Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 NZ forum HELP- North and South Island itinerary review
  2. 2 Picton to Queenstown 6days
  3. 3 Pudding cups in New Zealand
  4. 4 Between a rock and a hard spot
  5. 5 New Zealnd 17 days--North to Top of the South Itinerary
  6. 6 Gluten free Australia
  7. 7 In & Around Melbourne & Sydney
  8. 8 Uluru
  9. 9 bushwalking in the Blue Mountains
  10. 10 Where to stay overnight between Abel Tasman NP and Fox Glacier?
  11. 11 Cairns & Port Douglas
  12. 12 One week stay using Brisbane as starting base
  13. 13 Melbourne, GOR & Grampians
  14. 14 Brisbane to Sydney in 4-5 days! Itinerary help!
  15. 15 16 days in Australia
  16. 16 Sydney to Coffs Harbour in Jan with kids, 9 and 11
  17. 17 from Te Anau, NZ: fly to AKL from Invercargill or Queenstown?
  18. 18 25day planning for Australia
  19. 19 Going to Uluru - Is it worth it?
  20. 20 Help New Zealand
  21. 21 Snow ideas near Melbourne and Sydney
  22. 22 8 day trip to New Zealand
  23. 23 Hervey Bay Whales & Apartment
  24. 24 Private Tour Guides Australian Coast
  25. 25 Great Ocean Road
View next 25 » Back to the top

where to stay/trip ideas

Jump to last reply

about a month ago I placed a post re: places to stay in Sydney ( i am going for 28 days mid-march to mid-april).

the response I got were great: Travelodge, Napoleon on Kent, YHA Hostel with ensuite.
I ended up making a reservation for 108/night at the YHA. 50/wk for broadband.

However, I recently discovered STAYZ and emailed a placed with a studio apartment on wattle street. They claim its 105/night and free wifi. also has tv etc with kitchen dishwasher. Its cheaper rate overall with better amenities than the YHA.

The reason I choose the YHA is its good location (near central sta) as I will be commuting 3-4 days/week to Cambpelltown (univ of western syd) for some work over 3 wks and I figured a decent tour desk.

This 28 day trip is also time for me to explore Australia. Planned on using apt/hostel as base and travel around country.
During the week I was planning on exploring Sydney: Bondi, Manly, climb harbour brisge, opera house, zoo. Will try a day tour to fit Blue Mnts in to see 3 sisters.

On the weekends I was planning on traveling to:
1) Melbourne (see Phillips Island and Great Ocean Road). probably via tours.
2) Uluru: will stay @ voyages and take aborigne tour. Will NOT climb Uluru due to signifcance. Will tour base, sounds of silence, and sunrise tour.
3) Port DOuglas: GBR/Daintree/Cape Trib. I figure I would use wavelength reef as I dont scuba, they only snorkel. Will take a tour to Cape trip/daintree and try to add in the rail/skyway near carins. wanted to add in a trip to Cooktown as there was a cool tour offered by Guurbitours (but don't think it will fit).

Anyway I am interested people's thoughts on where to stay and tour ideas.

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.