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    • Which Whitsundays Day Trip?

      Whitsunday Islands Jul 23, 2016 at 6:46 PM

      There seem to be so many options for choosing a tour and every agent I speak to seems to push a different product, probably which ever one makes them the most money. I found this site though which looks much better but I still can't decide. What tour would you recommend/avoid?

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      First visit to Perth in September

      Perth Jul 2, 2016 at 12:38 PM

      I am planning my trip to Perth in September.

      Please let me know if it will be good time for wine tours? Shall I do a DIY self drive tour or join a tour? Advice appreciated.

      I plan to spend 6 days in the city (sightseeing mostly). This is a family trip with children (less than 5 years old) so I thought of Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park - please suggest what else would be good to see in the city / day excursion from city.

      Thereafter a couple of us (adults) are planning to extend the trip for another 6 days and drive the Indian Ocean Drive / visit national parks. Please suggest an itenary.

      Thank you very much! =)

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      Interstate visitor with Seniors Card

      Sydney 3 hours ago

      I will fly into Mascot and catch the train to Central. For getting around Sydney do I need to buy an opalcard seeing I only have 3 days or is the Seniors day pass different? Where do i buy the ticket I need? If I do buy an opal card for seniors do i validate every time I board or disembark from a train/tram?

      many thanks.

    • Kakadu in beginning of October

      Kakadu National Park Jul 23, 2016 at 11:49 PM

      Hello, We are thinking on taking Peterpans 3 day 2 night tour in beginning of October to Kakadu. Are all the attractions open? I read in all kinds of places that Jim Jim and Twin Falls are closed during this time or completely dry out

      Your opinions please.

    • Perth weather

      Perth 14 hours ago

      Hi everyone,
      Me and my girlfriend are traveling to Perth on the 31st of August till the 18th of September for my birthday. we have already booked everything but as we was looking at things to do there I seen a few people saying that the weather wasn't too good that time! My question is bearin mind that I live in the uk will the weather be good enough for beaches, swimming, sunbathing etc and what temperature will it be just so we know not to pack the suit cases full of light summer clothes which we have just bought?

    • Australia east coast in October - 2.5 weeks

      Australia 18 hours ago


      We'll be having 3 weeks to reach from Darwin to Sydney. (not including those cities) during October. Our interests are inclining to national parks and wildlife rather than parties and beaches.

      At first I was thinking on flying to Cairns for a few days of diving, maybe do Daintree forest, then drive down south to Brisbane in the time remaining via Whitsundays and Fraser island and maybe here some more tips here..

      Later on I began reading that many people prefer the section of Brisbane - Sydney.. therefore the other options is perhaps flying from Cairns to Brisbane after our diving and from there hire a car to Sydney.

      I'd love to hear your comments with regards to our time frame..


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      How valid is ETA Visa ? Is booking a domestic flight seat a necessity ?

      Melbourne Jul 1, 2016 at 3:40 AM

      1. I applied for the ETA Visa for 2 Malaysian International Passport, the approval was fast, after only 30 minutes, I received the reply email given to us a simple reference number for the ETA Visa approval. Any member from ETA eligible nations know how reliable the ETA Visa approval is ?
      2. I booked Tigerair for 11 Oct 2016 domestic flight Sydney to Melbourne on 30 March, I did not book the seat until today. Today I login again, I found no one book the seat as all 30 rows of seat are all available. Is booking a domestic flight seat a necessity ? Tigerair charge A$5 per seat for standard seat.
      Thank you.

    • accomadation

      Emerald Jun 28, 2016 at 3:18 AM


    • Spending Money - 3 months (Australia)

      Australia Jul 21, 2016 at 6:37 AM

      Hi All

      Looking to do the east coast of Australia for 3 months
      Would like to do some small activities such as, aquarium, wildlife park, surf lessons– and also looking to do the 3 day tours to Fraser island ect.
      Not a big drinker so I wouldn’t really be going out drinking
      I’m going to buy my greyhound pass and all flight before arrival
      Accommodation – backpacking hostels
      Looking to start in Sydney and stop in all the usual place up until cairns

      Would be great to get a rough idea on how much it would be per month!

      Thanks !

