a family trip to Australia

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1. Posted by charmie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hi guys!

i'll be traveling, along with my husband and the kids, to Australia soon. we've been planning this trip for a long time and it's finally happening! the kids are really excited
however, my husband suffers from an illness which needs regular treatment. he was really hoping to get better before the trip, but well he still needs medication. but we are not sure that his medication is available in the same composition over there. We're trying to contact some pharmacies over there. [edited out website] If anyone on the forum works in the pharmaceutical field and could help out, i'd be most grateful.
oh and, what are the places in Australia that you guys feel are simple "MUST-SEE'S"?! i want the family to have a real nice and memorable trip :) so the nicer the places we visit, the better.
thanks for the help people

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2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

With your husband's medical issues, to get any medication in Australia which requires a perscription you need to have a prescription that is issued in Australia not one issued outside of the country. So if your husband is to get medicine in Australia that requires a perscription, he would have to visit the doctor in Australia if he is to get the medicine assuming it is available in Australia.

Places that are not miss would depend on what sorts of things you would like to do. Surfers Paradise has numerous theme parks that are very family aimed so your kids would almost certainly love it there, but it may not be the sort of place you and your husband would have a great time at.

For a memorable experience you could visit Monkey Mia (in Western Australia). When there if you are lucky you are able to swim, feed and even touch the wild dolphins. Broome is also a really nice area.

In Queensland you could go to the Whitsundays which is a really beautiful area of Australia but is not a cheap area although if you base yourself in Airlie Beach rather than on one of the islands it could be done a lot cheaper.

3. Posted by clemondo (Full Member 17 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

In regards to medication, you need to know the generic name of the drug and the dosage strength. I think that is all you really need in Australia. Couldn't you bring ample supplies from your GP back home, enough to last the trip? I'm assuming not.