Australasia & Pacific - Australia, New Zealand & Antarctica
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I am spending 4 days in Sydney in October and am debating whether to do the bridge climb.
I have set aside one day for the Blue Mountains which leaves me 3 days in the city. Given the amount of time I will be in Sydney is it worth doing the bridge climb (and the expense)?
I have read some forums and some say defo worth the money whereas others say you get better views from the pylon - has anybody done both for the comparison?
Also, how difficult is the climb itself? Do you feel quite secure when you're up there?
Thanks in advance for any advice :)
Alright so i landed in Australia in March on a 6 month tourist visa (subclass e676) and i have been planning on extending it a further 3 months
So tonight i decided to have a look on the immigration website and as it turns out apparently i can only extend it for a maximum of 6 months if i have been in Australia for no more than 3 months
This doesnt seem to make much sense.. So basically i cannot extend it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
anybody travelling from cairns to sydney round about mid november ? hopin to arrive in sydney for xmas day spending day on bondi beach then seeing in the new year too
hello, i'm visiting NZ for 14 days from 22nd Aug.
I would like to know if renting a RV is recommended.
If it is which one is recommended and the most trusted?
I have read a lot of reviews about certain company and most are negative.
Also i'm very unsure about either renting with inbuilt shower or not.
My plan is to explore North Island for the 14 days and i'm very new to RV.
Help needed. Thanks.
My daughter and I have about 5 days (I know this is really not long enough!) to do a road trip from Launceston to Hobart and back. We plan to go the east coast one way, and the inland route the other way. What are some good places to stop? We enjoy pretty scenery, history, antiques, wineries and small, quaint towns.
Thanks for your ideas and suggestions.
How strict are they on one way tickets in Australia? Some say it's enough to have a bank statement and some say you need a return or onward ticket. I'm planing to stay there 2 or 3 months, but don't know where I want to go after Australia.
Having searched the internet and the immigration website, I am unable to find the answer to this question, so if you can give me an answer that would be great.
I am in the process of trying to arrange voluntary work to obtain my 2nd year WHV. The work will be on a small hobby farm raising pigs and doing general work building fences etc. The post code qualifies.
My question is this....Must the person hold an ABN number in order to make this work eligible? they have told me that they do not have an ABN, however they are in the process of applying for one this week.
I would be starting at the end of August, so this would hopefully leave enough time to get the ABN sorted, but if this didn't happen would this work not count.
I dont fancy working for no visa at the end of it.
thanks in advance for any replies.
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Im considering going to australia on a work holiday visa and would like to start it with the rural job requirement for the extra year.
I would like to work on a cattle ranch or somewhere in Tasmania. Does anyone have experience doing this?
I would like to have a job firmly in place before I left, Is this common?
I know here it is difficult getting a job, is it harder in Aus. for the backpacker/international?
If anyone would give any sites they found useful in this process I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Long time since I've been on TT, but would appreciate the advice of those in the know.
Almost done planning a 14 day self-drive from Auckland to Christchurch and would like any input from people who have done/doing/going to do something similar.
First off, my bf and I want to go to the snow for 2 days (booked travel insurance accordingly) around Queenstown. He hasn't done any snowsports before and I've only skiied over a weekend almost 10 years ago now.
We probably want to snowboard, and are looking at either Cardrona or Coronet Peak.
I've looked into both and have my preference based on facilities we desire (beginners classes, proximity to Queenstown) but am interested if there is anything else I should be thinking about or may have missed?
Opinions and tips are greatly appreciated :-D
Here is the itinerary too, just for the fun of it. It's not set in stone, there is so... more »
My daughter and I are traveling to New Zealand in Aug. Unfortunately, we only have 5 days to spend there. We have a rental car. We arrive and depart from Auckland. Are we totally crazy to try and drive to the South Island-or should we just spend our time on the North Island?
I can take leave from work over the Christmas/ New Year period, and I'm looking to spend this time in New Zealand. Can anyone recommend a 1-2 week cycle tour company, and advise whether the better balance of roads & scenery will be on the north or south island, as I won't have time to do both.
I've tried searching, though most companies don't run trips during this time, and I'm not keen to cycle the trip by myself. The organised trips I've seen so far either didn't have the dates I wanted or were v expensive (eg world expeditions, top deck etc).
Any tips from others who've done similar trips, or know the country would be great.
Hi There! Im currently seeking employment abroad, looking at Aus/HK/London. Ive just finished uploading my details on "Seek", as ive been told this is a recent initiative of the government to aid people like me in getting jobs. I work in a global FMCG, on the middle tier management and actively seeking to beef up my work experience elsewhere.
My question is, how is this seek inititative going along (though its only been a couple of weeks since it started)? How difficult can it be finding a sponsor and are there any more job seeker sites that i should get through? I know, a simple google may answer that but i would much rather rely on some more information here than the "somehow unreliable" information on the web.
I am a 25 year old male. Me and my friend (26 year old male) will be travelling East Coast Australia for five and a half weeks, Fiji for one week and New Zealand for five weeks from October 22nd 2012 to January 16th 2013. We are currently in the process of planning our Australia portion of the trip. We have already booked our plane tickets and are due to land in Melbourne on October 22nd.
We plan to stay in youth hostels throughout our stay. I feel that this would be a great opportunity to meet likeminded travellers such as ourselves.
We have only really planned the first section of our trip, seeing parts of Victoria. We plan to take in Melbourne for two days, then hire a car, and take in the Grampians via Ballarat, Halls Gap, Port Fairy/Warnambool, and then head up the Great Ocean Road back to Melbourne and stay in Melbourne for two more days.
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I have a dilemma here. My credit card company gives me a free flight per year so I would like to utilise it. Basically I can choose between Cairns AUS and Queenstown NZ. I will be travelling with my wife and daughter (she is 18 months at the moment).
My dates of travel can be either October or December/Early Jan.
I was thinking if I was to go to Cairns it would be October to avoid the heat in Dec/Jan and while for Queenstown will be Dec/Jan or even October? Is it cold in Oct in Queenstown?
Can someone recommend on which one to go to? e.g. the weather suring those times at the respective destinations. Will be spending 6 nights/7 days at either. Obviously would try to entertain the little one as much as possible and have a relaxing and enjoyable time.
Will be staying in Hilton at either destination as I will be using hotel points and am a Hilton Gold member.
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ye have been great with helping me plan our honeymoon so wanted to double check a few bits before we finally bite the bullet and book it in 2 weeks.
ok so the plan is fly from cairns to queenstown...it will be around the 30th of june when we get to nz
3 night in queenstown
bus to te anau stay 1 night
do milford day cruise and stay 2nd night in te anau
drive from te anau to wanaka and stay 1 night
drive to franz glacier and stay 2 nights
now we are going to get to christchurch to get flight to roturua so i need advice to get from franz glacier to chch
should we drive from franz to greymouth and just stay the night in chch and fly out in morn or would you think drive from franz to say hokitika and stay a night here and then drive onto chch to get flight. worried mostly about the roads if weather is bad so are we best if roads are bad to get bus from franz to greymo... more »
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