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I am thinking of moving from the UK to the West coast. I spent alot of time travelling from Perth to Broome recently and it is an awesome place.
My partner has an Aussie passport and is an electrician.
Iv'e heard there is work at the mines but he's not sure he would want to work in a mine.
We cant decide where best to set up first, the city or a nicer chilled out place. I liked the city, but we also like Broome. Iv'e heard Jurien Bay is good.
Does anyone know a good place to start for work etc...
The title says it all... so, at the risk of answering my own question:
1) The Awatere River Valley Road (seasonal) peaks at 1143 m near 42° 5'24.79"S 173°11'32.73"E according to Google Earth. Any other, higher road that's passable with a 4-wheel drive or mountain bike or regular car?
2) The highest paved road would be the Crown Range Road (1076 m), closely followed by the Desert Road (1074 m) -- is that correct?
(Credible) citations please, or better yet, GPS coordinates!
Hi! I'm planning to arrive in sunny Sydney on 1 December. Who else is arriving then??
I've got a few questions...
1. Is it easy finding jobs in Sydney? Do I need to regieter with any job agencies? How much can you earn? More or less than the UK?
2. I hear accommodation (hostel and flats) are a bit pricey? Can I get a flat if I'm only staying in Sydney for 1-2 months, and how much should I expect to pay?
3. I've been reading a lot about UltimateOz and OzIntro. What are the differences and is it worth the money? I want to meet people and have a bit of fun before finding a job, so I'm thinking it may be a goer.
4. Finally, I think, how much money do I need to arrive in Oz with? I think I'll have about $3750, £2500 by the time I leave, after paying for flights and possibly the UltimateOz package.
Shamefully, when I booked my flights from Glasgow to Australia I didn't notice that I would be flying to London City Airport and departing from London Heathrow. Separate flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow are reasonable so I wouldnt mind paying for that for convenience.
If I don't show up for the first part of my original journey.. will I still be able to continue my journey from London Heathrow without facing charges?
I booked through STA Travel. Flight from Glasgow to London is with British Airways.
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I am a citizen of the USA but live in Thailand. I am planning on heading to Australia next week and have an approved ETA, I got online. It seems like everything is in place but as I was reading some of the info about visas and ETAs I got nervous about booking my flights. The website says that because I am an American passport holder the ETA is all I need but because I am coming from Thailand, a country that doesnt qualify its citizens to get ETAs I should check and make sure the airport wont require anything else. I was just wondering if anyone else has traveled from Thailand to Australia with just the ETA and whether its been ok or not. I know of people who applied online for visas and it was fine but I am clearly a bit of a worrier and dont want to get too excited and book everything until I know I will board the plane smoothly.
Any insight is much appreciated as I want to make m... more »
I been travelling around south-east asia for 5 months.
I have an Australian passport.
My passport has 5 and a half months left before it reaches its expiry date.
I want to fly home in 2-3 weeks from vietnam.
Actually, I would like to spend a day or two in KL after vietnam and then fly home.
If I fly from Saigon to KL and I make it on to the plane but KL immigration realize the expiry date once ive landed in KL, will they send me on the next flight back to Australia at my expense? or will they send me back to Saigon and make me renew my passport there?
What if I have a flight to KL and then a flight to Australia a few days after landing in KL already booked. If I show them my continuing flight already booked are they likely to just let me stay a few days and then continue to Australia?
If I make it through immigration in KL and noone realizes and then spend a day or... more »
I'll be travelling the red centre between 2 and 9 May and am looking for a travel companion for this trip.
The plan is to head out late on the 2nd or early the 3rd to the West MacDonnells, touch base in Finke Gorge, take the Mereenie Loop to King’s Canyon, continue to Kata Tjuta and Uluru, and then take the easy road back to Alice to arrive late on the 8th or early on the 9th. I’ll be driving a 4wd, and have a tent and camping gear with me.
Some words on me: I’m a 34 y/o Dutch guy and have been working in Australia for about a year now. I’ve seen some great places since but not Australia’s outback. Time for a change I’d say.
Drop me a line if you wish to join in on this adventure, and tell me a bit about yourself. I’d appreciate it if you share fuel costs.
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Anyone need a place to stay in Auckland during August and September? I'm going to be in Peru and would like to sublet my room.
The room is huge - easily big enough for a couple. It will be fully furnished and has a queen size bed, TV, DVD player, couch, coffee table, wardrobe, massive writing desk and plenty of books.
You'd be living with 2 other kiwis, 27 and 30. The flat is in a great location, close to the city, beaches and plenty of restaurants and cafes.
If you have a clean drivers licence, you will even have the use of my car while I'm away - great for road trips.
Send me a message if you're interested.
wondering if anybody can help..
I'm wanting to apply for my working holiday visa, i completed the application on the immi website but it only takes credit card! Is there any websites that are legit that take debit card does anybody know?! I looked at STA travel but its £40 extra!!
I´ll flight from Darwin to Kununurra next August and I want to take a tour from my Hotel, just one hour and 15´ after the arrival of the flight.
Is the flight on time, usually, in order to have enough time?
How is the tour around the Ord river (the bus goes from Kununurra to Lake Argyle, and the boat goes from Lake Argyle to Kununurra)?
If I decide to make the tour by my own (because it is too risky to book the tour one hour after the arrival of the plane), are there public transportation from Kununurra to the Lake Argyle and is it possible to take a boat from Lake Argyle to Kununurra, through the Ord river?
Do you have any other suggestions around Kunurra, besides the Bungle Bungle?
As the title suggests, I'm wondering if trains running between Sydney, Brisbane and farther up Queensland have wheelchair access.
We're planning a trip in July this year - flying to Cairns, hiring a car and driving to Townsville, where we'll stay with friends for 3 nights.
From there, we're planning on spending 3 nights heading down to Brisbane (where we'll stay with some other friends for 3 nights!) and then head home...
Can anyone recommend localities to stay in for the Townsville - Brisbane leg? Our very 'rough' plan at this stage is:
- 1 night in Airlie Beach, so we can do the Whitsunday cruise (or stop in Airlie Beach, do the cruise and and then overnight in Mackay?)
- 1 night in Rockhampton (or somewhere near that area)
- 1 night in either Bundaberg or Hervey Bay (or somewhere near that area)
- then an early start to do Australia Zoo on our way to Brisbane.
Does this sound 'do-able' or are we missing something great? We've broken it up so we don't have too much driving in any one day, and we... more »
Hi hope you can help. We are going to port Douglas for 4.5 days and then staying on hayman in whitsundays for 4 nights followed by Sydney, I feel I've planned it a bit wrong and wish we had more time in Douglas and as there are alot of trips I would have liked to do in the rainforest. However I really looking forward to snorkelling too. Originally I planned to do at least one day trip snorkelling on agincourt reef or flight to lizard island (although the second option would need to be alot better for the price!) what I'm now thinking is would i miss out by not snorkelling in this area or should wait and just do trips to hardy and knuckle reefs from hayman. This would give us more time doing rainforest but I don't want to miss out if it's much better than kunckle/hardy..
Thanks for help
Got a storming deal on a 2 month rental for there basic super saver car - high mileage old thing but its there car so if it breaks down its there problem - i am renting it from September - November, what will the road conditions be like at this time and who has used ace rentals? i don't want to put anything on my credit card because i don't own a credit card, can it all be done on a DEBIT card?
Anyone has any recommendations where should I stay in between Melbourne and Port Campbell?
I'll be driving on the Great Ocean Road and it is better that I split the distance between these 2 cities.
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