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    • Motorhome in Sydney

      Sydney Nov 23, 2016 at 6:04 AM

      Where can I stand with a motorhome in sydney for a couple days around new years eve ?
      Thx in advance

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    • Bring strawberry to phil.

      Australia Nov 11, 2016 at 3:55 PM

      Hi, im going back to the Philippines next week, im here in Australia, i want to know if i can bring a strawberry from australia going to Philippines?

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    • Active 60 year olds staying in Queenstown vs. Wanaka,

      Queenstown Nov 28, 2016 at 10:22 AM

      Should Active 60 year olds stay in Queenstown vs. Wanaka,as our first stop after flying for a full day to get to New Zealand?

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      Tour groups affected by earthquake

      New Zealand Nov 15, 2016 at 3:44 AM

      My sister and her husband flew to NZ on monday to join a coach tour of the South Island. They flew to Christchurch. I have sent her a text message and have not had a reply. I realise no coach tours have had injured passengers but would like to know what the plan is likely to be - if New Zealanders could let me know what the likely outcome will be I would appreciate it.

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    • BB + Moorea in April or/vs May/Travel Agency/Plane/Places to stay Help!

      Bora-Bora Dec 7, 2016 at 7:04 PM

      Hey,

      So - my mother is turning 60 next time. I'm hoping to take her to BB + Moorea as a surprise (but 2 months after her birthday - since her birthday coincides with my dive trip in march... yes bad me - but that makes it even more of a surprise). Our interests: swimming, snorkeling, adventure, boat rides, scenery. I'm 32 and I am in decent shape. My mother will be 60 and she's also is good shape (wouldn't call her a hiker though)

      Okay - so here's the deal - I need help - if you have to advice me on anything, question #1 is the MOST important because I have to choose my vacation week by the end of this week.

      1. 1 - Time Frame

      June - October - High Season and probably most $$$ so no
      December - March-ish (possibly April) = "wet season"
      I'm thinking I would like the highest chance at beautiful weather - understanding that nothing is guaranteed. So - here I'm thinking either April or May. I'm spending soooo much $$$ - I want the highest chance at great weather and a great trip (without having to pay for "high season").

      From my understanding April and November are shoulder seasons. I was thinking of doing early-mid May - does that seem reasonable/price-wise? Or is May when prices skyrocket?

      2- Travel Agencies:
      I know there's Costco - but I'm NOT sure how lenient they are to changing their set itineraries listed on their sites. Any advice on this is appreciated - please feel free to message me as well.

      3- Places to stay - May coincidence with #2
      Moorea: Garden Bungalow. Definitely would stay in Hilton Resort. I have the HH Hilton Visa - so my plan is to stay 5 nights in Moorea (have 3 free weekend nights from certificates) - so will only pay for 2 (through the agency and book 3 on my own).
      Bora Bora: ABOVE WATER BUNGALOW! This is a toughy - because the prices can be outrageous. I can tell you for a fact we would love a location with views of the Lagoon. I know Le Meridien's price point may work... BUT I've heard from people who've been there before that the water isn't crystal clear like the other locations. Any thoughts/suggestions on other places to stay?

      4- Planes - how to travel
      So... we would like to spend as much possible time in the actual locations (I understand travel can take up a lot of otherwise well spend time on the islands). We obviously have to fly out of Los Angeles - there are 2 planes that typically arrive - one in the morning and another at night. I'm think perhaps get the one that arrives at night - so we can maybe stay in Tahiti for the night (sleep?) then start our adventure to Moorea first then Bora Bora (not sure how the transfers between those Islands work). Any thoughts on this?

      5- Any must-do/must-see activities/suggestions?

      Finally - on a more selfish note - is it worth it to dive in BB/Moorea? I found a site where they have a set price and they provide full equipment (no extra baggage for me to carry)
      http://www.topdive.com/rates/

      Any suggestions/advice is appreciated

      Thanks!!!

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      How to get to 790 George Street, Haymarket?

      Sydney Nov 27, 2016 at 1:25 PM

      Dear friends,
      can anyone tell me how to get to Backpackers from the airport by public transport? We'll be quite on a budget and a bit tired after a 23-hour-long journey and wouldn't like to wander around. ;-)
      Thanks a lot for your help,
      Anita

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    • Kangaroo Island worth to visit?

