and uncles for the first time
K. Whalen Waramanga ACT Six hours in Brisbane airport entertaining 3 kids waiting for our Domestic flight, all tired from international flight. They shared their Christmas toys with new friends and the time flew.
P. Singleton Darlington Point NSW At the age of 18 I traveled to Perth on the Indian Pacific to meet my father, I had not seen him for 16 years. I spent a week with him, meeting other family members as well. He was coming to visit me in NSW, but he died the week before he was due to leave.  That was one memorable trip I will treasure forever.
T. Voss Campbelltown NSW It was a road trip across North America,from Seattle to Winnipeg to follow my favourite band,Crowded House in concert. Memorable for the music,the friends and my first BIG overseas trip
M. Leach Rossmore NSW Cruise around South Pacific Islands because I met the most amazing people who are now great friends from all over Australia. Plus I seen how desperate the little school on Dravuni Island is in need of some school stationary so now I'm organising to send them as much Eco friendly school items as I can. We don't realise how lucky our kids are compared to the Island kids.
L. Choueiri Campbelltown NSW When I went with my family overseas to Germany when I was 10 as I got to meet my mum's side of the family and see her home town where she grew up. Meeting and spending quality time with family that are no longer alive, a priceless memory I will keep forever.
C. Lungo Liverpool NSW When we went on an African Safari! It was so special to us as we were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and never in our wildest dreams did we think we would end up in Africa. It was everything we dreamt of and more!
C. Rotherham Merimbula NSW A trip to Ireland to get married, it was the continuation of a 17 year partnership producing 3 children and a lifetime of happiness.
M. Karas Earlwood NSW Walking the Camino in Spain was exhilarating and exhaustive but a life-changing & exciting experience I'll never forget!
D. Bolam Laurieton NSW When I travelled to Papua New Guinea when I was 15 went out on a patrol boat to visit isolated villages with medical supplies it was totally amazing the people were so thankful for what we gave them
R. Shaw Como West NSW We went to Lapland, it was -17 degrees and we went on a santa safari to meet the big man himself. It was an amazing experience and confirmed to my children that Santa was 100% real!
R. Colombi Bondi Junction NSW A trip to the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights - 'Snow' Joke it was an 'Illuminating' experience and sooo "Cool'!
E. Lunn Queens Park NSW A trip to Machu Picchu with my boyfriend - we were 'Inca'hoots to see something magical and mystical!
C. Jardine Liverpool NSW Over oceans I'd never been, with Europe always in my dreams. Paris; I craved it by the day. The Eiffel Tower took my breathe away!
C. Gunnulson Rutherford NSW Driving with hubby in Hawaii, trying to remember what side of the road we were supposed to be on was always a challenge whenever we pulled out from a street..
F. Pollard Barooga NSW I discovered I had a nephew who had been adopted by another family. I drove to Perth to meet him. AWESOME trip!
J. Gray Erskineville NSW My trip to Uluru with my dad because I got to fly him over the rock he so badly wanted to see when I finally got my pilots liscense.
T. Taylor Sydney NSW Family with partners and friends meet in Vienna at Christmas and Berlin over New Years.Family makes it memorable.
H. Ryan St Ives NSW A road trip to the North Coast of NSW visiting Bangalow where I was born and haven't visited for 80 years and a little town called Gleniffer where my mother was born plus lots of important towns in relation to the family tree such as Dorrigo
T. Foetschl Yagoona West NSW Almost 35 years ago I travelled with friends to Gladstone in QLD where we embarked on a scuba diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef. The underwater scenery was breathtaking, the water was SO blue. My travelling companions have become life long friends and, although not everyone still scuba dives, we get together every 5 years for a reunion.
C. Tregea Queanbeyan NSW Road trip to Broken Hill with my daughter. Standing in the middle of the road on the Hay Plains and being able to see for miles in every direction was truly awe inspiring. Made me appreciate how truly vast our country is.
R. Pilbrow Yass NSW While on a family holiday in Los Angeles, we got completely lost. Eventually we managed to call a taxi, and a stretch limo turned up!
L. Ryan Darlington Point NSW It was in 1991 road trip from Portland N.S.W. to Mackay Qld (my husbands work had finished. So with redundancy we took of). We camped whenever we got tired beside a river or in a camping ground. I just looked at the map and if a town sounded good we went there like Lightning Ridge(hot springs), Saphire(mining), Emerald. Banana (with no bananas). Then Mackay.  Boat trip to Brampton island I got very sick, thoght it was sea sickness but wasn't went to doctor pregnant YES. After trying for a lot of years this is why this trip will all be my most memorable happiest trip..
Chun Hua Wu Hurstville Grove NSW Back in high school, My friends organized a camp to the blue mountains. Everything went as planned but when we reached our camp site every one of us started to ask each other food. I was really confused. Don't tell me they forgot to bring food!? And yes they did.....instead of bringing food one of my friends brought her dressing gown, lipstick and a tonne of cash and so on. Only 2 of us brought food including myself. We went through the food in 2 nights and on the third night we were ready to pack and go. We were starving but we still made it. We finally managed to find a store selling food. As soon as i smelt sausages my mouth started to water. All of us ran to the store only to find the cheapest food for 5 bucks. And guess what it was a hot dog! Luckily the stupid friend of mine who didn't know what to bring brought a tonne of cash. Each of us had 2 hot dogs and that ended up costing her $50. THE END! This trip has always been and will always be my most memorable and bizarre trip of all time.
R. Kriss-Newell Cowra NSW From April to October 2016 we embarked on a trip of a lifetime. Living in Kansas, USA for 6 months, my husband conducting agricultural research there. Our first international flight, we toured much of Kansas and surrounding states. Homeschooling the children and experiencing Kansas life full of rodeos, demolition derbys, barn dances, beautiful people, country style American food, overcoming the vast differences in lingo. Life was exciting, adventurous, opening our eyes to the grandness of Rocky mountains of Colorado to festival fun of Disneyland in California.  After all how many children can say they’ve lived in America for 6 months.
K. Rogers Pinecreek NT we did a road trip from Darwin to Devonport Tasmania ....... days on the road with everything from buffelo and dingos to snakes and sheep but an amazing adventure locked in the car ith 3 kids
L. Pizzey Currimundi QLD trip to china -11 on the great wall we were there for the chinese new year love it
M. Gray Middle Park QLD I went overseas to Europe in 2008 and visited the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. I threw my coins in and made a wish that I would find a husband. That wish came true in August 2009! We got married in May 2012.
J. Beckhouse Golden Beach QLD My most memorable trip was the drive from Darwin to Perth. Saw some remarkable landscapes but there was 2 highlights that stand out for me. 1st was diving with the Whale Sharks on Ningaloo Reef and secondly was getting to feed the dolphins at Monkey Mia. Never forget those two experiences
M. Kennedy Robina QLD Going to Sri Lanka to meet my birth family and discovering where I came from, the culture and how it influenced who I am today.
M. Brown Upper kedron QLD When my husband was delpoyed to Afghanistan we flew to fiji to meet him on leave. The looks on my boys faces was priceless
J. Guerrero Dakabin QLD One fine day, San Francisco came my way.  When a handsome boy I knew, got down on one knee and blew: sweet kisses in my ear and asked me to be his dear.  And guess what?  I said 'yes'!!  To much happiness and family cheer!!
M. Leo Cardwell QLD Trip to Darwin. I attended the Aboriginal Art Fair and it was amazing seeing the diverse range of aboriginal artworks in one place :)
L. Baker Upper coomera QLD My most memorable trip was the cruise I took of the Pacific Dawn for my 21st birthday. 15 of my Family members came along to celebrate. Also, underneath the stars up on deck, my now husband proposed to me.
M. Meeks Burpengary QLD my trip to new zealand, the scenery was breathtaking and its stayed with me since I went. I would love to go back one day.
S. Mete Tolga QLD I took my family to Brisbane for a memorable weekend away, taking in the stage show Cats, living in the country we'd never before seen a live stage show and we all had a wonderful time!
D. Dwyer Birkdale QLD Cairns - we had a hire car and drove and saw everything - the mountains and the sugarcane fields were spectacular - so  beautiful and so many adventures!!
D. Britton Maroochydore BC QLD Spending 13 hours in the rain riding bikes and exploring Angkot Wat, Cambodia. Will stay with me for as long as I breathe.
M. Agby Milton QLD Las ramblas, art and food was divine.
Barcelona was a great place to eat tapas and pass the time!
C. Clark Pacific Pines QLD A helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon, a spectacular experience made more special because I shared it with my adult children
K. Lamont Ingham QLD Expo 88 .I got to visit all different places rides,great people,
S. Hatchman Mt Warren park QLD When I was a child, being in my dads hj Holden travelling from Qld to Tassie. It was my first time out of Qld and to see such land I had never seen before was an amazing journey I'll never forget.
W. Charcoal Westcourt QLD At a young age going to western Australia for work pearl diver
K. Mcgugan Mudgeeraba QLD Went to the Olympics in Rio last year , so much excitement, cheering and celebrating , trip of a life time one I will NEVER forget it will stay with me forever .
