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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).

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Funds needed to enter Australia on Working Holiday Visa?

Hi, I'm new to the idea of travelling but am looking into the idea of seeing the sights of Australia over 6-9 months. Haven't really got into the detail of it yet as there's a lot I need to consider practicality wise first.

I know I need to apply for a working holiday visa and I've spent quite a bit of time looking into the visa, but one thing I'm struggling to see is how much money I need in my bank to show that I can support myself when I enter the country, as I know there is a financial…

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Melbourne to Cairns - any ideas

Hey guys,
In June my friends and I arrive in Melbourne to travel up to Cairns via Greyhound, any suggestions on what is a must-do/see or a should completely avoid along that route?
Already got ideas in mind, just want other people's suggestion :)
Thanks in advance
xo

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Perth To Exmouth to Karijini to Perth (with stops)

My partner and I are planning this trip from May 6th - May 17th of this year. We also plan to stop in Kalbari, Coral Bay, and anywhere else that may be of interest. We will be driving a Honda Civic. We hope to camp the entire trip.

I would prefer to drive at night if possible for the Perth Kalbari Leg of the journey. I have been warned about Kangaroos and Cattle but would like to hear from you all if this are really major concern on this portion of the trip? We have a kangaroo whistle for the…