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    • PINNACLES DAY TOUR 12/13 NOV 2015

      Perth Apr 12, 2015 at 5:53 AM


      2 of us will like to go for Yanchep/Pinnacles/Lancelin day tour either 12 or 13 Nov 2015.

      We are travelling on a quite tight budget coz so much to do in Perth.....

      1.Anybody can suggest this day trip other than travel agents to lower cost, driving for us is quite inconvenient?
      2.Anybody travelling on these days can add us or go with us to share cost?
      3.Is whale watching worth it?

      Can also contact us at

    • Aurora Alice Springs

      Australia Mar 26, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      Any recommendations / comments for Aurora Alice Springs. Thanks . Tourer 2

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      Any National Park along the way from Bunbury to Perth?

      Perth 16 hours ago

      i will be driving back to Perth from Bunbury and would like to stopover at a National Park.
      Any recommendation which park is great to visit?

      From Burbury, we will be stopping by the following places as well.
      1. Busselton jetty
      1. Apple Fun Park (playground) @ Donnybrook


    • what to do with a 12 year old?

      Mandurah Apr 7, 2015 at 4:57 AM

      my son is turning 12 on thursday. Any suggestions for a cool thing to do with him? surfing, kayaking and fishing are pretty standard activities for us.

    • What to do in Busselton

      Busselton Apr 2, 2015 at 4:01 AM

      On a cruise that will be in Busselton for a day in May. Can anyone suggest things to do apart from what the Jetty has to offer. From what I understand I should allow approximately 3 hours at the Jetty. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Do buses run in geraldton on a sunday

      Geraldton Mar 30, 2015 at 7:33 PM

      Im coming there for a holiday was wondering if there was transport on a sunday

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      Anyone going to gold coast on 4th may 2015 until 9th May 2015

      Gold Coast 18 hours ago

      im looking for a travelling partner, anyone is going

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      Recommendation for Farmstay

      Perth Apr 5, 2015 at 1:37 AM

      I am planning to visit Perth in May with a 3yo toddler and will be 5th pregnant by then.
      I want to go to a farmstay where my toddler is able to feed the animals.
      We would like to stay over for a night only.
      Which farmstay do u recommend?
      Thank you!

    • Mispelt Middle Name

      Brisbane Mar 23, 2015 at 12:57 AM

      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?



    • 12 Days Melbourne Itinerary. Any idea to improve it ?

      Melbourne Apr 13, 2015 at 7:10 AM

      If you have better suggestion, kindly suggestion. thank you

      Day1 (Accommodation Melbourne)

      Arrive Melbourne Tullamarine Airport 1.05 am
      Sundries Shopping (South Melbourne Market)
      Melbourne Visitor Tourist Center
      (Federation Square, 2 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC, Australia +61 3 9658 9658)

      Day 2 (Accommodation Melbourne)

      Queen Victoria Market
      Old Melbourne Gaol
      Flinders street station
      City Travel Tram
      Degraves Street
      Hosier Lane
      St. Paul's Cathedral

      Day 3 (Accommodation Melbourne)

      River Melbourne Cruise
      Riverland Bar
      Eureka Skydeck 88
      Draculas Show and Dinner

      Day 4 (Accommodation Melbourne)

      Mt Dandenong lookout ($5 per car for entrance)
      Chandon Winery (Free Entrance)
      Yarra Chocolate Factory
      12pm Pie in the Sky Restaurant
      1pm Lake Mountain (1.30 hours, 100km)

      Day 5 (Accommodation Melbourne)

      PUFFING BILLY RAILWAY(1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave VIC ,50KM)
      10.30am Arrive Belgrave
      11.10am Train depart to Lakeside (adult $49, child $25, family $99)
      12.08pm Arrive Lakeside (Lunch at the park)
      Paddle boat (Price per paddle boat (2 seats, ask 1 adult & 2 kids/ 2 adults &1kid can fit?):
      15 minutes $14
      20 minutes $15
      30 minutes $18
      2.25pm Train return to Belgrave station
      3.30pm Arrive Belgrave

      Day 6 (Accommodation Philip Island)

      PHILIP ISLAND (140 KM)
      Chocolate factory
      Nobbies Centre
      1. Churchill Island Heritage farm (Cow Milking,Sheep Shearing,Working dog)
      2. Koala Conservative Centre (Koala, wallabies, echidnas, bats and birds)
      3. Penguin Parade 4.30 pm has to be there (5.30 pm Penguin Parade)