D. Bennett Ormeau Hills QLD My most memorable trip was a cruise to Alaska. Picturesque views as far as the eye could see.

It was awe inspiring and the memories will be burnt into my mind forever. We were fortunate enough to witness wild bears catching salmon for their cubs in the river, moose frolicking in the Denali National park and seals floating around the fjords on icebergs. Truly amazing and the memories will live in my heart forever.
A. Harries Mango Hill QLD Darwin to Brisbane on a military plane
after cyclone Tracy life would never be the same

Just a young child at the time
Its an event and trip that's stuck in my time line

New life and circumstances
opened new doors and chances
D. Harvey Mount Gambier SA A road trip to Darwin on my own via Uluru was a trip for the soul and confidence building. Life changing.
C. Anderson Hawthorndene SA A winter trip along the Great Ocean Road. Last trip as a family, before our son finished school and started working. So many memories were made and great times had watching whales, wild seas and beautiful scenery.
J. Lavill Morphett Vale SA Driving from Adelaide to Queensland in 2001 to visit my now wife's mother and ask for the hand of her daughter Christine my now wife two days in a Mazda 121 and it was the best road trip I've ever made
D. Osborne Wallaroo SA My first trip to Darwin ,back then it was dirty road from the SA boarder to Darwin ,it was best trip ever & my first roadtrip !
D. Thorpe Greenwith SA A trip to Italy with my beautiful Wife it was truly amazing and the trip of our lives
A. Kenyon Smithfield Plains SA Our family trip to England because we got to meet our extended English family for the first time.
A. Gale Morphett Vale SA Traveling around outback Queensland, fossicking for gemstones and camping, is my most memorable trip due to finding sapphires, topaz and other semi precious stones.
S. Zabrowarny Broadview SA Family trips across the old Nullabor (5-7 of us).
Stuck blaring horns, blown welsh plugs, camping on ants nests, whistling to Roger Whittaker, singing to George Baker, kool mints & lots of laughs.
The 'good ol days'.
T. Hillier Mount Barker SA A couple years ago around Christmas time, my parents took me on a mystery holiday trip. We ended up at Edithburgh which is on the Yorke peninsula. We stayed at "ocean view holiday units", it faced the ocean. So every morning we had lovely ocean smell in our cabin. We stayed for a whole week including Christmas Day. I went fishing for two days on the Edithburgh jetty. One night we went to the Edithburgh carols which ended with fireworks over our heads. It was a lovely mystery holiday. I wanted to stay longer but we had to come home.
S. Hardman Old Noarlunga SA my most memorable trip was to darwin 8 years ago and its important to me because it was the first interstate holiday i have ever had and will prob be the only one, but brought away some awesome memories
M. Clayton Nurioopta SA Going to the english moores in England.  Pulled up at the hotel we had booked only to find front and back doors bricked in. Was stating to get weird as we couldn't find a way in. Then all of a sudden there was someone at a window peering out behind the curtins. Iv never ran so fast back to the car. Apparently the hotel had been shut for 20 years but still advertised it as a hotel as it was haunted and was more of an attraction than a really hotel. The tiny city thought it was funny playing  jokes on people well i didnt. Never again will i go back there
Z. Kauschke Prospect SA Traveling through Russia and Scandinavia over 30 years ago, as I met my husband on the same trip!  
L. Tugwell Murray Bridge SA Back in 1966 I did the travelling thing to London and Europe. While I was in Spain I was cast as an extra in a Spaghetti Western, which happened to be, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I saw Clint Eastwood, handsome bloke but my acting career was not about to take off.  Such an important part of my youth and a lasting good memory.
S. Boucher Modbury North SA Sitting on the plane to Indonesia, I looked across the aisle. My wife and 2 kids looked as excited yet apprehensive as me. Would our old neighbours remember us? Would we notice changes? How would my younger daughter (born after the other 3 of us lived there) handle it?

The trip was all we'd dreamed. Our neighbours remembered us and loved seeing us all. There was laughter as we saw things that hadn't changed, and wonderings as we saw new things. My younger daughter loved it. New memories were made, old memories re-lived, but this time it was together.
K. North Ingle Farm SA Most memorable was to a farm in Innes Valley..S.A  we had 15 acres to ourselves with hens,alpacas and sheep..our sons hadnt stayed on a farm before and we had an absolute ball..We even took our dogs..it was the last holiday our sons came on with us..they say now they are too old to go on family holidays..
D. Harvey Mount Gambier SA Solo drive to Darwin and back, taking in Kakadu, Alice Springs and other glorious spots. It was my first step towards independence.
K. Carter Rokeby TAS My cruise to New Zealand with my husband, son and my parents. Going together as a family made it that extra bit special and lots of fun. As well as the amazing scenery in the Fiordlands and the beautiful ports we visited we had an absolute ball making memories to treasure.
S. Webb Glenorchy TAS My most memorable trip away would be experiencing my first overseas trip away in my life on my honeymoon to my wife Fiona to Singapore and Thailand if I hadn't met my wife I wouldn't have opened my eyes to such a big world out there. And the memories will live with me for a lifetime and that's something I loved and would love to experience that one day when with my two young children thankyou for reading this and hope I win!!.
D. Sullivan Somerset TAS Going across the Nullaboor with my daughter and  seeing a heard of camels..  And seeing a 3 babies with them..
A. Love Clarendonvale TAS Road trip to Sydney and Newcastle,It was the first time i have travelled there and it was in a Prime Mover.
G. Flood Mowbray TAS Travelling the high seas nearly this time last year on board the Carinval Spirit from Sydney to Fiji for 10 days. Well we were running from the Cyclone weaving up n down the east coast of Aussie or trying to out run it amongst the Fijian islands. We didnt get to port and missed out some of the islands. A lot of damage to the islands and the ship we were on. We couldn't get back into Sydney Harbour. The first time the harbour was closed in history. I wasn't sea sick but a lot were on board. One day I like to do it again without the cyclone as I enjoyed the trip n staff we marvelous
K. Stuart Geilston Bay TAS My favourite trip of all
Getting married in Italy, in the middle of fall
. With just five people by our side
. My handsome groom, and I, his bride
. Italy is such a special place
. Those memories I can never replace
. Hoping to go back again next year
. Once our second child is here!
D. Barnett Whitemore TAS Earlier this year a mate and I travelled up to nindigully for a troop carriers of Australia rumble ! we raised lots of money for the royal flying doctors and had an amazing time meeting so many great people! beautiful country out there!
D. Hanson wynyard TAS our trip to Hobart to pick up our son whom we adopted in 1985 best trip ever
K. Turale West Ulverstone TAS My dad driving me 4 hours to my first job interview. I got the job and am still doing it after 30 years.
J. Pelham New Town TAS Definitely my trip to Egypt with my daughter, sister and sister-in-law! Not only a nice family trip but experiences I will never forget!
T. Howard Youngtown TAS A huge family trip from Australia to USA to visit my family. It included a 12 hr drive from Washington DC (where my mother lives) down to Birmingham Alabama to visit my dad.  It was going to be the first time he had met my children as he couldn't visit us in Australia due to bad health.  We loved letting my kids experience the American road trip, stopping along the way to sample food and scenery.  And seeing my dad before he passed was the most precious thing for all of us.   
M. Plapp Stanley TAS I had an irresistible urge to visit China and The Great Wall - finally came true in 2015 and was incredibly spectacular, just like I imagined.
R. Mathews Moe VIC My first trip to the top end - it was the first trip away with my girlfriend and my first experience in the red centre!
D. Tuff Carnegie VIC Drove from Perth to Darwin for a new job that led me into a new profession.
D. Mills Wodonga VIC My trip to Port Mcquarie in 2007, as I only got my licence at aged 40 and was my first big trip from Wodonga. I was nervous and excited. Long trip , but memorable:)
S. Connellly Bayswater North VIC I went to Mission Beach near Cairns and there was a huge storm while I was sitting in the spa and I nearly got struck by lightening! I love Australia
M. Poore Botanic Ridge VIC Our trip to Bali where I organised a 100 candlelit dinner by the river and proposed to my Fiance! Everything was perfect! She said yes!
R. Young Lyndhurst VIC Oh gee !
We went to Fiji
To watch Lauren and Scott
Tie the knot!
Family and fiends
WE didn't want it to end!
S. Fisher Boronia VIC My trip on The Ghan . This is the best and the most enjoyable trip I have ever down, It was so amazing and wonderful. I got to see some of the most breathtaking landscape in Australia. Its a trip that will be with me for the rest of my life.
T. Ayre Quarry Hill VIC My memorable trip was when i went Europe with my family. I got to see my cousins and my dads sister, they are from Germany.
T. Clarke Sunbury VIC A trip to Africa to see the BIG 5, it was the last time I really felt alive!
S. Mataia Altona Nth VIC Our trip to the Greek Islands for our honeymoon.
A. O'Gorman Delahey VIC Driving to QLD as a family stopping at all the BIG things on the way I have vivid memories of climbing the Big Rocking Horse.
