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I'm planning to have my Xmas holiday for this year in Brisbane QN and I need a tour guide who is able to do the following for me;

- Taking me around Brisbane( visiting tourist attractions)
- Accommodation
- picking me from the airport

I'll bere there for 10 days and how much will it cost me for the above mentioned services.

Waiting to hear from you soon
Henry 5/20/2018
Private Guide in Brisbane
John Donaldson (Private Guide in Brisbane) 5/21/2018:
Hello Henry
A transfer from the airport to the city is Au$85 ( incl airport charges)
a half day tour of Brisbane is Au$350 for up to three persons.
a full day tour is Au$580 for up to three persons.
I am not a travel agent but I can make suggestions and give you the hyperlink to their website.
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Hi,

Discovering the beauty of the Blue Mountains is something I really long for. When it is best time to travel to this destination as to participate in the Yulefest? Are there hotels or guesthouses in this area and which other nearby locations can one visit?

Thank you,
Rossella
Rossella 3/9/2011
Philip Holland - My Sydney Guide (Private Guide) 3/9/2011:
Hi, Rossella,

Thanks for your message - the best time to visit the Mountains is spring/summer/autumn, but Yulefest is celebrated in winter, ie June/July/August. It's also beautiful in winter, just a bit chilly!
A guide to accomodation deals is at www.yulefest.com and there is plenty to do up there. I would suggest a do not miss is www.scenicworld.com.au. Alo beautiful views, lunch in front of a roaring log fire, beautiful flora and fauna.
Let me know if you would like me to put together a tour for you. We could do the tour and I coule leave you to spend the night at one of the hotels up there which range from backpacker accommodation to 5-star hotels such as Lilianfels.

All the best,

Philip Holland
I don't know much about Australia but I do know that there is a lot to do and see! I want to get the best out of my trip so I am looking for some of the "must do" activities. Which cities and attractions should I plan to spend time in?
Danielle Lynch 1/31/2011
Private Guide in Brisbane
John Donaldson (Private Guide in Brisbane) 1/31/2011:
Hi Danielle
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. Don't attempt to se it all in one trip. The area around Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne plus the Barrier reef could be covered in a holiday of about 3 weeks. My suggestion is to start in Brisbane, then go north to Cairns to see the reef then fly to Melbourne for a few days and then on to Sydney for the balance of your time here and then fly home.Spend about 3 days in each area. If you haven't booked any accomodation yet, I can put you in touch with someone who can get you the best deals and the service is FREE.
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Andrew Sorokin (Private Guide in Sydney) 1/31/2011:
I like active tourists and could guide you during 4 days in Sydney and my parter could guide you in Melbourne for another 4 days.
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Sam Collins (Private Guide in Sydney) 1/31/2011:
Hi there,

Well yes there is a lot to see and do here, from beaches, lakes and mountains to theaters, galleries museum not to mention amazing food and of course wine.

I can give you a personalised itinerary to suit your interests however best to contact me directly via the Kangarrific Tours website. If you could let me know how long you want to spend here, and the sorts of activities that interest you (walks, diving, theater, markets, mountains, beaches, clubs, being pampered, thrill seeking, relaxing, meeting locals, sports etc...) Australia is an amazing place to visit with plenty to do no matter what your interests are. I'm sure you'd have a wonderful time here.

Kind regards,
Sam
Kangarrific Tours
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Philip Holland - My Sydney Guide (Private Guide) 1/31/2011:
Hi, Danielle,
Thanks for your message. Your trip to Australia will have to be based around how long you have to spend here. It's a huge country and many people make the mistake of trying to cover as much of the country as possible and not getting to enjoy anywhere for long enough!
Australia covers the whole range of climates from the tropics to the snow. Being based in Sydney this is my area of expertise and there is enough to do here to keep you occupied for a week at least. As well as the beautiful city area, there are the spectacular Blue Mountains, just two hours west of the city - "The Grand Canyon with trees". Two hours north of Sydney is the Hunter Valley, our local wine growing region, and two hours south is Jervis Bay, a national park with the whitest sand beaches in the world and teeming with wildlife.
In Sydney itself there is so much natural beauty, from the historical area of The Rocks, site of the first European settlement, the Sydney Opera House, wildlife parks, Sydney Harbour cruises. If there are any particular interests I can design my tour around them. If you would like me to cal you for a chat please let me know your phone number.
Best wishes, Philip Holland