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11. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Between Darwin and Alice - Batchelor and the nearby Litchfield National Park - just as good as Kakadu but much smaller. Katherine and the amazing gorge. After that can't comment as went by train to Adelaide with just 4 hours in Alice.

12. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 83 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Hmm, google wanted to show me some boys first (Bachelor, Australia tv-series) but i founded right place. And it looked amazing, Katherine especially! Thank you! :)

13. Posted by UliS (Travel Guru 119 posts) 30w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting Hensku

Thank you UliS for these tips for Japan,.

Flight costs in Australia, if we could get price like you mentioned are going to be much cheaper than i anticipated, really positive, might even get us extra couple days in Australia, great! :)

These are prices i got on random dates in about 3 months, different airlines have different pricing policies AirAsia for instance has from time to time sales and super sales, cheapest about 9 month before, others are best about 2 month before (of course not at Christmas, Chinese New Year or the end of Ramadan...). If you use booking engines to find the best price, some go only a few month in the future, and others don't show all the airlines. To book it's most of the time better to do it with the airline.

14. Posted by iliasomikros (Budding Member 10 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Hensku

Hey!
Me and my boyfriend are planning around the world trip including Asia and Australia. We were planning visiting Australia just shortly (mostly beacouse it is more expensive than Asia..)
Our plans are still wide open but in Asia we are going to visit Japan, South Korea, China, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Chambodia and Myanmar.
So what I am asking is, where from it is easiest and cheapest to travel to Australia and also back?
In Australia the plan is Sydney-Alice Springs-Uluru-Sydney.
Dates and lengths of the stay are still undecided so if you have any suggestions that would be great too!

Hey!

In Myanmar you HAVE to go to Bagan. It is a place out of this world! Thousands of temples all over the countryside. The small ones are hidden by the field trees, the big ones being really huge complexes. If you can afford, visit also Ngapali beach, a paradise on Earth.

One of the loveliest tiny spots in Thailand is the small Ko Muk (Koh Mook) island. It is very close to other major points of interest (Phuket, James Bond islands etc).

For Alice Springs-Sydney I paid 418 AUD one way via Adelaide. Be aware that Alice Springs is the crime centre of Australia and you should be extra careful! From Alice Springs there are bus excursions to Uluru.

Sydney is an amazing city but it is dead after 21:30. At 22:00 everybody has cleaned and closed. You will not even find a kebab at night. If you are the nightlife guys, you should go to Melbourne instead although in Australia you will find generally not much of nightlife.

15. Posted by iliasomikros (Budding Member 10 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Also be aware that AirAsia is probably the worst airline on Earth. They completely broke my expensive suitcase (with things falling out) and I never got any compensation 2 years after it happened. Their latest trick was to ask me to send in the broken suitcase which they recorded, confirmed and signed in Kuala Lumpur after arrival and which I of course then threw away as it was of no use and no one in his right mind would take a broken suitcase back home. I have contacted the Malaysian Aviation Authority but it is not of much help.

16. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 83 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

I am sorry to hear about your suitcase! Hope you get some compensation for it!

Bagan looked beautiful, i will have to considerate it..:)

About Uluru I am having second thoughts even if it have been in my bucket list forever..I am comparing it to Katherine, is it forth it to get a quick visit in Katherine and Uluru (for almost same price) than to get longer stay in Katherine..Also the idea of the car drive from Darwin to Uluru allures me..:)

17. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 659 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Hensku

About Uluru I am having second thoughts even if it have been in my bucket list forever..I am comparing it to Katherine, is it forth it to get a quick visit in Katherine and Uluru (for almost same price) than to get longer stay in Katherine..Also the idea of the car drive from Darwin to Uluru allures me..:)

Katherine is worth a visit and is a popular stop to and from Uluru. I think the best thing you should do is write a list of the places you definitely want to visit and then plan your itinerary around those points. Once you figure the itinerary you can then work out the logistics.

18. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 83 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

Actually i have already written a list of places, the problem is that the list is just getting longer and longer...i will have quite difficult time of priorisising the thing But Katherine looked so awesome that we must visit there! The duration of our stay is different matter :)

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Jul-2018, at 09:05 by Hensku ]

19. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1184 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

"Air Asia is probably the worst airline on Earth."

Air Asia was recently voted the best budget airline for the tenth year in a row. You could travel with carry-on luggage only.

20. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 83 posts) 29w Star this if you like it!

So far our longest trips has been only 2 weeks and those we have managed well with carry-on luggages but i think that longer travel aint as easy..any packing tricks Borisborough? :)