W. Cupido Elwood VIC A trip with my partners family to New York.We had a surprise wedding
C. Jamieson Maryborough VIC My most memorable trip was going to Las Vegas, It was my Honeymoon and a trip i will always cherish.
C. Waite Lakes entrance VIC Trip to Santorini  in 2009 to elope with the wife and it was just us.
G. Vassallo Hoppers Crossing VIC circa 1970's car full with parents, brother and sister driving to the beach no airconditioning, dad smoking in the car, my yelling at dad about the smoke smell, us kids in the back seat sweltering, did it regularly always the same argurements but also the best time at the beach
R. Agnew Cranbourne VIC My most memorable trip was to Noojee with my now husband who took me there to meet his parents extremely hung over, violenty ill and proposed to me at te tool shed.
C. Roberts Toodyay WA I have wanted to watch Valentino Rossi race in Italy at his home track in Misano.  We finally got to go and it was brilliant!  Just as good as I always thought it would be.  The atmosphere was electric and the crowd was awesome!
L. Flynn Albany WA Riding donkey's through the Valley if the Kings!
K. Rooney Chowerup   WA My most memorable road trips were when I was courting my wonderful wife of 40 years.
I would leave work on a Friday evening, drive 5 hours to the city where my true love was studying.
Spend a wonderful weekend together, leave as late as I could on a Sunday, drive through the night,

arrive back ready for work early on Monday morning.
Wouldn't change anything!!
Now we are at an age where we would love to hit the road to discover the delights of Australia.
  Can't wait!!
K. Vincenti Kardinya WA My trip to South America as it was our trip overseas as a family and we had a wonderful time.
M. England Glendalough WA My trip to Chile in 2002 for a 12 month student exchange - life changing experience and I ended up with a second family that I am still in regular contact with today! Viva Chile lindo!!
D. Procopio Bunbury WA In my mid 30's I drove around Australia on my own.  I saw so many wonderful things and met many terrific fellow travelers.  It was such an epic adventure.  The trip reinforced to me that I am a very strong and independent woman.
J. Damon Seville Grove WA My most memorable trip is when my husband went to Borneo and Hong Kong and this is so important to me because he is now seriously ill,  but I still have happy memories of his favourite place - Hong Kong.
L.  Martino Madeley WA The time I met up with my sisters in Melbourne to watch 'Springsteen' in concert. It was a childhood dream and we all had the night of our life. I felt young again and it was like time had stood still over all these years. We were still hopeless dancers with stars in our eyes!







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S. Ballard. Lyons ACT Beach cricket with the family and Nice BBQ. Always is the best way to spend a wonderful summer holiday
D. Barbaro. Bonner ACT Whenever I take the kids to the beach over summer ,we just play grip ball. We love it as it's that easy game to play on the sand
J. Palmer. Theodore ACT Heading to the south coast with family and friends. And having bbq in the back yard cold beers and having fun that's the real Aussie summer is all about. Bring it on!
E. Smithers. Gordon ACT Swimming. It cools you down, brings family and friends together. Good excuse for BBQ
R. Tompsett. Amaroo ACT Splashing at the beach with my kids - so much fun and enthusiasm takes me back to my own childhood.
A. Aboud. Smithfield NSW My favourite summer activity is gardening. Because I get to grow some really hot chilli's.
L. Adamson. Arrawarra Headland NSW Surfing.............it's free, exercises the body and cleanses the soul.
D. Arsenic. Carlton NSW My favorite summer activity is walking along the beach for staying fit and enjoying the view and the fresh air
J. Ashbrooke. Tamworth NSW Love making a 70 metre long slip and slide
D. Bolam. Umina Beach NSW Beach cricket great fun always other families on the beach who want to join in with us gets too hot into the water for a dip nothing better
A. Bostick. Hebersham NSW Relaxing with my hubby driving around our lovely country because there is always something special to see.
S. Bouquet. Ballina NSW Going to the beach; whether it's for walking (me or the dog), contemplating, playing cricket, throwing the frisbee, building sandcastles (or sandmen), collecting shells or just showing it off to the visitors, I love getting down there in the Summer. It gets a bit chilly in the Winter.
R. Cashmere. Helensburgh NSW My favourite Aussie Summer activity is simply going to the beach, I live close to the beach and we often chill out by going to beach, swimming, walking or just relaxing with no computer, etc is great. We love it because it's so Australian, the weather is great and it's our chance just to chill out, with the best beaches in the world we are do so lucky
V. Ciemcioch Griffith NSW My favourite Aussie Summer Activity is going to the Park to fly a kite and it is extra special and precious time spent with Master 4 grandson.
G. Clarke. Watanobbi NSW going down to the sea at the Entrance on the Central Coast and try my hand  at prawning at night   for a feed .Fresh is best.
E. Collis. Epping NSW Taking my 2 dogs to the dog park after work. Great exercise for them, great social outing for me!
D. Cranfield. Cessnock NSW going camping with my little family by the river or camping anywhere really. nice and relaxing time out of everyday busy life style.
M. Cullen. Werrington NSW Knocking back a ale or two at the bowling club...merry Christmas
M. Davies. Cardiff South NSW Nothing better then a BBQ with family & friends, Kids running through the sprinkler, a game of backyard cricket getting out the slip & slide & the blow up pool which kids & Adults all use, eating to much & having a couple of drinks I love summer
D. Davis. Tottenham NSW Has to be playing soccer on the beach.  End of the day so tired with a sunburn to remember !!
V. Dench. Dubbo NSW Favourite Aussie summer activity is having a fantastic time at the beach, cooling down in the ocean waters, lazing around on the lovely white sands, having a game of beach volley ball, or a bit of cricket, relaxing and having a lovely aussie picnic. Finish the day out with a cool refreshing delicious ice cream.
M. Dever. Muswellbrook NSW Has to be a BBQ and game of backyard cricket. I love it as it gets the family together, with lots of laughs
K. Dunn. Dubbo NSW I love getting into our pool with my 3 younger children, they love trying to pull me under the water, and tip me off the float, so much laughter
G. Egan. Culburra Beach NSW I love our families annual thong throwing competition at the beach christmas arvo. We even have a trophy ( yep a thong on a stand) that you get to keep for the year if you win - its awesome
C. Ennis. Lavender Bay NSW With my toes in the sand, the salt in the air and the ability to rest in the shade I just love the beach.
L. Frail. Caves Beach NSW Swimming
Family time in the water
Splash and fun
In the sun
Cool down
Sleep sound
Best feeling
Family time is the best
P. Franke. South Coogee NSW Nothing more aussie than going to the beach! this is my favourite summer activity because its fun and relaxing. suddenly work and life becomes more bearable when i have the opportunity to go to the beach to relax in the sun
R. Graham. Goulburn NSW I love camping because the family is having time together with no technology. The whole family love it
C. Gunnulson. Rutherford NSW Beach fun whether it be swimming, cricket, even a volleyball match and afterwards you just dive into the ocean to cool off.
M. Hollis. Port Macquarie NSW Beach cricket, as I grew up in England playing cricket, but not on the beach, of course, so it's great to do it here in Oz
D. Jess. Wingham NSW Nothing better than a BBQ with family and friends. Just the smell of the food on the barbie and good conversation. Kids running around having fun. What could be better.
R. Kriss-Newell. Cowra NSW The arm strains, the muscles are taut
The sinuous tension on the neck is thought
To indicate my dedication, concentration, onslaught
Into physical toughness, my body contorts
Athleticism much, but no it’s a lie
The only thing straining is my hearts desires
My sport of pleasure is simple and true
Swigging cool pleasure from a summer beer or two.
V. Laurie. South Grafton NSW Backyard cricket brings the whole family together and always end with a bbq and swim in the pooil
M. Leach. Rossmore NSW F - Fishing is my summer treat.
I - I sit all day in the heat.
S - Stop the boat I see Flathead & Bream.
H - Hurry up my 'Big catch' dream.
I - I may be here till night falls.
N - Nothing so far but smalls.
G - Good times for me and a day stress free.
S. McKenzie. Goulburn NSW My favourite Aussie summer activity is being out in the beautiful sun playing with my kids kicking the ball around or having water bomb fights
J. Morgan. Forster NSW A bbq and a good game of street cricket with my mates and neighbours,and a beer in hand to refresh,what alife
M. Olivari. Warriewood NSW With out a doubt Backyard Cricket! Countless hours spent with friends and family lost imagining myself batting at the MCG, smashing 4's and 6's with the crowd going wild only to be bowled out by a yorker right on my feet!
R. Powell. Bella Vista NSW when the sky is black and a storm brewing, I mow the lawn, tidy the garden and sit back and look at the sky and the purple Jacaranda tree against the sky, icy cold beer in hand, and enjoy the storm and see the lawn looking wonderful
K. Ritchie. Carlingford NSW backyard cricket with the sprinkler in the middle of the "pitch"
N. Sassine. Tregear NSW Back yard cricket cause all the family and friends join in and we all have a good time
C. Shepherd. Gordon NSW Going to the cricket on a warm sunny day,
Just love supporting our Aussie cricketers in every way,
Cheering every six and four,
I really could not wish for more!
