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Another way to visit the lake is to take a boat with Esperance Island Cruises. They have done lots of tours especially with companies like Red Bull, Nippon TV and Billabong Odyssey. Given notice, they also do private and public charters anywhere in the archipelago if you are an avid nature lover, diver or have a spirit of adventure. Esperance Island Cruises ...


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Disclaimer: I don't have actual data, only anecdotal. The Hume should be relatively straight-forward, barring any car crashes. It'll be busy but the usual choke points north and south bound are the merges (Ourimbah) and traffic lights (Kiama). The Hume has neither of those outside of Sydney. It really depends on your starting point. I'd err on the side ...


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Can confirm, I flew from Sydney to Christchurch last night (Jetstar) and have done trans-Tasman and domestic flights in both countries. It's generally airline dependent, and sometimes depends on plane-size for boarding times, but in terms of checkin, most international flights will open for check-in 3 hours before, and close 90 minutes before the flight. ...


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Your domestic flight within NZ requires check-in at least 30 minutes before departure. For international flights, a typical minimum lead time is 90 minutes. Qantas says (assuming economy class): recommended 120 minutes minimum 90 minutes Air New Zealand says: at least 30 minutes for domestic flights Hawaiian Airlines says: no later than 60 ...


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There are only three operators in Australia that actually own and operate their own networks, and they are: Telstra, the former state monopoly. My usual recommendation if you're planning to travel even slightly off the beaten track, since they have the widest network by a long shot, but a bit more expensive than the competition. Optus, an arm of ...


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Once a visa is issued - you can travel from any country to the country that issued you the visa. This is a general rule and the only restriction that I know of (which does not apply to your situation) is when emergency travel documents are issued; or in some cases - special visas are issued that define the mode of travel (for example, if your Saudi Arabian ...


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I am posting this as an answer because I would like to get downvoted if I am wrong. The other answers seem to indicate that you dont need a transit visa for landing and taking off from Australia, however if I read this immigration authority page and then proceed to read the exception list in this page from the same site you will need a visa if you are not ...


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You only need a visa if you wish to enter the country. You can leave the aircraft during the stop so long as you remain in the international lounge of the terminal. Just don't go through immigration (passport control). Transit Visa According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, a transit visa is required "if passengers are required to ...


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Normally on a technical stop passengers remain on the aircraft while they take care of whatever the reason is for the stop. Likely in your case, since it has been scheduled in advance, they are stopping to refuel. As there is no disembarking or embarking, there are no immigration issues or requirements.


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Yes you can, but they must be declared upon entry. Once declared one of a few things will happen: They may be asked where they obtained them from, and if they're not travelling from a high risk country and you bought them from a reputable source, i.e. a toy store, they might be waved through without visual inspection. A visual or X-ray inspection may be ...


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I was in Sydney last year for a visit and thought about doing the Harbour Bridge walk. It's undoubtedly a great experience, but it's expensive and you're not allowed to take your own camera with you. I was advised instead to go to the Pylon Lookout (http://www.sydney.com.au/pylon-lookout.htm) which is a fraction of the cost at $AU 13, and also has a ...


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It's definitely not the same thing. There are two 'routes'. One is along the pedestrian walkway on the bridge. Same height as the traffic and trains. (source: Wikipedia) The other is over the 'arch' of the bridge, which is the one you pay $185 for. You get safety lines, can't take anything up with you (including cameras, I gather) and you have a guide. ...


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My partner I travelled 'around the block' from March to September and rented boards in various places along the east coast. Prices vary a little, but count on paying at least $20 AUD for a day (or sometimes just a half day). To put that into perspective with buying a board: in the last backpackers we stayed at (in Sydney, Bondi Beach), second-hand boards ...


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You're not the first to wonder, and there are already websites set up for such plans! RVWorldWide has an exchange/swap program, and indeed there are Aussie and American listings on there. It would be worth a post. MotorhomeHolidaySwap is growing, it only has 1700 members, but these are actively trying to swap for holidays around the world, so does sound ...



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