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Discussion in 'Australia' started by becpee, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Ms. Shuttergirl

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    Following along and enjoying so far. Thanks for sharing with us.

    We regularly have to stay in cabins in caravan parks in Australia for dancing competitions and visiting family and I am constantly shocked at how expensive it is. I feel the same as you Marvel, it's much cheaper to go to the US, if those pesky flights would be a bit cheaper :rotfl2:
     
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  3. shushh

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    Sigh, don't get me started on the cost of travelling in Australia....
     
  4. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    looked at doing 1 week for 2 people to Adelaide & wineries = $3000...I dont think so!:sad2:

    and dont we love our Taco bell:banana:
     
  5. WAMUMOF4

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    Or New Zealand i am stunned at the prices over there as well :(
     
  6. shushh

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    You know I've never been to NZ. I was left behind when the rest of the family went, and now everyone else has been but me :(
    Its all a bit irrelevant to the talk of prices I know....
     
  7. WAMUMOF4

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    OMgosh shussh that makes me feel bad i didnt book ds17 a flight and thats what he will be saying :eek: and let me so the prices that i have been looking at are that high i am rethinking the whole trip of course the fact that therre is no Disney there has nothing at all to do with my way of thinking :rotfl:
     
  8. hjd0411

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    I must admit I am dreading the cost of my next vacation - I am planning to go to the Boxing Day test in Melbourne..!!! I just know that will cost a bomb, and it will only be for a few days!! We could probably do Disneyland for a week for that cost!!

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  9. WanderlustNZ

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    Really enjoying the TR so far. Looking forward to the rest :)
     
  10. Ms. Shuttergirl

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    We went to Melb in January for 3 nights and it cost us thousands. The dearest part is the accom and the FOOD!!!!!!
     
  11. marvel

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    we wanted to have a break in Lorne for a long weekend, this is in winter mind you and they wanted nearly $400 per night, minimum two nights at a 'resort' there :mad:

    Needless to say that money went straight to the next Disney trip!

    And as for the food and drink, almost every time we go past a vending machine the kids mention that machines at WDW where you can get a drink for $1 or $2 whilst waiting for the bus at Blizzard Beach ! And even inside disney the water and soda is still cheaper than the food courts here!
     
  12. battymum

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    Everybody says that accommodation in NYC is expensive (and it is..) but I gave myself a little exercise to find accommodation inu the centre of Sydney that would fit our family of five. Nothing under $800, makes the doubletree suites look cheap at $400 per night!

    To be fair, I didn't look that hard and I could probably get two rooms for less than that.

    DH and I have a work function in the city next week and he wants to stay in, but I just can't spend $300 for a bed for the night when we can drive home, takes about 40mins. (Means no drinking though :(

    But to any American lurkers out there - Australia really is a great place to visit!
     
  13. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    if you want to drink as we do at functions, its cheaper to get a cab home..may be $60..but that's so much less than a room cost......catch the train in, cab home:thumbsup2
     
  14. becpee

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    DH and I stayed in the city back in 2007 and the accom then was over $400 a night.
    I said the same thing to my DH about NY accom, if you compare it to Sydney or Melbourne the prices are not much different.

    So yeah, any lurkers, Australia is a great place to visit, BYO tent
     
  15. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    byo food, clothing, electrical items, booze, fags..:rotfl2:
     
  16. battymum

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    Even camping is expensive, last year we paid over 700 for a patch of grass for a week! (And then left three days early, because it bucketed down for four days and was no sign of clearing! Came home sold the camping gear!
     
  17. becpee

    becpee I see sock puppets

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    My DH knows I don't camp.
    I imagine camping to be men with beards sitting around the fire toasting hotdogs, young kids wittling sticks into spears and women bathing the kids in the filthy river :rotfl:

    Camping is not my thing ;) I won't even do a day visit to see people who are camping...
     
  18. Marlea98

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    Nope, not weird at all. Our next cruise is Dec '13 and I'm already researching a group trip mid '15 :lmao:
     
  19. Marlea98

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    You know, I hate that when I get it said to me :mad: The DL/DCL trip was the biggest and most expensive we've ever done (we usually camp in the middle of nowhere). It took me almost a year of non-stop saving plus cutting back on other things to achieve it. We don't smoke or gamble. I don't drink and DH buys a carton of beer every couple of weeks, we hardly eat out etc, yet all I hear is "you're rich". I'm sick of prefacing everything I say about our holiday (plus the next one) with "we're saving really hard...". I think it's all about making choices and if people don't like it then they should shut up.

    Ok. Rant over popcorn:: Back to reading.
     
  20. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    :offtopic:so, I chase FF points thru my credit card, and after my epic spend in the last month have been waiting for my points to post...NOPE!!!! cause I went over my 50,000 cap for this year..so i am out around 8000 + points which translates to around 4000 velocity points or 50 ANZ points...furious I am:furious:

    damn you Com bank and your crappy awards card.......:headache:

    I'm off to look for a new card......I'll take my money elsewhere:surfweb:

    rant))))))))))))))done for now...today was not a good day to give up nude dumpster diving
     
  21. becpee

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    :scared1:

    :headache:
     

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