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    • Geelong or sorrento and rosebud

      Melbourne Jan 5, 2015 at 1:01 PM

      We are going to be in melbourne for 6 days before heading to perth we arrive in geelong mid afternoon and was going to stay the night there then go by ferry to sorrento next day. Then drive back to city. Was wondering if we should stay 2 nights there and not go to sorrento is there a lot to do around geelong and surrounding area. Have done ocean rd previously. This will be in feb. Thanks

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      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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    • Gorge Wildlife Park

      Adelaide Jan 25, 2015 at 4:26 PM

      How do you get to the park from Adelaide?

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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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    • Aussie rules

      Melbourne Jan 18, 2015 at 3:56 AM

      Hi I will be in melbourne from 9th to 15th feb was wondering if any games on like pre nab cup warm ups. I know season is later starting this year cause of the cricket. But wouldn't mind catching a game even if it was a vfl game. Coming from scotland. Thanks. Used to stay in hawthorn when I was younger so was brought up playing footy Still watch it every week on TV here and follow it online

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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 

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    • South or North of Wilsons Prom

      Wilsons Promontory National Park Dec 28, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      Looking for recommendations for a suitable circuit over night hike at Wilsons Prom form End --dec-early Jan. (circuit so to access car at the end again)
      Im planning this for my daughter 16years and myself.
      we have both done short over night hikes separately - but never one together.
      Would love recommendations for good hikes that incorporate beach and not too many hills, and wind protection in the camp sites.
      ps: -Im not the fittest at the moment, but my daughter is :) so a moderate hike at the max.
      Rosey

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    • Different towns

      Melbourne Jan 18, 2015 at 3:47 AM

      Hi have been on before we are going to be in melbourne for 6 days in feb Initial plans were going to geelong overnight then getting ferry to queens liff coming back to hawthorn via rose bud and mornington peninsula then onto hawthorn as I stayed there when I was younger. Have done ocean rd on previous trips. But was wondering if it would be better going from geelong to yarraville then on to toorak village then brighton. before hawthorn also never stopped in pahran If I stuck to origional route. Are yarraville toorak village. Brighton and pahran worth going to see. On another day. We like wandering around small towns and shopping or sitting with a coffee and watch the world go by will be doing ferry to williamstown on another day. Thanks for any advise I get

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      Slow dancing restaurant in Perth?

      Perth Jan 10, 2015 at 8:12 PM

      Hi, I'm visiting Perth with my fiancee in February. Could anyone advise of a romantic restaurant in Perth that has a dance floor for slow dancing? I'm not into bars with loud music, would like a more quiet, intimate and romantic kind of night. Thank you!

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    • tour transport in perth

      Perth Jan 4, 2015 at 7:48 PM

      can any of u give information bout transport service for 4 day 3 night in perth?

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    • From Perth to Broom end April ?

      Perth Jan 3, 2015 at 4:07 AM

      We would like to travel from Perth to Broome in a Maui platinum beach campervan end of April. For 3 weeks.
      Is this the best time to travel ? ( we also would like te see the whale sharks. ) Nellie

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    • 2.5 Weeks in Australia!

      Australia Jan 13, 2015 at 1:33 PM

      2.5 week holiday
      Jan 13, 2015, 12:14 PM
      We will be spending a total of 2.5 weeks in Australia. We own a timeshare, with resorts in these areas. Now I know nothing about Aulstralia, all we know is that we want to see the the best, and or hidden parts of it. We do not want to do all touristy stuff but a few would be nice. I know for sure I want to see the Great Barrier Reef! A boat tour? We do not dive! We love to hike, but do not want to spend all of our holiday doing it. We want to see more than Just Sydney. So if Aulstralia is your home and or favorite vacation destination, or just anyone with some itinerary suggestions please chime in. We could use some good advise. I'll put the link at bottom of the page to the Australia division of our time share. As so you can see exactly what areas we have available to us. We plan on visiting in Sept or Oct of 2015. No flights have been booked yet, so I am open to advice on that as well. We will be flying from Atlanta Ga. USA!

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      Short term accomodation

      Sydney Jan 13, 2015 at 10:25 AM

      Any recommendation for good website for short term accomodation (1-2 weeks) besides booking.com?

