Category Archives: Australia

Thousands of Australian Schoolies head for Fiji

Fiji has become a schoolies hot spot with thousands of teenagers set to flock to the Pacific island nation next week. The first of more than 2200 Fiji-bound school leavers, organised by a tour group, are due to depart next Saturday. Entire islands in Fiji have been set aside for their end of school celebrations. Bali and Vanuatu are also proving popular with schoolies, but to a lesser degree.

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Qantas is giving away free flights

Qantas passengers caught up in last week’s grounding will be wooed with free flights to any Australian or New Zealand destination and extra loyalty points.

The airline will give every passenger who held a ticket from 5pm on October 29 – the time the grounding took effect – until midnight on Monday a return economy ticket.

Qantas will begin emailing affected passengers about the free ticket offer from tomorrow and bookings can be made from the end of this month for travel from December 14 and are valid for two years.

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Huge delays at Australian international airports

Customs staff at international airports across Australia plan to strike this week over a pay deal dispute with the federal government.

Staff at Sydney, Melbourne and Perth will begin their 24-hour strike from midnight on Wednesday. Customs staff at Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide international airports will walk off the job for two hours on Thursday. Cairns and Gold Coast international airports leave work on Thursday.

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On a normal day the wait is very long at customs when you reach Australian borders. I hug each one of you that will be affected by these planed actions.  Be strong!

Schoolies week next month in Australia

School leavers will soon be unleashed to celebrate their freedom and options range from the Gold Coast to Bali to a student-only island resort. Over two weeks next month, tens of thousands of high-school leavers will descend upon a handful of locations around the country to party hard in celebration of finishing year 12.  An estimated 60,000 students are expected to head to recognised schoolies hot spots such as Gold Coast, Airlie beach and Surfers Paradise.

Last year when I travelled Australia I ended up in the midst of Schoolies week. First, all hotels and campsites are fully booked. Second, streets and beaches are packed to the brim with drunk teenagers. Third, if you join the fun you will feel like grandpa/grandma (if you are over 20 yrs old). Forth, if you like young drunk teenage girls and boys then this is your moment to shine – for you it will be a perv fest.
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