    • Australia trip / spending money

      Australia Jul 8, 2016 at 3:59 AM

      Hi all happy travellers, I'm travelling to Australia at the end of the year and just wondered how much spending money I would need to take. I'm thinking if I allocate so much per day? no idea what the cost of living is....advice greatly appreciated

    • Wine Tasting in/near Sydney

      Sydney Yesterday

      We are traveling to Sydney for 5 days arriving Aug 3. We would like to do some wine tasting and are interested in areas for day trips by car or train/bus. We do not like the tours as they try to get you to buy at their specific tasting rooms, gift shops, candy shops, etc. We would appreciate any suggestions for wine tasting areas. We do have a driver who will not be drinking unless someone can suggest where we can also find a driver. We are looking for quality wines that we can purchase for shipping home.

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      Big Sydney Meet in October - Are you coming?

      Sydney Jul 1, 2016 at 3:08 AM

      Hey all. Well it's only 3 months until the next Aussie meet, this time in Sydney - early October. Numbers this year have fallen. I guess that is because of the current economical climate and declining regulars here on VT.
      So now we have 21 signed up. We are excited to have vt'ers from Florida, UK and Malaysia join us! And we are equally excited to show you guys around :o)
      Second part of the meet is the first ever VT Cruise. We will be sailing out of the stunning Sydney Harbour early morning on the Cruise ship, Carnival Spirit for an 8 night cruise to the islands of the South Pacific. Imagine a bunch of fun loving VT'ers on a Cruise ship...... ok..... you can stop imagining now.... lol ;o)
      We have 11 signed up for that which is a fine crowd :o)
      Ok.... my question is...... Are you thinking of joining us?
      If so, we would like for you to think seriously about this and let me know for the Sydney bit and TheTravelSlut know for the cruise bit. Gauging from your responses, we will then make some final decisions in relation to day trips and costs etc.
      So I guess you have been itching to see the links with all the info? ...
      VT Meeting
      VT Meeting
      Ann :o)

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      Planning a solo holiday from the beginning of November 2016.

      Australia Jul 5, 2016 at 4:57 AM

      Hi all,
      Planning to fly Manchester UK to Dubai and stay 3 nights.
      Fly Dubai to Cairns and stay 4 nights.
      Fly Cairns to Sydney and stay 6 nights.
      Fly Sydney to Bangkok and stay 3 nights.
      Fly Bangkok back home to Manchester.
      Are the number of nights shown enough to see the most popular sights and would you consider it worthwhile to include Darwin in the itinerary?

      Thank you,

    • hotels accommodation in melbourne for family

      Melbourne Jul 1, 2016 at 9:14 PM

      we are coming on a shoe string budget and will spend 4 nights in Melbourne. Can you pl. suggest some decent accommodation which is not expensive

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      How much do I need per day?

      by doraem66 Online Now Apr 26, 2016 at 11:20 AM

      This is my first time to Tasmania.
      I will be travelling budget with my mom, how much will I need per day excluding car rental and lodging?
      Likely will be meals and attraction entrance fee.

      I will be buying grocery from super market for breakfast and dinner, lunch outside.
      Interested in nature, not much on museum.

      Planning to stay 8-9 days, will it be sufficient?
      What is the distance from place to place?
      As I am the only driver, will need to consider if it requires very long distance to travel from place to place.


      5 Answers Apr 27, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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      Photography in Salamanca Arts Centre

      by somsakmah Online Now Mar 13, 2016 at 5:12 AM

      Is photography allowed in Salamanca Arts Centre?

      2 Answers Mar 16, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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      Should we hire a car?

      by JackCronje Online Now Nov 16, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      My husband and I are are planning a short holiday (6 days) to Tassie in early January. We plan to stay in various hotels in Hobart. Could anyone please advise if you think it's worth hiring a car during that time or can we walk to most tourist destinations? We want to visit nice wineries and maybe do a few hiking trails. We are open to booking into a few tours if there are any decent ones??
      Any advice is much appreciated! :-) Jackie

      6 Answers Nov 27, 2015 at 6:27 PM
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      Considering moving to Hobart

      by antz Online Now Oct 3, 2015 at 6:24 AM

      Hi there folks

      I have just received a job offer from UTAS. In making my decision to move, I wondered if anyone could give me some pros and cons of living in Hobart specifically and Tasmania in general. If there are any Scots out there who have done this already - I would particularly love to hear from you! I really want to take the leap and have an exciting adventure, but I have never lived outside of the UK before and so I am slightly terrified...

      Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


      3 Answers Oct 20, 2015 at 5:58 PM
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      Taxi on Xmas night

      by meltyan Online Now Sep 29, 2015 at 6:32 AM


      We are a family of four and we will be arriving Hobart Airport on 25 Dec 11PM. I am looking to reserve hotel rooms either near airport or at the city centre.

