going to Bali and they recommend Visa is paid in US$.
1. has anyone paid I another currency? is it that much of a drama to pay in AUD?
2. where can I get US$ in Aussie land without paying ridiculous exchange rate and fees?
Last time I did it at the Airport ATM and US$100 cost AUD$120 and that was when it was $1 for $1 exchange rate.
cross my fingers for a cheap solution.
I'm going to Byron Bay for the Easter weekend, now I can't decide if I should rent a campervan or not? I am going to watch Bluesfest [http://www.bluesfest.com.au/] but most of the campsites are sold out. I read this blog that mentioned the bluesfest [blog.vroomvroomvroom.com/201...] so i decided to check out their list of campervans, now I am not sure if it is a wise idea to hire one or just book a hotel. However, I know that most hotels are quite far from the venue. Can anyone help me decide?
which is the most popular area to stay as we are planing to come for 4 days
What are the public toilet facilities like in town, are there plenty of places to eat, I'm bringing 20 old ladies there this week?
We are going to Raro in May with our 17month old.
What touristy things do you recommend to do with her?
can you swim in the lagoon at port vila
Two of my friends and I plan a round-the-world trip. We're starting out from the US West Cost, then fly to Europe, swing by Moscow, Russia, and then fly to the East Coast of Australia and back to US. We were able to look up flights from US to Europe and then from Australia back to US, but we seem to be struggling with a flight from Moscow to either Sydney or Brisbane. Does anyone have any recommendations there?
We are a young married couple, just got granted the PR, and we will be arriving to Melbourne on the 28th 05:30 am , anyone has any idea where can we stay easily without moving too much with our luggage?
We will be travelling to Melbourne in May 2014 and would like to take on a photography tours to the Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles.
Can anyone recommend a good one ?
I've been traveling Australia on a working holiday visa since September 2013. I've seen most of the things I had planned to and I had an amazing time, but I think I may be ready to move on to somewhere new. For the past few months I've basically been working a crappy job with just enough to get me by, and the registration on my car is about to run out. I don't think it is worth it to spend any more money on it as I don't know how much longer I will be around here.
Originally I was planning to go back to Canada some time between July and August, but now I'm thinking I might do it sooner as I haven't really been doing anything interesting lately. I don't really have a time frame, but I recently came up with the idea to travel to some other places on the way home. I have a very low budget - basically next to nothing, but If I can save up enough money for a flight to say.. Thailand?.. then I could travel, work for a bit, travel, work, etc. and just work my way back to Canada, rather than just fly straight back home. Does anyone have any suggestions for cheap traveling, and possibly some suggestions for jobs as a backpacker? I realize it is next to impossible to do this without money, but I'm sure it has been done before. Probably not the most realistic idea but I'd like to see more of the world before I go home and get back to every day life.
A little about myself:
• I'm a 23 year old male, single, open to anything really.
• I love learning about new cultures and I don't mind doing some hard work for accommodation.
• I don't particularly need to be back in Canada at any certain time, but I would like to be back for Christmas.
• Next to no money, but if I save for a few weeks I could maybe come up with 1000 dollars or so.. not enough for a flight straight back to Canada.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
Is anyone able to advice me on the toll charges in Queensland?
Will be renting vehicle from Brisbane Airport > Gold Coast (Day 1)
And from Gold Coast > Sunshine Coast (Day 7)
Sunshine Coast > Brisbane Airport (Day 10)
As I am comparing 2 car rental pricing.
AUD837 (Toll charges to be charge direct to my credit card) vs AUD1,037 (inclusive Toll Charges)
Which deal is a better offer with all other criteria the same.
kid friendly things to do in and around tuross heads - 9 yr old boy in particular
Hi! Going to Canberra next Monday and would like some recommendations for somewhere good to eat...minimum of 4 adults and 6 kids (max up to about 8 adults and 11 kids if everyone can make it). Would love somewhere with a playroom of some sorts. Preferably in the Belconnen area. Thanks in advance! :)
Hi...pls suggest where i can rent a van that comfortably fit 8 people?
I'll visit AKL next month and I know there are lots of expensive stuff there. I want to know how often do AKL stores (clothes etc) have sales? Every week? Month? Thank you
hi, are there any airport shuttles from perth airport to bunbury, im having difficulty locating one
Where can I get money for tonga in honolulu or can I just us U.S. Currency?? Thanks
how would i travel to Heriot from Christchurch airport?
