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1. Posted by silk2italy (Inactive, 2 posts) 25 Jun '07 03:10

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Hello :)

I m going to arrive in Australia the 28th july with a friend.
My friend is going to stay in Australia only a month having holiday whereas i ll stay as longer as my Working&Holiday Visa allow me.
Cause of i ll stay longer, i ll bring with me a big luggage that i don't want carry with me everywhere i ll go during the first month.
Could somebody tell me if are there in Melbourne/Sidney any luggage storage where i can leave my luggage while i ll be travelling?

We want rent a camper to drive from Melbourne to Adelaide, could somebody suggest us any rent camper company? And what i ve to ask and check renting a camper?

Thanks for any help

Suan

2. Posted by t_penguin (Budding Member, 21 posts) 25 Jun '07 05:46

not sure about luggage storage .... you could try the stations.

As for camper hire..... i used Britz last year and the camper was good. If you are on a budget there are probably cheaper options though but they are worth a look.

3. Posted by maba (Inactive, 227 posts) 27 Jun '07 19:54

Hello Suan,
I don't know the size of your luggage but you can try the railway stations, they have lockers. http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/fares_tickets/rules_regulations/luggage_allowance#Luggage%20lockers

Maybe you can check on this site, the backpacker hostels may offer storage for a nominal price. Ther is also some information on getting a vehicle.
http://www.tntmagazine.com.au/accommodation/hostels.aspx

Good luck and enjoy your travells in Australia. When in Melbourne, visit Lygon Street Carlton for some Italian cooking - Australian style. mmm ;)

4. Posted by LeeLondon (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 28 Jun '07 03:14

In the same boat as you, really need to know the best place to rent a motor. Also does anyone know if there is a minimum rental age?

5. Posted by Buckra (Budding Member, 61 posts) 2 Jul '07 22:36

Okay I would try Britz for renting a camper. Seems most Europeans do this and have heard few complaints. You can make Adelaide from Melbourne with a few stops in a week. Hold on to the camper and go to the Barossa Valley...great wine country and you can get very happy just going to the different vineyards and wine tasting. The Adelaide Hills are a nice area too and the restuarants in Adelaide are pretty nifty. Would agree about trying railway stations for holding on to your luggage. Spencer Street Station in Melbourne would be one avenue to try but also look up ""luggage storage'' in Google Australia.
My description of my country's states are thus:
Sydney - Cosmopolitan city of Australia, very hip, lot to see and do and of course home of Sydney Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Opera House etc etc.
Melbourne - Shopping capital of Australia, trams still run in city, probably nicer city to get around and enjoy, home of mad Australian Rules football fanatics who go to games in the multi thousands, eat pies and chips and drink beer.
Adelaide - Hmmm. Nice restuarants, easy to get around, but get out and go to the Barossa Valley.
Brisbane - Warmest (heat) of the capital cities, cheapest too, place on the move and about an hour or less to Gold Coast and the beaches and nightlife.
Perth - City can be windy but has a real charm about it. Perthites try not to identify with rest of Australia because they are so far from the other States. Sydney will disagree but has best beaches in country. Also prettiest women!!!!
Hobart - Different. Still old but has some quaint markets work a look at and pay to get out and about and look at some very old settlements.
Darwin - I'm biased cos I lived there for many years. Backpackers rate it as absolutely a must stop. This city has developed into a real tourist mecca and from May through September is best weather in the world..warm, no humidity, no rain or very very little and warm nights. Young place with plenty to do and the people are wonderful.
Have fun. :)

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