Current Trending Travel Discussions for OZ Travel 2015

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Australia

Australia

So here's the current plan for a family trip: Fly to Sydney, four nights. Fly to Uluru, two nights. Fly to Adelaide, four nights. We only have a short time (Americans on vacation, 'nuff said) and some short
So here's the current plan for a family trip: Fly to Sydney, four nights. Fly to Uluru, two nights. Fly to Adelaide, four nights. We only have a short time (Americans on vacation, 'nuff said) and some short
Author: BigRuss
Posted: March 3, 2015, 6:33 pm
Hello again, just back from reporting on my recent trip to India (on the Asia forum) so I am getting back to work on our upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand, 5 1/2 weeks split between the two. I
Hello again, just back from reporting on my recent trip to India (on the Asia forum) so I am getting back to work on our upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand, 5 1/2 weeks split between the two. I
Author: FromDC
Posted: March 3, 2015, 4:50 pm
Thanks to all my wonderful Fodorites, I THINK I am getting closer to finalizing travel plans. The big "hiccup" now concerns transportation back from a 3-night stay on Lizard Island. Husband and I are divers
Thanks to all my wonderful Fodorites, I THINK I am getting closer to finalizing travel plans. The big "hiccup" now concerns transportation back from a 3-night stay on Lizard Island. Husband and I are divers
Author: DellaS
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:52 pm
We are leaving on a cruise from Sydney to Fiji and back and plan on snorkeling 4 times, twice on our own in New Caledonia, and 2 organized tours. After that we join a land tour that includes a day snorkeling
We are leaving on a cruise from Sydney to Fiji and back and plan on snorkeling 4 times, twice on our own in New Caledonia, and 2 organized tours. After that we join a land tour that includes a day snorkeling
Author: fb
Posted: February 26, 2015, 6:34 pm
I'm just beginning to plan our 5+ week trip to Australia/NZ (first time both) and hoping I can get some clarity on the weather. We start in Darwin and I was hoping to spend a week or so in the Top End.
I'm just beginning to plan our 5+ week trip to Australia/NZ (first time both) and hoping I can get some clarity on the weather. We start in Darwin and I was hoping to spend a week or so in the Top End.
Author: FromDC
Posted: February 25, 2015, 10:27 am
Hubby and I are taking a "last-chance" vacation to Australia in late March/early April with 18-yr-old daughter before we send her off to college for vet career. Obviously, animals are "biggies" for the
Hubby and I are taking a "last-chance" vacation to Australia in late March/early April with 18-yr-old daughter before we send her off to college for vet career. Obviously, animals are "biggies" for the
Author: DellaS
Posted: February 23, 2015, 7:25 am
A good friend has a son whose wife has accepted a job in Alice Springs, and has asked me to consider joining a trip to visit them in (possibly) November 2015, maybe around Thanksgiving. Given the long trek
A good friend has a son whose wife has accepted a job in Alice Springs, and has asked me to consider joining a trip to visit them in (possibly) November 2015, maybe around Thanksgiving. Given the long trek
