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    • Mnavarro's Profile Photo

      Michaelmas Cay or Green Island?

      Cairns Dec 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Which is a better Cairns day tour, to Michaelmas Cay or to Green Island? We are interested in going to the outer reef, swimming and snorkeling and not so much interested in tropical rain forest.

      Thank you for your reply.

       

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      PADI Open Water Divers Cert. Where to get one?!?!

      Gold Coast Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      Hey.

      I'm moving to Brisbane/Gold Coast for Uni in July, for a year. Want to have my PADI so that I can do lots of diving with ease whilst I'm there. Does anyone know the best way to go about getting a PADI? I heard it was expensive in Australia, so planned to nip across the ocean... somewhere... for a week and check out another island whilst getting my PADI certificate. Anyone got any recommendations of places to go that are both affordable (flights, hostel + cost of course), and really worth visiting?

      Thaaaanks!

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    • jobs and housing

      Rockhampton Jan 3, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      Hi all how we all doing me and girlfriend are moving to rockhampton and like to know a few thinks
      Like rental properties how hard to get or how many.?
      Jobs availability?
      And uni like ?
      Thankyou for your help hope to see y soon 

      more
    • Where to stay in Surfers Paradise?

      Gold Coast Jan 11, 2015 at 8:59 AM

      Hey there! I really hope someone could help me out. Been doing my research, but unable to come to a conclusion. Can someone give me a list of hotels that I can stay in Surfers Paradise, where I can have a good view of the ocean and are near to halal restaurants?

      Really appreciate if someone could help me out.

      Many thanks!!
      Ayu

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      Cairns in February

      Cairns Dec 29, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      We will be in Cairns, Australia on February 8 - 11, 2015. Has anyone experienced bad weather or cyclone in Cairns in February? What do you suggest that we do in 3 days in Cairns? Is there any specific tour or island we need to visit. We mainly would like to experience the Great Barrier Reef and do some snorkeling.

      Thank you.

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    • Need help on great barrier reef tours

      Whitsunday Islands Jan 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      I'm going to snorkel in gbr on 3rd may 2015 and in a dilemma to choose the best tour.
      I'm looking at outer reef and its between quicksilver tour or Whitsunday tour.
      Please enlighten me!

      Cheers

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    • Cairns & Port Douglas

      Port Douglas Jan 8, 2015 at 6:30 AM

      I am visiting Australia for the first time in March and will be spending 4 days in Port Douglas and 3 in Cairns. Is it more cost effective for me as a solo traveller to hire a car for a week or is public transport good enough? I would like to avoid expensive tours if possible. Thanks

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      PADI Open Water Divers Cert. Where to get one?!?!

      Gold Coast Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      Hey.

      I'm moving to Brisbane/Gold Coast for Uni in July, for a year. Want to have my PADI so that I can do lots of diving with ease whilst I'm there. Does anyone know the best way to go about getting a PADI? I heard it was expensive in Australia, so planned to nip across the ocean... somewhere... for a week and check out another island whilst getting my PADI certificate. Anyone got any recommendations of places to go that are both affordable (flights, hostel + cost of course), and really worth visiting?

      Thaaaanks!

      2 Answers Jan 19, 2015 at 4:37 PM
    • Need help on great barrier reef tours

      Whitsunday Islands Jan 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      I'm going to snorkel in gbr on 3rd may 2015 and in a dilemma to choose the best tour.
      I'm looking at outer reef and its between quicksilver tour or Whitsunday tour.
      Please enlighten me!

      Cheers

      9 Answers Jan 20, 2015 at 5:01 AM
    • Where to stay in Surfers Paradise?

      Gold Coast Jan 11, 2015 at 8:59 AM

      Hey there! I really hope someone could help me out. Been doing my research, but unable to come to a conclusion. Can someone give me a list of hotels that I can stay in Surfers Paradise, where I can have a good view of the ocean and are near to halal restaurants?

      Really appreciate if someone could help me out.

      Many thanks!!
      Ayu

      6 Answers Jan 12, 2015 at 3:19 AM
    • Cairns & Port Douglas

      Port Douglas Jan 8, 2015 at 6:30 AM

      I am visiting Australia for the first time in March and will be spending 4 days in Port Douglas and 3 in Cairns. Is it more cost effective for me as a solo traveller to hire a car for a week or is public transport good enough? I would like to avoid expensive tours if possible. Thanks

      9 Answers Jan 11, 2015 at 1:36 PM
    • jobs and housing

      Rockhampton Jan 3, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      Hi all how we all doing me and girlfriend are moving to rockhampton and like to know a few thinks
      Like rental properties how hard to get or how many.?
      Jobs availability?
      And uni like ?
      Thankyou for your help hope to see y soon 

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2015 at 10:49 PM
    • Mnavarro's Profile Photo

      Michaelmas Cay or Green Island?

