I am planning to come to Melbourne next Febuary and hire car for around 10 days......I have noted from the weather reports that there may be one or two days of very hot weather...also there may be one or two days of torrential rain and flooding.......Any views on this for the greater Melbourne area,is the flooding as bad as it appears in reports and if so..any areas to be avoided?
Any recommendations / comments for Aurora Alice Springs. Thanks . Tourer 2
I am a trying to plan a 10-day trip to Fiji at the end of May beginning of June. My travel partner and I are looking to Island Hop to get the full Fijian experience. We are looking to explore the rain forests, animals, culture, people and cuisine as well as the pristine beaches and coral reefs. I am unsure which places to visit and which activities are a must see/must do. I would love to do everything but I know doing everything can get pricey. Any recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I hear that there's some mutual agreement between UK and Australian governments that a citizen of either country while touring is eligible for free medical treatment in the host country. Is this true?
Hi we are staying at the Hilton for 5 days and want to visit an exotic Fijian island for the day. Any recommendations?
I am worried as "lastminuteflights" have mispelt my friends middle name (they missed out an "A" "Christian" instead of "Christiaan") My travel agent says I have to cancel the ticket & re-purchase another, as they cant change the name details due to Cathay Pacifics policy. Only thing is if I have to do that same ticket is now over $400 dearer, as this is Cathay Pacific's policy they say.
I contacted Cathay Pacific direct who said the travel agent has to make the name change, so don't know what to do now. They say we won't be able to travel unless another ticket is purchased, what do I do? I can't see why they just can't add an "A" onto their computer file. Will we still be able to fly with this mispelt name?
I would like to get some recommendations/suggestions for a short side trip to New Zealand for about 4 nights. I have not planned anything yet, but thinking about doing a side trip from Australia this April. I need help to visit mountains where movies are usually filmed (Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, etc). Since my time is very limited, can someone suggest me to any particular location which is quick and easy to cover in 4 days?
Any sort of information will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance! :)
Hope you're having a great day.
I am considering about heading to Australia for a solo trip, is it safe? (I'm a Singaporean) I have several options in mind, Sydney/Perth/Melbourne. Also, I kinda suck at directions... :p
Looking forward to the response(s)!
Will be travelling to Auckland for a wedding at Waiuku in April. The following is a rough itinerary. Would appreciate any suggestions and tips:
Arriving Auckland on Wednesday 2pm. Staying in Auckland city.
Thursday morning, renting a car from the city and leaving for Waiuku for the wedding. Staying over night in Waiuku.
Friday morning, booked tour at Spellbound caves. Thereafter, driving to Taupo and staying there for the night.
Saturday morning, drive to Rotorau and Agrodome. Drive back to Auckland and staying the night in Auckland.
Sunday morning return rental car. Depart Auckland Sunday night - shuttle to airport.
1) How are the road conditions? Will a normal car do or do I need to rent a 4x4?
2) Driving from Waiuku to Spellbound Caves, is it easy to find?
3) What is the weather like in April? Is it quite chilly in Waiuku and Taupo?
4) Any coffee places along the way?
5) If i have half a day, with no rental car, would you suggest Devonport or Waiheke?
has any one used "Travel with a Cause" to book trip to Tasmania
Sometimes when you live in a place you become blind to what it has to offer. Then I thought who better to ask than people who see this town with fresh eyes! So.... I'm looking for ideas on what Grafton could offer but currently doesn't like services, entertainment, café, restaurant, bar, drink, retail, nightlife, things that might interest older or younger people. Any suggestions?
I'm thinking of visiting Melbourne after a business trip in Sydney. But I'm still indecisive on whether or not to stay in Sydney, head to Brisbane or Melbourne. I would like to get a few ideas of what Melbourne has to offer (comparing to other cities in Australia).
Thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Tum, from Thailand
Hi there Im 33 and my husband is 36 we have an 11 year old son his 12 September can anybody tell me what year he will be in for Feb 2016? I'm confused thankyou..
Also I've been looking at the areas my husband will be working in the CBD and doesnt wanna commute no more than 30 mins but I want to.be walking distance to a good school I've been looking at camberwell hawthorn, carton does any body have views of the schools or areas? They all seem so lovely and the schools all look good to.. Help :)
Also ideally I'd like a house to rent with a garden in not sure this effects the areas.. And my budget would be $2500 a month max 2/3 bedrooms is this possible am I looking at more money? Or less?
Thankyou so much clare ;)
I everyone,i m a portuguese citizen and i would like to go to perth to travel around and, if possible, to find work.do you know if there any place where i can stay? A family ... i don't know.thanks for your help.teresa
We arrive in Darwin on a Sunday afternoon and leave on the Ghan on Wednesday what would be the best things to do in this short time span
Hi Guys, I am planning to travel on after World Cup, to the cities above and go back to London. Which is a logical (and practical) flight route to save money?
Hi Guys, Can you suggest or lead me to find a decent place to stay near the World Cup Cricket venue?
My budget is 40 - 60 AUD. Thanks for your time.
Hi does anyone know if you can legally drive a 50cc moped in Australia with a UK provisional drivers licence? I know you can in England but not sure about over there.
I'm moving to Perth from northern Ontario Canada on April the 8th for work. I'm looking some good restaurants, fun things to do and the car scene! I'm moving alone so any information would be appreciated.
Has anyone done the Tiwi Islands tour by ferry from Darwin? Would you recommend?
Looking for reasonably priced accomodation in Darwin, preferable self contained. THANKS
Hi! I would really love to plan a day trip to Dandenongs but using public transportation. From Melbourne CBD, I will take the train to Belgrave and then ride the Puffing Billy.
