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I'm thinking of heading to Western Oz for xmas and NY mostly for wildlife at Monkey Mia and Coral Bay.
I had a look at backpackers bookings for both -.........it looks pretty booked up.
I usually like to wing it and book a few days ahead as I go but it looks like those locations will get full over the busy holiday season.
Anyone got experience of those? Do you usually need to get all booked up weeks/months in advance?
(ps am usually more organised than this!!)
Any advice appreciated
I will be in Melbourne for xmas but haven't decided where to go for nye. I will be travelling by myself on nye so what is the best travellers destination where people are in similar situations?
Hi TTers! I'm flying into Ayers Rock Airport on 5 Feb 14 (arriving around 10am) and flying out again on 7 Feb (at 12:30pm). I'd like to do an overnight camping tour starting and ending in Ayers Rock. I've found one through Lost in Australia (http://www.lostinaustralia.com.au/ - 2 day overnight Uluru/Ayers Rock tour), which has a groovy website and was very prompt and forthcoming when I emailed with a question - but there's no feedback I can find here. Bit gunshy to book based solely on info from the internet. So: anyone heard of LIA? Good/bad experiences? Can people recommend other tour companies? Anything local to Ayers Rock, maybe through the resort?
Rachel from Boston, USA
PS, In case it's useful, I'm a solo traveler and just turned 40. Looking to experience the place and culture while checking out the stars and meeting new folks (not drinking or hooking up... more »
I fly into Melbourne on 21st December on a Virgin domestic flight, landing at 15:15 and wondered if i would feasibly have time to catch a Tiger airways flight to Adelaide at 17:15, or whether a two hour window is cutting too fine. There is a virgin flight flying out at 18:40, however as i am flying from the UK and will have been travelling around 36 hours, i'd rather get there sooner. The difference in price is also about £150. I just don't want to book the Tiger flight and then not make it!
Any thoughts would be appreciated
Does anyone out there know if Kalgoorlie to Perth is doable in one day in mid-February 2014 in a compact car without reaxching Perth as a stressed out wreck? 600 kms is a long way if the road is full of road trains and roos as I've heard, or are they few and far between? Any idea of the speed limits for most of the trip, and can you do the maximum for much of the time? Any info much appreciated. Tony
5 years ago I bought 400 postcards from Australia Post. They were pre-stamped and had lovely pictures of Australian wildlife on them. I couldn't buy them online but had someone purchase them for me, so that when I arrived a month later with 20 students, we were able to pick them up and send them off (we used this as a money-raiser for our student exchange trip). Does anyone know if they are still available? Once again, I can find nothing online! They were around $1.50 each I believe. Anyone know about this? Comments much appreciated.
We have the opportunity to visit either the Darwin or Brisbane area for up to two weeks in January. We are really keen on a camping trip and wondered what would be the more amazing experience? Drop Bear Adventures to Fraser Island for 3 days or Aussie Adventures to Kakadu for 3 days? Ideas for other must dos (especially if its relating to Darwin) would be really great too.
I will be traveling to Australia on a work and holiday visa in January 2014. I am planning on flying into Sydney or Melbourne but cannot decide which. I will be looking for a job, but am open to any kind of work. I understand Sydney is more expensive but I am attracted to its beaches/climate. I was hoping someone could share their knowledge as to the cost of rent in Sydney vs Melbourne. Is it easy to find rent in Sydney that is comparable to Melbourne? Also, are the job markets much different? Will I be able to find a job in either city or is one easier than the other? I am a 25 year old male from the United States and will be willing to work hard in any field. Thank you!
I am 18, travelling alone and visiting family in Sydney for Christmas and New Years. I then have from about the 2nd of January until January the 21st to go anywhere in Australia!
Ideally I would like to travel the East Coast either by bus or flying north (the latter being significantly cheaper). I would love to visit the Whitsunday Islands, possibly getting a return flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island and spending a couple of weeks there. Does this sound like a good plan? I have never visited Australia so any other advice/ideas would be super helpful :)
I'm going on a 2 week bus tour from Sydney to Cairns in September then heading back to Sydney to do my own thing. Never travelled alone so feeling a little nervous!
Just thought I would come on here and see if anyone else is planning on heading there around this time or can give me any advice/recommendations.
My wife and I are looking to fly from Bangkok to Christchurch via Melbourne, and the cheapest fares we found were by booking separate flights with Air Asia (BKK>MEL) and JetStar (MEL>CHC).
We're U.S. citizens so we do not need a visa to enter Australia, but have to pay a $20 application fee to enter which we are trying to avoid by just staying in the airport for our layover between flights. However, does anyone know if we'll have issues getting through customs to pick up our checked bags before quickly checking back in for our outbound flight afterward that same day? We'd be arriving early morning on Air Asia and flying out that same night on JetStar.
I know this is a bit of an odd question, but hoping someone may have dealt with something similar in the past. Just want to get some feedback if possible before booking the flights since losing our bag and not being allowed through... more »
we are travelling with a car from uluru to coober pedy and searching for a cheap hotel/motel for an overnight stop. I think Kulgera is the most convening location on this way. I've googled, that there is a motel called kulgera roadhose, but I can not find an opportunity to make a reservation via mail. Do you know if there are any other choices?
does anybody know if there is a "comfortable" are to sleep on the airport... We arrive on january 1st at 10 pm and our next flight is on 2nd morning 7am. Sydney is fully booked from new years eve and I can not find anything cheap right next on the airport. Does anybody have an idea?
I am travelling to Australia on my own for 6 weeks starting in Feb 2014.
I am now at the part where i am looking into what activities and experiences i would like to do while i'm out there.
I was looking for some help with Whitsunday over night tours and who to book with or through or to even get an idea of price etc.
As i am doing this as a solo traveller i would like to be part of a tour with a bigger group.
Can anyone recommend anything?
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