Australasia & Pacific - Australia, New Zealand & Antarctica
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iT'S ROADTRIP TIME (for me, at least)!!!! w00t!!
In order to get my driving license, I will need to drive for 25 hours of supervised driving experience. As a consequence of this, and generally just because we can, my Mum is coming up to Perth this Tuesday and the two of us are planning to drive in a northerly direction for about 12.5 hours, and then turn around and head back home. Because of our other commitments, we'll need to be back by early Thursday afternoon, at the latest. Basically, it's the adult equivalent of the quick jaunt to the duckpond (Lake McLeod? ), and I doubt we'll get much farther than Carnarvon, if we even make it there.
I'm looking for a campervan on Trademe Motors. Most sellers don't enable the "write seller an email" feature. I've seen another user looking up the telephone number from the ad. However, I can't see any contact details, even though I verified my account. Any ideas?
I'm a 20 year old female American student and I'll be heading up to Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas on Oct. 4th to the 9th. Would anyone care to join or meet up? I would love to find someone to explore with! Reply/message me and we can exchange facebook info or email!
I am traveling to Australia the first week of October. I'll be attending a conference at Australian Catholic University while in Australia and only have 2.5 days to explore before heading to New Zealand for a week. Any suggestions on how to best maximize my time?
Would love any input on our itinerary. Is it doable in time allotted? Are we spending our time in wise ways? Other suggestions? Thanks!!!
Sunday, Oct. 6th
MEL to Queenstown
Monday, Oct. 7th
Queenstown to Te Anau
Details: Skydive, then drive to Te Anau
Tuesday, Oct. 8th
Te Anau to Milford Sound
Wednesday, Oct. 9th
Drive back to Queenstown fly to Auckland
Thursday, Oct. 10th
Auckland to Waitamo Caves to Tongariro
Friday, Oct. 11th Tongariro Crossing
Saturday, Oct. 12th Rotaroua
Sunday, Oct. 13th Explore Auckland
Fly out at 7:45 PM
we are booking 3 nights in Queenstown during our South Island vacation in February.
We are looking at Villa Del Lago which is down by the lake and also at the Millennium Hotel which appears to be at the city centre.
First, does anyone have general thoughts as to whether it is better to stay down by the lake or in the city center? Are the 2 within walking distance? Are there any restaurants down by the lake or is all the activity more in the city center?
Doing a search brought up just the one thread from 2008. Was wondering if anyone has tried this recently, and what the websites may not tell you about. I'm looking at Britz, Apollo, and Imoova(formerly standybycars.com)
I'm assuming my int'l drivers license should suffice.
For example, did you sign a rental contract, but at the dollar or five dollars a day rate, and then have to get their insurance ?
I see where World Nomad insurance supposedly includes collision insurance, but not liablity or other coverages.
Did they post a large pending charge to your credit card?
Any general observations on your experience is most welcome.
We are considering a "driving" vacation in New Zealand. In your opinion, is the driving vacation worthwhile? Would you do it again? What tips or suggestions do you have for a group of 4? Thanks in advance for any input ...
Hi there. We have 12 full days in South Island. How does this look below based on help Iv received.
23 arrive Chch, drive to Arthur's Pass
24 drive to Franz Josef or Fox
25 explore glaciers
26 drive Haast Pass to Wanaka
27 drive to Dunedin
29 drive to Te Anau
30 bus/cruise/bus Milford Sound
1 drive to Queenstown
3 explore Glenorchy, stay Q'town
4 drive Lindis Pass to Aoraki/Mt Cook
5 drive to Chch
6 fly out
If wanting a more relaxed trip skip Dunedin - go Wanaka to Te Anau to Queenstown
Hi, im going to be in Auckland CBD next month and wonder if there are many automatic tanning booths at salons there? If yes where would you recommend i go and what is the average cost of using these?
Do the tans last very long?
Thanks for your help :)
Planning to fly into Nelson for 4 days in December. Would like to visit beaches, a little hiking in Abel Tazman, and Winetasting in the Marlborough Region. Is it wise to base in Nelson for the 4 days? Or split up our time? Any advice on where to stay or base would be greatly appreciated!
Im planning on going to Australia this summer in December to stay up to 6 weeks. To low down my costs, I was planning on working there, but as Brazil and Oz have no Working Holiday agreement, i cant get a visa. Ive heard about people that worked on holiday with no visa, that it isn't illegal but then you wouldn't be allowed to apply for certain jobs. I'm 20 and in my 3rd year of Architecture, I speak fluent english, portugues, french and spanish, have 3 years experience working with clients, work hard and learn fast. I was first thinking about working in a Hostel and getting free stay, but Id do most things like waitress, au pair, ..you think it's possible? I have a few friends living from Sydney to Brisbane, quite a few contacts but none of them knew this right.
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Im just in the begining stages of planning a 3 week trip to New Zealand in November. Im going to be traveling with a friend and we are hoping to do most of our traveling with a camper, perferbally a car with a bed (cheaper gas). We'll be flying into Auckland and than traveling both North and South island. Just wondering if you have any suggestions on camper rental companies that you used that were affordable and if you were happy with them. Hoping to find one that will also supply cooking equipment. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
So I am going to be in Australia for 2 months in jan. and feb of 2014 from toronto canada and I dont know what I am doing.
Has any one got some tips to pass on, places to go, things to do? or anyone what to tag along with me :)
that would be wonderful thanks
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Edited by: willner93
so I just moved to canberra from the states with my boyfriend ( I got here earlier this week!) and I am worried about how to make friends. I already got the sense from just being out around the neighborhood that people tend to be very reserved and to themselves. We live in yarralumla. Any suggestions for things to do around this area? I have walked down the embassy row to see all the international embassies and saw the lake! it is a great bike path:)
I would love any insights from the locals in the area on the best ways to start integrating myself!
I also do photography so I would love to join a photography club if there is one?
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