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I'm planning a road trip for about two weeks in February 2014. I'm a West Australian native, but I've travelled throughout Australia and know it pretty well. If there's anyone out there who's looking for a bit of a tour of the countryside, preferably Western Australia, I'd be happy to share my vehicle (late-model sedan), costs and information about where we are and where we're heading on a daily basis.
Car can accommodate three with ease and four comfortably (as long as you don't have a tonne of luggage!). I'd be looking to stay in caravan park chalets or some up-market backpacker hostels I know that have good cheap accommodation.
I'd prefer female company, but I'm open-minded and age is no object. Just like intelligent, happy-go-lucky people who enjoy travelling.
Need to leave Perth on February 14 and be back in town by February 28.
Likely range is Perth-Dongara-Geraldton-Kalb... more »
I am taking my family (mother and aunt) to cairns for a week.
When we are there we want to go out and see the great barrier reef- is it possible to get a glass bottom boat which you can snorkel from? Does anyone have any recommendations.
Also any other suggestions on what to do with the week would be most welcome- we are staying three nights in cairns and 4 in port Douglas.
Here's my problem.
I have taken up a job in Sydney for a couple of months after returning from doing my regional work. I plan to work my arse off until i leave to travel SE Asia. Luckily for me I have the option to stay with my brother who lives in Sydney for the first month but then for the second month I will have to find somewhere else to stay as he has a colleague moving in until he flies back to the UK.
I was wondering if any of you out there have had any experience in living in a hostel for extended periods whilst working somewhere. Is it something you would recommend? Or does it become a problem having people around you or making noise when you have to get up for work the next morning? And any other general problems with living in that situation.
I am a single male traveller so I am up for meeting new people and I love to socialise and swap travelling stori... more »
Looking for somewhere pleasant around the Adelaide area for a couple of days.
No doubt many but I don`t know Adelaide
Passing on for a friend:
On Friday April 5th, two original paintings were sold from the Barefoot Gallery to visitors staying on Magnetic Island. The originals were not for sale - a sign indicated that prints were available and gave the price for the prints. The originals are priceless, irreplaceable paintings I did in Aleppo when I was a teenager - they capture some of my most precious memories of growing up in a place that is now at war, and may never be the same again. Please help me spread the message and maybe, just maybe, we can find the paintings. I am offering a reward to the people who bought them.
I'll be in SA for a roadtrip from mid-May and was wondering if anyone could point us to any not-to-be-missed local grub hole, a favorite chip shop perhaps or even a hole-in-the-wall sandwich stand? Or even ice-cream (someone once told me about rum n raisin at Jenarlies in Geraldton - an inspired choice!)... maybe fresh produce? Basically anything food-related lol
As for the itinerary: won't have many, if any days, in Adelaide; travelling to Willunga after we touch down, for the markets in the morning,.
From there it's down to KI for a few, then the Coorong (we were at the 42mile crossing many years ago, loved it)
After which we'd meander back up to the Eyre Peninsula, via ferry over to Lucky Bay and drive the coastal route staying at Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Streaky Bay
The last leg will be the return to Adelaide, going through the Gawler Ranges, Mt Remarkable N... more »
I am off to Australia this summer (their winter!) to help out on a research project in Jervis Bay in August. And i though as i was out there I should spend a little time exploring either the GBR or Ningaloo. I am an Undergraduate Marine Biologist and a recently qualified diver so i am really keen to get out snorkelling/diving on one of these reefs.
SO my main question is which would you recommend looking at? I know Ningaloo is a lot harder and more expensive to get to (I would be flying from sydney) but from what i have read online seems like it might be worth it? I would be looking at visiting in mid/late july so not sure if the Whale Sharks would still be around then? Getting to Ningaloo would eat up a bit of my budget so if i went there would be looking at doing day trips out on the reef and potentially snorkelling around the beach (have heard there is good snork... more »
Hi everybody! im planning a trip to australia on a HWV and am trying to get a rough itinerary together and need a little help. so basically my plan was to fly straight to perth and look for work.. but then i thought it might be nice to do a little traveling around and get the feel for it so i was thinking about maybe starting out in brisbane or somewhere along the east coast and then maybe working my way down to sydney along the coast to perth though i know this is ALOT of land to cover.. is this possible with a small budget im thinking if i can hithike (is hithiking difficult in australia?) and the occasional busride i can keep costs down or maybe even get a cheap flight if needbe.. are there any places worth checking out before i settle down in perth and look for work or would this just eat a hole in my pocket before i even make it to perth? ... also if anyone has any websites or ot... more »
We are planning a holiday to Australia during the second week of May. We are planning to spend 3 days in Sydney, 2 days in gold coast and probably 2 days in cairns. Please suggest what all to cover during these days and places that should surely not be missed. (incase there is something better rather than doing Cairns, we could look at that as well) What is the best mode of getting around the city in these places. I'm travelling with a 1.5 year old baby and hope it turns out to be a good holiday for us as well as for her. Looking forward to suggestions.
I am 28 this summer and have always dreamed of going travelling. Ideally I would like to see as much of the world as possible. Potentially it is looking as though I will be fulfilling this dream alone as my friends are either settled or do not have the travelling bug.
I am currently saving and have about £2000 sterling at the moment. I plan to have left the UK by Christmas - I am thinking Sept/Oct this year. I feel that as a single female Australia is probably a good safe place to start. However, I don't know where to start with regards to which area to go to first.
The thought of travelling alone terrifies me however, I have wanted to do it for so many years that I feel if I don't take the plunge now then I will miss my opportunity!
Any advice would be really appreciated. Would you recommend that I move over with a job to go to or start off by travell... more »
Any help would be greatly appreciated with this. I'm heading to Perth with my wife in May and we plan to spend a few days there. We then intend to fly to Exmouth and would like to hire a camper van and travel one way back to Perth over 5 or so days. The problem is I can't find any companies that do 1 way travel.
Does anyone have any ideas or names of companies who offer this service?
Thanks in advance
Is there still some sort of airport shuttle to the center of town?
I've booked a campervan for 5 days - I want to hit the road on Monday and head inland, north or south - see some great stuff and be back in Sydney for Friday....any suggestions?
...I know I'll realistically only be able to drive 6 hours (max 8 hours) a day given the wildlife, etc
Hi there Jim,
I picked you up on the way from Adelaide to Melbourne last week and just found your camera in my car.
Shoot me your email address or contact details and I'll get it to you.
Hope you're having an awesome holiday mate.
I'm heading to Australia for the first time to visit friends and check out the country for a bit before starting a new job. We are two women in our early 30s coming from NYC. Our itinerary is below.
My main question is about the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef given our needs/interests. We are not divers, but I'm considering doing a one-day beginner dive (did it a few years ago at Gili islands and would love to do it again here). What would be the best way to break up our stay in this area? We are flying in and out of Cairns. Wouldn't mind a bit of nightlife and good food as well, but good snorkeling/diving and beach atmosphere where we can socialize a bit are most important since we'll get the rest in the other cities we're visiting.
We are also big foodies, so would appreciate any unique must-eat places in any of these places. We are not planning to rent a ca... more »
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