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How much do you think this trip to Australia will cost us?

How much do you think this trip to Australia will cost us?

Oct 30th, 2002, 03:01 AM
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How much do you think this trip to Australia will cost us?

The end of April

Los Angeles to Melbourne on Qantas
Melbourne 2 nights
Kangaroo Island 4 nights
Adelaide 2 nights
Cairns 4 nights
Sydney 4 nights
Sydney to Los Angeles
Anyone did similar itinerary?

Any recommendations for places to stay in these locations and transportation between locations?


Oct 30th, 2002, 03:16 AM
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US $3,000 per person.
Too long in adelaide-KI.
Oct 30th, 2002, 03:47 AM
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No, it is not too long in Kangaroo Island. We stayed there 3 nights and regret we did not have more nights.Rent a car and have a great time
Oct 30th, 2002, 05:26 AM
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What hotels? That would make a lot of difference. I am thinking about $5000 per person.
Oct 30th, 2002, 03:29 PM
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Hi Mike!
I went to Australia and spent about 5 grand in 4wks...

I flew in/out of Sydney (6nts), then flew everywhere else: Adelaide and KI(5 nts--Grosvenor in Adelaide, Wanderer's Rest in KI as part of a tour w/Adventure Charters of KI), to Darwin(3nts Frontier Hotel), Port Douglas and Cairns (8nts btwn the PortSea in Pt. D, Cairns' Colonial Club and Il Palazzo) back to Sydney (2nts @Menzies on Carrington St.) to Melbourne (2nts) and one last night in Sydney. When I wasn't staying at friends, I was travelling alone, so 18 nights in hotels added up, even at 3-4* places. Most were fine but I would never go back to the Cairns Colonial Club again or the Darwin Frontier. Both needed serious renovations and neither were centrally located. Of all the places I stayed, the Portsea was the nicest.

Good luck!
Oct 31st, 2002, 04:04 PM
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Agree with $3000/pp for air/hotel/food/gifts. Also depends on class of hotels you choose. Check out hotel web sites for good deals. Also check out Virgin.com & Qantas.com for good domestic airfare.

KI - Seafront Hotel in Penneshaw
Adelaide - Director's Studio
Sydney - Inter-Continental
Oct 31st, 2002, 04:06 PM
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Air would be around $1500 and depending on your accommodations and the activities you want to partake in, it can run you about $100/day.
Nov 3rd, 2002, 12:06 PM
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I most certainly agree with John about it being too long in Adelaide and KI - if you consider that that is 6 nights compaired with Cairns ( hope you mean Port Douglas) only 4 nights. I consider 7 nights a minimum for the GBR as there is far more to see and do there than just about anywhere else in Australia Mike.
Nov 5th, 2002, 08:35 AM
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We went to Oz back in May. Our cost excluding air (I used my miles for that) was $2900/PP for the following:

5 nights in Melbourne at the Park Hyatt

2 night in Adelaide at Hyatt Regency with day trip (flight) to KI and tour w/ Adventure Charters (HIGHLY recommended) Day trip to Wineries by Classic Images.

4 nights in PD at Thala Beach Lodge. I would agree with Liz that it would be good to spend more time there. Included was a Cape trib 4WD adventure and a Day trip to GBR with Quicksilver

5 Nights in Sydney at Quay West with day tour, Sea Plane flight, Full afternoon at Spa Chakra (WOW what an experience!!)

1 Night back in Melbourne at the Airport Hilton before flight back to LAX.

All flights and private transfers in Oz were included in the price.

I hope that this helps. have a great trip. You are going to a wonderful place on the earth.
Nov 5th, 2002, 11:57 AM
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One site to check for last minute hotel deals is www.wotif.com. You can get 5 star hotels for $250AUD. The downside is that you cannot book months in advance, the upside is that there are always topnotch hotels available at huge savings. Good luck and have fun.
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