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      Barramundi Fishing

      Darwin May 26, 2015 at 7:04 PM

      We will be in Darwin in July and my husband has always want to go barra fishing. Can anyone recommend an operator? I have seen Helifishing but that would be too pricey and we are going to Kakadu ourselves afterwards.
      Thanks!

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    • 1 day tour in Pinnacles

      Perth May 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM

      Hi,

      Would like to check if you guys have any recommendation in 1 day tour (depart on Sunday)
      I would like to visit Yanchep, Lancelin and Nambung National Park (Pinnacles). Most that I check includes Caversham wild life park (not interested in that).

      Cheers:)

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    • Yeagarup Dunes

      Pemberton May 12, 2015 at 2:27 AM

      Hi, how far is it to walk from the car park to the Sand dunes? Is it an easy walk for kids?
      Also, is sand boarding advisable here? Thanks!

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    • Darwin to Adelaide commercial tour

      Australia May 8, 2015 at 5:42 PM

      Can anyone recommend a tour operator for up to a fourteen day trip. I have found several but cannot locate any postings about them.

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    • Budget for Perth Holiday

      Perth May 3, 2015 at 8:22 PM

      Hi! Would like to know how much is to bring for a 2 weeks vacation in Perth. Hope someone can tell me cause I will be going there in October and I would like to do some planning with the budget .
      Thank you in advance 

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    • Melbourne 3day visit

      Melbourne 5 hours ago

      Hi, I am visiting Melbourne in October. I am a female lone traveller 60 yrs old. I have been booked into a hotel on little bourke street but the area looks a bit run down. I am seriously thinking of changing my hotel.it is next to a night club and I am there Friday to Monday. What do you suggest.
      Thank you so much

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    • Road condition report - Quilpie to Burke and Wills Dig Tree

      Australia May 7, 2015 at 11:53 PM

      What is the road surface and condition between the above destinations please?

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    • How do I get to Mornington Peninsula from Frankston?

      Mornington May 4, 2015 at 3:59 AM

      Hello. I am taking a train to Frankston station but how do I get to Mornington Peninsula?

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    • ADAPTER

      Australia Apr 30, 2015 at 3:51 PM

      Hello, I would travel to Australia next week, I have an adapter with 2 pins slanted instead of 3 pins (2 slanted and 1 for grounding), do you have any suggestion that the 2 pins only would work on Australia? Thank you for any help.

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    • ayres rock

      Australia Yesterday

      Is it an easy walk around the rock. We are taking a tour around the rock at sunrise. How long will it take.

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    • taxi fare port melbourne to A'beckett street near junction with Elizabeth St

      Melbourne May 9, 2015 at 7:47 PM

      from Beacon Cove Port Melbourne to A'Beckett street( Melbourne car rentals)..it's near the jucntion with Elizibeth street,........ I know I can get 109 tram to Eliziabeth st and change to La Trobe st. then walk........................................          

       I am thinking of a taxi around..$16 ?...and believe they don't charge for luggage .....could someone please confirm whether I am right and also ,must melbourne taxis  they put on the meter, and do you tip taxi drivers ?............... 

      other ideas for this trip would be welcome

      Thanks Geoff

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    • Best Way To Source A Camper For A Road Trip In Australia?

      Australia May 19, 2015 at 7:33 PM

      We are planning an Aussie road trip in a camper (RV or campervan), starting in the Barossa Valley in Adelaide, heading along the coast route to the Great Ocean road. Plan is to drive from Melbourne to Sydney, up the east coast and all the way to Noosa.

      Have been doing some research and there seems to be a few options in Australia; - buy a used camper from a private sale (resell after trip) - buy a camper from a private dealer - hire one - rideshare with other travelers

      Campervan hire; wickedcampers.com.au/cheap-c... http://www.jucy.com.au/vehicles/

      Camper sales: http://www.melbournerv.com.au/ http://www.goldstreamrv.com.au/ http://www.pagebros.com.au/

      Came across this guide from an Aussie site which recommends buying a used camper through a private sale, as you can get a better deal; blog.gumtree.com.au/backpack...

