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DrBooBRONZE Member
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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hello my Antipodean friends,

My parents are sailing the world (Currently in Tahiti- life's tough for some!) and they have asked me to find out how they can get from Cairns to Perth for a wedding in September.
Help! Where do I start - how much should the expect to pay? Any point trying trains?
Sorry to sound thick, but I know nothing about Oz travel.

Thanks guys, Loads of hugs.
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DentrassiGOLD Member
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Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
trains??? ubblol only if you have a spare week each way

flying is really your only option. off peak flight will probabably cost $375 AUD each way - peak time probably over $500 each way. A direct flight may take at least 4 hours - although may go via sydney or brisbane so up that to 6 hours

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DrBooBRONZE Member
I invented the decaffinated coffee table.
453 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Feels silly redface

Thanks guys hug

Boo x

I intend to live forever - so far, so good.

If it costs "a penny for your thoughts", but people give you their "two-pence worth", who is getting the extra penny?


GnorBRONZE Member
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Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
qantus

flight centre


virgin

IM sure if you look around you might be able to get some deal.

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Mr MajestikSILVER Member
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Posted:
i thought there were international flights directly to perth? i think the cheapest flights from the UK stop over in Thailand. maybe you should speak to a travel agent wink

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
It sounds like they will be in Cairns going to Perf..both in Australia wink

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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MiGGOLD Member
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Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
yeah, flying'd be where its at. Driving would be an extraordinarily long ordeal, as would bussing or training.

Probably take the best part of a week and a half, maybe two weeks to drive, depending on how long you stay on the road for each day (6hrs per day is about 12.5 days). Add seeing the sights to that, and it turns into a very long prospect. The overall distance is about 6000km, or 3700 miles. On the highway, you'd average about 80-90km/h, after traffic, towns, and all that sorta stuff's taken into account. At an average of 80km/h, 75 hours or so would be spent on the road. Add another couple of days for bus travelling, due to stops and all that.

Not sure what a train would take, but i'd say it would be about the same sorta timeframe as driving. maybe a bit less, but then there's transfers and so on.

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DrBooBRONZE Member
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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Thanks everyone. hug

Boo x

I intend to live forever - so far, so good.

If it costs "a penny for your thoughts", but people give you their "two-pence worth", who is getting the extra penny?


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