Any help in where I should get off or back on if I was interested in also checking out:
- Sherbrooke Forest Walk (doesn't have to be the entire thing but a portion of it)
- check out a town, walk around and try some Devonshire tea
- how to head back to Melbourne CBD easiest/cheapest without having to backtrack everything?
A step by step complete with the rides I need to catch would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! I know that tour operators offer this but if there is an option to do it on my own I always enjoy to do so.
If I get of the Puffing Billy at one stop to look around can I get back on it and continue on to the end of the line? Or does that mean another ticket?
Hi there! I am looking to book an exciting holiday away for a week or so for my longtime girlfriend's 21st. I was looking at places like Antarctica (a cruise there - exciting but also romantic) or Madagascar! Unfortunetly these two are out of my budget ($1000-$3000). Someone suggested New Caledonia - relaxing but also exciting wildlife and landscape wise. But do you guys have any suggestions? We live in Australia and would ideally go mid year. Also hopefully not TOO many other tourists where we'll be.. I know this is a specific request just looking for somewhere perfect for her! If anyone knows its you guys. Thanks if you can help!
Hey! Just wondering if you can give me some general tips for Sydney. I'll be moving there from New Zealand for work (I am originally from the Philippines). My work place is in Chatswood and I'm moving alone this Saturday staying in a hotel for 2 weeks. After few days, my partner will follow. Would appreciate if you can give me tips on how to be economical in Sydney- transportation, food, travel, etc. I still have no friends in Australia and if any of you would like to meet up, give me a message too!
Thank you so much!
Your new expat friend,
HI, my name is Fion from Malaysia...
I am planning a budget backpack trip to Perth on 18/8/15 till 29/8/15 by myself alone...
I already list down the place i want to visit...but i am facing some problem such as the sequences of the places because i am not very clear about the geography of perth. i also facing the transportation problem too...may somebody give me some suggestion?
PERTH TRIP ( 18/8/15-30/8/15)
Perth to Fremantle ( by
• Fremantle market
• Western Australian Maritime Museum
• Fremantle Markets
• Fremantle's Fishing Boat Harbour
• Stay 1 night
Perth to Pinnacles
• Yanchep National Park
• Pinnacles Desert
• Day trip and find a local tour
Perth to ROTTNEST
• Little Salmon Bay
• Oliver Hill Gun and Tunnel Tour
• Little Parakeet Bay
• Stay 1 night
Perth to Mandurah
• Mandurah Art Gallery
• See dolphins
• Dunsborough and Yallingup artists
• Margaret River artists
• Busselton Jetty
• 2 nights
Perth to ALBANY, DENMARK & WALPOLE
• Torndirrup National Park
• Whale watching
• Great Southern wineries
• William Bay National Park
• Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk ( $15)
• 4 days
• Perth Cultural Centre
• Northbridge Piazza
• Perth Lanes
• Kings Park
• 4 days
problems to solve
1. how should i arrange the sequences of the city
2. the transportation with the lowest cost
Thanks a lot!!!!
We are from Australia, and traveled to Christchurch last month, unluckily, before leaving we left a lovely jacket in a city backpacker called Dorset House. Wondering if anyone can kindly help us to grab it to post office and send it to Australia because the receptionist could not leave the reception desk, we'll pay the post fee. Anyone interested in giving a favor please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Many many thanks
Do you know how vodaphone service is?
Hello! Me and my wifey are planning a 8/9 days trip to Australia during the end of March and First week of April. We are thinking about visiting Sydney and Melbourne, mostly. This is the draft plan we are hoping it will work out . Any idea if this is doable?
Mar-28: Reach Melbourne @9PM
Mar-29 - Day 1: Melbourne
Mar-30 - Day 2: Great Ocean Drive
Mar 31 - Day 3: Great Ocean Drive
Apr 1 - Day 4: Melbourne
Apr 2 - Day 5: Depart to Sydney (Morning) - Sydney
Apr 3 - Day 6: Sydney
Apr 4 - Day 7: Sydney - Blue Mountains
Apr 5 - Day 8: Sydney - Back to Melbourne (Evening)
Apr 6 - Day 9 : Fly back home (Morning)
Any other ideas/thoughts, please help!
Hi - I will be arriving at Dunedin in late April - and find there is no bus into the city - 30 k away. The website recommends I prebook a shuttle. Do you think this is necessary? Or can I just rock up and find plenty waiting for customers? Also, the website makes no mention of cost. It just suggests that the more there are of you the cheaper it is. (It is very unsatisfactory actually.) A taxi costs about $90 apparently, so I don't want to do that.
Has anyone arrived at Dunedin airport recently so knows what the story is?
My itenary - Devonport - bicheon (1night) - Swansea(2nights) - Hobart (2nights) & cradle mountain ( 2 nights) - back to Devonport - spirit of Tasmania( evening ferry)
I`ll be staying in Hobart , and was thinking of driving into port Arthur for the ghost tours at night. Will driving back from port Arthur to Hobart at night safe?
Also I was planning to do Salamanca market , in the morning and leave early afternoon from Hobart to cradle mountain. Is that doable, because I think the drive up is almost 4-5 hours?
I actually have a choice between the holden SV6 which is a 3000CC vehicle (more powerful but manual ) and the Suzuki 1200 CC ( less powerful and automatic transmission) ... tough time deciding which to go with!
Any advice on which car to take will be helepful too .
THANKS AGAIN ! in advance :)