      Leaning towards a used camper to buy as RVs from private dealers seem kind of expensive.

      Does anyone have any experience with the above sites or can recommend hiring, buying or other?

       

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    • My & My Sister are travelling 11th November -Decemeber

      Perth May 18, 2015 at 12:49 PM

      Hi, Me and my sister are looking to come to Perth for a month and we are looking for accommodation and jobs but have no luck. where are the nicest hostels obv as cheap as possible??? and help at all would be great.
      Thanks in advance

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    • 4 girls on a budget to Perth

      Perth May 15, 2015 at 2:54 AM

      Hello, we are 4 bestfriends who will be traveling to Perth from Oct27-Nov5 (10days&9nights). We are on a tight budget. Our budgets are approx $1000 each. Or less.
      We need advice/suggestions/ recommendations on:
      -travel sequence & activities (as we will be staying for quite sometime, where should we go first, and what are some free or low cost activities we can do? We're planning to go to Rottnest..should we stay there for a night or 2??)

      -accomodations ( we've searched online and through websites such as airbnb but we have problem finding the right locations for us to stay as we do not have our travel sequence planned out yet. We're also not sure to stay at one place the whole time we're there or change as we move along?)

      -transportations (could you suggest the cheapest ways for us to go around perth while we move along from one place to another?)

      We are really new at planning our own trips, your help would really help us a lot. Please & thank you :)

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      Kakadu or Litchfield

      Darwin May 17, 2015 at 1:49 AM

      if you could only to one park visit would it be kakadu or litchfield, and why. plus any other must sees in Darwin only got 5 days

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    • extended trip to australia

      Australia May 22, 2015 at 1:58 PM

      itinerary for 2 months in Australia without a car

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    • Spirit of Tasmania

      Tasmania Mar 19, 2015 at 9:34 PM

      has any one used "Travel with a Cause" to book trip to Tasmania

      2 Answers Mar 21, 2015 at 4:52 AM
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      ADVICE NEEDED :)

      Hobart Feb 26, 2015 at 10:32 PM

      My itenary - Devonport - bicheon (1night) - Swansea(2nights) - Hobart (2nights) & cradle mountain ( 2 nights) - back to Devonport - spirit of Tasmania( evening ferry)

      I`ll be staying in Hobart , and was thinking of driving into port Arthur for the ghost tours at night. Will driving back from port Arthur to Hobart at night safe?

      Also I was planning to do Salamanca market , in the morning and leave early afternoon from Hobart to cradle mountain. Is that doable, because I think the drive up is almost 4-5 hours?

      Driving:
      I actually have a choice between the holden SV6 which is a 3000CC vehicle (more powerful but manual ) and the Suzuki 1200 CC ( less powerful and automatic transmission) ... tough time deciding which to go with!
      Any advice on which car to take will be helepful too .

      THANKS AGAIN ! in advance :)
      jeevz

      4 Answers Mar 5, 2015 at 12:51 AM
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      Driving with a small car?

      Tasmania Feb 24, 2015 at 2:45 AM

      Hi ! ill be driving to Tasmania via melb , on a Suzuki swift 1.2L hatchback. From what I gathered the roads are pretty steepy in Tasmania? Will a small 1200 cc Suzuki be able to take the pressure of driving round the island? ill be staying 10 days .. driving from Devonport -- bicheon -- Swansea -- Hobart -- cradle mountain -- Devonport. And is gps navigation important ? Do advise and thanks in advance!
      cheers

      8 Answers Feb 28, 2015 at 3:41 AM
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      Best time of year to visit Hobart

      Hobart Feb 1, 2015 at 5:35 PM

      What is the best time of year to visit Hobart weather wise?

      Many thanks in advance for all answers

      STEVE

      12 Answers Feb 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM
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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
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      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