Questions

G'day!  I'm Jenny.  What questions do you have about planning and booking your trip to Australia?  Simply type your question in the box at the bottom of the page, and then check back to see my reply.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny,
    I work with Tasmania.com planning trips to Tasmania for people who really want
    to discover the State and get under the surface of things using a Travel
    Planner. If you need any information on Tasmania for your Travel Mate enquiries,
    please don't hesitate to let me know.

    You can check out the Travel Planning Section of tasmania.com by clicking
    here
    .

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    1. Thanks very much, Tassie Devil!
      I will definitely take you up on your offer.
      Cheers,
      Jenny

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  2. What's the best time to travel to Australia to enjoy their beaches?

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    1. Hi Annette,
      That's a good question - although it depends on exactly where in Australia you're travelling. Peak swimming months for most places would be November - April, although in the northern areas, the
      Whitsundays
      , you can pretty much swim year round (although be on the lookout
      for jellyfish and stingers).  Don't forget your sunscreen :-)
      Cheers,
      Jenny

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  3. Hello,

    I was wondering if it is necessary to tip cab drivers in Australia. Can you help?

    Greg,
    Chicago, IL

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    1. Hi Greg,

      While tipping isn't expected in Australia like it is in the US, it isn't
      uncommon to tip a cab driver. If you're going to be visiting Sydney or
      Melbourne, you'll definitely be taking a taxi.  Check out these links for
      more info:
      Sydney
      ,
      Melbourne

      Cheers,
      Jenny

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  4. Hi Jenny,

    Myself and my boyfriend are visiting Oz in Jan 2013 for 4-5weeks.

    Have you any suggestions on the best places to travel?

    Bearing in mind we are not there for long, we want to see the best places but what is logistically possible?

    Thanks,

    Amy

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    1. Hi Amy,
      Great, 4-5 weeks sounds like a wonderful vacation!

      First off, there's a couple of questions to ask: are you guys the
      outdoor/adventurous/beach type people, or do you prefer shopping/museums/night
      life? Also, do you plan on driving whilst you're inAustralia, or relying on public transport and flights?
      Of course, I'm always going to suggest
      Sydney
      and there's plenty in and around the area to keep you busy for a while. 

      Melbourne
      has a lot to offer as a very cosmopolitan city. 

      Adelaide
      and the surrounding wine regions is
      definitely worth a look, along with Kangaroo Island for the wildlife.  If you want to go scuba diving/snorkeling, there are lots of options fromCairns, and close by you have Kuranda with the rainforest.  You have the time to include
      Uluru Ayers Rock
      in your vacation if you have the inclination.  Click on some of the links I've included in this note and see what appeals to you
      most, then come back and let me know what you find, and if you have any further questions.  I will recommend that since you'll be travelling in the summer
      time and during school holidays to be sure and book ahead!
      Cheers,
      Jenny

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  5. Hi Jenny,
    We're a family of 4 and we're planning to visit Australia next summer, in August for 18 days. We planned to see Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Darwin (the natural parks), Cairns and Sidney.
    Here are some things we'd like to ask you:
    -what penguin parade do you think it is better to see between the one in Phillip Island and the one in Kangaroo Island?
    - what parks we really have to see (such as Wooroonoorom, lichtfield and Kuranda)? About Ayres Rock: it would costs us some time to get there, so we thought we might not go; should we reconsider our itinerary?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nadia (Rome, Italy)

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  6. G'day Nadia,

    Wow, with all of those destinations, it sounds like you're planning a fantastic
    holiday!
    Our travel planning department would be more than happy to plan and book a
    Package to include accommodations, tours/trips, transfers, etc., and our
    itinerary includes all the information regarding penguins and Parks. It's very
    important to get the timing right so you don't miss seeing wildlife. They would
    be happy to discuss Ayers Rock and this is something that our travel planner
    could include depending on air flight times and inclusions while staying in the
    Red Centre. Our planners want you to have a successful trip and to get it right.

    Here is the special link to contact our
    travel planning
    section on the website.

    Cheers,
    Jenny

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