      Cairns Dec 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Which is a better Cairns day tour, to Michaelmas Cay or to Green Island? We are interested in going to the outer reef, swimming and snorkeling and not so much interested in tropical rain forest.

      Thank you for your reply.

       

      1 Answer Dec 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM
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      Cairns in February

      Cairns Dec 29, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      We will be in Cairns, Australia on February 8 - 11, 2015. Has anyone experienced bad weather or cyclone in Cairns in February? What do you suggest that we do in 3 days in Cairns? Is there any specific tour or island we need to visit. We mainly would like to experience the Great Barrier Reef and do some snorkeling.

      Thank you.

      6 Answers Dec 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM
    • buying prawns

      Maroochydore Dec 21, 2014 at 9:53 PM

      when can I buy the best prawns - is there a fishing co-op?
      thanks

      2 Answers Dec 22, 2014 at 12:16 AM
    • esk antquie shop

      Esk Dec 18, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      could anyone please advise me the phone number of the esk antquie centre located on the main road near highland street? or does anyone know their trading hours?

      4 Answers Dec 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM
    • Queen Mary 2..city shuttle bus stop

      Brisbane Dec 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM

      Does anyone know where the cruise ship shuttle bus (from the Queen Mary 2) usually stops/picks up in Brisbane city

      Thank you
      Geoff

      2 Answers Dec 4, 2014 at 1:38 AM
    • I want to go to Whitehaven beach..plz help

      Whitsunday Islands Dec 1, 2014 at 9:17 PM

      Hi how are u
      Im now planning to travel Aus in next Feb. First my destination is here Whitsunday and going to see Whitehaven beach. I can stay in Whitsunday for only one day and I arrive in the morning around 9 45am and leave at late night to Cairns. I searched for Whitehaven beach tour and found the half day tour for it but the cruise company told me that they dont reccommend the tour on my arriving day for unsure time like delay of flight.
      So Im not sure how can I get to Whitehaven beach becuz if I cancel or change the flight, its no refundable.

      Is there any other way to go Whitehaven beach from the whitsunday aiport? I tried to search any ferry to go there but I falied to find the detail info of it.
      Please help me to plan this trip asap.
      Thank you so much

    • How do I get around town on a budget?

      Port Douglas Oct 19, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      Hi there, just got here and am staying at the Ramada resort, it's a little out of town and I don't have a car.
      What's the best way to get around that isn't too expensive, and same goes for what should I do/see while I'm here?

      2 Answers Oct 20, 2014 at 6:29 AM
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      Rent a car or travel in public transport?

      Gold Coast Oct 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM

      Hi!

      I'm travelling with my sister next week to Gold Coast for 6 days. We are still thinking if renting a car or taking public transport would be cheaper. Need some advice as this is our first time travelling to Gold Coast. Below are our rough itinerary for the 6 days.

      Day 1: Sea World
      Day 2: Movie World
      Day 3: Dream World
      Day 4: Mount Tamborine / Byron Bay
      Day 5: Hot Air Balloon / Wildlife Park (Transfer included in the package)
      Day 6: Carrara Market / Pacific Fair / Harbour Town (Basically Shopping)

      Hope this forum can help us clear our doubts. :)

      Thank you!

      8 Answers Oct 18, 2014 at 7:42 AM
    • snorkeling to outer reef with small group tour and camera suggestion please

      Cairns Oct 11, 2014 at 5:03 AM

      I'm going to Cairns in the beginning of December 2014. And i plan to do 2 days of outer reef (not consecutive, Sat and Mon). I've searched online and there are so many tours to choose from and everyone kind of says their tour is good so i guess its all good depends on what kind you want the most. I've got 2 questions here

      1. Im looking for a snorkeling tour to the outer reef with a not too big group, less than 50 passengers maybe with good crew members that will take the photos of passengers underwater and sell the files at the end of the trip cuz i kind of want my photos underwater with the Wally and the turtle. Its ok if its expensive as long as its reasonable and worth it. I've read about Seastar and Osprey V and they've got good reviews. What would u you suggest?

      2. I'm also gonna rent a camera too so maybe i can do selfie with those fish probably Canon G15 or G16, has anyone used it? I've done a lot of snorkeling and few scuba diving in Thailand but i've never used a camera underwater before. What camera would u say suit the person with a lot of experience of snorkeling but 1st time of being an underwater photographer?
      Thank you in advance!

