I am pleasantly surprised to see that Apple will actually be putting the iPad 2 on sale on the 25th of March as promised with online orders from 1am and store orders from 5pm tomorrow. My original advice to order one online still stands - you really don’t want to be stuck in a seemingly infinitely long queue waiting to buy one. I would also like to add try shopping at other retailers like JB HiFi, Target, Big W, Myer and David Jones and you may find shorter queues - if any. Although the risk they won’t have as much stock as an Apple Store is very real.
A friend has indicated he will be waiting until the initial surge dies down. That’s what I said when the iPad 1 was released in Australia last year. I held out until day 6.