      1) Will there be taxi working on christmas night? 11:30PM?
      2) I am not sure if we should walk to the nearest hotel from the airport (collect car rental from airport next morning) or take a taxi to city centre near Market Place and rent a car from Avis.

      Appreciate your advice.

      Thank you!

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2015 at 6:19 AM
    • Mt Wellington to Fern Tree

      by geoffhongkong Online Now Jun 2, 2015 at 2:52 AM

      I believe if I walk from Mt Wellington to Fern tree (to catch bus back to Hobart) it will be along the zig zag track route. Has anyone actually walked this route and is it a path and steps or clambering over boulders? It seems about 5.5 km. I will be there in mid February
      Thanks. Geoff

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2015 at 4:56 AM
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      by Jeevz000 Online Now 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?

      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 :)

      4 Answers Mar 5, 2015 at 12:51 AM
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      Best time of year to visit Hobart

      by stevemt Online Now 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


      12 Answers Feb 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM
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      Lake Pedder & Southwest NP

      by Eitan.R Online Now 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
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      Port Arthur day tour or ghost tour?

      by dyah.ES Online Now Dec 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      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


      4 Answers Dec 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM
    • Buy a new car

      by Nallayak Online Now 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
    • Car Rental

      by bebecathy Online Now 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
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      Pubs & stuff

      by expatbangkok Online Now 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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      Car Rental

      by WoodyPoon Online Now 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 14, 2013 at 4:05 PM
    • Driving holiday Tasmania

      by trishalambi Online Now 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
    • itinerary for 4 nights in tassie

      by asawari Online Now Aug 17, 2012 at 4:35 AM

      me & my hubby (age 30yrs.)
      I will be traveling to Hobart for 4 nights. me to plan my itinerary
      is rent a car compulsory or public transport is ok?
      my interest is in Photography, so pls suggest me some places.
      i m pure vegetarian,can i get veg. food in Tassie?

      4 Answers Aug 18, 2012 at 12:56 AM
    • Snow close to Hobart

      by Kirra1 Online Now May 12, 2011 at 5:02 PM

      Hi Iam travelling to Hobart for a few days in the first week of August, my grandchildren just want to play in the snow, can anyone tell me if Mt Wellington would have snow or where would be closet point from Hobart to play in the snow Thanks

      5 Answers Dec 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM
    • By car

      by fabiano1987 Online Now Mar 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM

      I want to travel in Tassie by car, but how can I transport my car from Melbourne to Hobart? And how much is it?

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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      Launceston or Hobart -- where's a good start?

      by volarevolare Online Now Feb 19, 2011 at 1:21 AM

      Hi there,

      Am planning a trip to Tassie in Mar and need some advice.

      Possible 6D5N or 7D6N itineraries:

      1. Melbourne to Launceston --> Cradle Mountain --> Strahan --> Hobart


      2. Hobart --> Freycinet --> Launceston

      I am travelling with a group of elderly folk in their 60s and some younger people in their 30s.

      Would appreciate some recommendations on which is a better itinerary with options to:

      a. See beautiful scenery
      b. Taste good food and natural produce
      c. Do a spot of shopping
      d. Soak in some history
      e. Engage in some interesting activities

      Thanks a bunch in advance for your help! ;)


      10 Answers Mar 2, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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      New Years

      by stanrubin Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 4:05 PM

      Arriving the 29th of December for four nights. Just reserved a room at Wrest Point Hotel, one of the few available in all of Hobart. I didn't do as much due diligence as usual and wonder if the location is OK and is Hobart as great as billed over new years???



      4 Answers Aug 15, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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      Bellerive Youth Hostel

      by clank007 Online Now Jul 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM

      I am planning a remeniscing type trip to Australia and part of that is to return to the stunning town of Hobart in Tasmania.

      16 years ago I stayed at the Bellerive YHA on King Street in Bellerive and made very good friends there with the 80 year old manager - Bill Tomlinson.
      He was an ex pat who emmigrated to Australia for £10 in the fifties.

      I realise he is likely to have passed away now, but does anyone know if the Youth Hostel is still there as I cant find it online?

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 5:27 PM
    • Bringing in Fruits

      by MIKO02 Online Now Apr 29, 2010 at 1:26 AM

      Will be in Hobart from 12 - 19Nov 2010. Are fruits allowed from the Hobart airport to Melbourne. Need to catch the plane back to Malaysia from Melbourne.

