Hey there... I'm in need of advice right now. I'm thinking of going to Brisbane around end of April 2005 for a month. I have found a place to stay with a friend of mine so basically accomodation is taken care of. She lives pretty near Gold Coast so we can actually drive there. I'm just wondering what's the cheapest rate to stay in Gold Coast? Do I need a booking first or what? And with accomodations covered, is around AUD600-700 enough to cover for a month? I'm also interested to get to Sydney for a few days. I searched out some fares and it seems like Jetstar is offering AUD125 return airfare. I wonder if there are cheaper ways to get to Sydney? Other than hitch-hiking? Such as buses, do they have just a 2 way ticket instead of monthly passes? I hope somebody can answer my questions Thank you!