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    • Exchanging GBP for AUD

      Perth Nov 26, 2014 at 6:19 AM

      Hi guys,
      I am planning on visiting Australia for the first time in Jan next year and I need some advice on where to exchange some sterling for some dollars.

      Generally I have been told and actually have experienced that you get a better buying rate of the local currency when buying locally in the country you are visiting.
      Is this still the case for Aus? Currently you get around 1.7 dollars for a pound here in the UK.
      Can anyone give a rough idea of what the exchange rate in Aus is?

      Also do the foreign exchange bureaus accept travellers cheques?

      I have looked into using a credit card or debit card but there are usage fees and non-sterling fees which i am trying to avoid.

      Thanks in advance!

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    • Nightlife and extreme sports in Aus

      Australia Nov 13, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      hey guys I was wondering how the nightlife is in Brisbane & Sydney, the 2 places i am hesitating in picking where to start my Australian Journey. That is not my main reason to coming to Aus, from what I know it is a beautiful country with lots to discover. I also would like to know what sports I could do, Skydiving, cliff jumping (real fan of that) sandboarding and where the best places are! Thanks for your answers people :)

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    • William Street to Sydney Harbour Bridge

      Sydney Oct 30, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      If I drive from Kings Cross..... William Street and want to cross the harbour, then onto M1 & M2 should I take the Cross City Tunnel to the Harbour Bridge or is there a better route...(I dont mind the tunnel tolls) just want the best route......it is not clear from google maps

      Thanks Geoff

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    • Places for Vegans (& Raw Vegans) to travel & experience?

      State of South Australia Nov 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM

      Places appropriate for Vegans (& Raw Vegans) to travel & experience?

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    • Vaccines, do I need any?

      Australia Nov 20, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      Hey my questions is pretty simple, do I need any sort of vaccines to go to Australia? Considering I am not ill, allergic to anything and in pretty good health. What would be needed?

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    • car vs. camper

      State of Tasmania Nov 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

      which is better car and hotels or camper / caravan ?

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    • Where to start my Working Holiday Visa experience??

      Australia Nov 12, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Hello people, my name is Jo and I am travelling to Australia from Canada for one year! I was wondering where would be the best place to start off considering I would like to meet people and socialise as im going to travel alone! My top 4 choices are Australia's biggest cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth. So which places are best to start iff? I know Sydney is expensive but money is not a problem as I am going to be working to fund my trip as I go.

      Thanks for the answers!

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      Is Jetstar pulling my leg?

      Australia Oct 29, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      I've booked a flight from Melbourne to Perth in January with Jetstar. A couple of weeks ago they send me an e-mail, telling me that the time of flight has been changed ... nothing bad, only an hour later. They asked me to accept that change and provided a link in the e-mail to their booking system.

      This link however didn't work. I always got a message that the server doesn't answer. I tried it directly on their website under the booking management. The info was the same but the button "continue" went into nirwana. So there again I couldn't accept that change. So I sent an e-mail to their helpdesk asking for support. I got a feedback mail, telling me that my mail had been received and that their staff will answer as soon as possible. That was 2 weeks ago ... so far they didn't bother to answer me. But in the meantime I received 2 additional mails from their booking system, telling me again about that change and asking for confirmation ... with the same dysfunctional link.

      Has somebody experience with that? I don't know if they are going to cancel that flight if I don't accept the change (what I would like to do, but can't).

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    • Bicycle rides

      by ffrosty Online Now Jul 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      Are there any trail rides or bicycle rides around Esk?

    • the old rectory - serenity cafe

      by dokyoo01 Online Now May 1, 2011 at 3:31 AM

      the old rectory - serenity cafe - coffee stop, is closing its doors on 1/07/2011. this has been caused by the st agnes church ministry not renewing the lease. this cafe shop is great for weary travelers coming in from further out west to brisbane.
      we hope some voice from tourist would save the cafe shop
      dokyoo01

      1 Answer May 1, 2011 at 3:29 PM