We are working at Tipplers Camp Ground and hoping to stay at Couran Cove - Is it possible to bike between these two places? Are all the camp grounds/accommodation connected by bike tracks? Trying to find a map with the bike trails marked on it but haven't found one yet! Thank you !!
I am planning to travel to sydney by feb-14.I need information on shared accomodation fascilities with less rent.
please let me know if abybody has same plan,I am 28 yrs old male from bangalore,india.
I am 22 year old male and planning a trip to Australia leaving march next year. I am only going to have about £1000 spending money after flight visas etc.. i will be working and travelling as i go but I am not sure if this will be enough money to start me off with?
5 years ago I bought 400 postcards from Australia Post. They were pre-stamped and had lovely pictures of Australian wildlife on them. I couldn't buy them online but had someone purchase them for me, so that when I arrived a month later with 20 students, we were able to pick them up and send them off (we used this as a money-raiser for our student exchange trip). Does anyone know if they are still available? Once again, I can find nothing online! They were around $1.50 each I believe. Anyone know about this? Comments much appreciated.
I plan to drive from Perth to Broome and visit several spots: Pinnacle desert, Kalbarri NP, Monkey Mia and Shark Bay, Exmouth and coral bay, Karijini NP up to Broome where we plan to visit Cape leveque and Bungle Bungles on a guided tour
Just Wonder if that is possible with a campervan cause I'm not an expert in 4WD driving. I did mereenie loop road in 2011 but that was not difficult at all
I'm planning a working holiday next year, leaving in May/June. However, i have found all the information about cheap flights, working visas, finding a job etc but nothing about accommodation? I'm confused as to how all these companies propose i find somewhere? Surely i can't just travel to Australia for a year and just hope to find somewhere?
I plan a trip from Perth to Broome in june 2014 and would like to know the best outfitter for whale sharks. I've got plenty of questions but put them in the appropriate section
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Hi, I'll be heading to Perth at end of Dec for about 6-7 days. It'll be my first time there with my mum and I plan to recce UWA as well since I will most likely study there next year. UWA seems a drive away from the Perth CBD and from all the hotels I checked out save for Captain Stirling. I will probably only spend one day to visit UWA so is it more convenient to stay nearer Perth CBD area or in Nedlands/Crawley area? Will the area near UWA be more sleepy since its Summer hols? I saw a few affordable hotels like Sullivan's and Good earth and also saw some available self contained apartments around the Rosalie area and shenton park area. They are all a drive away from UWA but if they are more convenient in other ways then its probably a trade-off that is worth it. Which of these locations would be most convenient for shopping, eating and touring perth (getting to various attractions)? I think the airport connect bus drops in front of the doorstep for Sullivan's and Good earth and both include breakfast. I read somewhere that the Shenton park area is quite happening. Also there are shopping streets on Murray street, Hay street and Kings street? I would prefer to stay in a hotel/apartment where there would be delis or restaurants a short walk away so that finding lunch and dinner would be easy. Preferably with a grocery store nearby (coles or woolworths?) and shopping nearby would be great! I thought that for a first-timer, maybe having breakfast provided and having a convenient start and end point for ground tours would be easier because I'm not sure how convenient it is to find eateries in Perth and not sure how to use Transperth either.
But I've been checking out the ground tours and they are pretty expensive! Maybe because we are there during super peak period. Any suggestions on how to get to visit the attractions in perth at a more affordable price? and which attractions are better? Since we only have a few days, have to really narrow down the attractions we want to visit. I think we would prefer those food tasting journeys (chocolate factory, farm trip, nougat factory etc.) to the sightseeing ones although we wouldn't mind both! =D Is Rottnest island mostly for water sports?
Also, is there any fun place to be on New Year's Eve? It'll be my first time counting down to the new year outside Singapore.
Regarding safety, anything to watch out for? since its just us 2 ladies.
Any help will be very much appreciated!! Thanks in advance!=)
Hi, I am a first time traveller to GC (all the way from asia). All the accomadation i checked need to pay for extra bed fr a 2 yr old kid. i wud be travelling with a large grup about 6 adults + 1 kid (2yr old) so its abit pricey wen we book a 3 bedroom apartment. So is it possible to just bring in the kid without actually registering the kid while we do the booking? Back in our place, we just book the apartments per the adults headcount, we dont actually count the kids. but since we wud be travelling far, we dont want to have any problems later on.
(i know this Q sounds weird, but thanks in advance)
We are leaving tomorrow night and am trying to rush out our itinerary. Really appreciate some help with putting all this together. We are a family of five adults with one 5yr old toddler and one 15 mth old baby. We arrive at brisbane airport on the 1 Dec at 7am and will be driving from brisbane airport to our hotel (Q1 resort & spa) in surfer's paradise. We leave for brisbane airport on the 8 dec catching the 11:45pm night flight home. Here are the places we want to visit and are fine doing 1 or 2 places in a day, 3 only if the timing suits.
