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Hi there ,
Myself and my girlfriend will be arriving in wellington on the 27th of Feb and staying until the 1st of march.
We would like to visit Napier but do not have a car. Rather than paying for a bus we would be willing to help you out with petrol money.
Let me know if there is anyone out there interested. Otherwise it's a long and Boeing bus ride for us :(
Me and my friend are flying to melbourne the 8th of march and we will fly out the 13th. some time during this period we want to do a 3 day drive down great ocean road and since we are only two we would love to recruit some more people!
Anyone wanna join or now a good place to find travel mates?
So,, just yesterday Been given a ticket to fly to port early on Thursday morning, which is around when T.C rusty is due to arrive aswell,, it'll be cat 4 by then..
All I know is it should be interesting..
Any advice from the northern nsw thorntree cell on how to deal with horizontal rain?
A friend and I are going to be doing a placement at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for 6 weeks. We are struggling to find affordable accommodation, ideally we would like a bed each, preferably not in a large dorm, as we often work really unsocial hours, so value our sleep.
The hospital is in Parkville, and will be there for the duration of November and early December, if anyone has any tips of any affordable short let companies, or hotels/ hostels that can give a good discount for a 6 week stay would be greatly appreciated.
I'm arriving in Darwin on 1st May 2013 and was hoping to get a couple of weeks of work asap. However I got in contact with a local recruitment company for seasonal work (fruit/flower picking etc) and he told me there was little available, and of that little it tended to be given to the locals.
Can anyone confirm whether or not this is the case? Furthermore, is it even possible to get this kind of work for such short periods? And if not, what's the minimum? Final question, on arrival I thought I would check out the local recruitment companies, and then visit a few hostels for advertisements. Other than chatting to fellow backpackers and locals to see if they know anything, is there anything else I should be doing/considering?
Thanks so much for any help.
Reminder for all you lucky fellow Brits enjoying the lingering summer (whilst I get soaked by sleet) - mothers day is 10th March in the UK (unlike Australia which has it in May).
It's not too late to post a card or you could always use moonpig or similar (failing that use yell.com and find a local florist)...
I am going to visit Fraser island and Brisbane in March the 6th to 12th, which is the rainy season.
I am going there with my parents (about 65 years olds).
But I don't know how the weather will be like, is it all day long raining there in rainy season? Or it rains just for 1 or 2 hours a day?
And is it easy to book a tour to fraser island just 2 days before the tour start (I go there from brisbane)?
In that case, I can check the weather and decide 2 days before we go there.
Or should I book the tour many days before?
Thank you very much :)
Hi. I've done a fair bit of traveling before, mostly to Europe, Canada, The United States and Central America but I've always traveled with someone else who basically planned the whole trip. It looks like I'm going to have some free time in May, when my current employment contract ends and I would like to spend some time traveling in New Zealand while I have a chance. I'm hoping to catch the last of the good weather if I can. The problem I have is that I don't really know how to plan this kind of a trip.
I'm hoping that somebody here might be able to help me. For reference, I'm 26 years old, I expect I'll be traveling alone and I have an average level of fitness. I'm certainly not an athlete but I do stay active. I prefer trips that focus on things like hiking and seeing natural sites as opposed to spending time in cities. I also don't really like to rush from place to place and pr... more »
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My name is Ophelie, I'm 24 and I'm French.
It's been 1 month since I arrived in Sydney to do an internship and I'll finish it at the end of June.
I'll go to NZ for 10 days (from the 24th of June to the 3rd of July) and I would like to find a fellow traveler to visit the north island with me :-) I didn't open my lonely planet yet so I don't know where I would like to go, or what I would like to do.
I wanted to rent a van in order to be able to sleep in it and go wherever we want ! A little road trip :-)
I'm easy going and I travel a lot. I would like to do this trip with someone because I think it's way more interesting to travel with someone, to share what we feel, ...
So if you are interesting contact me, and if you are in Sydney maybe we can meet before the trip !
Hi everyone, I'm hoping to go travelling around OZ & NZ Oct - Dec this year but on just a rough guide could anyone give me an idea of how much money I would need, I would be staying in hostels & try to do things as cheap as possible. I have been thinking about a camper.....could this be cheaper? Also was thinking spending xmas & New year in Fiji, has anyone done this?
Any replies would be much appreciated x
Planning a last minute solo trip to Melbourne and want to get out to see the great ocean road and surrounds. Been doing a lot of driving myself in NZ so looking for a fairly independent and outdoorsy tour. Found the 3 day Grampians and Great Ocean Road tour with Otway Discovery Tours.... has anyone taken this who could tell me whether or not they recommend it? If not, is there another tour people would recommend?
Things to note are I'm a young 36 but probably not wanting to hang out with early 20s companions the whole time. I want to spend more than a day trip at the Great Ocean Road and I am not keen on tours where you spend most of your time in a bus/van and stopping for souvenier shopping.
Any help is appreciated.
I need to go the Central Railway Station (to take a train to Perth) from the Sydney Airport (International aTerminal) with my packed bike. What's the best way?
We are currently dealing with floods and the aftermath of storms and strong winds. Planes into Ballina, Coffs Harbour and other airports have been delayed or cancelled, and a train was turned back north of Coffs Harbour, due to both fallen trees and water over the lines. The Pacific Hghway has been cut in several places, and alternate routes as well.
More rain is predicted for the Far North Coast from Sunday or Monday.
need a lift from broome to perth
i thinking off going up to bp roadhouse out of town to try get a lift hitch hiking try get lift in a truck
i know the website www.needalift.com.au
are there any other websites like this
how would you get out broome
the plane option is not option credit card problems been maxed out
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