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31. Posted by emma297UK (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

Hi Danielle,

I pretty mch doing the same as you only I fly in the 23rd september and doin6 6 months - a year
but making plans as i go also. the only thing i really plan is to stay in sydney 4 about 3/4 months then work my way up east coast after that.

Kool cant wait now eeek :)

32. Posted by emma297UK (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

visa www.immi.gov.au about £90 australia official website
Flighs Airasia tax inc mine was £281 thats also with food and baggage but one way only

33. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Morning everyone!

Lots of good communication going on here and looks like a few are going to be traveling together! That's awesome! And by the looks of it, we've got ourselves a 6th camper! Welcome aboard emma, glad you have elected to join the party!

For those of you needing tents, sleeping bags, etc... Would you guys rather have your own tent or would 3-4 dome tents work?

Here's a few links to look at Tent & Sleeping Bag Rentals:
AlpSport.com
BrettProducts.com

It might be safe bet to buy a 1-3 person dome tent for some people as it would cost less then rental gear for the week. Here's a few sites to check that out... But keep in mind, if purchasing in Oz, it will be summertime so the prices might be higher because of peak days. Maybe buying one locally right before you leave could save you some cash. For your London travelers, it will be winter which is off peak, so I'm sure stores will have discounts.
Camping Central
AlpSport.com
BudgetCamping.com

I've sent in my Booking information this morning for 8 campers to start off with. If/when we get more interested parties, I can up that site requirement. I do believe when I arrive I'll have to pay for the week up front, so once I get a set $ value on the stay, we'll just collect the campsite fees once you arrive. It shouldn't cost more than $60/person for the whole week. For those of you coming a day or two later, it'll be cheaper.

Looking forward to this for sure!! I actually start my trip in 3 weeks so once July 14th rolls around, my responses will be sporadic up until about November. I'll be hiking/camping the North and South Islands of NZ, so once I get to a city with some WiFi, I can login and check messages. Best way to contact me then is through email. After NZ I'll be working around Oz for a year as a lot of you are doing as well.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Jun-2009, at 11:52 by WebGuy ]

34. Posted by emma297UK (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

Right my dates for camping (+1 possibly) will be 23-30th december then from the 30th i will be going to
Lansdowne Backpackers, Sydney, Australia for NYE any one interested its approx £15 a night,

Web guy what have u paid? i have found AUS$216 for two ppl frm the 23-30th does that sound about right?

Cheers
EM

35. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Hi Em, since your arriving earlier than I am, you may want to try and hook up with Mike as he gets in on the 22nd and will be staying through the NY. I haven't paid yet, they just keep my CC info on file. Once I arrive, I'm going to pay for the 8-Person site for 6 nights in advance that way it's easier to get it all centrally located. I think I remember the initial estimate for the site was $444 so divided by 8 people that's about $55 per person for the week.

Your quote sounds about right, but talk with Mike as you can probably get setup at his site until the rest of us arrive. He's requested 2-person site, but they can add another person an extra $10 a night, so I think that would be the cheaper route to go.

36. Posted by Kimi88 (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Quoting Mike.M89

Quoting WebGuy

I think Mike was thinking of getting a cabin instead, so we may be able to toss some stuff in his place and lock it while we go out. Is that possible Mike?

Of course, will definately have to look into this, although i do like the idea of camping!
I will be getting into sydney for christmas i believe, round the 22nd so will probably be the first on the camp site.

Was thinking, incase we dont all get pitches together, some form of indentifying mark on our tent - maybe a red ribbon tied around a guide line to indentify everyone as TP members. Unless you can think of anything else? Could also get in touch via facebook?!

Quoting Kimiii

Hey.. I've decided i will be camping with you guys instead of the accom i was going to stay at.
New Year in Sydney camping.. cant think of anything better.
Wheres everyone planning on going after?
Is anyone planning on sticking together as a group for a while?

Hey Kimiii!
I am travelling with a friend and am planning on staying in the sydney area for a few months afterwards working, with trips out around the rest of the country as and when they can be arranged...really just gonna take it as it comes. Have been looking with Danielle at some long term accomodation there, some of which look really good! What are your plans?

Mike

Hey Mike

I forgot to ask you.. what long term accom were you looking at and where?

Kimi x

37. Posted by Kimi88 (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Quoting Daniellelb

Quoting Kimiii

Quoting Daniellelb

Quoting Kimiii

So.. i dont need to ring up and book or anything do i? just making sure, ill arrive 28th i think not entirely sure yet because of time difference and all that jazz!! ill work it out and let you know though.
I really cant wait.. this is going to be so much fun!
Oh, and does this mean i am bringing my own camping stuff or im renting? haha
I'll bring plenty of beer, on my way from the airport ill make sure to pick some up.
I'll need to know how to get there from sydney airport too but i guess that will be on thier website? ill sort that out later, Danielle, where are you flying from and what date will you be boarding the plane? i might be able to just get on the same flight as you? i want to fly 27th to arrive 28th if poss.