      8 Answers Nov 3, 2014 at 12:15 AM
    • Airport transfers

      Brisbane Oct 6, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Hi was wondering what is the best way to travel from airport to southbank at 7 in the morning is there trains or is it better in a taxie for 2 people and roughly how much would it be thanks

      5 Answers Oct 7, 2014 at 6:27 AM
    • 2 days of Snorkeling, 1 day of going to the forest, sounds like a good plan?

      Cairns Oct 6, 2014 at 4:53 AM

      I will be working in Melbourne in December,  first time in Australia and don’t know when I will have a chance to visit again. I plan to fly to Cairns alone at the beginning of Dec, luckily Jetstar and TigerAir have got some low price flights availalble. I will get to Cairns airport around Friday afternoon and go back to Melbourne on Tuesday morning, 3 and a half day in total there. Since I plan to spend New Years in Sydney so I have to save money for it too, not planning to spend it on expensive stuffs.

      I really love snorkelling, i've done a lot of snorkelling and few dives of scuba diving in Thailand. My main goal is to do snorkelling at Great barrier reef so my plan is 2 days of outer reefs and 1 day of forest visit.

      Day 1- arrive in Cairns in the afternoon, then walking around the city, esplanade and lagoon, etc. Do you have any recommendation on nice hostel that is close to the city and also the Marlin warfe which I can just walk to the pier on the morning of snorkeling so I don’t have to pay for the pick up?  I have searched online someone recommends YHA central Cairns and Gilligans’ hostel which look good on the website. Is it good? Is there any other nice hostel  apart from these two that you’ve been?

      Day 2 & 4- snorkeling at the outer reefs GBR, I’ve looked online and there are lots of companies to choose from. Since im going alone, I wont have so many photos of myself. I kind of want photos of myself underwater with the fish, and the turtle if im lucky enough to see one. Do you have any company to recommend that would take photos like that? And do I need the underwater camera cuz I see that they would charge around 70 AUD more? And do I need to rent a wet suit cuz I heard there are more stingers in Dec? Is quicksilvers good? I’m gonna book online before its full.

      Day 3-  see more of Cairns apart from GBR , between Kuranda rainforest and Cape Tribulation, which one should I choose? Im not really into going to the forest but since people talk about it, I think I might need to go. And any travel agency that I can go with you’d recommend?

      A lot of questions, but since it might be my only time in Oz, I don’t wanna regret this and I’m a female going alone, I’m pretty nervous!

      Thanks in advance!

      17 Answers Oct 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM
    • 2 days of Snorkeling, 1 day of going to the forest, sounds like a good plan?

      Cairns Oct 6, 2014 at 4:53 AM

      I will be working in Melbourne in December,  first time in Australia and don’t know when I will have a chance to visit again. I plan to fly to Cairns alone at the beginning of Dec, luckily Jetstar and TigerAir have got some low price flights availalble. I will get to Cairns airport around Friday afternoon and go back to Melbourne on Tuesday morning, 3 and a half day in total there. Since I plan to spend New Years in Sydney so I have to save money for it too, not planning to spend it on expensive stuffs.

      I really love snorkelling, i've done a lot of snorkelling and few dives of scuba diving in Thailand. My main goal is to do snorkelling at Great barrier reef so my plan is 2 days of outer reefs and 1 day of forest visit.

      Day 1- arrive in Cairns in the afternoon, then walking around the city, esplanade and lagoon, etc. Do you have any recommendation on nice hostel that is close to the city and also the Marlin warfe which I can just walk to the pier on the morning of snorkeling so I don’t have to pay for the pick up?  I have searched online someone recommends YHA central Cairns and Gilligans’ hostel which look good on the website. Is it good? Is there any other nice hostel  apart from these two that you’ve been?

      Day 2 & 4- snorkeling at the outer reefs GBR, I’ve looked online and there are lots of companies to choose from. Since im going alone, I wont have so many photos of myself. I kind of want photos of myself underwater with the fish, and the turtle if im lucky enough to see one. Do you have any company to recommend that would take photos like that? And do I need the underwater camera cuz I see that they would charge around 70 AUD more? And do I need to rent a wet suit cuz I heard there are more stingers in Dec? Is quicksilvers good? I’m gonna book online before its full.

      Day 3-  see more of Cairns apart from GBR , between Kuranda rainforest and Cape Tribulation, which one should I choose? Im not really into going to the forest but since people talk about it, I think I might need to go. And any travel agency that I can go with you’d recommend?

      A lot of questions, but since it might be my only time in Oz, I don’t wanna regret this and I’m a female going alone, I’m pretty nervous!

      Thanks in advance!

      1 Answer Oct 6, 2014 at 6:07 AM
    • one day in Cairns for snorkelling, worth it?

      Cairns Oct 4, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      I will be working in Melbourne for one month in December and i will only have time to go to Cairns during the weekend. So im thinking of travelling to Cains during the first weekend when it doesnt rain that much yet, catching a flight to Cairns on Friday evening, and go for a one day trip for snorkelling on Saturday, leaving back to Melbourne on Sunday. Where is the best Snorkeling site to go? Is it Green islands? Any other place you'd recommend? I'm on a bit of budget too. But Great barrier reef has been one of my dream for a long time.