      Day 7 (Accommodation Melbourne)


      Phyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm
      Brighton Beach
      St. Kilda Beach

      Day 8 ( Accommodation Apollo Bay)

      Split Point Lighthouse
      Teddy's Lookout (137 km, 2 Hours)
      Wild Koala / Wild Feeding Kenneth River (22 Km, 30 min)
      Wild Koala, Cape Otway Light station
      The Otway Freetop Walk (Optional)
      Triplet Falls Otways National Park (optional)

      Day 9 ( Accommodation WARRNAMBOOL)

      APPOLLO BAY to WARRNAMBOOL (162km, 2 Hr 30Min)
      1. Marine Lookout, Apollo Bay
      2. Gibson Step, Twelve Apostles Visitors Centre
      3. 12 Apotles (Sunrise)
      4.Loch Ard Gorge,
      5.The Arch
      6.London Bridge
      7.The Grotto
      8.Bay of Island
      Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village - Noon Experience
      Logans Beach (Whale Watching platform)
      Tower Hill Lake (Spot Animal)
      Moyne Rover
      Sound And Laser Show - Night Experience

      Day 10 ( Accommodation Melbourne)


      WARRNAMBOOL to BALLARAT (174km, 2 Hour, 30 Min)
      BALLARAT to MELBOURNE (113km, 1 Hour, 30 min)

      Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
      Drive/walk around Ballarat town
      Dinner at 400 Gradi, world best pizza

      Day 11 (Accommodation MELBOURNE)

      Free Day
      DFO Essendon (SHOPPING)
      South Wharf (SHOPPING)
      St Kilda Penguins (St Kilda)

      Day 12 (Accommodation MELBOURNE)

      St Kilda
      Acland Street
      Esplanade Sunday Market
      Brighton Beach
      Berry Farm
      Chadstone shopping centre
      Collins Street - Paris End
      Crown Casino

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      Two Daintree Questions

      Daintree Mar 30, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      We have one day to visit Daintree and Cape Tribulation from Cairns. We would like to walk in the rainforest, ride the zipline, see a cassowary, visit Mossman Gorge, walk on a nice beach, do a couple of boardwalks and see any other good sites. Can anyone do an itinerary for us that we can comfortably fit into one day? Also, is it possible to walk in the Daintree N.P. without having to pay to go on a guided tour?

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      Kids friendly places in Perth (animal related trip)

      Perth Apr 15, 2015 at 12:05 AM

      We will be going to Perth from 17th to 23rd May with our 33 month old daughter.
      We love animals and would like to expose our daughter to all the animal-friendly places in Perth.
      We planned to go for a farmstay and maybe to see the dolphins.
      Where else is nice for her to interact with animals?
      Or can you suggest any toddler-friendly places?
      We will be driving throughout so transport is not an issue.
      All comments and answers are appreciated!

    • Chances of TV Approval

      Australia Apr 12, 2015 at 12:58 AM

      Good Day Everyone!

      My employment contract ended last March 31, 2015 (3 years employment). I am planning to go on a vacation in Australia and visit friends there with my partner's mother and sister. Since I am now unemployed, would it be grounds for my application to be denied even if I have funds and a return ticket? I am planning to apply a tourist visa this April.

      Hope to be enlightened. Thank you very much! 

    • Driving in Febuary

      Melbourne Mar 27, 2015 at 12:38 AM

      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?

      Thanks Geoff

      Hong Kong

    • December @gold coast

      Gold Coast Apr 12, 2015 at 7:08 AM

      Hi I'm coming to Gold Coast this December. This will be my honeymoon trip. Can someone suggest me which is the right location for me to stay and recommend the median level price hotel for us.I'm sure it's peak season during that period. I don't want to stay far also since I need to take public transportation.

    • What to expect of life in Australia?

      Australia Mar 31, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      Hi to all!!
      I have heard two opposite opinions about Australia as a place to live in - on one hand that it is very boring place, nothing much to do there, you can´t even swim because the waves are too high, not so much cultural life like in Europe. On the other hand others think the nature is amazing,there is always a job to find and people are nice...
      So does anyone have any experience in living for a longer period in Australia? Perth, Melbourne, Sydney...?
      I intend to try to enter Phd studies there and, if I like it, to stay there.
      I would like to hear your arguments for both positive and negative sides.
      Thank you very much in advance.

      All the best!