      5 Answers Apr 30, 2010 at 2:25 AM
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      Driving around Hobart

      by RTritz Online Now Apr 18, 2010 at 4:41 PM

      We are planning to be in Hobart for 6 days the middle of May. I booked a hotel in Hobart with the idea that we would use this as a base and travel to sites each day. Bad idea? We are planning on renting a car. Should we rent a car before arriving in Hobart? Should we rent from a national company or local? Suggestions are welcome. We will be in Australia starting May 3 so we could rent a car once we get to Australia if that is a better idea than renting one before we leave home. We are 60 years old and although I love to walk everywhere, my husband doesn't. He's not going to want to trek up mountains or through the wilderness. Any suggestions for what we must see. Thanks.

      9 Answers Apr 27, 2010 at 2:07 PM
    • Hobart in 5 days

      by ktluu78 Online Now Oct 10, 2009 at 11:30 PM

      hi guys,

      I will be traveling to Hobart for 5 nights (24-29 Oct) and looking for advice/suggestions to get the best out of the trip. I have done a bit of research on the internet and there seem to be many things to do in Hobart. How many days do you think i should spend on seeing the city itself? I am thinking of having a look at the Salamacan place, Mt. Wellington, Royal Botanic garden. any other suggestions?

      I would really love to visit the Tarhune airwalk, Port Arthur and going on one of the cruises. The problem is i cant rent a car because I havent got a full australian license or equivalent. Is it possible to visit Port Arthur and Tarhune airwalk with public transport / coaches. I did look at the guided tours and they seem a bit pricey.

      any advice/ suggestion is very much appreciated.

      9 Answers Oct 16, 2009 at 3:48 PM
    • Travel Time

      by gillaputha Online Now Sep 11, 2009 at 10:38 AM

      Hey! Could somebody please tell me how long it takes to travel from Regent St (Sandy Bay) to Moonah by bus? If you can mention a maximum time, it's appreciated! :)

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2009 at 11:37 PM
    • Tassie in August

      by meru Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 8:57 PM

      Hi forum

      Do you recommend travelling around the east coast or west coast during August? Plan to rent car to travel around but being winter what's the roads condition like? I'll be flying into Hobart midweek and out of Hobart on the weekend.
      Thank you!!

      9 Answers Jun 19, 2009 at 5:23 AM
    • Motorhome Parking

      by bjkilburn Online Now Mar 12, 2009 at 4:12 AM


      we will be visiting Hobart this month in a six berth motorhome. Can anyone advise where to park in the city to enable us to go to Salamnaca Markets?

      2 Answers Mar 13, 2009 at 2:18 AM
    • Cruise ships (Celebrity)

      by laun45 Online Now Feb 5, 2009 at 10:04 PM

      where do the cruise ships come in at?? how far is it fromThe Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre ?? how can u get there?? how long would it take?? and how much?? ty so much appreciate your help. mary

      1 Answer Feb 6, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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      help with itinerary

      by adelaidean Online Now Nov 19, 2008 at 1:48 PM

      Hi guys. I have been lurking the net, and found flights to Hobart for22.00.
      I have always wanted to go to Tasmania, but have no idea where to start with our itinerary. We are gone for 7 nights next May...Any help...we will hire a car.

      17 Answers Nov 25, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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      Port Arthur Enquiry

      by swdke Online Now Sep 23, 2008 at 11:02 AM

      Hi, I have a question regarding the Port Arthur Gold Pass option. I see that the Gold Pass covers "everything." I only have 1 day, but I am interested in doing everything that the Gold Pass covers.

      Here's what the Gold Pass offers per the Port Arthure website:

      Access to more than thirty historic buildings, ruins and gardens
      Introduction to Port Arthur walking tou
      Isle of the Dead tour (incorporating a Harbour Cruise)
      Point Puer tour
      Audio tour
      Lunch on-site at the Museum Coffee Shop or Port Café
      Morning and afternoon tea

      In order to do all these activities, how many hours do I need to allocate for my one day? Or, what time do I need to arrive, or what is a good time to arrive, to begin seeing/doing all the Gold Pass options, and about what time in the afternoon can I expect to complete my day?

      The reason I request this information is because I only have the one day, I like the Gold Pass options, I'll be driving from Hobart, and I need to figure what time I need to depart Hobart, and about what time can I expect to be back at hobart.

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Oct 3, 2008 at 5:46 AM