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- Posted:Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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Backpackers away from their loved ones for their new year celebrations, who could be feeling a bit homesick around this time, might like to consider kissing goodbye to the last 12 months in true Aussie-style, where a fantastic night out with a difference is pretty much guaranteed. Or so says the country's tourism department - they've come up with a few suggestions for backpackers off on cheap travel holidays who may be looking for a new way to say hello to the coming year.
First off, they recommend heading to the beach for a low-key but true-blue Australian experience. If you can't choose which beach - and I hear they have sand in abundance over there - don't panic. The most famous ones - Queensland's Noosa, Adelaide's Glenelg or Broome's Cable Beach - are sure to cater for all your beach-bum needs.
Other than that, music festivals are a great way to ensure a quality night out - most important for New Year's Eve. The Falls Music and Arts Festival is held in two different locations - Lorne in Victoria and Marian Bay in Tasmania. Bands include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and DJs, workshops and comedy tents are also on hand so you'll be spoiled for choice as to what to do.
If you're up for a crazy night out, however, Thailand's Full Moon Jungle party should offer you everything you're after, complete with nigh-on 20,000 ravers rocking out to techno, trance, drum'n'bass and reggae, played by both local and international masters of the decks.