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Port Douglass

I will be in Port Douglass with girlfriends in December to celebrate our 40th birthdays. Traveling to Australia is the birthday girls dream. We are a semi adventurous group of 40 something ladies who want have fun. I am struggling to find water cruises and places to stay that are not "family-friendly" and not "20-something friendly". Thoughts? I need to plan the "birthday dinner/night out" at a venue as well. Thoughts???

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I am looking for a sailing option for my 74 year old father and I while visiting Whitsunday. We would like to be out on a in the reef for a night or two, but do not want to be on a booze cruise younger folks. We are not scuba divers but enjoy being in and on the water. Our trip will be at the end of November so I am a little worried about jellyfish, should i be? Housing recommendations and other ideas would be helpful. We are trying to decide how long to stay in the area. He will snorkel and…

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I will be in Sydney with my 74 year old father, from the American Midwest, for a couple of weeks at the end of November/December. We will hit the highlights, that's easy. What else should we know about? He loves to go to performances and we are planning on at least one at the opera house, but what are the other venues that we should be looking at? Is there anything comparable to the TKTS booths for day of tickets? What is your recommendation for a day trips, he really enjoys traveling by train…

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I'm planning on checking out the Great Barrier Reef area sometime in June. I'm not very knowledgeable on the world of diving. I tried looking up info on the kinds of activities people usually do in the area but it was muddled with travel packages. Basically I just want to know:

What are the advantages of getting PADI certified before I go?
What activities can I do if I'm not PADI certified?

Any help or background knowledge on this would be greatly appreciated!

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Planning a road trip of 3 days from Bellingen to Capertree National Park, which is accessed via Bylong Valley Way to Rylestone and then Glen Alice Rd to Kandos. Never been that route before, Google Maps suggests 2 routes that we are interested in, via Armidale & Tamworth and then Mudgee, or alternatively Musselbrook. We are in a sedan so would prefer tarmac in reasonable condition. Anybody have any suggestions as to the best scenic route and also suggested sights on the way? Also quiet hotels…

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Hey guys, me and my friend are planning on traveling to Australia for a year with a WHV we'll be about 24/25 by the time we save the fund etc (2 years) I'm generally just looking for tips on what to do where to start, how much money we need. We're looking into booking this thing which is about £400 for transfers, hostel for a week, a week of activities etc is it worth it? Anything would be appreciated, thanks

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My husband and I shall be arriving in Adelaide on 1st December, departing on 16th January and we obviously want to see as much as possible during our short stay in Australia. We shall be hiring a camper van for part of our trip but would also use air, train or coach travel wherever necessary.. Ideally we would like to visit Uluru, Alice Springs, Melbourne, Sydney (there for New Year's Eve), Barrier Reef and Port Douglas. Are we being too ambitious to trying to visit all of these and do them…

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I often see alot of posts on forums asking about meeting people in Australia to travel with and things to do whilst traveling in Australia. A great way to start or meet people on your trip could be by doing a Dive Internship from the Whitsundays. It offers the opportunity to meet meet people from all over the world whilst learning something new in the exciting industry of tourism. Never dived before no problem, but leave as a Dive Master. Check out reef Safari Diving and Photography on…

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Hi, we are traveling to Australia in July with 2 kids and are planning to do Sydney and Cairns. We have a few days in between and wanted to spend time in Fraser Island and/or Cairns. We are arriving into Brisbane from Cairns and have 4 days including the day of arrival (we get it at 8am in the morning, so have the entire day) and leave from Coffs Harbour to Sydney on the 5th day. We were wondering if we should fly from Brisbane to Hervey Bay immediately and then ferry onto Fraser Island and…