How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

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How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby worldtravelguy » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:09 pm

I noticed there are no Australia or New Zealand trips with G Adventures anymore. Do they plan on adding more? Do you know of any alternative companies that you'd recommend (with positive experience with them of course lol)? :) I've found a few but they are so expensive!
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby TravelFun » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:13 pm

I'm planning to do it myself this year and the more I research the more time I need it seems :? I only have 4 weeks so looking at my MUST-DO's first and most of it will be spent on the South Island :P
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby temporary_account123 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:40 am

I've signed up to the forum to ask exactly the same question! Seems like an obvious place for them to do and as this company seems so highly recommended I'm quite bummed to see there is nothing.

It's a honeymoon trip for my new wife and I and Contiki just seems... unsuitable. :-/ but we'd prefer to go with a tour group, we're still young and like the company (and will be doing the romantic/alone time seperately)...
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby collywobbles » Thu May 31, 2012 3:20 pm

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I thought the same myself. why no trips? Had hoped to do australia new zealand at some stage working down my bucket list :lol: would be nice if G could come up with a plan maybe :D

wishful thinking ? :idea:
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby jimshu » Thu May 31, 2012 5:18 pm

They used to offer NZ trips, but so easy to get around on your own cheaper so plan a trip yourself. Naked Bus and Kiwi Experience offer cheap bus transport and stop at most backpackers accom. They work the main touring trails, hop on/hop off system if you get the right ticket.
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby sinecure » Thu May 31, 2012 7:29 pm

You can always check back in September, new trips are always being added and some get retired. If there's demand then we can probably justify running a trip. Hope G Adventures can deliver.
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:26 pm

I'm thinking about a voluntour in Australia in Feb ... would really love a GAP tour in NZ or Australia on one end or the other ...
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby alienpimper » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:47 pm

i went to NZ and Oz last year (2 months each), never went on holiday before, never in a plane before, considered myself introvert as well.

From Belgium, to Auckland, Christchurch to Melbourne, Cairns to darwin and back, back home from Cairns.

Do it by yourself, it's extremely easy. I just booked my flights that's it. Nothing planned (except the milford track!) In NZ i took the local bus (intercity, really friendly maori busdrivers, in OZ greyhound) met a lot of people from the magic bus (hard to make friends on intercity) and met them over and over again in NZ. (there is reallly only one road, everybody takes). In OZ i took a greyhound buspass from Sydney to Cairns) I started in Melbourne but every greyhound seat was booked because of the easter holidays, so i took an overnight train.

Sleep in hostels (i did YHA) so you're never alone if you don't want to.
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby jinnybkk » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:43 am

yed indeed..i just have flight ticket in april for three weeks..look forward about gadventures too.. :D
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby clairew85 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:46 am

Just heard that Australia and Nz tours are being added for 2013.
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:27 am

That's good news as I'm finalizing plans to be in SW Australia in Feb.
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby jinnybkk » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:07 am

:D me too i will in march and april..can i see program soon..? whoop whoop
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby kcupp95 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:49 pm

clairew85 wrote:Just heard that Australia and Nz tours are being added for 2013.


Woo Hoo!!! I am Australian and would love to do a G trip throughout my country! And would love one in NZ as well! Can't wait to see what they'll have on offer!
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby kcupp95 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:58 am

Oooh Aus and NZ tours!!!!

Most of them look pretty good - not too sure of the Brisbane to Cairns one, seems to skip a lot of place.

I am definitely adding the Melbourne to Darwin trip to my to-do list!
It's a bit exxy at 2799 for only 18 days, but the places that you're going especially the Outback are expensive in general due to its complete remoteness so the price is easily justified. Oooh just noticed the Melbourne to Alice Springs trip which drops the price to $1999 for 14 days. Seems that its the last 4 days that bump it up that extra $800..... I know the Ghan train (from Alice to Darwin) is quite expensive which is probably the main cause....

Would be keen for a big trip round NZ as well!
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Re: How come there's no Australia or New Zealand trips :(

Postby collywobbles » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:53 pm

Hi all

I was really excited when I saw that G were doing trips to Australia new Zealand for 2013 . yipee I thought until I had a look through them. I was quiet interested in new Zealand the trip for 21 days .There is such lot packed in. Great , then I read through the details and I see its a YOLO trip. . I am outside that bracket. The G plus trip is only 11 days. I know I could add on more days myself but I thought I could get a similar trip as the yolo trip and also the Yolo trip packs a lot in for the price which I think is better value.:):):) On another note I noticed the trip I took this year Canadian Rockies westbound has been changed to a YOLO trip. We were a mix of ages on that trip earlier this year.

Any thoughts on this. I think there are a lot of people outside of the Yolo age bracket that would like to have more choice in trips to New Zealand.

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Sorry for having a bit of a rant.
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