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      Road Trip: Sydney to Brisbane

      Australia Apr 4, 2015 at 2:18 AM

      We have rented a spaceships Alpha 2 Berth car for 5 days. We are planning to sleep overnight in the car for 4 days. I have several questions to ask before we are heading on the road. We are travelling on a budget, but want to stay safe and be able to take hot showers along the way.

      1) I read an itinerary from, sounds like a good one: or you have a better recommendation?

      Day 1
      - Terrigal
      - The Entrance
      - Newcastle
      - Port Stephens / Tomaree National Park
      (Overnight at One Mile Beach Holiday Park)

      Day 2
      - Port Macquarie / Koala Hospital
      - The Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
      - Overnight at The Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park

      Day 3
      - Coffs Harbour
      - Miniature Dutch Village
      - Overnight at Park Beach Holiday Park

      Day 4
      - Byron Bay
      - Either Mount Warning, Nightcap National Park, Broken Head Nature Reserve
      - Cape Byron
      - Overnight at North Coast Holiday Parks Clarkes Beach

      Day 5:
      - Fortitude Valley
      - ??
      - Returning the car to spaceships.

      2) The above place to stay required to pay fees between $40 - $60 per night, just to park in their property. Does the rest area or the national park allow to be parked overnight for free? Are they safe? Any recommendation?

      3) I want to see the most beautiful side of Australia, can you recommend some places I should not miss along the road trip.

      Thanks all !

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      Is it safe to travel alone?

      Australia Mar 22, 2015 at 3:22 AM

      Hi everyone!

      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)!


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      Live music venues

      by laxref Online Now Nov 26, 2007 at 8:35 AM

      My son is a musician (solo, alternative) and we are interesting in live music or "open mike" cafes in Canberra. Does anyone know of any in the city/area? Thanks.

      2 Answers Jun 22, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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      Tidbinbilla National Reserve: How to Get There

      by ELMinthebreeze Online Now Oct 2, 2007 at 4:06 PM

      Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I will be in Canberra for 3 days approximately a week and a half from now. We would really like to spend a day in the Tidbinbilla National Reserve. However, we won't be renting a car there. (Neither of us is brave enough to take on the left side of the road!)

      Do any of you know if there are any buses or trains that go out there? We'd even be willing to take a taxi, just as long as we knew they would go out there, and how much to budget for that roundtrip cab ride. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

      - ELM

      4 Answers Oct 4, 2007 at 5:01 PM
    • Accomodation for a month...

      by ashasmash Online Now Sep 14, 2007 at 10:24 PM

      Hey there!
      I'm looking for accommodation for a month in Canberra possibly for one or two people. Does anyone know of any places around the city/belconnen that have a nice price or short term rental options?
      Thanks a bunch!

      1 Answer Sep 22, 2007 at 3:16 AM
    • Canberra Seal

      by lara.lou Online Now Jul 31, 2007 at 3:22 AM

      What is exactly the canberra Seal?

      7 Answers Aug 3, 2007 at 3:33 AM
    • how muach does it cost

      by alx90m Online Now Jul 16, 2007 at 4:30 AM

      How much did parliment house costto bild every thing?And how many days did i take to bild

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2007 at 7:18 PM
    • embassies map

      by marto4bahrain Online Now Jun 24, 2007 at 8:23 AM

      does anyknow know where i can get a map thats points out all the embassies around canberra

      Im going down there in 3 weeks time & i want to see them all

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2007 at 5:40 AM
    • Kyrgyz Embassy

      by strouthesm Online Now Apr 22, 2007 at 1:04 PM

      Does anyone know where the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic is in Canberra? If so, does anyone have contact information?

      Thanks very much in advance.

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2007 at 8:06 PM
    • foreign currency exchange

      by kimzhan Online Now Mar 4, 2007 at 7:41 PM

      Hi, I brought some US$ cash from overseas and would like to change to A$. As the exchange rate in the bank with cash is too high, I would like to know if anyone will travel to overseas need US$ and we can exchange for mutual benefit.

      3 Answers Mar 13, 2007 at 3:09 AM
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      STNI Approval

      by fernan_alba2003 Online Now Feb 17, 2007 at 12:22 AM

      Hello VT members!!! My application for STNI VISA Migration with ACT Government was finally approved last Feb 13, and I will lodge it with DIMIA in March. How long is the normal process with DIMIA for our Visa to come out? I am so excited to be in Canberra and hope to see you soon!!!

