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Backpacking Australia March 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:06:31 GMT

Hi, I am traveling to Australia in March on a granted 12 month tourist visa. I am planning to travel solo for now and hopefully will meet a travel buddy along the way. I plan on volunteering for hosts to attain a more authentic cultural experience and to cut down on costs for food and accommodation. I am open to any variety of cheap transportation. I plan to take my time to go on hikes, surf and enjoy tourist activities. ... [Posted by Blue Sky - Jan 18, 01:06]



Fiji - Which Island?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:14:11 GMT

Hello all, I have joined this forum looking for some advice. My partner and I are starting a 4 month trip in October, visiting the following countries in this order - New Zealand, Fiji, South East Asia. For Fiji, which is what I need advice on, we are staying for about two weeks. The first week, we want to stay on either an island in the Mamanuca's or the Yasawa's - as we want to be somewhere as idyllic and tropical as possible. ... [Posted by lmdp - Jan 15, 04:14]



East Coast Australia March

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:56:02 GMT

I am travelling to Australia in March on a year long working visa. I am visiting family just north of Melbourne first before I set off to do the East Coast. I'm wondering what the best option is between travelling north from Melbourne - Cairns or vice versa. Flights from Melbourne to Cairns seem to be quite cheap around that time so I could quite easily travel south. I imagine I'll be setting off the last week of March. Also, I've ... [Posted by cwheeler1 - Jan 12, 06:56]



Greyhound east coast Australia how soon to book journey?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:28:52 GMT

Two of us are travelling between Cairns and Sydney (in stages of course!!) in April 2018 by bus and wondered how quickly buses got booked up. Thanks ... [Posted by Stanne5 - Jan 04, 13:28]



is 4 weeks enough

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:14:26 GMT

Hi Guys, Im planning a road trip with motor home, Cairns to Sydney I have done the trip once before at breakneck speed once before (12 days) I saw some stunning places. Im looking at my first week based in Cairns/Palm cove, car hire should let me see north of Cairns and a little bellow too hopefully too. Motor home down the east coast back to Sydney over 4 weeks..........Or do you recon I may have time to get to Melbourne ?? then ... [Posted by garrymoll - Dec 12, 12:14]



Second Year Oz Visa - Help!

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:13:33 GMT

So basically I did my farm work in Australia. I’m now in New Zealand for a few weeks traveling and I applied for my second year Oz visa in NZ about a week ago. It says it has been received but I’m still waiting for it to be granted. If you apply for the visa outside of Oz then you have to stay in the country you applied for it from until it’s granted, so for me that’s NZ. Problem ... [Posted by jameserob - Dec 10, 15:13]



Greyhound from Alice to Townsville??

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:59:43 GMT

A friend and I are flying from Brisbane to Alice and then we are booked on to a 5 day tour to see Uluru, Kings Canyon, the Olgas etc. After the tour we are looking into going from Alice to Townsville by Greyhound then on to Cairns or we could fly from Alice to Cairns. The bus trip to Townsville takes just over 24h and is a little cheaper than the flight (plus saving on accomodation for one night!!). There ... [Posted by Stanne5 - Dec 04, 13:59]



Technical flight to sidney: do I need a visa?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:50:49 GMT

I have to go to New Zealand, my plane will take a technical flight to sidney. my doubt is: do I need an entry visa?I searched for information on the Australian Government website, but I did not get anything. I subsequently sought information from an online agency -snip-, wrote to me that if the stop is technical, and I do not get off the plane I do not need a visa, on the contrary it is necessary. is there anyone who ... [Posted by laura70 - Nov 28, 00:50]



help for australia travel

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:45:01 GMT

hi, i will be going to australia in april, i am solo backpacker and trying to spend minumum, i dont have time limit but i have to buy return airlines ticket. i would like to see sydney, melbourne, alice spring and ayers rock. also i would love to see GBR area as well if i can. i will be travelling by bus or train which i like to be on the road instead on air. i am thinking to fly melbourne ... [Posted by gezgindenizkizi - Nov 24, 10:45]