      Thanks

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    • 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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    • Mandurah. Overnight

      Perth Jan 5, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      Hi will be in perth for 4 nights part of trip around australia. Was wondering if it would be worth while staying in mandurah overnight or just travel down from perth for the day. Is there a lot happening aroun mandurah and surrounding areas to see. Thanks

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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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    • Travelling to Brisbane for 3 months

      Australia Jan 3, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      My step sister lives in Brisbane and I want to visit her for 3 months. Accommodation will be free as she is family but I will need money for food and activities. 1st question..is it possible to get a visa to work for 3 months? 2nd question...how do I get one if I can? 3rd question... What jobs would take someone in my situation? Last question.. Roughly how much would it cost me per week on food, day trips etc? Just a rough estimate would be great. Thanks in advance :)

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      Info needed!

      Australia Dec 31, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      Hey me and my partner are planning on travelling next year. My partner would like to go to Australia but doesn't really know alof about It, I went when I was little. We are 24 and like animals, nice weather and just generLly interesting things 

      Questions : best time to go/ best places to go/ costs and travelling from place to place nd how. Things to see etc etc help!! X

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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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      Bathurst Harbour - worth the trip?

      State of Tasmania Dec 4, 2014 at 1:22 AM

      Am considering going to Bathurst Harbour for the day...anyone been? Is it worth it to fly in for the day?
      Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Dec 18, 2014 at 2:23 AM
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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 ?

      12 Answers Dec 9, 2014 at 5:06 AM
    • Tasmania by foot/Anyone on Tasmania on 3rd - 4th Oct 2014?

      Tasmania Oct 11, 2014 at 8:23 AM

      I am fascinated by Tasmania, eversince I watched a movie filmed in Tasmania. Since, I am in Sydney, I decided to visit Tasmania on the end of my trip. My worry is, since I dont drive, will it still possible to navigate Tasmania tourist spots by public transport? I know it almost impossible but at least I will cover some places.

      3 Answers Oct 11, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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      Lake Pedder & Southwest NP

      Hobart Jun 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      I spent a week in Tasmania more than two decades ago and I'm looking forward to another trip to the Island, a longer one this time. Southwest NP looks very interesting and I'm sure some of you have explored it. It seems that the only way to reach Mt. Solitary is by boat. Is there a boat service to the island ? is camping allowed on it ?

      3 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM
    • Booking tours through Global Journeys

      Tasmania May 6, 2014 at 5:20 AM

      Has anyone booked a coach tour through Global Journeys? Their prices are so much better than booking with AAT Kings directly that they seem too good to be true.

      2 Answers May 6, 2014 at 7:34 PM
    • 6-berth Motorhome with Shower & Toilet rental

      Launceston Mar 17, 2014 at 2:28 AM

      Hi, we are 6 people from oversea planning to visit Tasmania on Nov. We are going to rent a motorhome for a 12 days trip, any kindly suggestion of good rental company for it? Thank you very much!

      Carol

      5 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 7:36 AM
    • Waterfalls

      Devonport Feb 7, 2014 at 3:52 PM

      Location of waterfalls between Devonport and Launceston?

      2 Answers Feb 8, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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      Port Arthur day tour or ghost tour?

      Hobart Dec 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Hi,
      I am thinking to take Port Arthur ghost tour, but my husband want both day tour and ghost tour
      I am afraid there will be some kind of overlapping if we do both since the location is the same
      Is anyone has experience on both? Will it be overlapping experience if we take both?
      If we have to choose which one is better?
      Big thanks in advance

      Dyah

      4 Answers Dec 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM
    • Trip suggestions/tips/things to see & do in Tasmania for 22 days during December2013 & January2014

      Tasmania Dec 9, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      Trip Suggestions/tips/ advice/ things to see & do for the following itinerary will be much appreciated:

      I am not really keen to visit a zoo/animal park, adventure rides/adrenaline challenges, hiking/(bush)walking too long (i.e. greater than 10-12 km return) trails.
      I do enjoy nature, bit of museum visits, visiting historic sites & learning/cultural centres, gentle hiking,(bush)walking upto 10km, visiting small towns & cities, wineries, eateries, beaches, short climbs, scenic drives.

      A)Day 1, 2 &3: In & around Hobart & day trips from Hobart.

      B)Day 4: Bruny Island but can’t take my 2 wheel drive to Bruny because of many unsealed roads.

      C)Day 5: Port Arthur

      D) Day 6: Bronte Park Village, around Derwent Bridge Area

      E) Day 7: Strahan

      F) Day 8 & 9: Tullah(visit attractions like Cradle Mountain, Leven Canyon & Mole Creek Caves?? with Tullah as base)

      G) Day 10: Stanley (not planning to take the Arthur River Cruise)

      H) Day 11: Devonport & on the way see Burnie

      I) Day 12: George Town

      J) Day 13 & 14: St Helens, Bay of fire

      K) Day 15 & 16: Coles Bay, Freycinet Peninsula

      L) Day 17: Bicheno
      Any possibility to see Ross,Cambeltown, EvanDale on route during this time?

