Anybody live or visit Australia?

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Registered: 11-24-1997
Anybody live or visit Australia?
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 5:34pm

This is on behalf of my daughter.  My daughter, her boyfriend, my son & their friend are leaving for Australia on May 6th.  My daughter & her boyfriend will be staying near Brisbane for a month.  My son & their friend will be staying for 2 weeks.  If you know Brisbane, is there anything I can tell them i.e. places to visit, places to skip, anything interesting, customs, etc.  All 4 people were born & raised near New York City & all 4 of them are in their mid - late 20's.  They are all college educated (if that helps).  Obviously as a mother, I'm concerned about them renting a car since they are not used to driving on the left.  Also they want to dive in the Great Barrier Reef.  Nobody is certied to dive. 

So anything I can tell them I would appreciate.  My daughter will be taking her laptop & cell phone.  She will communicate with me by email & maybe skype.