      2 Answers Mar 2, 2007 at 7:40 AM
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      Moving to Canberra

      by fernan_alba2003 Online Now Jan 20, 2007 at 10:09 PM

      Good day!!! I am planning to migrate to Canberra, do you know the locations of Filipino communities in Canberra? What about Communication Jobs, Is Canberra needs Telecommunication workers?

      5 Answers Jan 27, 2007 at 3:55 AM
    • availability and rate

      by smwchong Online Now Jan 10, 2007 at 7:28 PM


      Wondering what's the cheapest rate you've got and is there availability for 2 on the 19/1/07 for 1 night?


      3 Answers Jan 10, 2007 at 9:16 PM
    • jacs3

      by jacs3 Online Now Dec 5, 2006 at 11:44 PM


      My boyfriend and I are about to move to Canberra. I have been there once in year 6 so we really have no idea about the city.

      I was wondering if anyone could suggest some good suburbs to live in. We will be working in the city, so would like somewhere in the city or reasonable close with good public transport. We also want to be close to restaurants shops, pubs and general entertainment areas, or at least close to public transport.

      Can you also give me an idea of how much we should expect to pay for a place; we will be renting and would like 2 bedrooms.


      1 Answer Dec 8, 2006 at 3:24 PM
    • AMC accommodation

      by JudithScurfield Online Now Dec 3, 2006 at 4:05 PM

      Seeking single person accommodation as close as possible to National Library of Australia (Barton, Forrest, Kingston area?) for 11 - 14 Feb. 2007, budget or 2-/3-star hotel or motel, if possible. Thank you - Judith.

    • Parliament Buiding

      by hpnotiq Online Now Oct 23, 2006 at 10:56 PM


      I am an architecture student and I am doing my thesis on a New Parliament Building. I love Canberra's Parliament Building and I would like to get any info. that I can via interview, questions, your opinion, etc. on the Parliament so that I can better inform the design of my Parliament Building. Can you please tell me more about the Parliament or if you will be interested in answering questions that I may have about it?

      Thanks a lot

      2 Answers Oct 26, 2006 at 1:27 PM
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      by Arial_27 Online Now Oct 13, 2006 at 8:28 PM


      I'm just wondering: how far approximately does it take to get from Canberra to Sydney or Melbourne? I am looking to travel by bus since I can't drive in Australia... :( I'm just wondering how much time I'm looking at, and how expensive it is.



      6 Answers Nov 19, 2006 at 1:18 PM
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      Nordic Café?

      by rpeer Online Now Oct 9, 2006 at 12:09 AM


      Does the Nordic Café at the Centrepoint Petrie Plaza still exist? I can't reach it by phone. ((02) 6257 9086)


      1 Answer Feb 24, 2007 at 4:34 AM
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      What clothes to bring to Canberra right now?

      by thedouglas Online Now Jul 1, 2006 at 7:55 PM

      My son is travelling to Canberra tomorrow - and, as all parents know, we don't actually know anything - so, can any Canberran or recent visitor please advise how warmly he will need to dress - and the types of warm clothing to ideally take? Thanks.

      11 Answers Mar 7, 2007 at 5:39 AM
    • Budget accomodation next to Rydges Lakeside Canberra

      by prata111 Online Now Jun 2, 2006 at 6:51 AM

      We are going for a convention held at Rydges Lakeside Canberra at London Circuit

      Instead of staying at this hotel, we appreciate if you could recommend a few other budget hotels next to Rydges Lakeside.

      Rydges Lakeside is at
      London Circuit
      Canberra City
      ACT 2600

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2006 at 8:44 AM
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      What are these suburbs like to live?

      by Mez77 Online Now Jun 2, 2006 at 12:20 AM

      Hi all,

      I'm moving back to Canberra after nearly 8 years away. Work is offering to provide me a house in one of these locations:
      - Gungahlin
      - Jerrabomberra
      - Queanbeyan

      I was wondering if anyone can give me positives or negatives for these locations. I don't have children and I'll be working in the city. I'd like to be close to cafes, restaurants and shops but that may not be possible.

      I'd appreciate any advice.