Author: Seamus
Posted: February 21, 2015, 9:26 pm
Thinking about what to bring for outerwear- early March in Tasmania and then Melbourne. Raincoat- almost to the knee, mid-weight, lightly lined. Has a hood. Or- Also have an anorak, about the same length,
Thinking about what to bring for outerwear- early March in Tasmania and then Melbourne. Raincoat- almost to the knee, mid-weight, lightly lined. Has a hood. Or- Also have an anorak, about the same length,
Author: nvl325
Posted: February 13, 2015, 7:55 pm
Does anyone have a good tip for bar/cafe in Sydney? I like acoustic guitar-sessions and a bit casual and 'homely' venues :)
Does anyone have a good tip for bar/cafe in Sydney? I like acoustic guitar-sessions and a bit casual and 'homely' venues :)
Author: KBV
Posted: February 13, 2015, 6:48 am
Hi guys, so me and my husband are changing are travel plans once again and decide to stay in Port Douglas for our vacation. We originally were planning to stay in Palm Cove and there were many hotels there
Hi guys, so me and my husband are changing are travel plans once again and decide to stay in Port Douglas for our vacation. We originally were planning to stay in Palm Cove and there were many hotels there
Author: AlyshaRuiz
Posted: February 11, 2015, 9:59 am
We have a hold on round trip flights in and out of Sydney. We're a family of four with two small hobbits (7.5, 5) at the time of the trip. Our trip will coincide with US holidays - early June. We'd like
We have a hold on round trip flights in and out of Sydney. We're a family of four with two small hobbits (7.5, 5) at the time of the trip. Our trip will coincide with US holidays - early June. We'd like
Author: BigRuss
Posted: February 9, 2015, 11:45 pm
Hello there, We are a family of 4 (kids are 9 & 7, very good travelers). We have 11 days in Australia, flying into Sydney mid August. I am thinking CBD sydney for a couple of days and can't decide if we
Hello there, We are a family of 4 (kids are 9 & 7, very good travelers). We have 11 days in Australia, flying into Sydney mid August. I am thinking CBD sydney for a couple of days and can't decide if we
Author: autumnrain
Posted: February 8, 2015, 10:44 pm
My spouse and I will be in Brisbane later this month for one day (cruise). We intend to take the Miramar river cruise to the Kaola Sanctuary and return to the city via bus or train. We would then like to
My spouse and I will be in Brisbane later this month for one day (cruise). We intend to take the Miramar river cruise to the Kaola Sanctuary and return to the city via bus or train. We would then like to
Author: durhamtraveler
Posted: February 7, 2015, 8:24 pm
I have a two week window to meet my daughter in Australia in May. I have been researching airfares between Sydney to Alice Springs/Uluru and then Adelaide/Kangaroo Island thinking that we could see both
I have a two week window to meet my daughter in Australia in May. I have been researching airfares between Sydney to Alice Springs/Uluru and then Adelaide/Kangaroo Island thinking that we could see both
Author: dutyfree
Posted: February 7, 2015, 5:07 pm
Hi If want to swim with dolphins, which place is better? Thank you for your comment.
Hi If want to swim with dolphins, which place is better? Thank you for your comment.
Author: claire269
Posted: February 5, 2015, 7:43 pm

