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Aus / NZ trip coming up, different take on recommendations question

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Aus / NZ trip coming up, different take on recommendations question

pendlebg | Dec 25, 2010 07:28 AM

HI, have been through the boards here and have some great ideas for higher end places to go.

What I am looking for here, which is sprinkled a bit through other threads, is the following

For this type of travel, eating for about 3/4 of the days go as follows

Up early, looking for a great breakfast spot. Very active morning, Look for great, casual lunches, an can go to higher end places for lunch service instead of dinner sometimes, however really good, simple fresh seafood on the beach with a beer or a great pub lunch on a patio, fresh sushi / fish and chips from a great takeout spot, etc.. is more appealing than sti down linen service most days. Often, by dinnertime we are exhausted, and often stock up on wine, good cheeses, fruit, bread, etc.. and eat in (do not like paying high end prices for a meal when I can barely keep my eyes open, but every 3rd or 4th day we do slow down during the day to go out for a nice restaurant meal).

Looking for recommendations for great breakfast and casual lunch (pub / beach / local fav restaurant) spots to hit enroute. On any given day we can end up anywhere, so I tend to map these out and wherever we end up, we look for our list of what is close.

Places we are going to include in the trip (some 1 day, some 3 - 4 days): Sydney, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Queenstown, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Christchurch. anywhere in those areas would be great. We are going to other areas as well but food is covered there already.

Will be happy to report back when done, but anyone who has ideas that fit the great breakfast and great casual lunch type spots would be ideal. Also, any local markets to get some back in the hotel make our own light fare meals to nibble over some wine meals would be appreciated as well.

Thanks

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