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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: More Information About Australia

    For travel deals, useful resources, and trip reports about traveling to Australia, check out Independent Traveler's Australia/New Zealand Bargains and Features.

    Started by SarahS, 03-31-2008 04:43 PM
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  1. No, I am not Going to Australia Again Right Now

    Who knows? An over view of my 3 trips to Australia 2008-2013. http://altecockertravels.weebly.com/you-are-what-going-to-australia-again.html Will I go again? Only the Shadow knows for sure. . . .

    Started by LSKahn, 04-22-2013 07:24 PM
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  2. Photos from my 2008 Home Exchange on the Sunshine Coast

    Apartment was in Kawana Waters near Mooloolaba. I visited Fraser Island, Toowoomba and a sheep station turned into a tourist attraction in Dalby. Don't you love the names of places in Australia? ...

    Started by LSKahn, 05-17-2013 09:50 PM
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  3. Photos of Sydney, Australia, 2008

    These are from my 5 day stay in Sydney before beginning exchanges on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane in 2008: http://altecockertravels.weebly.com/sydney-australia-2008.html

    Started by LSKahn, 05-16-2013 11:54 AM
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  4. Here We Go to Australia Again!

    Well, as frequent readers of this board know, home exchange deals for the following year are usually cut in the fall by experienced exchangers (I just finished my 43rd exchange and have 4 more planned). My goal is to get to 100 before I kick the...

    Started by LSKahn, 09-13-2011 09:30 AM
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    03-08-2013 07:10 AM Go to last post
  5. Melbourne or Sydney?

    I'm heading over to Australia next summer and will only have time to visit one main location. Everyone has recommended either Sydney or Melbourne to me. Can anyone tell me which one is better...with more things to do, etc?

    Started by JenTraveler, 05-10-2001 09:05 AM
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  6. Sydney

    I am going to be in Sydney for 7 days in mid April. While I have business obligations, can anyone recommend things to do on free time that would be both fun and representative of the country where I am visiting? Thanks!

    Started by Martha2, 03-13-2002 11:08 AM
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  7. Great Barrier Reef options

    Having trouble deciding on whether to book a package at one of the island resorts or staying in the Cairns area and doing daytrips to the reef. Two teenagers are definitely interested in the windsurfing and other water sports that are all inclusive...

    Started by Carol10, 05-02-2003 12:09 PM
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  8. Another Great Barrier Reef Question

    I will be traveling to Sydney and Brisbane during the month of June. I really would like to see the Great Barrier Reef. Would it be possible to do a quick 1-2 day trip from Brisbane to see the reef? What would be the closest gateway city to the...

    Started by vertleo318, 04-30-2008 10:40 PM
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  9. Planning to visit Sydney………..need advice!

    Hello everyone, I have been planning to visit Sydney with my family. Since, I am real busy with my hectic schedule; I thought that it would be a good place to relax for some days with my entire family. The reason I am here is that I don’t have any...

    Started by darren95al, 02-17-2009 03:21 AM
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  10. HELP - Brisbane,Cairns,Sydney SOON

    Hello and Good Day. My Wife and I are planning a last minute trip to the locations listed in the title. We will spend about 2-3 days in Brisbane 7-9 days in Cairns and 3 days in Sydney. Anybody recently travel or live in these areas that is...

    Started by denversps, 07-05-2002 11:36 AM
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  11. Cairns port to SKyrail

    Hi We are going to Cairns next February and trying to find a transfer from the port of Cairns to the Skyrail terminal but not having much luck. Can anyone help? Thanks

    Started by Royjan, 10-17-2012 12:36 PM
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  12. Must see in Australia!

    Hi I apologise if this has been done before, i have lurked and cannot see anything like it. I am planning a visit to OZ (4 weeks indepenndant travel) and would like peoples opinion of the MUST See / MUST do stuff, from this i will choose the...

    Started by PompeyPaul, 12-21-2005 08:51 AM
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    10-08-2012 12:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Third Trip to Australia Coming Up

    Having just disposed of my summer home exchanges in Norway and Sweden, I will be off to Australia in November for the third time. I never intended this trip to happen. It is sort of a long story about a home exchange in Tasmania that was cancelled...