B. Smith. Penrith NSW water skiing at penrith cables wake park its such a laugh and you can even use go pros to capture it all
S. Turner. Warwick Farm NSW Backyard cricket with the extended family at Christmas!! Who doesn't remember the 'over the fence is 6 and OUT rule'?
A. Whincup. Stanhope Gardens NSW Beach Soccer.It is great to spend time with my friends doing something we all love.
M. Winderlich. Emerald Beach NSW Good old fashion Aussie Barbie, where we gather around the barbie with the rellos and mates , drinking way to much and telling to many  Yarn's. Then later in the night doing the drunk I love you phone calls..
N. Murnane. Katherine NT Quad bike muddy puddle soaked to bits and laughing silly with the kids kind of fun. It's the wet here in summer and there are a million muddy puddles just up the driveway and the kids and I laugh silly being cool again after the 40+ build up 100% muggy days.
J. Barlin. Golden beach QLD Love taking the kids to waterfalls on bush walks in qld hinterland.
Its cool,they love swimming in the waterholes and so do we. Picnics or bbqs there .it has the lot and its so relaxing.
J. Beckhouse. Little Mountain QLD BBQ down the beach with Family, friends and cold beers. I love it as you are with those you love and cherish enjoying the beautiful Australia outdoors
D. Bennett. Ormeau Hills QLD I live at the beach over Summer. I love the sand, surf and relaxation, whether it be walking and collecting shells or just cooling off having a swim, it is definitely the activity I live for throughout the summer months.
M. Bolitho. Toowoomba QLD Running through the Sprinkler with my kids! It's cheap, cools you down & so much fun.
A. Boyce. Reedy Creek QLD Backyard Cricket.  It's a fun activity that the entire family can get into (and we take it very seriously - lol!).  Our Annual Christmas Cricket match gets pretty rowdy, and I love it because my team usually wins (and not my brother's).  
D. Britton. Maroochydore BC QLD Walk the six- kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee, then cool off with a swim at Bronte Beach. Bliss.
J. Burkett. Cleveland QLD Boating on Moreton Bay:cooling, relaxing, stunning views and unique wildlife to spot
D. Buuts. Upper Coomera QLD Sitting outside on summer evenings with my family, whether we are having a barbecue, or enjoying an evening dip in the pool after a hard days work, or watching the lightning together after chasing away the canetoads! We love Aussie summers!
C. Clark. Pacific Pines QLD Taking the dogs to the beach, you just relax and live in the moment, all other chores are put on hold
M. Collins. Stanthorpe QLD Swimming! In queensland its way too hot for anything else, besides its fun for all and great exercise
A. Cornish. Nerang QLD I love picnics anytime and anywhere, particularly because my husband doesn't which makes it more appealing.
M. Dennis. Nerang QLD I love the beach. It's a great family fun activity that doesn't cost a cent. You meet so many other wonderful families, all enjoying family time and it's wonderful to see young children out in the sunshine and not inside on technology. Everyone on the beach always seems so happy that it really is hard to beat!
T. Dimitriou. Smithfield QLD Fishing at the beach, it's great family fun, competitive, and nothing like having a wonderful seafood buffet of our catch.
D. Durie. Gympie QLD Cricket the reason y it can b play anywhere at beach backyard in the pool  or park all u need is a bat and ball stumps and people it  bring families together creates mateship   u can watch it on tv as well while having a cold one it can b exciting and emotional but best of all its aussie fun in the sun
T. Faint. Warana QLD I love to snorkel at my local beach because swimming with the fish is the most magical thing I can do
L. Fairbridge. Rosewood QLD Bike riding to the park with my kids. It's free, healthy, fun and we are spending time together
L. Fernee. Ashgrove QLD I love walking along my local beach and stopping for fish and chips.
Watch the world go by while scaring off the seagulls.
I love this as you always see someone who will smile and say g'day!
M. Gray. Brassall QLD BBQ's with family and or friends. It is good to relax, have a bite and chat.
J. Hansell. Garbutt QLD Listening to the sound of an approaching thunderstorm - and venturing outside to feel the welcome rain upon my face.  
A. Harries. Mango Hill QLD swimming and camping at the beach is always fun
sand and play and lots of sun
everything we need nearby too
Summer holidays i love you
R. Henry_May. Gympie QLD Sipping cocktails by the beach whilst watching my children play. Getting outdoors to explore our beautiful country is a must. From Relaxing and fishing, to bbqing and eating, you can do it all by the beach
J. Hewitt. Blackbutt QLD fishing nice to get out side in the fresh air get the family together and some fun quality time together
G. Hopley. Canungra QLD You can't beat a balmy evening at the Harness racing. There's something magical about the night…. horses, excitement, a beer and a winning bet!
N. James. Harrisville QLD Every afternoon, the cockatoos arrive at a stock water trough across the road,  to meet and drink.  They all gather on the power lines outside my home to chat, fight, have a punch up and swing up and down on the wires, all the times screaming blue murder!  I love it and make a point to watch it every afternoon, laughing along with the mad cockatoos!  Just a normal totally insane Australian Summer day activity!
N. Johnston Oxenford QLD This summer our family will make the most,
Of beautiful beaches along the coast,
Enjoying time with our little rascals,
Swimming and building exquisite sandcastles!
M. Kaponay Kallangur QLD Swimming, Snorkelling & Surfing the Waves..
It Keeps me Active and In Shape.
The Best Beaches are here in Qld
And the Ocean is my playground of love & FUN!
J. Mason. Biggera Waters QLD I cant get enough of stand up paddle-boarding, it's fun, relaxing and takes balance to get it right!! And you get to glide through the canals of the rich and get a sneak peek into their backyards!!
K. McDuff Armstrong Creek QLD Swimming - I love spending time with our family in the pool, even the dogs join in the fun!
A. Menzies Marcus Beach QLD Most exercise i get is in Summer when I run after Mr Whippy while waving my $10 and then quickly devour my choc dipped Ice Cream.  best Summer Activity ever.
A. Murphy Atherton QLD Getting the kids out in the backyard away from their devices and enjoying a game of good old fashioned cricket, it's always loads of fun!
E. O'Donnell Upper Coomera QLD Long afternoon walks with friends. As the evenings stretch out, it gives you more time to socialise.
A. Petersen Northgate QLD cricket with the family. I love that everyone of all ages can get involved and have a good go!
S. Rasborsek Capalaba QLD hiding in air con all day,
for a redhead it's the only way.
out at night for fun,
avoiding sunburn priority number one!
A. Ruhland Victoria Point, QLD QLD Love swimming at the beach in the clean salty waters with the sand between my toes and the sun sparkling on the waves :-)
R. Sherden Upper Coomera QLD Playing a game of backyard cricket with my three boys until all the balls have gone over the fence, then going inside to watch a movie under the air conditioning with them!
M. Smith Pialba QLD Going to the beach on hot summer days and going for a swim to cool off then sitting under a shady tree and relaxing, that's what I love to do.
G. Stanton Upper Coomera QLD Has to do with water... pool, beach,lagoon, lake, waterfall, even rain
T. Taylor Curra QLD We love to go to the beach and go fishing, swimming and exploring for shells and creatures.
T. White Boondall QLD Beach volleyball because it's near the beach and it's nice and relaxing cool and spending time with love ones ....
W. Wilkes Marsden QLD I think camping is the best summer activity it is a time to get the whole family together spend quality time sitting around the campfire talking having a few drinks watching the stars in complete and beautiful nature you cant get any more peace and serenity than camping. It is the best and the kids get out of the house without the phones and xboxs and computers and create there own fun which is so great for all in mind body and spirit.
N. Anderson Elizabeth Grove SA Spending time with the family at home or at a playground, for a BBQ lunch or dinner while watching the kids build some memories and having fun :)
T. Berrenson Mount Barker SA ice skating because its a great family activity and keeps us cool in summer.
P. Carey Ferryden Park SA Backyard cricket with family and friends. I love it because it's so much fun . We have a BBQ enjoy a few drinks and then play. Everyone enjoys it. My late dad got us into it and now it's a tradition we keep
M. Cole Elizabeth North SA Beach combing I can stroll the beach and forget about the time and my troubles and relax.
M. Field Mypolonga SA We are on the river so in the afternoons we take the dog down, do some fishing and watch the paddle boats go past, so peaceful and quiet
M. Gillies Salisbury Downs SA Love my fishing as it get me out on glorious days to enjoy either the river or the sea
B. Green Malvern SA Catching yabbies in the dam...such a true blue Aussie fun activity with kids!
D. Harvey Mount Gambier SA BBQ'g with friends always creates great memories
A. Kaczmarczyk Ridleyton SA My favourite summer activity is to go down to the jetty send out a line and hook me some tasty fish!