      Australia Yesterday

      Hi! We are planning a 4 week drive from Sydney to Adelaide in Feb/March. Travel itineary is quite ready however we are not sure if it will be worth to visit Kangaroo Island (time needed, cost for ferry, size of island ...).
      Will visit Wilsons Promontery and a couple of other national parks and are mainly interested in nice landscape and animals.
      Any comments are highly appreciated!
      Kind regards, Laura

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      Rent a campervan

      New Zealand Nov 22, 2016 at 7:40 AM

      I will travel to new Zealand from 10/4/2017 to 16/4/2017. I am searching the information about the campervan. There are different type of van that suit me and my wife. Any recommendation for me and my wife?

      We are considering two models: 2 Berth - Venturer and Esprit 2 Berth Deluxe.
      Which one is suitable for us?

      Thank for your advice! I am looking forward to hearing your reply......

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    • Kangaroo Island worth to visit?

      Australia Yesterday

      Hi! We are planning a 4 week drive from Sydney to Adelaide in Feb/March. Travel itineary is quite ready however we are not sure if it will be worth to visit Kangaroo Island (time needed, cost for ferry, size of island ...).
      Will visit Wilsons Promontery and a couple of other national parks and are mainly interested in nice landscape and animals.
      Any comments are highly appreciated!
      Kind regards, Laura

      6 Answers 8 hours ago
    • BB + Moorea in April or/vs May/Travel Agency/Plane/Places to stay Help!

      Bora-Bora Dec 7, 2016 at 7:04 PM

      Hey,

      So - my mother is turning 60 next time. I'm hoping to take her to BB + Moorea as a surprise (but 2 months after her birthday - since her birthday coincides with my dive trip in march... yes bad me - but that makes it even more of a surprise). Our interests: swimming, snorkeling, adventure, boat rides, scenery. I'm 32 and I am in decent shape. My mother will be 60 and she's also is good shape (wouldn't call her a hiker though)

      Okay - so here's the deal - I need help - if you have to advice me on anything, question #1 is the MOST important because I have to choose my vacation week by the end of this week.

      1. 1 - Time Frame

      June - October - High Season and probably most $$$ so no
      December - March-ish (possibly April) = "wet season"
      I'm thinking I would like the highest chance at beautiful weather - understanding that nothing is guaranteed. So - here I'm thinking either April or May. I'm spending soooo much $$$ - I want the highest chance at great weather and a great trip (without having to pay for "high season").

      From my understanding April and November are shoulder seasons. I was thinking of doing early-mid May - does that seem reasonable/price-wise? Or is May when prices skyrocket?

      2- Travel Agencies:
      I know there's Costco - but I'm NOT sure how lenient they are to changing their set itineraries listed on their sites. Any advice on this is appreciated - please feel free to message me as well.

      3- Places to stay - May coincidence with #2
      Moorea: Garden Bungalow. Definitely would stay in Hilton Resort. I have the HH Hilton Visa - so my plan is to stay 5 nights in Moorea (have 3 free weekend nights from certificates) - so will only pay for 2 (through the agency and book 3 on my own).
      Bora Bora: ABOVE WATER BUNGALOW! This is a toughy - because the prices can be outrageous. I can tell you for a fact we would love a location with views of the Lagoon. I know Le Meridien's price point may work... BUT I've heard from people who've been there before that the water isn't crystal clear like the other locations. Any thoughts/suggestions on other places to stay?

      4- Planes - how to travel
      So... we would like to spend as much possible time in the actual locations (I understand travel can take up a lot of otherwise well spend time on the islands). We obviously have to fly out of Los Angeles - there are 2 planes that typically arrive - one in the morning and another at night. I'm think perhaps get the one that arrives at night - so we can maybe stay in Tahiti for the night (sleep?) then start our adventure to Moorea first then Bora Bora (not sure how the transfers between those Islands work). Any thoughts on this?

      5- Any must-do/must-see activities/suggestions?

      Finally - on a more selfish note - is it worth it to dive in BB/Moorea? I found a site where they have a set price and they provide full equipment (no extra baggage for me to carry)
      http://www.topdive.com/rates/

      Any suggestions/advice is appreciated

      Thanks!!!

      5 Answers Yesterday
    • Active 60 year olds staying in Queenstown vs. Wanaka,

      Queenstown Nov 28, 2016 at 10:22 AM

      Should Active 60 year olds stay in Queenstown vs. Wanaka,as our first stop after flying for a full day to get to New Zealand?