What stores (Groceries and Butchers) are available in Northampton? Looking at staying a week at Horrocks and keen to see where I can get supplies.
I am working in a MNC, now moving to New Zealand, so guys please guide me to make my moving task easy. and suggest me a sydney based international removalists which can move my stuff safe and can give timely delivery.
Hello VT members, I am from India and traveled Asian countries only. Now I want to apply for Tourist visa for Australia. This time I and 2 of my friends wants to apply. Agents are really charging very high fee for tourist visa. We can use that fee amount for our air-ticket if we can get our visa our self.
I check Immi.gov.au and gone through check list for subclass 600.
Please let me know if subclass 600 is right visa for me as I want to travel for 2 week. Should I apply for
visa with my friends together and mention in file out them or we have to apply separately. how to get itinerary
before getting visa, as if we are booking tickets and hotel then in case visa rejection we ll have great loss.
I am married and have wife and two kinds they are not accompanying me same is with my friends, they are also going alone. Please help to get visa so that we can have good holiday in AUSTRALIA.
Hello VT members,
Mostly answer question African & Middle Eastern forms.
My question is I think simple –
As a UK passport holder – or brit) when apply for AUS E- Visitor visa – how many months in advance can I apply E-Visa for AUS) I thinking maybe 2 months in Advance before visit AUS)
I getting confuses information on travel to AUS -
I was told that your name on visa and name in airline ticket has be the same - When ever travel I use my first name and Surname - I don't use my Middle name - if travel to AUS and use my first name and Surname - will airlines not let travel to AUS?????
I look forward to hearing from you
I have been doing a lot of reading on the Daintree Rainforest. Little did I know that there are so many different areas to explore! It seems like these all offers different things to see in the rainforest, but my main concern is that we will have a 1 year old with us. I am trying to determine if there is an area that will be easier for us to visit with him. We will most likely have to carry him. As much as we would like to do a hike through the rainforest, I don't think that will be possible, but we would definitely like to see as much of the environment as we can.
Cape Tribulation has caught our eye, but the Daintree Discovery Centre and Mossman Gorge Center also sound like they provide good options for traveling with a young child.
We will have a rental car 4WD.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much, Kimberly
I'm hiring a 4x4 and driving from Darwin and Perth. I will be off-road at times including the Gibb RIver Road and the drive out to the Bungle Bungles. I have done this drive 15 years ago and did not worry about a sat phone then as I was on my own, although I did end up picking up some backpackers along the way, and one did have a sat phone. This time around, I will be traveling with 4 others in their 50's and 60's. I'm organizing the trip and therefore have the responsibility to make sure everything runs smoothly and that I am prepared in case of an emergency.
The 4x4 company I am hiring from offers a sat phone for $15/day which in total would cost me $420 for 28 days. That is not including any calls I would make. I would only use the phone in an emergency. I do not know what the rate would be. Does $15/day sound reasonable, or are there better, less expensive options out there that I could organize on my own? Thanks!
We are planning to self provision a sail boat. Is the grocery or supermarket in Uturoa open on Saturday afternoons and Sundays? What is the name of the market? Thank you
want to send excess baggage from Australia to India via cargo . please share the experienced and cheap courier and shipment services detail .
Hi guys, my name is toshi, i am from japan and Just starting to plan a potential MP trip in May this year. We would fly in to Cuzcu thru Lima, and then would like to take the train to get to MP (already checked Inca Rail which is available).
Does anyone have any suggestions on how many days to spend in MP before taking the train back? Also how long does it take to hike up to the top? We don't want to hike down the trail (which is why we are taking the train), but what is the remaining route to reach MP?
Thanks for the help in advance!
I'm coming to melbourne this june.
I will stay a night at Lorne after a day on GOR.
The next day, I'm planning to take a ferry to Mornington and drive to Phillip Island.
Hoping to catch the penguin parade. My question is, should I spend a night at Phillip Island or is there a nice place to stay nearby as the accomodation cost is quite high?
A friend is staying at Fingal Heads south of Tweed. They want to catch the train to the Brisbane airport.Which would would be the best train station for them to use.
Thanks guys in advance
What places do you recommend taking tourist in Winter my family are coming over in