C. Kelly Park Holme SA Taking a picnic to Aldinga Aquatic Reserve, South Australia, where a car can be parked, no one can fish, which ensures safety for my family when they do not have to dodge anglers and fishing lures left on the beach. I can pitch a sun tent, put out some chairs, listen to some music and relax and unwind with my family.
D. Knowles Barmera SA Sitting in lake Bonney watching kids jumping off the jetty as the sun goes down. It's cool, calm and the best part....the kids wear themselves out so all is peaceful and calm come bedtime!
J. Lees Trott Park SA Swimming and watching the strikers cricket is so much fun. Oh and our bubble o bill ice cream yum yum. We ❤️ Walks down the beach. Watching the sun set. And going for a dip getting wet
M. Leslie Panorama SA Turning on the hose or sprinklers for the kids playing in the garden
C. Murnane Dernancourt SA I may be headed for 70 yrs but taking the Grandkids AND myself to the new airconned Flip Out is my new favourite summer fun. Makes me feel 60 again!! until the muscle pain sets in later then it's 80!! Ha
L. Pannunzio Park Holme SA While I'm not crazy about the heat, the best things about an Aussie summer are wearing flip-flops, BBQs with friends, enjoying a glass of wine or two on the deck, and not wearing 5kgs of clothes every day!
S. Pech Salisbury North SA Cricket on the beach; always fun and you always end up making new friends when randoms join in.
K. Phillips Langhorne Creek SA I love eating fish and chips by the beach while the sun goes down. Everyone always eats their tea and there's no dishes to be done! Happy days!!!
S. Richardson Findon SA Beach cricket...it gets the family out of the house and we get to enjoy a free day out enjoying the sun.
B. Rigby-Roberts Hyde Park SA Definitely cricket - playing, watching on TV or attending a game (particularly at the Adelaide oval). Add a couple of cold beers, fresh watermelon, hot pies and friendly crowds and it can't be beaten. I'm a newbie to Australia (well, 3 years), but I feel truly Aussie in the summer now - even at 42 degrees.
B. Schofield Woodcroft SA Having a bbq in the backyard. No better way to catch up with friends and have some relaxing fun
K. Shipway Smithfield Plains SA Going around looking at the Christmas lights with the family is always a fun thing to do, to see the faces of the children is priceless. Christmas in Australia!
V. Sigalas Stirling SA Our family loves going to Little Athletics over summer.  It's nice to know that no matter how crazy the week gets, especially in the lead up to Christmas, every Sunday we've set aside some family time to come together to enjoy exercise, healthy competition, personal progress and fun in the sun!
J. Thorpe Greenwith SA Being at the river with friends and family because I love all water sports and activities
L. Tugwell Murray Bridge SA Call me Old Fashioned but I love to sit on my back porch, having a few Coldies and talking to the Magpies. The Sunsets are out of this world too....
J. Walker Valley View SA I love long leisurely walks along the beach listening to the waves lapping up with my dog Clare
D. White Hindmarsh Island SA Cockling ......nothing better than digging your toes in the sand and pulling out a free lunch.
D. Willanski West Lakes Shore SA Boisterous beachside barbecues with bountiful booze, because buddies bring beautiful buffoonery.
M. Wishart Northgate SA Beach cricket! My usual view of water? With hands in kitchen sink!
I'd prefer gazing at Australian coastline, Hands on a cricket set I think!
L. Wright Paralowie SA I love having friends around to have a bbq.  Nothing says summer like the smell of a barbie and hearing people laughing and talking. The smell also drifts across the neighborhood hopefully making the neighbours envious!
D. Barnett Whitemore TAS Fossicking at weld river with the kids cause we love it
A. Beech Summerhill TAS Throwing frisbees on the beach with the kids...not only is a great fun on a summery day, but we can take a swim afterwards to cool off!
A. Byard Deloraine TAS picknic at the beach with my family just enjoying time with family
C. Carr Huonville TAS Camping, fishing, family and anything outdoors.  I love a tassie summer hot days and fresh fruit.
V. Clarke Herdsmans Cove TAS Going on barbecques.. watching the grandchildren running and laughing along with their cousins...
D. Coppleman New Norfolk TAS My favourite summer activity is watching the kids swim in the pool on a hot day followed by a delicious bbq with the family
L. Davidson Gagebrook TAS Going to the beach go for a swim build sand castles with the kids and last but not less watching sunset go down
D. De Salvo New Norfolk TAS Going camping up the lakes because I take the motor bikes and the fishing rods and some bathers and there is nothing better sitting near the river and looking down at the lovely view of the  lake  with dad while he's having a nice cold beer while we are  fishing you can't beat that
S. Ellwood Waverley TAS Backyard cricket. Its fun and it brings back some great childhood memories with my mates.
T. Grimsey Devonport TAS Camping. Spending quality time with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors.
B. Housego Ulverstone TAS Our favorite Aussie Summer activity would have to be the family game of back yard cricket. Living in the country we would finish dinner and head straight for the back yard dog in toe as we didn't need to many fielders with him because he covered most of the field himself. The only thing we needed was a second tennis ball so that when the dog got back with the first on we could do an exchange.
T. Howard Youngtown TAS Agree with the kids, I must confide Staying cool on a slip'n'slide,
Backyard fun, laughter galore, Add Icypoles, who could ask for more?
C. Jackson Latrobe TAS My favourite aussie summer avtivity would be the family bbq.  I love these get togethers,  a chance to see all my family and friends,  relax,  no dishes to wash!  (we use paper plates!) a break from cooking for me!  Hubby always cookd on this occassion! Anf most of all we can enjoy the warm sunny weather and if lucky a paddle in the sea!  Pure heaven!  
S. Kennedy Park Grove TAS The slip and slide, so much fun and it even waters the lawn at the same time
C. Mundy Bridgewater TAS I like swimming watching movies playing games with my grandchildren doing crafts that's what I love so much z
H. Shaw Whitemore TAS Beach cricket , because it's such an aussie tradition and it's a great time to for a bit of healthy competition between family and friends
P. Smyth George Town TAS Cricket, no better feeling than scoring a 100 in the backyard.
J. Streets George Town TAS Swimming with my son i love seeing my son so happy splashing about in the water
D. Wickham Bridgewater TAS Summer is where l can get out play with grandkids in pool driffrent games. Love go to beach
B. Widdowson Rocherlea TAS Cricket as the whole family cant get involved and have a ball :)
D. Wilkinson Gagebrook TAS Going to the beach next to the park and having a bbq something for everyone
J. Wilson Somerset TAS Swimming and water fun have to make the most of this in summer as winter is way too chilly
J. Armstrong Vermont VIC BBQ - spending time outside with the kids, no TV, no internet- time to just be a family
K. Auer Cranbourne Nth VIC Any type of activities around water i love. Picnics and fishing near a river, fun days spent at the beach, or backyard pool parties are just what i love doing in summer.
R. Biljna Bunyip VIC Backyard cricket! But my kids are still happy to kick the footy even in 40 degree heat in the middle of summer too!
M. Brown West Wodonga VIC We love picking stone fruit at my parents farm. Watching the kids try to trick each other intoveating wormy peaches is great.
K. Campbell South Melbourne VIC Swimming at the local beach, Aussie Summer's are hot and we have no air conditioning, the beach is free and you can swim all day.
N. Cashion Glenthompson VIC Relaxing on our veranda, music going , glass of wine
N. Chappell Sunbury VIC Paddle boarding is our new favourite summer activity--we love to put the dogs and the boards in the car and head to the beach. Fresh air and exercise for us all and it barely costs anything!
C. Clark Knoxfield VIC Going camping in the outback with the kids, it's always a memorable adventure come rain or shine and helps teach them basic bush survival skills.
M. Cowan Hurstbridge VIC Backyard cricket because it gets the whole family together!
T. Crotty Skye VIC I love volleyball in the pool because the whole family plays
C. Cugley Mt Martha VIC I love to paint sunsets and it's warm enough in summer to sit outside and soak up the amazing colors.
C. Denny Pakenham VIC Fishing because it's reel entertaining.
A. Dinan Melbourne VIC Swimming at Bondi beach, as I love the atmosphere, the beauty of the beach,and the amazing surf waves!!!!
E. Donato Ringwood VIC Early morning deep sea fishing, followed by a late afternoon bbq with family and friends to enjoy my catch.
S. Eagles Pakenham VIC I love going to the cricket and supporting our boys in the baggy green hats the Aussie cricket team there's nothing better on a summers day than cheering our boys on towards victory feeling relaxed and chilled watching them hit six after six hopefully.
A. Elis Richmond South VIC Running through sprinklers with my kids-it's synonymous with fun summer days in pure Aussie style! Winning this DVD would make me smile!
M. Farrugia Seabrook VIC Caravanning Love hitching up the van putting the kids in the car and travelling to the coast. Sun Surf Swimming and Fishing
L. Ferlazzo St Kilda VIC My favourite Aussie summer activity is enjoying a BBQ with close family and friends. There's nothing like the great food, great company, great weather, and great memories that are created.
S. Fisher Boronia VIC My favorite activity during the summer is acting like a kid again. I love going to the playground and just swinging around with a couple of friends, it's nostalgic and loads of carefree fun.