      4 Answers Nov 29, 2016 at 1:41 AM
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      How to get to 790 George Street, Haymarket?

      Sydney Nov 27, 2016 at 1:25 PM

      Dear friends,
      can anyone tell me how to get to Backpackers from the airport by public transport? We'll be quite on a budget and a bit tired after a 23-hour-long journey and wouldn't like to wander around. ;-)
      Thanks a lot for your help,
      Anita

      5 Answers Nov 28, 2016 at 3:24 AM
    • Motorhome in Sydney

      Sydney Nov 23, 2016 at 6:04 AM

      Where can I stand with a motorhome in sydney for a couple days around new years eve ?
      Thx in advance

      1 Answer Nov 23, 2016 at 8:48 PM
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      Rent a campervan

      New Zealand Nov 22, 2016 at 7:40 AM

      I will travel to new Zealand from 10/4/2017 to 16/4/2017. I am searching the information about the campervan. There are different type of van that suit me and my wife. Any recommendation for me and my wife?

      We are considering two models: 2 Berth - Venturer and Esprit 2 Berth Deluxe.
      Which one is suitable for us?

      Thank for your advice! I am looking forward to hearing your reply......

      14 Answers Dec 8, 2016 at 12:01 AM
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      Tour groups affected by earthquake

      New Zealand Nov 15, 2016 at 3:44 AM

      My sister and her husband flew to NZ on monday to join a coach tour of the South Island. They flew to Christchurch. I have sent her a text message and have not had a reply. I realise no coach tours have had injured passengers but would like to know what the plan is likely to be - if New Zealanders could let me know what the likely outcome will be I would appreciate it.

      4 Answers Nov 15, 2016 at 7:56 AM
    • Bring strawberry to phil.

      Australia Nov 11, 2016 at 3:55 PM

      Hi, im going back to the Philippines next week, im here in Australia, i want to know if i can bring a strawberry from australia going to Philippines?

      2 Answers Nov 12, 2016 at 10:01 AM
    • Toddler & baby friendly accommodations

      Port Douglas Nov 8, 2016 at 3:05 PM

      Hello! We are looking to spend a week in a resort located anywhere from Cairns to Port Douglas. We will have a three year old and a ten month old. Ideally, it would be good to stay in an apartment with a swim out pool frontage so that we can swim and relax whilst the kids are napping. The Sea Temple is a bit on the expensive side, but the Mantra and the Oaks resorts (Port Doug) don't look brilliant.

      Does anyone have any other solutions please? Many thanks!

      4 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 1:50 PM
    • What is best way to get to cruise ship terminal from Adelaide Downtown

      Adelaide Nov 8, 2016 at 12:19 PM

      With two large suitcases would you be able to use train. Is there a shuttle bus or have to use taxi.

      2 Answers Nov 8, 2016 at 9:38 PM
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      Travel tips in Australia

      Australia and Oceania Nov 2, 2016 at 5:29 AM

      Anyone here who can share their experience with travelling to Australia? What is the best place to visit there?

      8 Answers Nov 5, 2016 at 6:48 AM
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      Itinerary help

      Australia Nov 1, 2016 at 10:12 AM

      Hi. We need your advice. We'll arrive in Melbourne on January 21 after spending 18 days in New Zealand. We're booked for 4 days in Melbourne and we'll be staying in Sydney for 4 days until February 5, when we leave for home. Need advice on where to spend the intervening 7 days. We can drive or fly or a combination of both. We're thinking of spending 3 days in Wilson's Prom or the Mornington Peninsula and 2 days in Jervis Bay However, we're open to other destinations. We like spectacular scenery and beautiful swimming beaches. By the way accommodations are sparse in Wilson's Prom. Thank you for your help.

      8 Answers Nov 27, 2016 at 8:10 PM
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      New Caledonia

      Île des Pins Oct 29, 2016 at 6:59 PM

      I'd like to hear from anyone who's holidayed in New Caledonia - especially if you're from Australia. We're looking for somewhere to celebrate my birthday in July next year and want to go somewhere where it's a relatively short (3-4 hour) flight from Sydney, even though we live in Adelaide. Somewhere on a beach (not rocky) would be really great.