Sea world, dream world, movie world
Mt tambourine, springbrook, lamination national park (can choose 1 or 2)
Glow worms, Outback spectacular
Harbour town, pacific fair, robina town, Carrara market (can choose 1 or 2)
Miramar cruise, lone pine sanctuary
Steve Irwin Australia zoo, carrumbin wildlife sanctuary
Strawberry Pick-Your-Own at strawberry fields (2west road, stanthorp) or just visit their cafe for lunch at their sunshine coast farm on lexton road.
Infinity, Le mans go karting, Carlton brewery, winery visit
Beach play/picnic, broadwater parklands
What would be the best way to plan out the days to visit these attractions taking into account their locations? Do let me know if any of these should be substituted with better options or just not worth the trip there.
Also, Is it safe to buy the VIP passes that has three theme parks in one?
Lastly, any good seafood restaurant to recommend? Which fish n chips place is your favorite?
Apologies for the chunky questions. Appreciate your help everyone. Thanks.
We 'll be 2 people, we hire a car in Airlie Beach and are planning to head north from the 17th to 22nd of december.
Do you have suggestions ?
I am thinking about stopping in Townsville area (free campsite, should I book? ) I herad there are beaches good for snorkeling (but maybe not in dec as there are jellyfishes?)
Then I'd like to go to the waterfalls (Mulla Mulla), stroll in Daintree forest, around Port Douglas...
Don't particularly want to stay long in Cainrs (wee'll be there almost a day in the end, after car dropping off).
Are there free campsites in Cairns , Port Douglas area, in the parks ?
Do you think the heat makes it hard to sleep in a tent at this time ?
We are not planning on going to the Greatt Barrier Reef there, as we'll have been in the whitsundays islands and outer reef.
Thank you so much in advance for you advices !
Where is a safe place to live for a retired, single 64 year-old woman who likes a bit of space between neighbours, but still wants the conveniences of shops, transport and health services? (Looking to buy a house for between $500K-$650K.)
I will be spending nearly two months in Australia next year with a baby who will then be 7-8 months. He will start eating solids at 6 months so I'm looking at the kinds/brands of baby food available in Australia. I'm mostly looking for info on brands that sell pureed meats (without any vegetables added in). I haven't been able to find anything about that online. Can anyone recommend/name some brands for me?
What kind of dangers, i.e.; stone fish, are there in the waters of Coral Bay and Exmouth?
Hi, I am planning to spend a few days during xmas on Fraser Island and as I am a 37-year old women I am wondering what the best way would be to go about it.
My fear is that organized tours end up in party feeling on each beach whilst being on my own might be a bit risky with getting stuck with the car. What do you reckon?
Thanks in advance.
can a tourist legally buy and register a new car in Hobart, Tasmania ?
Hi, I am exploring the possibility of travelling by shuttle bus from the international airport to Sydney City and back. I read the advice that it is a MUST to prebook shuttle bus tickets online. Is this correct? I saw an offer for $14 return. What is the usual price? TQ.
I wonder if there is any danger on Moreton except driving + sand, and be aware fish + jelly fish. What about snakes and smaller animals, insects?
Looking for accommodation near coach station as arriving by greyhound coach but also convenient for airport?
what other look out place in busselton accept jetty ??????
Hello, what is the best prepaid phone card to buy for use in Sydney & its surrounding areas? What is lowest denomination available for sale? Can I buy it at the international airport? TQ.
We have a change of plans because thanks to helpful VTs members, we found out the Blue Mountains is still good to visit despite the forest fire. We am thinking of going directly there from the airport. The cost of a regular return train ticket from the International Airport to Katoomba is $41.40 including airport access fee. I believe it should be more economical for us then, to buy a MyMulti 3 weekly pass that costs $61 + $12.30 (single Gatepass) =$73.30 per person & use it for the journey to & from the Blue Mountains as well as in Sydney for a week. MyMulti 3 pass would be very useful for moving around Sydney, wouldn't it?
HI ! I'm in Melbourne for two weeks and i would like to find someone to meet with and who's eager to show me around the city or is in melbourne right now and would like to visit the city and its surroundings with me.
Thank you for your replies :-)
I will be in Sydney on 20 February for 3 nights. Looking for a nice hotel to stay near Opera House or on the other side of the Harbour, but not too Expensive. Can one of you recommend a nice place?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
was the Lylac nightclub in an old church building in Geelong
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!
Hi, thanks to all who have offered me tips to my earlier question. Unfortunately, I have booked lodgings in Sydney for my whole trip. Not sure if I can cancel it for an overnight stay in Blue Mountains since I will be in Sydney 8 days from now. So I am thinking of a one-day trip. Please suggest an itinerary if I go via (a) train (b) self-drive. In case I can cancel, please suggest a 2-day itinerary too.TQ!
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I am going to Australia in March,2014... Any tips? Is visa very cumbersome? I googled and find this website evisaasia.com ... Seems that I am apply online. Anyone tried that?
Is 2 weeks enough? And is it safe to stay in 2 star hotel? I am on budget trip this time...
we will visit cairns in march. how wet is it then. how about camping? or better in a hotel? best place, reasonable prices?
looking to something special for our 10th wedding anniversary have done most of the usual trips frazer, lady elliot etc. we will be staying with family but would like a night away for just the 2 of us