Australasia & Pacific - Australia, New Zealand & Antarctica
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My first post here and hope you can help!
My drivers license was stolen last week in Peru. Next year in January I am travelling through New Zealand by camper but I was now told by the rental company that they need my drivers license (as issued by my home country). This while I now only have my international drivers license left and no possibility to apply for a new drivers license in my home country as I would need to go back home then.
Does anyone has any experience with this and knows a way to rent a car in New Zealand with just your int driving license? Or is that just impossible?
Look forward to hearing any tips on this!
I know that New Zealand has a lot of beautiful beaches in the north, but can anybody recommend a beach for holiday?
I'm also a little worried, because when I look on the climate chart it says for february, that it is only 25°C during the day, usually I don't go to the beach, if temperature is under 30°C!? is this really hot enough for a beach holiday or should we spend the beach holiday better in Australia or in the South Seas?
we are planning to do NZ in a 3 weeks trip from Christchurch to Auckland.
So my first question is - is it possible to do it without booking accomodation in advance (in february), because we like to go around by car and be flexible, where to sleep.
How much do we need to spend at least? We are searching for cheap accomodation, but no dorms. Motels, Cabins on campground etc. Is it possible for around 50 USD/night/room or do we have to calculate more?
Thx a lot,
Hello....I am in Malasia and tempted to go to Australia after noticing a very cheap flight ticket.......my question is; does anyone know whether i need an onward or outbound ticket from australia to get a visitor visa....i am a British Passport holder....many thanks
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I am currently preparing for my trip to Oz and I want to know what to pack! I heard that everything is really expensive in Oz so I want to pack things that I'll probably need everyday. I saw that the following was really expensive in Oz:
-clothes and footwear
So I shall pack all of the above before I get there, are there anything else, which you guys would consider taking with you before you land in Oz?
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated?
I am visiting Australia in Jan 2014. I will be driving from Sydney to Brisbane . From there I am flying onto Singapore and Thailand . I have to get a visa for Thailand and as Oz is my last stop was looking for advice on getting a visa there ?? Will it be possible to get a visa in Sydney or Brisbane ??
Any advice gratefully received !!
I have two friends out there at the moment and we all want to meet.
The plan is to use their car and travel the east coast.
However, when asking someone who has gone out to australia, is it best to do it by yourself?
I feel I have 3 options: 1) Go out and meet my friends, possibly miss out on places I want to go?
2) Go with a company such as gap 360, and get help with jobs and possibly easier to meet new
3) Or just get a visa and a load of cash and just get to australia?!
I'm really split for what I want to do. I obviously want to do the most beneficial option!
Any help would be great!!
Me and my husband are gonna be travelling NZ over Xmas & NYE. We'd hoped to stay in Queenstown but every single bed and even campsite is booked up! We're trying to find somewhere else that will be really fun around that area in South Island. Any advise?
I am heading out to NZ/Australia in around 1 month for 1 month. This is my Itinerary..
Day 1: leave Montreal
Day 2: Travel
Day 3: Aukland
Day 4: Aukland
Day 5: Aukland
Day 6: Raglan
Day 7: Rotura
Day 8: Rotura
Day 9: Taupo
Day 10: Taupo
Day 11: Marlborough Wine tour
Day 12: Marlborough Sands
Day 13: Marlborough Sands
Day 14: Abel National Park
Day 15: Abel National Park
Day 16: Abel National Park
Day 17: Abel National Park
Day 18: Queenstown
Day 19: Queenstown (Milford sounds)
Day 20: Queends Town (xmas day)
Day 21: Queenstown - Great Barrier Reef
Day 22: GBR (Port Douglas)
Day 23: GBR (Port Douglas)
Day 24: GBR (Port Douglas)
Day 25: Sydney
Day 26: Sydney
Day 27: Sydney
Day 28: fly from Syd to SIN
Day 29 Singapore
Day 30: Singapore to Montreal
We plan on hiring a car in NZ. Most flights are booked however we can change them since we have a r... more »
I am planning on travelling to New Zealand for a couple of weeks. The plan is to use the time and work on my English skills. I was thinking of volunteering somewhere or an internship... I majored in Informatics and taught math in the past, so I thought to teach kids or give private lessons in thes areas would be a good idea.
Does anyone have an idea?
I checked some sites for volunteering work, but haven't found anything so far. I would appreciate any tip you could give me.
we plan to go from sydney - adelaide - alice springs - darwin with a camper. is this o.k. to do in 3 weeks in january - will itbe better - little bit cooler in february? i'm afraid of the heat in the outback, but this is the only time we could go...
what about the costs? if we can sleep in the camper i think we don't need too much additionally - will it be more comfortable to go in a car and sleep in cheap hotel.motels? is this possible without bookink in advance?
thx for yourhelp
In 2 weeks I'll fly to Melbourne to travel up to Cairns in about 3 months.
I'll travel solo, but I'm thinking about renting a car. I want to book the car for 3 months as this is alot cheaper than renting it for a short period. I think having a car would give you absolute freedom to stay wherever you like, but if I find other travel mates who would invite me on there road trip I'll have to pass because I have that car.
I could just wait till I'm in Melbourne and see how things go, but I'm affraid that there would'nt be any car available at that time, since it's peak season and I can only rent at one rental company which is Apex since they're not charging an underage surcharge...
As this is my thirst solo backpacking trip I'm not really sure what to do, what would you guys recomment me to?
I will be in Armidale for a few days next April with 22 high school students. We'll be coming from Quirindi and then after Armidale, heading for Belligen. Since we will be spending a full day in Dorrigo National Park while in Belligen, I'm looking for another good park to visit from Armidale (not a rainforest like Dorrigo) - OR on the way there from Quirindi. We have a school bus. I see where they are on the map, but WHERE one enters these parks is not clear. Does anyone know which of these parks - Warrabah or Coolah Tops, or the area around Gunnedah - would be the best to visit? I've tried contacting the National Park Service in Warradah but get no answer. I'd like a place where we can see plenty of wildlife and preferably hike with a ranger. Any helpful tips appreciated!
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