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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. wanderlustau.com/daytours-wh... What tour would you recommend/avoid?

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    • Beaches of WA

      Perth 8 hours ago

      Ive lived in NSW and QLD, and i was always able to dig out pipi's at the beach in the sand. However, coming to Perth i have yet to find a beach which has any.
      If anyone knows of a beach where you are able to find pipi's, i will be very grateful

      Regards.
      S.H

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      First visit to Perth in September

      Perth Jul 2, 2016 at 12:38 PM

      Hi
      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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    • 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.

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    • Australia east coast in October - 2.5 weeks

      Australia Jul 27, 2016 at 7:04 AM

      Hello!

      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..

      Thanks,
      Guy

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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.

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    • Perth weather

      Perth Jul 27, 2016 at 11:01 AM

      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?

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    • 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 !
      Sheridan

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      Interstate visitor with Seniors Card

      Sydney Jul 27, 2016 at 9:51 PM

      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.

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    • 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

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    • Wine Tasting in/near Sydney

      Sydney Jul 26, 2016 at 6:05 PM

      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
      Cheers,
      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,
      Keith

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    • 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?

      Hobart 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.

      Thanks!

      5 Answers Apr 27, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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      Hire a campervan in Melbourne or Tassy?

      Tasmania Apr 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM

      Hi, I am planning to travel to Tasmania next summer for a fortnight self-drive trip with my husband. I wondered, does anyone have any experience with campervan hire? Am I better off to fly from Perth to Melbourne and hire the camper there to take over on the ferry, or fly Perth to Hobart and hire the camper in Tasmania? I just wondered, with high volume of customers in Melbourne, if my range of choices/prices would be better? Thanks in advance. Caro.

      5 Answers Apr 20, 2016 at 4:33 AM
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      Photography in Salamanca Arts Centre

      Hobart 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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      Photography in Automobille Museum

      Launceston Mar 13, 2016 at 5:11 AM

      Is photography allowed in the National Automobile Museum in Launceston?

      3 Answers Mar 16, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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      Should we hire a car?

      Hobart 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
    • Transport

      Tasmania Nov 10, 2015 at 11:10 PM

      Hi everyone I have a question about public transportation in Tasmania. Is it possible to travel by bus, because I dont have a driverslicense. Or is it to hard to travel on the island with a bus?

      Thank you

      3 Answers Nov 11, 2015 at 1:48 AM
    • tent safety

      Tasmania Oct 20, 2015 at 5:36 AM

      Has anyone ever tented in Tasmania, I would like to know if it is safe enough to camp in a tent? ie from animals, weather etc.What do people recommend? Thanks

      3 Answers Oct 22, 2015 at 7:36 PM
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      Considering moving to Hobart

      Hobart 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.

      Cheers
      Karen

      3 Answers Oct 20, 2015 at 5:58 PM
    • Point Puer access

      State of Tasmania Oct 2, 2015 at 6:32 AM

      Visiting Port Arthur on cruise ship..
      If I walk from the historic site to Point Puer...can I get access to the boys prison site or is it blocked off for tours only

      Thanks
      Geoff

      1 Answer Oct 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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      Taxi on Xmas night

      Hobart Sep 29, 2015 at 6:32 AM

      Hi,

      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.

      Questions:
      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!
      Melissa

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2015 at 6:19 AM
    • Transport

      Saint Helens Sep 3, 2015 at 8:27 AM

      How much is the bus fare from Launceston to St Helens?? Which is the best bus service?

      1 Answer Sep 3, 2015 at 4:31 PM
    • What to pick, 3 of the 4?

      State of Tasmania Aug 16, 2015 at 4:32 PM

      hi!
      i've been very ambitious planning my 4 days to Hobart and i'm realizing what i want to do won't all fit.
      Of these 4 day trips, which 3 would you choose:
      1. Freycinet/Wineglass Bay Hike
      2. Tasman Island Cruise/Port Arthur
      3. Bruny Island Cruise/Bruny Island (if not this cruise, i was still thinking 1/2 day on the island...??)
      4. Hastings Caves Tour

      Thanks in advance!
      abC

      5 Answers Nov 29, 2015 at 2:42 AM
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      Name of a Bakery

      Tasmania Jul 24, 2015 at 4:23 AM

      My friends are visiting Tasmania in a couple of weeks and have had no success in discovering the name of the bakery that Princess Mary of Denmark visits inTasmania.
      Virtual Tourist will help said I....so my friends do not let me down....can anyone tell me please?

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2015 at 6:56 AM
    • Mt Wellington to Fern Tree

      Hobart 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
    • 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 11:35 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