S. George Millpark VIC I love to take the grandchildren to the local swimming pool as it's cheap and the kids have so much fun!
K. Green Melton South VIC Water fights in the middle of Summer are the most fun way to cool down in the scorching Aussie heat.
S. Hart Mulgrave VIC Backyard cricket, everyone gets involved and its hilarious, fun and exciting. It's one of our best traditions!
N. Hill Bentleigh East VIC Beach volleyball!  A great sport to keep you fit and active, close to the water for a quick cool down, and heaps of fun for the whole family!
A. James Healesville VIC Easy question, BBQs. An activity performed every other day, whether it be at your house, your mate's house, your local cricket club or your local Bunnings, it is always something to be admired. A bucket hat on, the smell of meat in the air, and a cool beer in your hand - now that's the kind of world I'll always want to live in, and it only gets better the more people you share it with. Something truly Australian, truly special, and as Richie would put it: truly marvelous.
R. Looker Milawa VIC My family and I absolutely love playing beach cricket with my pop down at the beach near his house! I love it because there's nothing better then the sun tanning you whilst you run with the sand between your feet into the water to get the ball! Even better when random beach people join the fun - have a laugh and fun and get to know new people.
J. MacLeod Northcote VIC My favourite Aussie Summer activity is Golf , which I play with a great bunch of blokes who make our street a village. We play through the year; weather permitting, but summer is the time we enjoy it most.
N. McRae Waurn Ponds VIC Hubby & I love to take our Camper Van to our favourite spot in the Otways National Park. We camp with a group of friends, catch fish, BBQ the fish, enjoy our daily "Happy Hour", in general we enjoy getting out in the Great Outdoors.
J. Pignataro Wonga Park VIC backyard cricket with the sprinkler on, win win situation
A. Sculley Sebastopol VIC Playing Totem Tennis in the backyard after a BBQ is our favourite family past time in Summer , The Boys hate losing and swing so hard the ball nearly breaks off the string !
L. Smith Mildura VIC My favourite Aussie summer activity is spending time with my kids an grandchildren an some friends down at the park near the river we have  on the weekends we have a bbq lunch  ,we play some cricket kick the footy around an the kids have a play on the play equiptment aswell then we go do some fishing an some go swimming its a great family an friends get together
D. Trickey Kyneton VIC Walking first thing each morning...the birds are chirping, the sun is still hiding and I am getting in some necessary exercise--it sure is great to be alive!
D. Tuff Carnegie VIC Sailing in Port Phillip Bay, wind in your hair keeps your cool and the scenery is spectacular, especially the penguins!
K. Wallace Hastings VIC When summer's here, And the weather's hot, It's time for, Our favourite spot.
At the pool, Splashing round, Laughter and fun, Does abound!
S. Wotton Kurunjang VIC My favourite Aussie Summer activity is water fights in our yard,
We fill a washing basket with water balloons and all stand on guard.
With our super soakers at the ready, we all prepare to fight.
Lots of fun ensues and we get wet alright!
S. Banyard Orelia WA Beach volley ball, the whole family can play and then go for a swim and BBQ after
T. Beckett Quinns Rocks WA Beach cricket, it's great exercise, gets me out side in the fresh air, and its quality time spend with my friends and family making memories.
T. Berglund Capel WA Swimming at our beautiful West Australian beaches, because you can be as active or as relaxed as you like, from throwing the frisbee to a game of beach cricket, or simply relaxing under a shade shelter with a bevvy or two
T. Briene Madora Bay WA An arvo sitting by the pool with a few mates cracking jokes is fair dinkum my favourite activity as its right ripper laugh.
D. Crane Millbridge WA Family trips to our favorite beach. Swimming, sun baking, exploring, fishing, BBQ's! So many happy memories are created at the beach!
E. Dekkers Oakford WA Setting up shade and going to the park with the kids. Great to get out of the house and the kids love playing on the equipment. We bring balls and frisbees also so I get the chance to have a little work out when the kids are sick of the zip lines and swings and want to play with them. You also meet some nice people in the park often and there's always the excuse to go to the icecream van.
D. Delmore Dianella WA Backyard Footy, followed by an Aussie Hot Dog on the BBQ
K. Edwards Cloverdale WA Bbqs because its great warm weather and easy clean up. Chat and catch ups with friends
M. England Glendalough WA Beach cricket!! Family time, gets you off your bum and playing sport, relaxing, beautiful setting!! Everything about it is synonamous with holidays and relaxation!
G. Field Rockingham WA Going to the B.E.A.C.H. (Best Escape Anyone Can Have)
S. Gaunt Warnbro WA Getting out on a small boat and catching fish such as King George whiting is always a great day out
P. Harris Rockingham WA Walking to my local beach, with a bottle of wine, and watching the sunset (hehe or sunrise, if it's been a big night)
T. Harris Dianella WA Lazing around at my pool. So easy to do, no effort whatsoever and great for my mates as well
N. Hill Warnbro WA Any sport out in the sun with family is so much fun
R. McCaw Roleystone WA My favourite Aussie activity before children was lazing about in a pool with a nice big cocktail and smelling the bbq...now it is making fresh icy poles and having fun in the paddle pool minus the alcohol
K. Morgan Port Kennedy WA Swimming with my dog at the beach, I love it as you'll never know what you might see,as was the case a few months ago, when we spotted 2 dolphins & they turned around to swim with my dog!
J. Moura Chittering WA Beach cricket, who doesn't love being the one who has to get the ball out of the water?!!!!!!  On ya mate!!!!
D. Ogilvie Wundowie WA Backyard cricket. Brings the family together. It's fun and we get to have a BBQ and drinks.
K. Oldland Aveley WA Swimming is my fave aussie summer activity, as its relaxing as well as a good workout.
L, Pearson Coogee WA Playing some backyard cricket with my cousins is by far my favourite summer activity.
D. Procopio Bunbury WA I love going crabbing on summer nights. Walking around in the estuary is a great way to cool down, get exercise and the bonus is always the feed of crabs.
C. Roberts Toodyay WA Swimming.  We have brilliant weather in Western Australia and absolutely perfect for swimming.  No worry about finding somewhere - we have a huge coastline and so many friends have pools.  Makes me feel fit, healthy and cool on hot days.
D. Roney Boyup Brook WA Summer Holidays! Not having to go to school!!! Working on my grandparents farm saving money to buy my first car!! What more could you a teenager ask for??  
S. Russell Lockyer WA My favourite Aussie summer activity is beach volleyball because you get to go the the beach and be in the sun and you get to build up a sweet hitting the ball over the net and having fun with your team mates
X. Schneider Geraldton WA Camping out in the bush because I love the freedom of exploring new areas and discovering our wonderful wildlife.
C. Shaw Bunbury WA Making sandcasles at the beach with my 3 and 5 year olds . Decorating them with shells and seaweed , then watching the waves take them away .
P. Stacey Port Denison WA backyard cricket because everyone old and young gets involved and has a laugh
K. Vincenti Kardinya WA My favourite Aussie Summer activity is to go swimming at the beach. I love the water and seeing the fish. Feeling refreshed and cool after a swim.
J. Willsher Lakelands WA Spot of fishing off the jetty in the evenings, always lots to see and do in our little holiday village. Even better if I catch something!!

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Marie Sinstead-Reid Fadden ACT Katoomba, NSW. Can be so different depending on the time of year you visit or even the time of day. Majestic, imposing natural landscape that can also be bleak and ever slightly sinister. So much history both pre and post European Settlement.
Daniela Barbaro Bonner ACT Bowral, it's a quiet town with gorgeous boutiques and a day on the green concerts.I love passing through or going on drives there
Rachel McNamara Kambah ACT Batemans bay, it's a really relaxed place, you can go for a swim in the ocean, or just lie on your towel on the beach and read a good book.
Cherie Evans Blue Haven NSW My favourite place would be Lenox Heads
Pamela Wootton Doonside NSW My favorite town is shell Harbour near the beaches and shops its so relaxing and enjoyable you don't have the worry of people telling you what to do
Vicki Banks Cowra NSW Bermagui it is on the south coast tiny little town but it has the beach lots of fishing plus the town people are very inviting. There is something for every one here
Edith Baker Grafton NSW Bundaburg,  because of how the turtles come onto the beach and lay all their eggs, and watching of the hatchlings running down to the ocean. And well the old man says you cant go past a visit to the distillery, mm i feel ripped off as im not a drinker and he steals my tickets for the free drink at end of tour .
Lara Morello Newington NSW Cook. We've travelled across Australia via train several times, and the nothingness of this place amazes me, to think that it was once a bustling town.
Nicole Whincup Stanhope Gardens NSW I adore Airlie Beach. The place of my very first holiday (that I can remember). Driving around in a mini-moke was the coolest thing ever.
Shelvin Kumar Hinchinbrook NSW Ulladulla you get the beach lifestyle mixed with the country lifestyle there's nowhere better to unwind and be free.