Sydney’s allure is indisputable -– a beautiful, exotic, multicultural destination on the other side of the world where travelers come to explore and escape.

As Australia’s most populous city and the capital of New South Wales, this is a bustling metropolis indeed, where rich culture, creative cuisine and endless activities create a treasure trove of experiences. And Mother Nature -– from the water’s edge to the tops of mountains -– reigns supreme here, too. Never been Down Under? Consider going during Vivid Sydney, a new 18-day festival that brings iconic landmarks to life with music and multi-colored lights, schedule this year from May 22 to June 8.

Here are a few of the other special ways to experience Sydney:

Skip the Cab, Bike The bicycle is an excellent way to take in the sights and sounds of Sydney’s CBD, or Central Business District. Sydney Bike Tours helps you figure out where to go with several self-guided tours that are also themed, like “Bike the Bridge,” Opera House & Hyde Park” and “Fish Market & Harbour Explorer.” Their two-wheelers come in various sizes and feature 27 gears, disc brakes and road tires. Rentals, available seven days a week, come with helmet and lock, and, to help you travel lighter, include a full-day locker rental. Kids’ bikes are discounted.

Skip the Bike, Walk Actually, walking may be an even better way to take in many of Sydney’s iconic landmarks. In fact, inside the CBD, and along its perimeter, you’ll find a ton of must-see sights, like Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; consider breaking up your touring stroll over two or three days. For a historical throwback, spend a few hours walking Sydney’s Rocks district. And for a respite from the city bustle, walk the water’s edge. My colleague Alex Vershen, a producer in Travelzoo Australia’s Sydney office, says, “There are tons of kilometers-long walking trails along the harbour that make you feel like you’re a million miles away from the city.” She suggests the walks from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach and from Spit Bridge to Manly Beach. “They’re super-easy to get to by public transport and you won’t spend half your day getting to them,” she adds. “Plus, many have swimming spots along the way.” Also consider the saunter from famous Bondi Beach to the suburb of Bronte, which features spectacular scenery.

Skip the CBD, Head to the ‘Burbs For some real Sydney flavor, visit its suburbs. Vershen, a Toronto native who moved to Sydney three years ago, has a few favorites. “Newtown has an alternative vibe, some cool street art hidden in alleyways between terrace houses and is known for its cheap and affordable restaurants,” she told me. “Chic Darlinghurst/Paddington has higher-end shops, and the Centennial Parklands are nearby. And trendy Surry Hills has wonderful bars and cafes.”

Cricket World Cup: Australia captain Michael Clarke's hamstring set for tough

Cricket World Cup: Australia captain Michael Clarke's hamstring set for tough
However, Clarke will travel with the squad for the hectic leg of the tournament and after missing so much cricket this summer, it's expected he will play all matches, although last-minute changes could always be made depending on how the skipper pulls up.
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Southwest Missed Inspections: What You Should Know3:30
When it came to Australia's best beaches, Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays took out first place for the third year in a row. It was also named the top spot in the South Pacific and ranked ninth on the world beaches list. “It is a tribute to the …
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'If students can travel to Europe, they can pay HECS'
As the government begins to prepare its second budget, Mr Chapman told The Australian that university graduates leaving Australia for more than six months should be made to undertake to repay at least $ 2000 a year of their outstanding student loan debt.
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Welcome to Australia

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Melbourne, Australia Travel Guide – Must-See Attractions

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Travel to Australia

Travel to Australia

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Gold Coast, Australia Travel Guide – Must-See Attractions

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BACKPACKING AUSTRALIA TIPS

Here are just a few of my tips for backpacking in Australia. I feel like I could’ve rambled on answering a million questions for hours but these have been my…
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Room check: Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Australia

Room check: Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Australia
Location: Situated so conveniently in central Newcastle, north of Sydney, that you can hardly miss it when you drive into the compact and pleasant city; the stylish Crowne Plaza has a balcony seat overlooking the working harbour. Check-in experience: …
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Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Jordan, Malaysia, Singapore
General Allen and Ambassador McGurk will conclude their trip in Canberra on February 13, where they will meet with senior Australian political, security, and defense officials to discuss Coalition progress. Australia was one of the first countries to …
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Edmonton police travel to Australia to return sexual-assault suspect to Canada
EDMONTON – Edmonton police went halfway around the world to retrieve a man wanted for the 2012 sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman. The two officers flew to Australia and back in five days this month to escort 24-year-old Nicholas Lemont back from …
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Travel Vlog: Follow me around to Sydney & Melbourne, Australia!

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Visit famous tourist attractions such as the sensational Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour National Park, Blue Mountains and Jervis Bay. The adventures of the rustic outback and more create priceless memories to take back home. Explore Australia with a guided tour or venture out across the lush lands and golden beach completely on your own. Tour packages provide great discounts depending upon when you book your travel dates. By booking your travel plans well in advance, the possibility of finding cheap flights to Australia with an airline carrier increases greatly.

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After arriving in Australia, explore the countries most popular cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland. Qantas Boomerang Pass is just one way to receive great saving on 2-10 flight at a discount rate. With the Qantas Boomerang pass it is critical that you buy the pass in advance to take advantage of massive savings. If you have a YHA or VIP card you could save money on your internal flights in Australia when you buy more than one ticket.

 

 

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Sydney, Australia Travel Guide – Must-See Attractions

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