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Coupla Oz questions

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:26:27 GMT

Hi, Couple of questions. I expect to be "doing" the Reef from Port Douglas around 15 October. Should I book the trip out to the GBR now or wait to see what the weather is like when we get there? Same question about walking the Sydney bridge around 4 November. Book ahead? Advice please from all those in the know. Cheers, Alan ... [Posted by alanmacgregor - Sep 24, 09:26]

Auckland Airport Delays

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:47:27 GMT

A major fuel pipeline to Auckland Airport was severed over the weekend. There is now a shortage of aviation fuel at the airport and many departing flights have been diverted to Christchurch, Wellington or even Fiji to collect more fuel to continue on to their destination. This situation may continue for some time although emergency services have been recruited to alleviate the problem. See this [[ ... [Posted by Borisborough - Sep 21, 11:47]

Bucket List ( Cairns - Sydney )

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:42:08 GMT

Hi there guy's and gal's ! Well im trying to finish off my "bucket list" before I start knockin on heavens door !! So, any advice about where to go, and what to do, and how long in any given place will truly be appreciated ! We are typically beach people but do enjoy other outdoor things. Also we are in our 50's and relatively healthy.. I've thought about doing the outback thing to get the real sense of Oz ... [Posted by kkmail - Sep 07, 00:42]

Recommendations from anyone who has been to Tahiti/Moorea

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:48:34 GMT

My husband and I are planning to go to Tahiti for our honeymoon in the beginning of October. We already have our flight booked and will be there for 9 days and 9 nights. For most of the trip we are planning on staying in Tahiti but I found a ferry that we could take to Moorea and thought it might be fun to stay there for 2-3 nights in an overwater bungalow. For those of you who have been ... [Posted by travelgirl2280 - Sep 05, 14:48]

Recommended spots in West Australia?

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 17:46:29 GMT

I'm travelling to Perth and staying in Western Australia/South West Australia for three months this winter, and wanted to know good recommendations for quiet places to visit with interesting things to see or nice walking trails. I'm not looking for massive multi-day walks - just an hour or two hour walk - so ideally small towns or villages with hostels close to national parks. ... [Posted by HaadRinGuide - Sep 03, 09:46]


Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:55:52 GMT

Hello!!! Planning to travel to Queenstown, New Zealand from May-September 2018 for the ski season with my boyfriend and was wondering what the best way of finding accommodation would be. Like are there long term hostels that would put you up for 4-5 months or is it best to rent a room in a house of people? If so, do you know any websites or ways of finding rooms and accommodation available etc. Any advice is helpful :) Thanks!!! ... [Posted by rubybrent1 - Aug 23, 12:55]


Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:24:13 GMT

Hello!! I'm starting to plan my first proper travelling trip with my boyfriend. We'd like to spend a few months exploring Asia, (India, Vietnam, Indonesia etc) and then head to Queenstown in New Zealand for June just as their ski season begins. We plan to stay there for 4-6 months and including some wider travelling around New Zealand near the end of our stay as we both have family and friends there. We then plan to fly over to Canada as ... [Posted by rubybrent1 - Aug 23, 09:24]

Wanting to travel to Australia

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:37:42 GMT

Hello!! I'm wanting to go to Australia maybe New Zealand as well but I don't yet have any sort of a plan. I've looked on numerous sites to see whether it's better to go with a planned group or organise myself but even then I just have no clue where to start! I'm really nervous about travelling on my own as I've always gone with someone. I'm 22 and looking to go for a year, working, doing volunteering and seeing the ... [Posted by nat9910 - Aug 22, 05:37]

Austrailia 2017

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:57:34 GMT

Hey Guys! So i arrive in Melbourne on the 11tn october on a WHV. Staying in Melbourne for 2 weeks with some family friends, then possibly heading toward Sydney after that and work my way up the coast. Will anyone be in Melbourne around the same time, possibly hang out and show me around? Would be much appreciated. Also looking to know of any good hostels to stay in while in Sydney. Wake-up and Bounce hostel have got my eye though. Any ... [Posted by Richard-90 - Aug 20, 10:57]

A month in Australia - Feb - March 2018 - Any suggestions

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:43:13 GMT

Hi we are flying from the Uk to Hong Kong on the 23rd Feb and then onto Perth on the 25th. We are a couple inner late 40's - I enjoy diving, snorkelling - we're not into clubbing and looking around busy towns etc, but prefer things such as viewing nice scenery, landscapes and wildlife. Any ideas on the proposed itinerary below would be much appreciated. Arrive Perth 25th Feb Stay in area 3 nights 28th Feb - 3 nights Rottnest 3rd - ... [Posted by Yogi1968 - Aug 17, 23:43]

Backpacking in AUS

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:41:20 GMT

Hey everyone :) I was wondering if someone could offer me some advice. Myself and my best friend intend on backpacking in Australia for 4-6 months, starting in December and returning in April (unless we can secure an extension). We have our work visas, which we bought back in April this year. I believe that visa will expire in April 2018. I was wondering if it's possible to extend our visas, as life has gotten in the way, and we have been unable ... [Posted by Leiron - Aug 08, 05:41]