      M) Day 18: Deloraine

      N) Day 19,20, 21 & half of Day22: In & around Launceston & day trips from Launceston

      Thanks for your suggestions/tips/ advice.

      4 Answers Jan 22, 2014 at 4:21 PM
    • Buy a new car

      Hobart Nov 24, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      can a tourist legally buy and register a new car in Hobart, Tasmania ?

      4 Answers Nov 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM
    • travelling with kids

      Tasmania Nov 10, 2013 at 3:50 AM

      things to do and see in southern or southeast Tasmania November 2013 whilst on holidays travelling with 2 and 5 year olds

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 11:31 AM
    • Hyundai Getz Auto(1.3L engine) in mountainous(with steep slopes) roads in Tasmania

      State of Tasmania Oct 22, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      Will Hyundai Getz Auto with a 1.3L engine be fine to drive in the mountainous(with steep slopes) roads & hilly touristy attractions/spots in Tasmania? I am planning to rent this car for a 21 day trip to all the major tourist attractions in Tasmania.

      11 Answers Nov 1, 2013 at 6:17 AM
    • Transport Launceston to Bridport

      Tasmania Oct 18, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      How do I get from Launceston Airport to Bridport to catch the boat to Flinders Island? Thanks

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM
    • Local transport options

      Port Arthur Oct 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      we are coming into Port Arthur on a cruise ship in December just for a day and would prefer not to use their exorbitantly expensive shore excursions. Are there any car rental firms or public transport we could use to transport us from the historic site out to the mines or to devils kitchen etc. We are a group of 13.

      14 Answers Dec 13, 2013 at 9:06 AM
    • Car Rental

      Hobart Sep 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

      Hello.I will be visiting Hobart on November for 3 days and planning to rent a car.Any suggestions any affordable company? I am a Malaysian international student, and can I actually drive using my Malaysian license? And how many people can the car fir in- small car for example suzuki swift etc. Cause I've checked on a few company, it seems like it can only fit in 4 adults?why is it so?Isn't it supposed to be 5 people in a car?Please advice.
      Thank You

      3 Answers Sep 24, 2013 at 2:42 AM
    • Travel from Launceston

      Launceston Aug 26, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      How can I travel from Launceston to Sheffield?

      8 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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      Pubs & stuff

      Hobart Aug 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      What are the best pubs to visit in Hobart? Any that brew beer on the premises? Also, what is there to do in the middle of August? Cheers

      5 Answers Sep 7, 2013 at 4:03 AM
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      Strahan vs Mount wilderness

      Tasmania Jul 30, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      Hi,
      We plan to drive around Tasmania startiong from Hobart. One of the itinerary suggested by travel agent is stay 1 night in Strahan and 2 nights Mount Wilderness ( ? not sure the name, somewhe around the park)
      My husband think maybe better 2 days in Strahan instead, but I browsed about those places looks like more to do in Mount Wilderness.
      Anyone has any experiences? We'll travel around X'mast
      Big thanks as always

      4 Answers Aug 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM
    • Travel company

      Tasmania Jul 16, 2013 at 6:56 PM

      Thinking of booking Spirit of Tasmania through Travel With A Cause Inc, are they a reliable company?

      Thankyou....Carol

      1 Answer Jul 16, 2013 at 7:39 PM
    • How intrusive are quarantine searches

      State of Tasmania Jul 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM

      How intrusive are quarantine searches?

      3 Answers Aug 1, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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      Car Rental

      Hobart Jul 14, 2013 at 2:16 AM

      We are planning to fly to Hobart early August and planning to stay there for four nights. We plan to drive around Tasmania but do not know which car rental to use. Which is the recommended car company? Is it advisable to book the car online or book while in Hobart? Thanks

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 5:57 AM
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      Port Arthur After Dark pass

      State of Tasmania Jul 7, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      Hi,
      Does anyone know if the After Dark pass allows for late afternoon entrance to the site before it closes? I tried emailing the reservations department to ask, and no answer as of yet. We really want to do a ghost tour and see the site, but we have limited time and trying to get the most bag for our buck.

      Thanks!

