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Diving the Great Barrier Reef - Is it really that great?

Hey there,

So I dive but I get cold and seasick and, in latter years, somewhat anxious, so I only like to do it if it's really "worth it".

I've dived a lot in amazing places - 1. Flores/Komodo in Indonesia, 2. Sipadan in Borneo 3. Coron/Apo reef/malapascua in the Philippines etc. such that I've found other places that are allegedly very good I have found disappointing (Red Sea -sharm el sheik, Cozumel Mexico, utila honduras, hawaii big island, malaysia... even galapagos wasn't that great -…

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Darwin to Adelaide

To do the usual things from Darwin to Adelaide, is it easy enough to do it on my own by bus or is it worth joining a tour group?

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Best area for affordable pubs in Sydney?

I'll be visiting Sydney soon and I'm wondering what's the best area for pubs that are affordable, serve decent food and aren't too raucous. I'm an American living in Korea where the beer is shit and there's no decent Western food. so I'd love to find some pubs where you can get a half-decent steak or burger and a selection of good beer. I'm not looking for anything too fancy or hip. Just down-to-earth and where I can go with my wife. A fairly reasonable location is preferred (accessible by…

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Birdwatching Alice Springs 19 (afternoon) or 20 November

Hi guys

I'm in the process of organizing a half day bird watching tour in Alice Springs to see some parrots, finches and other species, including some mammals, eventually reptiles, with the best guide of the region. If anyone wants to participate and share the costs, please let me know. Costs per tour are 330 AUD and it includes driving (fuels) with the guide's car.

Cheers,

Yiannis

PS: send me a PM with your e-mail

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Gold coast

Hi, I'm over on the Australian Gold Coast for a few months visiting family. Looking for someone to do a few things with and maybe go up the coast do some travelling.
Chilled out and very easy going. not into the party scene but like a few beers

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Where to live in Sydney?

Hi

I'm planing a trip around the world for one year, starting in the beginings of January 2015. My plan is to fly from Zürich to Sydney and stay there for about two month. I'm planing to rent a apartment in a cool place of the city. My idea is not to run around like crazy sightseeing. It's more to calm down, come to ease, feel the City, meet People. Because I never have been in Sydney before i don't know where the cool places are. Can somebody give me a hint where "the places to be" are in…

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aderlaide

what are some good things to do in aderlaide

i driving from aderlaide to melbourne

where is free camping

where is free intrenet

where the laudry mate

where can i see wildlife

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Rugged phones for world travel

I have had a Samsung Xplorer B2100 for the last 5 years, 2 and half of which have been spent travelling with me through Asia and Australia. Needless to say, I need a new rugged phone as my screen is cracked and the battery life is now shockingly short (2-3 days and I'm not even using it, save for weekly phone call from parents).
I need something with: long battery life, unlocked for local SIM, music player, phone calls and SMS, torch, waterproof and drop/throw proof. I tend to travel and hike in…

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Phoney tour companies

I was looking at tour companies that go to Southern Africa checked out African agama adventures did my usual checks...memberships and registrations etc that are advertised on the website. They are not registered with any of them. I also checked out the name of the operator and found articles of his brother who is also in the tourism game and found out he had a history of taking large sums of money and cancelling tours a day before. These people are still waiting for their money!! I would think…

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Travel economies in Brisbane

It's been almost forty years since I left Brisbane, so I was wondering about the travel economies I might make as, this time, I leave my car at home. As I'm there for a fortnight, I'm particularly interested in 'frequent traveller'-type opportunities on public transport.

For starters, I presume there's a Skybus-type service from Eagle Farm airport into the city, although I note my accommodation is near Suncorp Stadium (the old Lang Park). As a younger man, I would have walked from the city…