      1 Answer Oct 31, 2016 at 4:11 AM
    • Milford sound ferry ride

      New Zealand Oct 22, 2016 at 6:44 PM

      Which is the best way to get to Milford sound from Auckland and back in 3 days

      3 Answers Oct 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM
    • No Question Title

      Australia Oct 18, 2016 at 4:05 PM

      where would we obtain an opal card for our travels in australia can you use it state to state and what is the cost many thanks

      8 Answers Oct 19, 2016 at 5:31 PM
    • Great Barrier Reef - base location

      Cairns Oct 18, 2016 at 1:50 AM

      Hi - I'm travelling to Cairns for 5 days in the last week of December. This is the last leg of my holiday in Australia and we will be returning to London from Cairns. We are family of 3 with a 11 year old. We are interested in snorkelling and scuba diving in the outer reef and may be some watersports. Not keen on rainforest etc. I'm struggling to find a good base for the GBR exploration. Do I stay in Cairns and take one of the tours (will make it easier flight-wise) or do I stay in one of the beach resorts? Budget isn't a big consideration and a luxury option would be just fine. Many thanks for your help.

      7 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 2:55 PM
    • EVISITOR AUSTRALIA STUCK (651)... ANY ADVISE PLEASE ?

      Australia Oct 17, 2016 at 11:16 PM

      Hi all,

      Here's my problem.
      I applied on the 2nd of October for an eVisitor visa class 651 to Australia, after have spent a year there through a WHV (which expired the 28th of September).
      I've been waiting over two weeks so far for a process which seems smouth and quick.. I'd like to know if there is any way to accelerate it cause it started to be way more expensive than expected.
      Indeed I had to buy a flight back to Cairns when I left there on the 25th of September. This flight was on the 14th of October so I've already pushed it away once to this 21st. Moreover being now in Indonesia, my visa here will expired soon and I would have to pay to extend it if I still don't receive any answer..
      I've email few times the office in charge of the application, asked if there were any issues or unexpected delays, no answers.
      I've called the department in Hobart and have been told that they can't help me.
      I've check heaps of website and posts without finding any real solution for this problem..
      I would be so grateful if anyone can help me out with this and give me a solution. For example a successful way to contact them, a try to apply for an other evistor visa, anything actually.
      I start to be really worried and frustrated about that, and don't want to have to extend my stay in Indonesia or have to pay more to change my flight.

      Thanks guys !

      3 Answers Oct 18, 2016 at 7:54 PM
    • International SIM Card

      Australia and Oceania Oct 17, 2016 at 11:16 PM

      Hello,

      I'll be travelling around the world (UK, France, Italy, USA & UAE) and want to purchase an international SIM Card.

      Can anyone recommend the best value carrier or package to look at?

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Nov 4, 2016 at 4:32 AM
    • Which is best driving S from Nelson / Mapua area to Christchurch?

      New Zealand Oct 17, 2016 at 8:29 AM

      This is a question coming from someone who has experience driving on the right side of the road in a country without hairpin roads ( Canada), and will have driven several weeks on the North Island, and hopefully still around and with more experience by then.... After staying in the Mapua / Nelson we have 4 days left before taking the plane back home from Christchurch. We are planning to spend our last two nights in Christchurch. This leaves two nights for another visit. We want it to be enjoyable and not too stressful.
      The choices I can see are either to drive through Hanmer Springs and spend 2 nights there and from there drive straight to Christchurch. Or to drive from Mapua via Blenheim, Kaikoura to Akaroa and stay there for 2 nights, unless Mapua - Akaroa is too long a drive for one day ?
      I can see that Hanmer Springs in an elevated area, but can't tell if it is hilly vs mountainous?
      We would like to take the route with the most interesting sights as long as the drive is not a difficult / potentially dangerous one. Your help is greatly appreciated!

      3 Answers Oct 22, 2016 at 9:04 PM
    • Need help choosing location of accommodation in Welland

      New Zealand Oct 15, 2016 at 11:37 AM

      We will be driving in from Martinborough to Wellington and stay over night in a place convenient to catch the ferry to Picton the next morning.
      As much as possible we would like to avoid driving through the city and congested areas. Yet be able to explore the city either by foot or by taking public transportation. I looked up the Travelodge hotel, seems to be central enough and close enough for the ferry, but have no idea about driving cond.
      Looking for advice...
      Thanks !

      2 Answers Oct 17, 2016 at 8:03 AM
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      Birthday Celebration

      New Zealand Oct 14, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      I'll be in Auckland for 48 hours before sailing to Australia, Malaysia, Bali on 2/18/17. My birthday is 2/17 and I'd like to have a merry old time. Any suggestions?