Solo Traveller to NZ, advice appreciated

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:06:20 GMT

Hey all!! My name is Grant, I am 26 and currently living in Kent, England. I travelled Australia 2015/16 and after being back at home since then, I really want to get travelling again and have decided on New Zealand. I am, however, completely without a plan and so would appreciate any advice anyone has to offer! I am looking to leave England around March 2018, so have more than enough time to get a little plan together. At the moment ... [Posted by Grant.fox1991 - Aug 02, 07:06]

Cairns to Sydney

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 21:56:20 GMT

Hey everyone! Coming to Oz in December and looking to do an epic road trip starting Jan 13, 14 or 15 and driving/busing all the way to Sydney and looking to get there for no later than the 30th of January. I looked at wicked campers and the quote I got was $2245.00 I found that the Australian Hop on Hop off Grey hound does that route for $442.00, but then I would of course need to find accommodations along the way ... [Posted by manddys - Jul 31, 13:56]

Christmas & NYE in Oz

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:10:18 GMT

Hi, I'm travelling in Australia, by myself, between november and march. I was wondering what would be a nice place to spend the holidays? I don't have an itinary yet, so I'm pretty flexible about locations :) Sydney would be the obvious choice, but I'm looking for some other options. I'm a 30 year old, female solo traveller. Thanks in advance for the advice, it's much appreciated. ... [Posted by kathschroeyers - Jul 22, 02:10]

Working holiday visa - New Zealand -September 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:26:10 GMT

I'm travelling alone to New Zealand on the 28th August on a working holiday visa. I have already spent the past two years in Australia on a working holiday visa which was amazing. I travelled and lived in Australia with my boyfriend but unfortunately we are no longer together and I'm hoping to speak to some people in New Zealand before I arrive as I'm extremely nervous about doing it alone :( I've never been to NZ but I've heard ... [Posted by Kayleighjade888 - Jul 17, 01:26]

Malaysia and Australia

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 03:20:52 GMT

Hello everybody, I recently posted in the forum on traveling to Australia, NZ, and Malaysia. My family and I have settled on spending ten days in Malaysia and ten in Australia. While in Australia, we were planning on visiting family in three cities: Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney. What would be the most economical way to get from Kuala lum pur, Malaysia to one of these three cities? This was our current plan: KL to Perth (flying) Perth to Melbourne Melbourne ... [Posted by aah2 - Jul 12, 19:20]

Traveling to oz in September October 2017. Anyone else ???

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:00:52 GMT

Hello wonderful people of the Internet I am on a quest of finding a buddy or a lady who is going to be traveling from the uk to oz around September October time of this year. !!!!! I wish I had someone to travel with from where I live but they are al to scared of leaving there square life's or mummy or daddy :/ Any ways is anyone traveling to oz around that time ? ... [Posted by Scottyy - Jul 12, 03:00]

Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand Planning

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:09:22 GMT

Hello everyone, My family and I will be leaving for a trip this December to go to Malaysia, New Zealand, and Australia. What would be the best route to take? We were thinking that flying to NZ first and working our way to Australia and then Malaysia last would be the best in terms of ticket pricing (December tickets are incredibly expensive), and the best use of our time. We're flying from Chicago, if that helps anybody! ... [Posted by aah2 - Jul 11, 01:09]

One way ticket to Melbourne January 2018

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:13:13 GMT

My boyfriend and I have had working visas accepted and booked a one way flight to Melbourne arrive the start of January 2018. We will have approx 5000 Australian dollars each. We have no accomodation booked as of yet as we are looking for some advice on where to stay. We are planning on staying in Melbourne for 3 months are looking to secure a job within 3 weeks or arriving. I am hoping someone can give us advice in ... [Posted by ashleymiller147 - Jul 10, 05:13]

Australia - November / December 2017

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:43:33 GMT

Hi guys I'm thinking of doing an Ultimate Oz week end of November beginning of December in Sydney and then travel up the east coast until Christmas and fly back to Sydney to be with family. Anyone done this sort of thing and can recommend ? Or thinking of doing it and want to be involved ha! Thanks Kitty ... [Posted by kittygib - Jun 30, 23:43]

What can I plan for a weekend in Brisbane ?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:45:41 GMT

We will be in Brisbane for about a week in the 2nd week of July'17 - me and my wife. My work will mostly be centred around the University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus. So I will be occupied for most of the working hours. The time we shall have for myself should be the weekend, and we plan to make full use of it. We are strictly "Budget" travellers. We don't mind moving around for the whole day - if we should. From what ... [Posted by Arunava - Jun 29, 00:45]

East coast Australia trip itinerary - feedback please

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:10:51 GMT

Hello there, I am VERY excited to visit Australia for the first time for a month(!!!) with my partner. We are travelling in from Canada and would love to see everything Australia has to offer. A little about us: My partner and I are 29 and and 30. We are travel well and often. We love to snorkel and hike (I say, we are intermediate) We would love to try out scuba diving and surfing while we are there. Also, we are ... [Posted by nomnommonster - Jun 27, 18:10]

Australia Trip!

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 03:40:44 GMT

Hi there, I'm very new to this. I am travelling to Aus in December and going to work as I go and travel. I wondered if anyone had any tips for getting cheaper flights because it's so expensive around Christmas Nye time. Also I wondered how long it took for the visa to come if anyone has ordered one? I know it is expensive to live there but I wondered if people had any tips or tricks on how to ... [Posted by Vicks95 - Jul 12, 19:40]