December trip to Australia
August 24, 2005 5:13 PM Subscribe
Advice needed for a December trip to Australia from the US.
posted by hokie409 to travel & transportation around Australia (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I’d like to spend at least a month in Australia starting in December. There have been some pervious Australian posts that I’ve reviewed here but I’d still like some more advice.
I’d like to spend maybe half of the time based out of Sydney b/c I really enjoy large cities and being in a place long enough to actually meet some locals. Plus my company has an office in Chatswood New South Wales which appears to be in commuting distance. Maybe I could do some of my work out of that office so I can stay as long as possible.
I’m in Washington DC. Would it be possible to arrange a housing swap for this time period? Does anyone have a site recommendation for finding one?
Then I’d like to see what ever else I can possibly fit in. Can anyone recommend a good tour company for doing some hikes? I’d like the see the wine areas and Melbourne but I really have not researched it all yet.
Finally, I’ve been seeing some flight deals. One of them had what seemed like a good deal for a flight to Australia then 2 or 3 flights once you got there. Besides the obvious like sidestep.com, orbits.com, etc are there some sites or ticket consolidators that I should be monitoring?
Any help with the above questions or the ones that I did not think to ask are appreciated.