Traveling East Coast of Australia.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:46:33 GMT

Me and my girlfriend are traveling to Australia in janurary 😁.. traveling into cairns and then spending 20 -25 days traveling down to Sydney spending a week or so in syd then traveling to Melbourne where my gf (Jess) is studying and me working as an electrician, for 6-8 months.. can’t wait 😁😁. so far this is what we’ve got planned and would love anyone to give some advice on where to go/ where not to go and some ... [Posted by Jedec - Nov 19, 01:46]



Salary for Technical Consultant in New Zealand

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:07:34 GMT

Hi, I am a PeopleSoft Technical Consultant. I have around 11 years of experience. I am talking to a potential employer. I want to know, what is salary range for PeopleSoft Technical Consultant with my experience or salary range for Technical Consultant. Thanks ... [Posted by naved_1000 - Nov 15, 11:07]



Mobile phone sims in Australia

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:51:50 GMT

Could anyone recommend the best mobile phone sim to buy while I am in Australia? I'll be there for three months, so I just want a pay as you go sim for light usage (likely I'll only use it for booking hostels, travel, etc). Also, where can you buy sims from? Do 7-11s sell them? And finally, what is the coverage like in Australia? I'll be flying into Perth and traveling up the West Coast and also around the South West, so I'll ... [Posted by HaadRinGuide - Nov 06, 05:51]



Working Holiday Visa Urgent Help!!!

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:15:30 GMT

So basically I’m on my first WHV. It ends in two weeks and I’m going to New Zealand for six weeks and then going to Bali. I turn 31 in early December and so I need to apply for my second year working holiday visa before my 31st Birthday. I don’t want to do my second year straight after my first, so I’m not going to apply for it until I’m out of Australia and in New Zealand. I’ve just ... [Posted by jameserob - Nov 05, 22:15]



Any hotel recommendation for Solo Travellers in City (Apr18)

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:36:49 GMT

Hi, i'm planning my first solo trip! (*excited) Grateful to have some advice on the following: 1) Hotels in City of Melbourne + not expensive (since no one sharing with me the cost) 2) Any day trip agencies for recommendation? Hope to make new friends when I'm there :) and looking forward to all your recommendation :) ... [Posted by happinesslynn - Oct 31, 21:36]



New Zealand - Best way To Carry Money/Best Card?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 07:37:59 GMT

So I'm from the UK and currently in Australia but I'm leaving Oz to travel New Zealand in a few weeks. Can anyone recommend a good travel card? Or a way of spending so that I won't incur charges etc. I have a UK bank account and an Australian bank account. I very, very rarely use the UK debit card...I've been away almost a year now and obviously I don't want to incur charges etc. For the past year I've ... [Posted by jameserob - Oct 27, 23:37]



Tasting Tasmania May 2018

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:17:25 GMT

Heya all, It's official. The word is out. The first big Aussie TP Meetup will be in May 2018. So who's interested?..... We already have a few coming - Ann, Jennifer & Charlie from Florida, Nancy & Jeff from California, Steve from Brisbane, Steve from Canberra, Sue & Andy from Melbourne, aussirose & Howard from Perth.... and hopefully Peter (TP owner) and partner from Melbourne, Betty from Pt Macquarie, Sarah from Belgium and Tabitha from London. Itinerary is listed here ... [Posted by aussirose - Oct 27, 02:17]



australia 2018

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:39:19 GMT

This is my first time travelling, am going to Australia in feb 2018, staying with a friend on the gold coats for a few weeks and then moving on. I Haven't got a plan as of yet because lots of people have said planning's great but you don't stick to it. lol Being female and my first time travelling I am anxious. Any tips would be amazing. So if anyone's going to aus then I would definitely want to meet ... [Posted by fitchickhan - Oct 24, 07:39]