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timing and costs?

by Pawtuxet Online Now Feb 6, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Is there a good time of year to visit Australia for combination of weather and expense? Wondering what sort of deals exist at various times. My son has always wanted to visit and I may gift him at least a portion of his trip. Ideas?

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by sirgaw Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 5:22 AM

    1. Very curious - why Batemans Bay?

    2. The far north of Australia is almost a no-go zone during the cyclone season Dec - April, so if wanting a great barrier reef experience June - October is best.

    3. Avoid southern Australia June - Sept as it can get quite cold (relative I suppose depending on where you come from).

    What are your and sons interests to help us help you.

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by craic Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    yes, bateman's bay, odd - not that it isn't a nice little place

    avoid perth and wa in high summer - unless you really like hot as hell

    and winter down in melbourne can be very miserable - but if he is a keen snowboarder he might like Mt Hotham

    we do need to know what he wants to do

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 5:44 AM

    Bateman's Bay was out of the hat...mostly because George (tiabunna) lives there. My son is adventurous, so it wouldn't matter which city he landed in..he'd no doubt want to try several things. He's in his 40's, very social, runs(sometimes marathons), bicycles, plays softball,loves good food, also into skiing - but think he'd go when he could hike and enjoy warmer weather. He has a lot of energy and has travelled a fair bit. He'd probably look for touring city and country to get the biggest "bang for the buck". He'd be flying from San Diego. Flights are probably insane.

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by sirgaw Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 5:52 AM

    I'd suggest flying out of LAX as that is the hub for the airlines that travel to Oz - QANTAS, Air NZ and a few others.

    Plenty of snow skiing in Oz late June - September and Sydney is just OK at that time of the year.

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    I'll pass that along. No wisdom re: most economical pkgs. or tours? days or time of yr. when specials abound?

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Feb 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    I checked on prices yesterday. LA to Sydney = about1500 round trip. Pretty pricey, as I thought. Not sure if that's the lowest the prices get for that trip. I'll continue to snoop.

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by sirgaw Online Now Feb 13, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    I received an e mail from a travel company offering return flights Syd - LAX atA1179. Same company also offered Return flights + 4 nights accom forA1479 - try flightcentre.com.au as a bargaining point when dealing with US travel agents - might work.

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Feb 13, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    thanks - I'll give it a go. Not sure what thatA... is. Type error?
    Janet

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by craic Online Now Feb 13, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    australian dollars

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by sirgaw Online Now Feb 14, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    This is a test to see if the $ sign comes up. In my previous post I did type $A1179 and craic has correctly said the A = Australian $'s

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    Re: timing and costs?

    by sirgaw Online Now Feb 14, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    sirgaw wrote: This is a test to see if the $ sign comes up. In my previous post I did type $A1179 and craic has correctly said the A = Australian $'s

    More test - yes the $ does come up

     

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