Australasia & Pacific - Australia, New Zealand & Antarctica
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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?
Just wondering if anyone has any advice about backpacker insurance - I am currently looking at quotes to cover me for a year in Australia and NewZealand and have managed to find some reasonable deals! I cant go with nomads as they dont cover any pre existing conditions, however, I was wondering if anyone has ever used / claimed with DU Insure. I have tried to find some reviews but cant seem to find much but the premium is super cheap! Any advice??
We're headed out in a couple of weeks and I'm seeing Milford Sound/Ta Anau as probably highlights of our trip. I'd like to stay in Milford sound for more than just a half day if that's possible.
Is campervaning it Milford possible? Recommended?
I see that there are some DOC spots between Milford and Te Anau. Is it recommended to stay there for a night or two and day trip into Milford?
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?
My girlfriend (Chinese) and I both live in China and we intend to return to Australia for 1.5 weeks to spend Christmas with my family. My girlfriend will have to apply for a (600) Tourist Visa to gain entry (min stay 3 months?). We both have full time jobs here in China. I have been living in China for the past 3.5 almost 4 years. I haven’t lived (paid tax) in Australia since 2006 so you could say I am a permanent expat!
One question we want to get out of the way before we apply.
Her salary isn’t soo high and she doesn’t have too much savings either – so it would mean that I will have to fund her stay (ie lend her money) we are thinking $3000-$4000AUD for 12 days travel looks more than enough. Pretty generous aren’t I?, Plus she has her own VISA credit card. We have all the documents from her company (asking her to return after the end of her holiday - annual inc... more »
Just got off of a call w/ my RV rental company and they said one of the 3 interisland ferries lost a propeller and will be out of action for up to 6 mos. This means that ferry traffic will be cut by 1/3 during the highest point in the season.
Here's an article about it - http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9443886/Broken-ferry-headed-for-Singapore
They're expecting 100% full ferries for the next few months so book NOW! We were lucky to get a ferry ticket booked but if you've got a camper van or RV you need to get this locked down soon.
i want go marron hunting fishing
do you have any old marron nets seating around in your old shed
that you want to get reid off
please email me if you do
what bait do you use
is it true you use chicken pallets or cat food
how do you catch marron please tell me
where can you buy marron traps from in metro perth
I'll fly to Melbourne December the 5th to start my backpacking adventure. I probably would rent a car and make my way allong the coastline up to Cairns.
But before I book the car I have to know for how long I need to rent the car. I'll leave Melbourne approx. the 10th of December to go to the GOR - Grampians. I'll continue the trip to Sydney to be there at New Years Eve. So after that I'll need the car to get me from Sydney to Cairns. How long do you guys think I would need for that trip? 2 months?
I'm not in a hurry and like to see as much as possible (especially nature / national parks / highlights, I'm not planning to stay in the city's for too long)
What do you think about my route? Should I stay allong the coastline or go inland somewhere or something else?
Any advice would be welcome;)!
i am looking to go to new Zealand in summer 2014 with BUNAC for a working holiday for 6 months to a year. Just wondered if anyone else had a similar idea or could recommend a good travel company to go with.
Well done SBS for a thought provoking topic. It won an international award in New York.
I am looking to plan a trip to New Zealand South Island for 10 days in Easter 2014. After reading previous posts and other information - I gather that there are quite a few interesting things to cover. So naturally - we will have to drop some things...
How is the weather usually like in Mid April in South Island?
I definitely want to cover Glacier Half Day Trip , Queenstown Gondola and Hill Climb, Milford Sound Cruise, Glow worm Cave,Lake Tekapo, Abel Tasman Walk.
I was thinking about below itinerary. I know it will be stretching it but please provide your input / possible amendments to better it.
17 Apr Australia - Chtistchurch Depart Midnight
18 Apr Arrive Christchurch @ 6AM / Arthur's pass / Franz Josef / Fox Glacier Town (Night Stay:Fox Glacier Town)
19 Apr Fox Glacier Town / Haast / Wanaka (Night Stay: Wanaka)
*20 Apr Wanaka / Queenstown / Te A... more »
I'm thinking of using the Bus Pass Kiwi exp... to travel. They have discount now, offer expire in early Dec. Any one know their record of last few years if they have the chance of extending the offer till Jan/Feb?? Because I'm still planning my schedule now.
Or I should consider to use other Bus company?
I'll be in New Zealand for approx 2 weeks starting around Jan 8th. I'm just starting to figure out what I'd like to do/see, lots of great advice out here. I love hiking/nature and wineries, which there seem to be an abundance of. I'll likely be traveling by myself - anyone on a similar plan around this time in January and interested in joining or looking for someone to join them?
Also, how difficult is it to plan things out as one goes along at this time of year (especially related to lodging)? Are there good day trips to get around, or is renting a car necessary? I like to leave things fairly open as the best adventures happen that way...looking for advice on this though.
Hi all! I'm travelling the east coast of Australia at the moment, and plan to stay in Sydney for Christmas and New Years. Right now I'm in Cairns, and I noticed that many hostels offer free or discounts on accommodation for people staying longer by letting them work in the hostel, like cleaning and doing laundry. As I will be in Sydney for at least three weeks, it would help my economy a lot if I could sort something like this out. Is there anyone who has experience with this in Sydney and can recommend any hostels to contact?
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