      4 Answers Oct 14, 2016 at 8:28 PM
    • travel insurance

      Australia Oct 13, 2016 at 2:31 PM

      any recommendations for travel insurance for a trip (30 days) to australia?

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2016 at 1:37 PM
    • hiring car or van in auckland

      New Zealand Oct 7, 2016 at 5:54 PM

      Hi, we're coming to NZ in November (first time visitors) and we want to hire a (budget!) campervan and travel around the north island. We've been told it's not economic to do that because you must stay in camping grounds when in the van. Would it be better to hire a car and stay in cheaper accommodation? Can anyone suggest and reliable and cheap car/van hire company? Any other suggestions also welcome. BTW we are an older couple.

      4 Answers Oct 8, 2016 at 5:13 PM
    • How much time for Rotorua and Taupo?

      Rotorua Oct 6, 2016 at 6:32 PM

      After visiting Coromandel we have booked 4 nights in Rotorua, thinking to visit Taupo from there, return to Rotorua our " homebase" then continue on to the Hawke's Bay area, perhaps around Napier or Wairoa. But now I am re-thinking. Just booking one hotel for 4 nights makes it feel like home, but we would travel to Taupo, return to Rotorua, and then when driving to Hawke's Bay, travel through Taupo again... How much is there to see in and near Taupo, vs, in and near Rotorua ? Should we leave the reservation as it is, or change, and stay one or even 2 nights in Taupo ? This way we don't drive back and forth... Any recommendations?

      5 Answers Oct 6, 2016 at 7:45 PM
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      Great Barrier Reef

      State of Queensland Oct 1, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      I am very interested in snorkeling (not scuba diving) the Great Barrier Reef. So far, I know the better time of the year would be between May and October. Does anyone know, specifically, when the best month to visit is? I'm concerned if there is any particular time when it's more dangerous such as more sharks are in the area because the water temperature changes. Thanks for your help!

      11 Answers Oct 10, 2016 at 3:58 PM
    • Safety concern in port moresby, papua new guinea

      Port Moresby Sep 30, 2016 at 6:28 PM

      Is it safe to work and live in port moresby, papua new guinea? Appreciate any input.
      Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Oct 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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      Single day horse riding.

      New Caledonia Sep 28, 2016 at 10:33 PM

      I will have a free day at the end of my tour in October. Can anyone suggest a stable/ranch which serves single riders? I can find some offers for groups of 2-4 riders, but I am alone this time.

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      New Years Eve Hotel/Home/AirBnB viewing vantage point recommendations

      Sydney Sep 28, 2016 at 9:22 PM

      I'll be with 4 other American adults the week prior to and a few days after New Years in Sydney and there primarily for the New Years celebration.

      We are most interested in ideas for viewing the fireworks---preferably from a balcony of a high rise hotel, condominium or home. I would be happy to spend the week outside the CBD or Sydney proper except for New Years Eve where I would not mind splurging on a prime viewing accomodation for one or two nights.

      Any suggestions outside the ordinary would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

      9 Answers Oct 19, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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      KANGAROO ISLAND HELP PLEASE

      Adelaide Sep 27, 2016 at 10:13 AM

      Hi all, we are looking to spend a few days on Kangaroo Island in February next year before we drive to Melbourne.
      We probably will be taking the ferry to the island.
      We would love to spend some time on a working farm, any suggestions would be gratefully received.
      Also, where's the best place to stay,,,, Good bed and Breakfast accommodation...
      Things we must do and see.... ideally we love beaches, wildlife and eating n drinking... All suggestions will be really appreciated...
      Many Thanks and happy traveling
      POEPAT

      3 Answers Sep 30, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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      DAYS ON KANGAROO ISLAND, WHERE TO STAY ETC

      Kangaroo Island Sep 27, 2016 at 10:13 AM

      Hi all, we are looking to spend a few days on Kangaroo Island in February next year before we drive to Melbourne.
      We probably will be taking the ferry to the island.
      We would love to spend some time on a working farm, any suggestions would be gratefully received.
      Also, where's the best place to stay,,,, Good bed and Breakfast accommodation...
      Things we must do and see.... ideally we love beaches, wildlife and eating n drinking... All suggestions will be really appreciated...
      Many Thanks and happy traveling
      POEPAT

      1 Answer Sep 29, 2016 at 12:01 AM