Kimi x

Hi Kimi

Have not booked my flight yet looking for a gd price

Will be flying from an airport in london.You?

Looking to fly 27th aswell.

let me know if london is good for you and we could maybe travel together on the plane?

The cheapest flight ive seen is £222, just waiting for my visa to be approved though

Danielle x

Hey, yeah ill be flying london too so if we could meet up and fly together that would be great!
Who did you find the flights for 222 with?
Best i could find was 645 so thats a hell of alot better lol, im still waiting on my visa too but hoping to book flights soon, prob end of the month.

Kimi x

Cool

I have the link saved to my faves http://www.cheapticket.co.uk/google/ausnzcheapticket.aspx

Looking to book at the end of the month too!

we can book the same flight and travel together if you like?

the £222 is exc Vat

Let me know Hun

Danielle x

Hey, yeah we can book the same flight, will be much better flying with someone else, much more entertaining its along flight lol
I get paid last working day of the month so will be paying for a flight then..

Oh the visa peopl i was going to go with were going to charge £195!! So going to go with the site someone (i think em reccomended) thats only £90.. much better price!

For new years day.. has anyone had thoughts of what we should do? i was thinking bondi beach seems like a safe bet?
If we get a large taxi between us it'll cost hardly anything each.. if you all fancy it.. oh and obv beers sound good.. but you cant drink of the beaches.. so we will figure something out im sure!

Does anyone other than me surf?? I'd love to try my luck out there! haha

kimi x

38. Posted by emma297UK (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

Hey Kimi - yea visa immi.gov.au - easy n cheaper i got mine in 2 days lol

NYE im staying in a hostel but id definitely be up 4 meeting up with the guys who camped with at xmas - NYE im heading to Harbour Bridge but definitely think the beach is a good idea for NY day - best place to recover lol!!

Anyone booked camping yet - do you have to pay the full price on the net or is it just a deposit?

Well hope everyones plans are goin well - 13 weeks and im off eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk !!!

xx

39. Posted by emma297UK (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

oh yea sorry,

Kimi i have never surfed in my life so ill be expecting lessons lol ;-)

40. Posted by Daniellelb (Budding Member 28 posts) 7y

Quoting Kimiii

Quoting Daniellelb

Quoting Kimiii

Quoting Daniellelb

Quoting Kimiii

So.. i dont need to ring up and book or anything do i? just making sure, ill arrive 28th i think not entirely sure yet because of time difference and all that jazz!! ill work it out and let you know though.
I really cant wait.. this is going to be so much fun!
Oh, and does this mean i am bringing my own camping stuff or im renting? haha
I'll bring plenty of beer, on my way from the airport ill make sure to pick some up.
I'll need to know how to get there from sydney airport too but i guess that will be on thier website? ill sort that out later, Danielle, where are you flying from and what date will you be boarding the plane? i might be able to just get on the same flight as you? i want to fly 27th to arrive 28th if poss.

Kimi x

Hi Kimi

Have not booked my flight yet looking for a gd price

Will be flying from an airport in london.You?

Looking to fly 27th aswell.

let me know if london is good for you and we could maybe travel together on the plane?

The cheapest flight ive seen is £222, just waiting for my visa to be approved though

Danielle x

Hey, yeah ill be flying london too so if we could meet up and fly together that would be great!
Who did you find the flights for 222 with?
Best i could find was 645 so thats a hell of alot better lol, im still waiting on my visa too but hoping to book flights soon, prob end of the month.

Kimi x

Cool

I have the link saved to my faves http://www.cheapticket.co.uk/google/ausnzcheapticket.aspx

Looking to book at the end of the month too!

we can book the same flight and travel together if you like?

the £222 is exc Vat

Let me know Hun

Danielle x

Hey, yeah we can book the same flight, will be much better flying with someone else, much more entertaining its along flight lol
I get paid last working day of the month so will be paying for a flight then..

Oh the visa peopl i was going to go with were going to charge £195!! So going to go with the site someone (i think em reccomended) thats only £90.. much better price!

For new years day.. has anyone had thoughts of what we should do? i was thinking bondi beach seems like a safe bet?
If we get a large taxi between us it'll cost hardly anything each.. if you all fancy it.. oh and obv beers sound good.. but you cant drink of the beaches.. so we will figure something out im sure!

Does anyone other than me surf?? I'd love to try my luck out there! haha

kimi x

Ello!

I get paid at the end of the month too so will be looking to book then also!

Yes i agree company would be great on such a flight lol

Im up fo the Bondi beach idea, although i have only tried body boarding down in newquay.

Im up for giving the surfing a go though, sounds like a plan!

Would be great to book the same flight so you will have to let me know on the day that your booking, who you intend to fly with so i can also check availability etc.

Speak soon x

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