Does anyone have info on how I'd go about......

Canada
January 22, 2007 9:34pm CST
...going on a "walk-about" in australia....something NOT in the form of a tour group thing?
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
23 Jan 07
well firstly it would all depend on which state, which place you would like to go walk about in Australia as I am an Australian and we have many places you could do this and once you get away from the highway areas then you can go in any direction you would like to go.
@patootie (3593)
23 Jan 07
A good place to start looking an planning such a trip might ne The Lonely Planet website they always seem to give good advice .. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/pacific/australia And there is this web site that gives some bushwalking trails .. in fact there seems to be a lot of information on this site .. http://www.john.chapman.name/bushwalk.html
• Australia
23 Jan 07
The traditional way to go "walk-about" now days her in the Aus is to hitch-hike. Some hints on it: 1. Thumbs out on the side of the road. 2. Find a truck-stop or Roadhouse and ask the truckies. (truckies in the city and regional area's are pretty reluctant to give lifts as they have little time, but the ones in the outback love the company) 3. Hang around caravan parks and try and hitch up with other over sea's backpakers or other person's caravaning around. (caravaners dont mind giving the occassional lift, but a hint, you'll outstay your welcome if you ask for food or stay with them more than a night) Or 4. Stay at the Back Packers hostels (cheap but excellent idea for travellers) When you stay at the back-packers hostels, you meet some realy cool people, who'll invite you out to where ever theyre going, suggest places and maybe even give you a ride to your next destination. Hang out at the pubs (not the top notch ones) and make sure you talk to staff, you'll be surprised at what info, advise, accomodation and other stuff you can get. Country pubs are good for looking for casual work (bar staff) and the locals are always friendly and show you around, and help you choose and get to your next destination. Another suggestion is to try and meet Aussie's online, they might put you up for a few days, show you around and take you to your next stop. Were pretty friendly over here. Buzz me if ya need more help.