Caroline A'vard Terranora NSW I love visiting Hervey Bay in Queensland, its such a relaxing quiet place to take the family for a holiday if you want peace and tranquility.
Erika Collis Epping NSW Leura. love it in the middle of winter, all rugged up to visit the fancy shops, have a hot chocolate and even wander in the bush.
Hirell Ryan St Ives NSW Coffs Harbour. Pristine deserted beaches, great restaurants a banana split at the big banana, dolphin marine magic and beautiful lookouts
Annette Hill Tumbarumba NSW My favourite town is Narranderra, it's the place where my youngest son was born. It is a historical town with beautiful old shops, museum and parkland. One street has trees growing right across forming a beautiful canopy.
Linda Forrester Barellan NSW Barellan. Because not only do i live here but i dont think i could live anywhere else.. its the community spirit that makes me love it so much. Everyone waves and the kids can get around like i did in the old days with safety and security
Juanita Torr Blue Bay NSW Nelson Bay - It's relaxing, on the water, scenic, affordable and just far enough away from where I live to feel like a holiday without having to travel too far.
Skye Birch Darlington point NSW My favourite Australian town would be Silverton as I love  the history mines the history of Tue movies and much more
Kylie Radburn Dubbo NSW I love visiting the Newcastle area, love the fact the beaches are gorgeous, and how it's a huge place lots of suburbs and I can always find my way around without getting lost. ❤️
Sandra Thulin Nowra NSW Sydney. I love Sydney with all the landmarks we have around the harbour. We have beautiful landmarks such as Old Sydney Town, The Opera House and of course the Sydney Harbour Bridge... I never get tired of looking out on the harbour at the ferries and the cruise ships.
Phyllis George Oran Park NSW I love visiting Condobolin NSW because of all the friendly shopkeepers and the welcoming patrons in the pubs.
Leyla Choueiri Campbelltown NSW My favourite town to visit is Windang in NSW south coast as it has the most beautiful beaches, scenery and views. It is where I captured the sunrise and when I look back at the photo it looks exactly like a heart. Maybe my mum was watching over me from heaven that morning keeping me safe.
Sharon Parker Figtree NSW Love going to Sydney it has everything there food, drink, clubs, park for the kids,always something happening in darling harbour and so many attractions like Madame Tusands, aquarium or just get an ice cream and watch the ferries go by
Jessica Woodrow Ingleburn NSW I love Leura, beautiful feel to it, adorable little shops and very pretty. The main strech of Leura looks like it's out a book, especially when snow falls!
Laura Yu Gladesville NSW Love the Central Coast area, it full of wonderful beaches, great food and people. Lots of places to visit such as the Milk Barn and cheese shop as well as Pelican feeding at the Entrance. The best is of course Terrigal with lovely unique shops with unusual gift  and cafes with great food and beach.
Angela Fiorenza Holsworthy NSW Recently went to Palm Cove in Queensland. Love the adventure, spectacular scenery, cradle of beauty and the greenish grass I've ever felt.
Michelle Dever Muswellbrook NSW I love going back to the town I grew up in - Swansea NSW. God's country as most people call it, where the lake meets the ocean. Brings back so many fond memories and best of all I get to see my mum who still lives there.
Janet Ryan St Ives NSW Dorigo as it has lots of family history and the locals are friendly beautiful fresh air rolling hills and the waterfalls spectacular
Amelia Masters Wollstonecraft NSW Wollongong. Just a day trip from my Sydney home, it's got great beaches, great breakfasts and great bike tracks, but with less population than Sydney fighting over them!
Kristina Snowden Arcadia Vale NSW Newcastle. So much to do and see. I've lived here most of my life and still not even done half the stuff
Colleena Rotherham Merimbula NSW Alice Springs - it's a unique place full of history, culture and adventure. The people are true and real and the landscape raw and untamed. You can be somebody or nobody there and it's has an important place in Australia's history.
Linda Kuang Campsie NSW Terrigal, family lives down there and best beaches and wildlife. Vibe is so nice
Donna Mundey North Ryde NSW Wagga Wagga.  Can't get more Aussie than that.  Lovely slow pace and beautiful countryside.

For a laugh ask foreigners to try and pronounce it.
Milagros Davis Tottenham NSW It has to be Tottenham NSW as it is the Centre of NSW and also our home town !!!   Only 600 people live here but has alot of history and worth a visit !!
Peter Drewitt Rozelle NSW Batemans Bay - reminds me of holidays to the coast as a kid and I love the village feel.  It's also surrounded by the gorgeous Clyde Mountain on one side and then the river and beach on the other.
Mary Gunawan Tweed Heads NSW I love Tweed Heads, it is a hop, skip and a jump from Kirra, Coolangatta, Rainbow Bay and Snappers Rock. Love the beaches, clubs and lots of fishing spots. You never run out of things to do. Such a wonderful part of our beautiful country.
May Lalehzari Beaumont Hills NSW I love Palm Cove in Cairns as it's a small, quaint and beautiful beach town! It has the most gorgeous view of the ocean and the mountains.  There are clothing shops, cafes, hotels and restaurants filled with local cuisine. Not to mention the warm weather! It's truly heaven on earth
Anna Lockett West Albury NSW I love to visit Broken Hill. The red dust, the genuine friendliness of its people, and the awesome art galleries make Broken Hill my favourite Australian town.
Deb Harrison Larrakeyah NT Bright in Victoria - fabulous wineries and fabulous autumn leaves. Should be on everyone's bucket list for a visit!!
Dina Britton Maroochydore BC QLD Yamba, It's a beautiful low-key beachside town, reminds me of the good old Australia, time there has stood still and it's an awesome place to visit and chillax.
Melanie Fernee Ashgrove QLD After a hectic work week full of trife.
Williamstown, Victoria's great restaurants, cute shops, beach walks add the glamour back to your life!
Loraine Pizzey Currimundi QLD Mooloolaba sunshine coast it has the safest beach with the best fish and chips sit and watch the boats entering and leaving the harbour no wonder every body comes here for a holiday
Nicole Walton Upper Coomera QLD Noosa. My Aunty lives there and we spent a lot of time there as kids. Although it has changed a lot it always brings back some of my fondest childhood memeories.
Brigitte Nieberl Reedy Creek QLD I love visiting Coffs Harbour. It has the coastal feel of Byron Bay but hasn't been over populated yet. It's peaceful and the scenery is stunning.
Kiraly Burnett Heads QLD Milla Milla, it's outside of Cairns and it's amongst the green rooling hills just near the rainforest and waterfalls! That's why it's so gorgeous!
Downing Mountain Creek QLD I love visiting Darwin. It is so remote that it has a life all its own.
Trudi Parker Hervey Bay QLD I love to visit Wedderburn in Victoria. My grandparents and father were all born there. I love the old historical buildings, the country feel and the history of my family roots. I love visiting and remembering all the wonderful memories I have of visiting Nan and Pop as a child. Nan, Pop and Dad have all passed away so it holds a very special place in my heart.
Jennifer Sellwood Federal QLD Brisbane, because I grew up on the southside and it was the biggest city that seemed to have everything when I was a kid.  I thought I was big time when I travelled there myself on a train and went around the shops Christmas shopping.  Fond memories make a place memorable.
Khia Hemming Upper Coomera QLD Katoomba in NSW is my favourite place to visit.  It has such beautiful bushland and views that are all free to visit. After a bushwalk you can find lots of yummy places to eat.  I have lots of friends that live there and great childhood memories.  Just a beautiful town to visit, but take a jumper with you!
Rob Hitzke Clontarf QLD Toowoomba because it was part of my childhood, the nostalgic feeling I get everytime I visit with the development and changes over the years but it will always have that beautiful country feel I remembered as a child
Holly Heathcote Hillcrest QLD I love visiting Kooralbyn. It is a beautiful little country town- kangaroos jumping everywhere and has such a serenity about it
Lois Laird Atherton QLD The coastal Queensland town of 1770, the town with the weirdest name, it marks Captain Cooks first landing in Queensland and it's the loveliest, quietest fishing spot you'll ever find and that's what draws me there!
Ailsa Murphy Atherton QLD Coober Pedy, it's a tough old town and the Opal capital of the world, but it's the romance of the gem fields that draws me there, also the chance to make a little pocket money!
Kay Edgeworth Carindale QLD The Sunshine Coast is my treasured coastal town with its relaxing atmosphere.  Leisurely strolls, swimming at the beach, so many things to see and do which keeps me active.  Everything is a stone's throw away from my favourite holiday unit which is why I love the town!
Amber Boyce Reedy Creek QLD Alice Springs.  Such a charming town with lovely people and so many things to do.  Desert Camel riding, Helicopter flights, or just exploring on foot is such great fun.  I love Aboriginal art and Alice Springs is THE place to buy it.  
Margaret Stent Eagleby QLD Launceston because it holds many memories of my childhood and teenage years. I still have some family living there and it's always great to see them, especially at Christmas. I am an old girl now so seeing the kids faces gives me pleasure. Merry Christmas to everyone.9
Sarah Blockley Camira QLD Richmond, Tasmania because it is a cute little town that makes you feel as though you've stepped back in time. There's great shops to explore there, a maze and lots of other attractions as well as an awesome bakery! And as with everything Tasmania the locals are friendly and the food is amazing- there is a real sense of coming home.