    Started by LSKahn, 08-22-2012 08:17 PM
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  14. Far North Queensland

    I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post, but earlier this year I travelled with my family to beautiful Port Douglas (about an hour north of Cairns, Queensland) and I thought I'd share a bit about my experiences in this gorgeous place. ...

    Started by RattyBug, 09-02-2012 12:47 AM
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    09-07-2012 10:08 AM Go to last post
  15. Worth seeing place

    Which is the best place in Australia for family holidays?

    Started by smith007, 04-25-2011 05:57 AM
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    08-04-2012 02:03 AM Go to last post
  16. Help

    hey we are new we want to tour Oz for 3-6 months...anytips on where to start would be appreciated. This is for 2 students, it will be a budget trip so hostels or backpacking etc...previous experiences anything :eek: muchos loveo

    Started by rossorudgeo, 12-16-2008 04:28 PM
    australia, budget, travel
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    01-05-2012 08:45 PM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs up Discover Australia's Unique Animals and Scenery (Video + Stills)

    My film "Kangaroo From Kakadu” features a grand Australian safari, with the wildlife and scenery only found down under; plus Aboriginal dance, music & art, Uluru (Ayers Rock), and the Sydney Opera House. The video can be seen on the web, if you...

    Started by Intrepid Berkeley Explorer, 12-01-2011 02:40 PM
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  18. Visiting Australia / New Zealand, summer 2012

    Hi :) Ok, so it's finally happening for me. After years of traveling all over the world, I'm finally making my to the wonderful land of the Aussies I plan to be there in summer next year, 2012 I know it's a bit early.........but, who's...

    Started by pyrocrane, 11-15-2011 04:49 AM
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  19. Some Notes on Australian Travel

    I have now been down under twice and thought I would sum up some general advice for others. 1. Do not expect to see marsupials running around in the cities. However, there are animal sanctuaries/zoos everywhere. If you miss the animals in one...

    Started by LSKahn, 08-17-2010 05:40 PM
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    07-13-2011 09:50 PM Go to last post
  20. currency

    We will be traveling throughout Australia for 50 days Aug/Sept/Oct. timeframe and wish to get the best value for our money (U.S. dollar) while downunder. Is it better to convert our money in the States prior to arriving in Australia? Should we...

    Started by , 06-15-2001 06:16 AM
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    07-12-2011 12:22 AM Go to last post
  21. Red face working holiday to oz... how much money needed?

    Hi all, Im planning my trip to oz for jan 2012 and am still wondering about the cost of living and how much to bring I was planning on bringing 6000euro I think thats about 7200aus dollars I plan on working some time while im there but also want to...

    Started by eillek, 05-22-2011 01:44 PM
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    06-29-2011 03:42 PM Go to last post
  22. Cool Online Travel Agencies

    Hi - I am curious which online travel agency everyone thinks is the best place to book accomodation and flights through. I have used: hotels.com.au, expedia.com.au and wotif.com. OF those three, which one do you prefer based on: ease of use,...

    Started by Jim Jenkins, 06-13-2011 10:28 AM
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  23. Australia for a first timer

    So where would a new visitor want to go? What would be there to see? What are their specialty type dishes. Any recent visits, I would love to hear stories. Especially the ones who have been there for the first time. Thanks!

    Started by LadyLuvsTravl, 03-24-2011 07:20 PM
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    05-30-2011 02:30 PM Go to last post
  24. Currency Exchamge

    Will be traveling from US to Sydney in less than 2 weeks. Would like to convert US $$ to AUD. Should I do this at the airport in Sydney? Or is there a better place (better rates) to do this? Our first 3 nights are in Sydney, then Wollongong, then...

    Started by OzBound, 08-27-2009 01:06 PM
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    04-21-2011 11:48 PM Go to last post
  25. Moving to Sydney - Need Advice on Where to Live

    Hey... So, I'm moving to Sydney sometime in January/February, and I have no idea where to live and would really appreciate some suggestions. Here is some stuff about me that might help: I current live in the Upper East Side on Manhattan...

    Started by Bonowski, 11-13-2007 10:12 AM
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    04-04-2011 04:56 AM Go to last post

 
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