FAQ, Hot Tips, Useful Links - up for the challenge?
Replies: 293 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 12:46 AM Last Post By: chrisj
May 15, 2003 4:13 AM
FAQ, Hot Tips, Useful Links - up for the challenge?Reply to this post and give your best links, tips and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Up for it? Then lets go, here's a few from me:
Australian train pass
Climate averages australia BOM site
Facts about the size of Australia
Hit that keyboard guys.
May 15, 2003 4:21 AM
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5What's the minimum wage in Australia?
Things to see and do in Melbourne
Things to see and do in Sydney
Bands and clubs - what's happening in Melbourne
Ski resorts and Snow Info - Australia
What is the weather like in Australia?
Can I get my tax back?
Where and when can I see a game of Australian football?
Wanna go to a true Irish club rather than a fake Irish pub in Melbourne?
May 15, 2003 2:42 PM
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7There are only three domestic airlines...
And the most comprehensive online Australia-wide fine dining guide is Miettas
Hooley adds: Jet Star
Ozziegiraffe adds: Another Australian airline, possibly our newest, resulting from the Ansett collapse, and a blending of several regional airlines, including Hazelton and Kendall.
Regional Express (Rex) Airline
Currently they are offering some pretty good fares, eg Sydney to Lismore or Ballina (closest ports to Byron Bay) one way for $99.
They also fly Sydney to Canberra, and many other interesting destinations.
May 16, 2003 12:14 AM
8What's the cost of petrol/diesel/gas in insert location?
PETROL PRICING AUSTRALIA WIDE
Info on Melbourne Airport?
Also links to the other major airport websites. Individual links if space permits would be better, as combined websites tend to have too many old links.
I want to see a game of Aussie Rules. What games are on insert date in insert location
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
May 16, 2003 12:45 AM
May 16, 2003 1:16 AM
10Another general all purpose website often bandied about:
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May 16, 2003 11:16 PM
12Can I get to Australia by boat? (usually from South East Asia)
There are no passenger ferries to/from Australia to anywhere else. It is extremely difficult for the budget traveller to get to Australia any other way than getting on a jet plane.
Some possible options:
* Pay a huge amount of money for a passenger berth on a cargo ship.
* Pay a lot of money for a trip to Australia on a cruise ship. (Note that most cruise ships that visit Australia do loops around the western Pacific. Less often they might stop or originate from Hong Kong or Singapore. Cruise ships very rarely make the journey from Europe or North America to Australia.
* Get a job on a cruise ship (see above).
* Hitch a ride on a yacht. Note that there is not a lot of yacht traffic from South East Asia to Australia, though there is an annual race from Bali to Darwin. Sailing experience is obviously an advantage.
* Buy a yacht and do it yourself.
May 16, 2003 11:37 PM
13How about separate FAQs for Australia and NZ - make it easier for people find the bit they are after. Or at least group the links a little.
For NZ --
Add the DOC website, people are forever asking about tramping in NZ:
Airlines with on-line booking for flights within NZ and across the ditch:
May 16, 2003 11:51 PM
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From US$356.01 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$176.45 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$204.88 per night