      Thanks, Mia

      4 Answers Jun 11, 2006 at 2:01 AM
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      im moving to canberra

      by matthewmerrington Online Now May 7, 2006 at 4:05 PM

      gday all,

      after a quick trip to India, Pakistan etc Im moving back to Canberra around July 10. Has there been any VT meetings in Canberra lately? Are there any VTers at the ANU?
      Hope to meet some fellow VTers.

      take care,

      1 Answer May 27, 2006 at 9:59 PM
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      Help Need job in Canberra

      by VolsUT Online Now Mar 31, 2006 at 12:18 PM

      I will be moving to Canberra in August and need a job before I get there. I
      will only need temporary work 3 months or so until I come home. Im moving
      there for fun Im graduating college in May and thought an Australian adventure would be fun. If anyone is capable or knows anyone who is capable of hiring a
      new college grad for a short time please let me know.

      4 Answers May 27, 2006 at 10:09 PM
    • one-day tour guide in rockhampton

      by con_student Online Now Oct 13, 2005 at 12:41 AM

      Will be in Rockie for a short visit from the 17th to 20th. Need a guide to show me around the hot spots.


      3 Answers Oct 13, 2005 at 6:47 PM
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      Quick trip to Canberra

      by peterANDsharon Online Now Oct 26, 2004 at 4:55 AM

      Does anyone have some suggestions on the 'must' see & do's for Canberra? We are driving from Melbourne to Canberra on a Saturday, and return to Melb on Tuesday. This means we only have: Saturday late afternoon, all day Sunday & Monday, and leave by midday Tuesday. Short stay, but better than nothing ! Any suggestions greatly appreciated ! many thanks -Peter & Sharon

      11 Answers Dec 31, 2004 at 7:34 AM
    • going to darwin?

      by windlero Online Now Sep 6, 2004 at 9:39 PM

      Hello, I will be returning from the Solomon Islands in October, and travelling from Canberra to Darwin by car from the 11th to around the 14th. Flying trip I know, but if you want to travel to Darwin by road and not take weeks doing so, here is your chance. Will be leaving early on the 11th and will use whatever accom available during the trip. I am a decent aussie guy who has spent the last 3 months working to help clean up the Solomon's who just wants to go home! Unfortunately my car is in Canberra. All I ask is that you help with costs and enjoy pleasant conversation.

      1 Answer May 7, 2006 at 4:07 PM
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      Photo sites in Canberra

      by setsaas Online Now Sep 4, 2004 at 2:36 AM

      Hi all. I'll be staying in Canberra the last two weeks of September, and will bring my camera. Do you know of any good photo sites, for nature and wildlife photography?

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2006 at 11:36 PM
    • Canberra to Melbourne.... July. What route?

      by Beschera Online Now Apr 25, 2004 at 2:28 PM

      Note: I've posted this in the Melbourne forum as well. I will be driving from Canberra to Melbourne in July after having visited Sydney first. I was hoping to drive via Cooma on the Monaro Highway and then onto the Princes Highway. It seems as though it would be preferrable to the Hume Highway as I'd rather see more of the area instead of speeding through on a motorway. Any advice on this? I was planning on taking two days from Canberra to Melbourne. If I do take this route, any suggestions for where to spend the night midway? Where to stop enroute?, etc.? Thanks!

      4 Answers Apr 27, 2004 at 5:45 AM
    • Can u provide some information on macquarie university and austalian national university?

      by winterjen Online Now Apr 14, 2004 at 5:19 AM

      hello everyone...i have a tough question.i'm torn between choosing austalian national university and macquarie university?I'm thinking of taking accounting,so can u provide me some information on which uni is stronger in accounting education?thank you for your help...:):):)

      4 Answers Jun 24, 2004 at 12:22 AM
    • Looking for Advice!

      by cheriec Online Now Apr 4, 2004 at 5:11 PM

      My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this summer and would like to travel from Canada to somewhere special with great food, friendly staff, and spotless accommodations. Sightseeing and sandy beaches would be a bonus! Any advice from travelers would sure be appreciated! Thanks!

      9 Answers Sep 4, 2004 at 1:17 AM
    • How cold in April.

      by CEgan Online Now Apr 3, 2004 at 7:24 AM

      I am coming from Perth which can get very cold at night down to 0c in the winter and was wondering at that time of the year is Canberra colder then 0c and what sort of clothing would you recommend for the city. Will be there for 5 days from the 21st of April.

      3 Answers Apr 16, 2008 at 1:54 AM
    • sydney to canberra

      by paritosh Online Now Jan 30, 2004 at 11:49 PM

      I ll be in canberra from 7th march 2004 to attend a medical conference. Sugget me the cheapest way to reach there from Sydney. thanks

      3 Answers Feb 2, 2004 at 11:05 PM