      1 Answer Jul 9, 2013 at 2:37 AM
    • Driving holiday Tasmania

      Hobart Jun 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      We are a family of four - 2 kids aged 17 and 14 and are looking at touring Tassie in December. We were thinking of hiring a motorhome but are now considering hiring a car and booking accommodation. My question is: is it better to stay in a central location or locations and do day trips or are we better to drive to the next town and stay? Any itinerary suggestions would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Trisha

      7 Answers Jun 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM
    • Coles Bay & Wineglass bay activities

      Will be driving (2.5hr) from Richmond to Coles Bay first thing in morning. Plan to do the 3hr Kayak Paddle or Oyster Paddle. Any recommendation between the two? Also want to visit Wineglass Bay. Can we fit all these in 1 day and leave around 7pm because we have to drive 3,5hr to Sheffield to sleep there. Thank you very much.

      1 Answer Feb 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM
    • How to plan 1/2 day in Cradle Mountain

      Dear Fellow Travellers,

      Need advise on how to plan 1/2day in Cradle Mountain. Will be driving from AAA Granary in Sheffield first thing in morning. Can only spend 1/2 day due to flight out of Launceston at 6pm Can we pack in 1 more activity in Launceston before our flight? If so any recommendation?

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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      Where to Stay in Tasmania

      State of Tasmania Feb 23, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      Hello - I'm starting to plan a trip to Australia & New Zealand next year and I'm contemplating a month+ stay in Tasmania. I'm planning on a lot of cycling/hiking and wonder if anyone has any recommendations for which of the larger cities would be best to use as a base of operations. I'd like to see as much of the island as I can but also want to 'settle' in one place for a majority of the time. The main criteria I'm weighing are - 1) access to the most varied terrain..nice roads in the hills are a big plus, 2) the most economical place to stay for a month or two...thinking Hobart would be the most expensive?, 3) Spring or Fall? I'll be in NZ from Dec. - Feb. and from what I've read on this site I'm thinking march/april in Tasmania would be a better bet in terms of the weather than october/november. Am I correct in assuming this?

      I know these questions quite broad but I'd be quite grateful for any thoughts or suggestions. Cheers!

      7 Answers Feb 24, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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      Five days in Tasmania in mid-Feb

      State of Tasmania Jan 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      Hello, my wife and I have 5 nights in Tasmania at the end of a two week trip that will start in Sydney. We are flying into Launceston and planning to spend two nights on the East Coast then to Hobart for the last three nights. I'm looking for recommendations for the East Coast time. There are a number of cottages and inns in Swansea, and a few places in Coles Bay. We want to do the kayaking at Freycinet, but haven't had much luck finding lodging near Coles Bay and Freycinet. The Lodge and Sapphire are a bit pricey - at least the Sapphire is. The Swansea options are reasonable, and some are right on the water. Piedmont Resort and Wagner's look nice. How far is it from Swansea to the Freycinet NP and the Wineglass Bay? We will have a car.

      Also, I see a ton of photos of glorious beaches, but I never see anyone in the water. Is the water that cold, or are the currents treacherous, etc?

      We're celebrating my wife's 50th, so I want to do the best planning I can. Any suggestions you have are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all of your help.

      Thank You, Phil

      13 Answers Feb 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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      Driving tour of the island at Easter

      State of Tasmania Jan 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Hi,

      We are planning a trip to Tasmania this Easter, and would like some feedback on what we are planning, or what we may be missing.

      The itinerary I have come up with is something like this:
      Day one - fly into Launceston in the evening
      Day two - Launceston/North Coast (Devonport/Penguin/Burnie)
      Day three - Drive down the East Coast to Triabunna/Orford
      Day four - Hobart for Salamanca Markets, city tour, etc (that'll be a Saturday)
      Day five - Port Arthur
      Day six - Hobart, maybe Mount wellington

      Is there anything on the list that isn't worth doing, or anything not on the list we definitely need to do? Have we allowed long enough for each thing? I haven't really checked out what to do along the way, other than Wineglass Bay, what about things to do/see in Hobart?

      We like history, food, drink, great views and we don't mid walking.

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Jan 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM
    • cradle mountain

      State of Tasmania Nov 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      I'm planning a short winter trip to Tasmania, 2 nights in Stanley, and 3 nights in Cradle Mountain in early August.
      Is the Cradle Mountain bit crazy?? Could we be snowed in?? Perhaps 3 nights in Stanley and 2 in Cradle?
      Any advice?
      Thanks.

      2 Answers Nov 12, 2012 at 5:08 AM
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      3 days suggestions for tasmania

      Tasmania Nov 5, 2012 at 11:44 PM

      We have only 3 days in tasmania. What should we prioritise and do?

      And my sister may stay longer. What do you suggest to her : stay longer in tasmania or go to new zealand ?

      6 Answers Nov 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM