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Anyone looking for a boat from Indonesia to Australia?

Greetings!
I am trying to travel around the world using only my bicycle and boats and I'm in Singapore, wanting to get down to Australia from Indonesia, but desperate not to fly. Although hitching a lift on a sailing boat from Indonesia to Australia is a romantic option it is also an unlikely one, and one likely to lead to seasickness. And so I am exploring another avenue, that being to take a cruise ship. There are boats heading in the right direction in May and it turns out the price drops…

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Moreton Island snorkelling visibility

I'm wondering what time of year the visibility is best for snorkeling the Tangalooma Wrecks at Moreton Island?

Anyone able to advise?

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Online Tourist Visa (600) for Australia - Actual Processing Time

I hold a Filipino passport, living in Doha, aiming to travel to Oz 3-11 April. Still have not received my visa and I will be traveling in 2 days. There is no Australian consulate in Doha, only VFS, a service provider which acts as a middle-man between clients and the Australian consulate in Dubai.
March 3 - Submitted my application online, also paid visa fee online A$130. Received notification e-mail (system generated) that my application is in the system.
March 26 - Received an e-mail from Duba

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Europcar car rental scam - follow-up and solution

About a half a year ago I have posted here my bad experience with the Europcar car rental at Sydney airport. I was complaining that few days after I had returned the car without any damage to them my credit card was charged with an additional fee, allegedly for special cleaning of the stained car interior. We did not do any stains inside the car and I was quite unhappy about their conduct which looked to me as a premeditated scam. For the details please see the previous post.

The reason I am…

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Racist Cockatoos?

I have white cockatoos and black cockatoos flying around the place.

But I never see in-between-coloured cockatoos!

Are cockatoos racists?

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Hunter Valley Vineyards/Campervan spot nearby (don't want a DUI)

Hi

I'm heading out to Sydney in June and meeting up with my girlfriend and we're going to get a campervan and head from Sydney to Brisbane then fly up to Airlie beach and Whitsundays. we've got 3 weeks and are spending a few days in Sydney first then getting the campervan for 12 days. I would like to go and do a bit of wine tasting and maybe visit a couple of vineyards.

I was hoping someone may be able to suggest any particular ones which are good to visit or any where there is a place we can…

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Road trip from Melbourne to Sydney

Hi,

Do anyone can recommend me where are the best place to stop during travelling between Melbourne to Sydney? We have 7 people and drive by ourselves. We will arrive in Melbourne mid of October and we have about 4 days to go in between both big city. I have check in many website and found there are 2 alternative routes (coastal road and heritage road), Can we have experience for both routes? Please help me to fill up where I should stop on 3rd - 6th day

1st day Melbourne
2nd day Melbourne

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Short term volunteering opportunities for Australians.

Short term volunteering opportunities for Australians in Indigenous Australia, Vanuatu, Costa Rica and Cambodia through a reputable organisation.
"Volunteers in Community Engagement", formally 'Youth Challenge Australia'.
http://voiceaustralia.org.au/
There are fees, you must be over 18 but there is no upper age limit, it is not necessary to be an Australian citizen, but pre departure training is required in Australia.

Cheers,
Peter

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Broome town trip half day

Friends of mine will arrive on April 10 in Broome by Cruise ship. Dock at approx. 2am (!) and leave at approx 2pm.
Is there any company/service they can book to visit Chinatown, Cable Beach, Gantheaume, etc on a 2 to 3 hour trip.
If not, would a taxi be advisable to take them around to these points and what would it cost them?
Thank you for any advice.

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Withdrawing from course after current term

I'm an international student currently studying in Australia. I plan to withdraw from my course and return to my home country after my current student term. Is there anything I need to do to formally let Immi know that I'll be leaving for good and no longer will need my student visa (that was originally for two years, it's been 8 months).