Australasia & Pacific - Australia, New Zealand & Antarctica
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I'm planning to travel to Australia in July 2012 for 12 months on a working holiday visa. My initial plans were to travel with a friend but unfortunately her plans have changed. So I'll be travelling alone and I'm a bit apprehensive about not being able to meet new people.
I'm looking for like-minded people who would love to travel the east coast of Australia with me. I'll be stopping in Melbourne initially, in a hostel (where hopefully I can meet said people) and then will look to travel up the east coast.
My friend is meeting me in November so I won't be alone for too long, but would love to meet someone in a similar position before I leave!
Hey evryone doing a road trip from melbourne on saturday heading up to byron bay. Want to get to byron by friday and c as much on the way hang out there for 5 or so days then head up to brisbane for Earth Freq keen on some advice on best national parks and places to c on the way if anyone else is doing the mission back after rainbow serpeant aswell and is fun u welcome to come with us peace
Next year (2013) my wife and I will be making a 6 months RTW-trip. During this trip we have planned to stay 1 month in Australia and 1 month in New Zealand. Just to give you some info about our travelling: we're both 30, no drinkers, like sleeping in private rooms preferably with private bathroom, go out for dinner and do some splurging at times.
In Australia we plan to travel the east coast from Melbourne to Cairns. We want to drive from Melbourne to Brisbane via Sydney. From Brisbane we will take a plane to Cairns and fly from Cairns to Melbourne or Sydney.
For this month we have budgeted €4.500, which is US$200 a day for the 2 of us together (without domestic flight).
In NZ we plan to travel the Southern Island for 1 month. For this month we have budgeted €7.000, which is US$300 a day for us.
- Can anybody tell us if our itinerary an...
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Can anyone recommend a good place to stay in (or near) Byron Bay for a family with two young children?
We don't want to disturb all the hapy backpackers in their parties...
This might be a silly question but I am doing the Routeburn track and am considering having my vehicle dropped at The Divide by tracknet, therefore I would be driving SH94 from Milford Sound to Te Anau in what seems to be the reverse direction as everyone describes, i.e. Te Anau to Milford.
My question: is the drive just as spectacular in the reverse direction as I would be doing, or are the turnouts, views, etc better seen/accessed driving it South (Te Anau) - North (Milford)??
If so then I would loop all the way around from Glenorchy through Queenstown over to Te Anau and then continue up to Milford in the usual manner. But that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me since I will be so close to Milford after I come down from the Routeburn...or maybe I'm just overthinking this.
Hi. I am 30 yo female from Poland currently living in Sydney. I am looking for someone to travel with around New Zealand. I'm thinking about hiring a budget camper-van with someone and travel for about 3-4 weeks, from the 21st of February. The trick is that I don't really drive, especially on the left side of the road - so if you are interested in joining me you have to like driving:) I wanted to travel around using public transport, but I want to do lots of hiking in the mountains and it would be stupid and dangerous to do it by myself. I want to start from South Island, travel around and then (depending on time and budget) go to North Island. I am easy-going and adventures.
Does anyone know how to get to Mandurah from Perth by public transport? Is it a wet season now?
Thanks in advance:-)
can someone please give me the names of as many NZ mobile phone companies as possible to research. Looking for one that offers cheap international text messages and a decent data plan that is easy to buy a sim for.
Any companies to avoid for bad coverage or any that have more coverage than most?
I have several questions about my trip in march.
In the south island we will be starting the christchurst and driving to the glaciers to start. We have 7 days from christchurch to needing to fly out from queenstown, and will have a car.
I would like to do mostly day hikes 4-5 hours in the following (ie day out and back)
I am not quite sure how to incorporate these hikes since i don't know driving distances, and where it makes sense to stay before and after in terms of cities. Do you stay in queenstown, te anu, wanaka?
Where exactly does the routeburn trail start - like where would you stay/park a car.
Can you drive to Milford trail or do you need a boat?
Which day hikes makes most sense.
I'm a 19 year old traveller which have decided to travel to Australia for 5-6 months. My plans have been mainly to get a job in Aus before I travel, so I have some sort of security when I get there. I'm leaving with about 4k AUD and coming fresh from the oven, with no previous experience in travelling nor living by myself.
I haven't worked much during my lifetime and certainly nothing as demanding as picking cherries (or whatever), but I feel I can compensate for that with hardwork.
Anyhow, I've had some trouble finding work, not that many employers are interested in hiring me when I'm currently in Stockholm, Sweden...
I'm certainly not picky about work and I've tried applying for as much as possible but nothing.
Now, based on what you've read about me and my situation, could you give me any tips on what I should do?
1.Should I travel to Aus not having any job... more »
I'm thinking about visiting the New Zeland in August or September. I would like to visit the south island, my main interest is the nature. What do You think about the climate in those months in this island? Is there a cold weather? Is there a rainy season? My information about the NZ climate is quite poor, so that's why I'm asking. I have no problem with the cold weather, but I would welcome a dry months.
Thank You very much
We're a couple on our honeymoon and will be traveling through NZ South Island for 25 days. We'll be travelling by car and we like to hike. I've built some itinerary and really would like to hear your advice, remarks and suggestions. Thanks a lot for the help! I've put sleeping places in the end of each day in brackets.
13-Feb - Flight to NZ -(Plain)
14-Feb - Flight to NZ -(Plain)
15-Feb - Auckland -(Auckland)
16-Feb - Morning flight to Queenstown + explore the city -(Queenstown)
17-Feb - Driving to Dunedin (4h) + Otago peninsula -(Dunedin)
18-Feb - Catlins -(Curio Bay) (Catlins)
19-Feb - Catlins ... more »
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