      4 Answers Oct 6, 2014 at 3:06 AM
    • Entry fee?

      Surfers Paradise Oct 2, 2014 at 7:07 PM

      What is the general entry fee cost of the clubs in surfers?

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2014 at 3:00 AM
    • Hamilton or Hayman Island & Snorkeling

      Whitsunday Islands Oct 2, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      We are planning on staying in the Whitsunday Islands from November 5-8, 2014 as part of our honeymoon trip in Australia. We are considering one night on Hamilton Island and two nights at One & Only Hayman Island, but not sure if this is too rushed? Does anyone have any suggestions on what's the best place to stay?

      We are interested in visiting Whitehaven Beach and snorkeling! What are the best places to snorkel (I heard Reefworld is expensive and overrated?) and any recommendations of companies to book with? Is it better to book ahead of time or when we arrive?

      2 Answers Oct 3, 2014 at 5:52 AM
    • caravan park

      Cooktown Sep 29, 2014 at 1:55 AM

      what is a good caravan park to stay in

    • Fast transfer Airport to Marina

      Hamilton Island Sep 18, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      We have a bareboat charter starting at Hamilton Island Marina and it's going to be tight time-wise once we land at just after Mid-day. What is the fastest way to get from the Airport to the Marina.
      John

      2 Answers Sep 26, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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      DFO shop near airport

      Brisbane Sep 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      I am a Singaporean going to Auckland on Etihad airlines. I will transit in BNE for 5.5 hours.

      if I intend to go DFO shop, is it good and really worth going with this time given?

      do I need a visa, and do I have to clear immigration in and out.
      how about my carry on luggage?
      Please help, travelling with 2 seniors and 3 teenagers

      5 Answers Sep 10, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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      Shopping & Must See Places

      Cairns Aug 28, 2014 at 6:31 AM

      Will be in Cairns for a couple days. Where is the best place to shop and what are the "must sees" besides Great Barrier Reef? Thanks for the info.

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2014 at 2:31 PM
    • TravelingSue's Profile Photo

      Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

      Brisbane Aug 27, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      How is the best way to get to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. One book said Lone Pine Cruises depart from Hayles Wharf @1:15pm daily. Can you take another ferry instead of this one. Also where is the best shopping area in Brisbane. Thanks for the info. We only have 1 1/2 days in Brisbane so am deciding what is the best thing to do with that limited time.

      5 Answers Aug 27, 2014 at 11:41 PM
    • Caravans at Tamby Hotel, Mitchell

      Mitchell Aug 24, 2014 at 3:01 AM

      Does Tamby Hotel still offer free camping for caravans?

    • Gold Coast Holiday

      Gold Coast Aug 22, 2014 at 2:34 AM

      Hi,

      We are heading to Gold Coast in a two weeks with our two kids and staying here -
      goldcoastluxuryresorts.com.a...

      Want to know all the places and things to do around here with two toddlers!

      Thanks

      5 Answers Aug 23, 2014 at 11:46 AM
    • Hostel and transport

      Gold Coast Aug 20, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      Hi guys. My friend and I will be travelling to gold coast in this coming september for 3 days. Trying to search for suitable accommodation, but I have no idea which area should we stay.
      Here is our schedule: warner bro, white water world, dracula haunted house and wet n wild. We would like to visit some nice beaches as well.
      Can anyone please kindly enlighten me about which area is the best so we dont have to spend so much time on travelling?
      Another question, is there anything like travel pass in gold coast? How does the public transport work?

      Sorry for asking so much. Thanks in advanced guys! :))))

      1 Answer Aug 21, 2014 at 7:00 AM
    • How to get around the Gold Coast

      Gold Coast Aug 17, 2014 at 10:17 PM

      Hi, i was wondering what the easiest and cheapest way to get around the gold coast as we plan to go to theme parks and maybe other attractions, have been advised cars arent worth while and have taken that into account, we are staying at Breakfree Beachpoint and will be arriving at Coolangatta airport and departing from Brisbane, will be in the gold coast for 6 days and 5 nights? i really need some help, would be very apprectiated. Thanks guys!

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2014 at 11:16 PM
    • Visit Whitsunday Islands in April 1st week?

      Whitsunday Islands Aug 13, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      I am planning to visit Australia in March with my family. We plan to visit Whitsunday islands around 1st week of April.With 2 toddlers (age 2) is that a good time to visit the island, considering the temperature and jellyfishes ?
      I do not want to spoil my trip by experiencing rain, which would prevent me from going out in the sea!

      1 Answer Aug 14, 2014 at 4:11 AM