My partner and I (both 65) are looking at our touring options for going from Broome (or Derby) to Kununurra.
I (Bryan) would like to travel the Gibb River Road and even travel back to Derby or Broome via the main highway in order to see Purnululu / Fitzroy Crossing / Geikie Gorge. I don't make a hobby of camping but I have camped "out in the sticks" in the Northern Territory many years ago and I would happily camp again in order to travel the full length of the Gibb River Road.
My partner (Elizabeth) wants to have a bit more comfort at nights but we suspect we can't afford the prices for the private accommodations along the route or pay for one of the "luxury" tours. She would compromise on a camper van but I believe most of them are not suited to travel on that road. We have heard of 4WD campers and a search reveals they are available from Broome.
I would love to hear from anyone who has travelled that route, either: -
staying at resorts along the way
budget (camping tour)
and what they thought of their choice. Would they recommend doing it differently to what they did?
Also, what is the best place to get a useful map of the area? I wouldn't want to take a wrong turn and end up lost; (with Google Maps, for example, I have to zoom in to even make the Gibb River Road show and even then it doesn't show a lot of detail about the "tourist" destinations along the route.
can any one inform me of the recommended ride height required for a 4x4 on Moreton island, I have just purchased an Isuzu mux and want to have it set up for beach and island driving (Moreton and Frazer). as you can tell I am new to driving a 4x4. thank you in advance for your responses.
Hello. I m max :) i m looking for someone to go along the pacific coast to cairns. Rent a car and go!! 2-3 weeks of travel! anyone interested let me know!
I'm planning a cruise to the islands around port douglas some time this year. I want to know what the weather is like.
I'd like it to be up to 25 during the day but would like the nights to be a bit warm to. Any suggestions as to which month is good. Thanks Nina
Hi, my family are coming on this August for visit and located near to Victoria Park.
Can anyone tell me what can we do on August.
Can we crap fishing on winter? People said winter can't ho fishing and no crap.
Any events in August? My family members have two elderly and kids.
Travelling from Sydney to Uluru and return in Jan 2015 with my partner and two teenage boys 14 & 15. AM I MAD?
Is it safe to sleep in a motor home on the side of the road? Also, any tips or suggestions on where to stay and where not to stay, and anything the boys might be interested in would be greatfully accepted. Thank you.
hello, im heading out to Australia alone at the begining of July to start my working hoilday. i fly out to Sydney and have my first few nights sorted, after that i have no other plans. is it best to travel up to Cairns to start as it will be warmer weather then work my way down, or just stay in Sydney and work my way up? i also want to do a bit of travelling and see a few sights before i get a job. any advice? thanks
So a Japanese friend of mine is looking to get a work visa in Australia and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for making this possible?
She speaks English extremely well and is currently doing freelance translation work, and I imagine that's the sort of work she could do in this country. She has qualifications, etc.
We've both looked at government website which makes it sound extremely difficult to get a visa so I was hoping to here some more positive, real-world experiences and advice.
I book a car from Avis car rental company for 7days. First time free & easy to Brisbane & Gold coast in early June. Been reading about excess reduction insurance, one vehicle accident, etc. Can someone give advices what type of car insurance should I get & which company should I get it from? I be getting just the basic travel insurance in Singapore.
Hi everyone, myself and a friend will be driving down to Nambucca Heads from the Gold Coast for a family members wedding in May. I was wondering if anyone can give us any ideas of things to do and see on the drive there or if not enough time we can see on the way back.
Do not want to do things overly expensive, but just average touristy things.
Thanks kindly :-)
SYD-BNE-MEL airport --> hotel public transport advice
Seeking cheaper-than-taxi to/from city center = train, bus, other?
Carry-on luggage only.
Using public transport at each 5-6 night stays.
Do airports offer multi-day passes?
(all hotel stays via award points, not cash)
Thanks in advance!
SYD: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour
BNE: Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane
MEL: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne, Hilton On The Park Melbourne
I am stock shooter. I supply photos to educational textbooks, travel media.
My March-April itinerary is SYD-BNE-MEL-HNL-LAX.
At each location I am looking for free observation decks
or high floor restaurants, hotels, office buildings where
I can take city views -- no window better than window.
Any advice from those "in the know" appreciated. Thanks!
(am posting to each destination's forum, no cross posting intended)
Van or Minibus c/w driver for hire in Sydney - for picking up and drop off in airport, a day trip out to Hunter Valley and also another day out to Jenolan Caves and BlueMountain- the best transporter or guide tour contact. Is it cheaper to hire a whole van or minibus to go visiting these places than using tour agency? We will be staying at family home, possible for request to pick up from home instead of hotel?
Can anyone suggest what others place to visit during our 8 days holiday in Sydney?
Hi! I'm going to Brisbane in mid-October for half a year, but before this I want to see a bit more of the Australian country. Where to should I then go? I am planning for ca. two weeks. I think Western Australia is a bit out of bounds, don't you? So I was thinking Melbourne/Sydney area, but then I am absolutely up for suggestions! I want to travel around a bit, which is the best way? Train, bus, hitck-hiking? Are there any detinations that are particularly interesting? I have considered Twelve Apostels, is that worthwhile? Thanks for feedback! :)
Am visiting 5 days mid March, using public transportation;
Want to take pictures of shopping, dining, attractions,
culture, diversity, daily life, economy, recreation, etc.
Any additions, advice, or corrections appreciated!!:
1. New Farm Park, beautiful park on the river's edge
2. Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, Hands on encounters
3. Mt Coot-tha Lookout, Breathtaking views of Brisbane & Moreton Bay
4. City Botanic Gardens, 10-minute walk from Queen St Mall in CBD
5. Brisbane Square Library, new Brisbane City Council library at end of Queen Street Mall, in Brisbane Square
6. Window shopping Queen Street Mall
7. Albert Street Literary Walk
8. Museum of Brisbane
9. Roma Street Parklands, world's largest subtropical garden in a city centre
10. Wickham Terrace at Spring Hill, oldest surviving building in Brisbane - the Old Windmill
11. free concert at Customs House by UQ School of Music every Sunday
12. Brisbane City Hall Visitor Experience Centre
13. Southbank: Parklands, riverfront Promenade, 1km long Grand Arbour, Streets Beach, galleries, museums
14. South Bank Lifestyle Markets: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
15. suburb: New Farm Park cricket, football, Powerhouse Arts Centre
16. suburb: People-watch in The Valley (Fortitude Valley) - entertainment precinct
17. Valley Markets: Brunswick St Mall, ChinaTown Mall, Brunswick Street, FortitudeValley - Sat-Sun 8A-4P
18. Kangaroo Point boats on river, abseilers & rock climbers on cliffs, bike ride base of cliffs for city views
19. suburb: Paddington Antique Centre in historic Plaza Theatre
20. suburb: Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks
21. suburb: Wynnum Wading Pool
22. Davies Park West End Markets Sat 6A-2P
23. Riverside at the Pier Markets Sunday 7A-3P at Eagle Street Pier
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