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1. Posted by sulli (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

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hello one and all...

just looking for some advice...there are five of us going to oz in august and was wondering what would the best way of travel be for us group of young energetic people!! We plan to fly into darwin and start our trip of a lifetime there!if anybody has advice plz let me know...cheers

2. Posted by Karlos (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Story Conor,

Sounds like Your linin yourself up for the trip of a lifetime alright, myelf and about 7 of my mates are all headin on a RTW trip in auguist too and we'r bookin it in a mth and like you need some advice on travel arrangements?

We'r headin straight to hong kong and then doin the asia ting ofr three mths and hopefully land in oz for late november! Come on!!!!!
Then we plan on spendin the nxt 6-7 mths der with bein in sydney for xmas, bondy beach baby! cant foookin wait!

like you we need to know little places around that are unkown of but are amazin too see and like you said we are "energetic" lol we'r basically all x student pi$$ heads who are sick of our 6mths as 9-5ers! role on august!

Cheers!

3. Posted by mostrim (Inactive 80 posts) 10y

Been down under, there are lots of ways to get around depending on time and cost. Planes may be more expensive but not if you are short on time. Trains can be taken too. We did consider travelling from Brisbane to Sydney by train but it's 14.5 hours, about 1.5 hours by plane. In eleven days we did the following. Saw Sydney, flew to Alice Springs, bus trip to Uluru, flight to Cairns, rail trip to Kuranda, skyrail back to Cairns, bus to Port Douglas, boat to Great Barrier Reef, bus back to Cairns, flight to Brisbane, flight to Sydney then onto New Zealand. Saw quite a bit of the country in a short time. At the end it comes down to balancing cost against the time you have available. We prebooked a lot of stuff through a New Zeland travel agents and found it very good.

4. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

How much time do you have? If you have a bit of time then maybe buy a van. 5 people means you can split the cost nicely, but it also means its probably too small for you all to sleep in. Check out www.greyhound.com.au for bus passes that cover all parts of Australia. They're flexible get-on-get-off passes. Combine those with a flight in between the big trips (from anywhere to Perth) to save some time.

5. Posted by sulli (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

cheers for the replys...we are going for one yr and maybe even more who knows!! The plan is to go to thailand and travel around for a month then head off to oz...so time is no problem! some crack! We were thinking if we could get our hands on a van or campervan that the 5 of us could travel around in and then maybe sleep in tents...as there is 5 surely we could afford some decent machine to get us around!!! Like karlos just after finishing 4 yrs in college so now just cant wait till we get abroad and let rip!!! booking tickets now in jan anybody know of cheap tickets?!!!!!!