Steve Healey Pimpama QLD Hastings point in northern NSW. it is so beautiful and as soon as you arrive you feel so relaxed. and start enjoying the simple things in life again. mobile phones ipads laptops and TV are hardly seen
Rebecca Conry Surfers Paradise QLD Murwillumbah, NSW. It's a quaint little town, 20 minutes off the motorway, so not on the way to anywhere. Everyone there is relaxed and happy and most importantly it's where my parent have a farm, and there is nothing quite like going home to visit mum!
Katrina Lambert Deebing Heights QLD Bundaberg, Qld as it's where my beloved Mum is and I miss her so much and this girl just needs to have her Mum close by, as she always makes everything better.
Sharon Markwell Upper Caboolture QLD Crowdy Head is where I spent my first five years so returning there is definitely a trip down memory lane, and a wonderful trip it is too.  Our childhood was perfection plus and I was incredibly lucky to have parents who dedicated themselves to our well being, totally selflessly.  Thanks Mum & Dad!
Kathy McDuff Armstrong Creek QLD Winton - I love how friendly the locals are, the amazing scenery and the dinosaur museum
Joan Hansell Garbutt QLD About ten years ago I had the opportunity to visit the friendly little township of Ardlethan.  My family and I stayed for four weeks and although at first it seemed empty and lonely it was actually anything but.  We found the locals to be welcoming and eager to make us feel at home.  The area itself although quite barren, was iconically pretty and on lazy Sundays there were many surrounding townships to visit, full of history, friendly smiling faces and delicious little bakeries.
Lyn Coomer Brassall QLD I love Bundy has great sites to visit .the people are very friendly.it has many fantastic places to eat.There is a great beach at Coonar & bargarra.My kids loved it up there when we lived there and lived on a cane farm.
Karl Rogers Chermside QLD Red Rock in NSW was my favorite town simply because they had a Chinese takeaway spot called "Red Wok". Also, this was where me and my partner were scared out of our tent on a night away and ended up sleeping in the car in a huge thunder storm!
Debbie Peacan Maryborough QLD Hervey Bay, because of the beach. I find the beach very relaxing, the smell of the sea air (takes you to another place)
Rachel Connelly Edmonton QLD Best Aussie town I have been to would be chillagoe in the table lands it's got amazing crystal caves and lots of land to explore my dream is to travel beautiful Australia :)
Amirah Etchegaray Tewantin QLD Being a rural girl I just love heading to Melbourne for it's food fun and fashion. Exciting, multicultural and full of life.
Jason Beckhouse Little Mountain QLD Mission Beach is my favourite town. Its a small place where the locals are happy and friendly. Boarded by lush Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. There is great walking tracks, beautiful quiet beaches and awesome fishing and diving to be had.  I cant ever get enough.
Sherrie Barron Charters towers QLD Any of the little towns. there are so many wonderful hidden gems in this beautiful country. small towns have a different welcoming feel to them
Cheryl Glass Southport QLD Coolangatta as I love its laid back old world charm, its beautiful beaches where you can always find a spot away from the crowds. Its was the place we stayed when we first arrived in Australia, we loved it then and we still love it now.
James Pizzey Currimundi QLD love the mooloolaba on the sunshine coast down on the spit has the safest beach with the best fish and chips
Kylie Barker Stafford Heights QLD Red Cliff. Love the beach and the bakery. Best place in the world.
Alexandra Faka'ata Chevron Island QLD My favourite australian town is Byron Bay because it is has a relaxed aussie vibe with friendly locals and beautiful beaches.
Michelle Fay Nerang QLD Coonamble, it's the town I was born and raised in, I love the country, the peace and quiet, fresh air and camping out, the people are friendly and the roosters crow in the morning, perfect
Nicola James Harrisville QLD Toowoombah in Qld, a classy lady with a twinkle in her eye, who still manages to enchant and entertain you!
Richard Sullivan Nambour QLD Love visiting rainbow beach, gateway to fraser island for fishing, beers and dingos during our annual mancations, beautiful beaches,fun in the son, and a lizard once tried to call my tackle bag his bed, always my favorite place to weta line and get my camera out to take advantage of this beautiful environment covers both my 2 loves
Susie Seeto Kuraby QLD Uluru because I would love to appreciate the wonder that is Ayers Rock and see the 'Field of Light' - its twinkles like stars in the sky but is up close and beautiful.
Deanna George Caboolture QLD Darwin beautiful sunsets great happy people fun filled markets and great watching the aboriginal dancers dance to didgeridoo.
Margaret Veitch Currimundi QLD Sydney. I was born there and my only rremaining immediate family member is still living. I visit when i can to see my sister.
Jodie McClure Morayfield QLD Bendigo Victoria! Because it's my hometown and when I go back and visit I get to see my family, plus it has a lot of history and beautiful heritage buildings everywhere
Susan Black Middle Ridge QLD Currimundi.  The lake meets the ocean so something for the whole family.  Our favourite holiday spot.
Sarah Brown Carrara QLD Texas, Queensland as I love the look on people's faces when I say I went to Texas on the weekend!
Tess Dimitriou Smithfield QLD Love visiting Kuranda as its in the far north tropical rainforest, the markets are wonderful, the locals are extremely friendly and the falls are magical. Taking the Skyrail up is my favourite mode of transport but driving is great too.
Karen Hodson Kingswood SA Katoomba in the Blue Mountains in NSW as it is a lovely little town for a quaint getaway with stunningly scenic views and a wonderful selection of breathtakingly beautiful bush walks around, and down through, the valley. It is also the perfect place to stay when visiting the nearby Jenolan Caves with their many awe-inspiring underground tours.
Lisa Pannunzio Payneham SA Morpeth, nestled on the Hunter River in the amazing Hunter Valley. Great wines and wineries, beautiful people and stunning scenery. A picture perfect postcard destination!
Jodie Lees Trott Park SA Adelaide it's old it's new. There's always something fun to do. A ride on a boat or a Christmas parade float. Dinner on the Torrens river. Christmas carols while we shiver.
Ashna Kenyon Smithfield Plains SA Moonta on the Yorke Peninsula in SA because it filled with historical memorabilia and the old mines. On every visit you can discover something new. It's the perfect weekend getaway.
Danielle Harvey Mount Gambier SA Port MacDonnell SA, where my mum's grandpa used to take them for adventures by the seaside.
Clay Leckie Mount Gambier SA Tantanoola SA, where poppies grow wild on the side of the road. It's remembrance day anyday there.
Suzanne Reissenweber Surrey Downs SA I love Brisbane, because it's where I was the happiest in my life. I moved there from Adelaide to enjoy the warmer weather and felt like I'd arrived home.  My daughter was born there and if it wasn't for a marriage break-up I'd still be there.  My heart longs to be back there, because that's where I felt like I belonged.
Wayne Hodson Kingswood SA Gawler in SA which was South Australia's first country town. I grew up there and it is always nice to return and see how my little town has grown. Whilst it now has traffic lights, fast food restaurants, and roundabouts, it still maintains its small town charm. It is also nice that it is the gateway to the wonderful wine region of the Barossa Valley.
Kristy Nicholson Morphett Vale SA Coober Pedy, as this gem of a town is fascinating and unique, bringing what's hidden underneath to light.  It shows a different style of living that works so well in its environment.
Lyn Nottage Hindmarsh Island SA Longreach , there's something so good about seeing a Qantas Jumbo parked in the middle of the Outback.
Peter Kauschke Prospect SA Broome, from its perfect beaches to its laid back life style, from it's remoteness to its friendliness, there is no other place in Australia like it.  It is the perfect holiday destination!
Sacha Pech Salisbury North SA Parachilna; it's in the Flinders Ranges. It's absolutely beautiful, the locals are friendly and the beer tastes better after you've been on the road for hours!
Kelly Walter Elizabeth Park SA Mount gambier so beautiful that place is want to take my daughter there one day
Kaye Clarke East Devonport SA Favourite Australian town for me is Mt Gambier. Loved seeing the blue lake and it is so flat which made walking great for me. Also loved what they have done to some of the sink holes which I was able to walk down into.
Kathy Pogas Virginia SA Coober Peddy....like landing on the moon! A place that no other can match!
Michelle Field Mypolonga SA Kimba, the place I was born, it is HALFWAY across Australia and home of the BIG Galah!!
David Nolte Glenelg North SA Adelaide. It's the perfect place to catch-up on your sleep before heading somewhere exciting like Sydney or Melbourne!! Historians love it too because it's racing into the 1950's!
Christopher Gibbs Edwardstown SA Mildura would be the place i love visiting. the people there are nice and i love the murray river .fishing is awsome. Camp fire and the peice and quiet. ..listening to the nature
Cheryl Edmundson Aberfoyle Park SA Ballarat I love sovereign hill and the buildings gardens