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My husband and I are preparing to move back to Australia next year - probably around this time next year (May). We would like to do a combination of flying and overland travel through the middle east or Asia and would love some ideas from anyone who has done it.
We aren't too worried about cost as we have a decent budget to spend, but more interested in fun places to go through that would be heading in the right direction.
I realise this is a really open questions, but I'd love to know anyone else's experiences of going to Australia fully or partially overland.
Anticipating three months or so of travel across, around and about most of Australia. Looking for recommendations for good reads about the down under continent. Preferably nonfiction but also some fiction. Geography, geology, natural history are particular interests. Suggestions appreciated with exception of Bryson's In a Sunburnt Country. Thanks people.
My parents are heading from the UK to Australia for a 5-6 week trip in November and I'll be joining them for just under 3 weeks in mid November most likely meeting them in Melbourne, or possibly Sydney. I could fly back from any major city on the east coast to fit in with travel plans.
We'll be travelling independently and I need some help putting together an itinerary. We're really interested in scenery, walking and beaches (me swimming & snorkelling, them just chilling out). I'm not interested in the backpacker party scene on this trip, so any ideas for places off the backpacker trail would be appreciated. We're happy to hire a car (or potentially a camper van) for some or all of the trip and/or fly between cities.
So far we definitely want to spend a couple of days in Sydney plus a trip to the Blue Mountains. Maybe a couple of days in Melbourne too. If possible it would be ... more »
Can anyone tell me an affordable way of staying in Sydney and Brisbane for about two weeks? I'm planning to visit Australia this summer and now collecting information about accommodation. Thank you!
My mom and I are planning a road trip from Sydney to Cairns over the month of June. We have rented a campervan, and I'm a little concerned with how cold it will be hanging out at night - do campgrounds along the east coast usually provide firewood?
Hi! I'm turning 31 in a couple weeks and I know it's a lot harder to obtain a work visa after doing so. Does anyone have any advice on what options I have in order to stay out there. I'm thinking of staying for 2-3 months at least and kind of taking it from there. My background is gemology so I was thinking of possibly working for the Lightning Ridge or Argyle Mines, but I'm also open to other fields of work.
I have been reading a lot of posts about the requirements for the 2nd year WHV... I have just been granted my first one and intend to travel to Aus in Feb 2014- i know it is a long way off but i need to book flights so i get them as cheap as possible!
I am currently therefore looking at where to fly into, i am going to do my regional work to obtain the 2nd yr whv straight away so that I can relax and not have to stress about it later in the year- plus i figured it would be a great way to see parts of aus that i might not have done otherwise- i.e victoria, South Australia or Western Australia- which is where i'm thinking of doing my regional work- fruit picking etc...
I have family in Melbourne so was hoping to base myself there, but having looked through the downloadable doc from the Harvest Trail website and looking at the eligible postcodes i'm not sure its goi... more »
I'm searching for someone kindly sharing his/her car for a (return) lift from Brisbane to any surf spot during the week-ends :) . If you are a surfer, I'd be glad to share you surf sessions too (5 years of surf for me). :)
The lift would be during the day (I can wake up early if needed), the deal is that we share the gas cost so everyone wins!
Thanks, see you!
Martin (23 yo french easygoing guy :) )
Myself and my boyfriend are arriving in melbourne on the 3rd June from singapore and have got 2 weeks to travel up to Sydney. We were going to hire a campervan to do it so we could travel along the coast but there seems to be loads of extra costs involved which has put us off a bit. We want to make the most of our time but are worried the greyhound or trains will miss out a lot of places on the way. We are looking for any advice on a cheap but good way to travel up any help would be really appreciated. Thanks!
I am planning my trip to australia (august) and want to go to Fraser Island, I am travelling alone and preferd to walk the island instead of a 4wd tour.
I have seen a recommendation of a walking tour with footprintsonfraser, I haven´t been able to contact them or open there web page, has any one done it? any other company I can arrange this type of trip?
Also would need to decide between whitsunday or kepple island, I am budget so need advise. Also like to see kakadu so if you have any recommendation it would be great.
There are 6 of us doing a road trip from Adelaide to Alice in a total of 4 days. Does anyone have any worth seing sights on the way up to Alice, bearing in mind we are on a tight schedule?
We are planning on driving as much as possible so we can spend one evening at Uluru and watch the sunset and sun rise there, as well as going to Kings Canyon.
Any tips will be greatly appreciated :)
As it stands I'll be looking to travel to Alice Springs Darwin on or around the 12th June this year. One plan is to travel overnight on The Ghan train, though that only leaves on the 12th. It's slightly difficult however as my girlfriend it flying out of Alice Springs on the 16th before I head east.
Ideally we'd like to spend at least one night camping in and around Uluru and we have a possible tour in mind. The problem is simply timing. In order to do the tour we have in mind we would have to be at the Ayers Rock centre to be picked up in the early afternoon, with the tour finishing in the early afternoon the next day.
If this were to be the tour we'd choose then there is a flight eary enough from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock, though the return trip is a problem. There only seems to be Quantas that flies from AR to AS and it leaves too early in the morning. As such I'd be look... more »
i'd to visit the Ayer's rock in that period but somebody tell me that it's too hot in December(i 'll fly in Sidney or Melbourne one month and half travelling)with a young children and considering that isn't a economic destination i don't know what i have to do....Exploring just the coast from Sidney to Melbourne?There is enough to see in one month and half?Is itworth while really Ayer's rock in that season?
Thank you so much
I've got a working holiday visa for Australia and I am hoping to do some fruit picking to obtain a second working holiday visa. I'm just wondering what is the best way to get a fruit picking job?
I've been told a working hostel will be useful. Does anyone know of any? Preferably in Queensland or the Northern Territory?
Or does anyone else know of any other ways? There are a few websites but so many people look on these all the time that I think this would be a difficult way of finding a fruit picking job.
Any info/advice would be great. Thanks.
My partner and I are looking to relocate to Australia in the next two years. We are just starting the visa application process and it would appear that thanks to his job we will be able to get a visa however I have no qualifications and have worked in retail for 5 years and I am currently looking to gain enployment in retail again, however in Australia Im not sure what employments like for retail in Australia and I also heard that you can gain work in the mines and get some money behind you, is this correct and if so how easy is it to gain employment in such a field?
Anything anyone is willing to share with refrence to relocating in general and on jobs would be much appriciated!
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