Making reservations from the point of departure is good in the fact you can check out more companies and end up saving a bit of money. There are HEAPS of tour companies in all the major tourist destinations so I'd wander and see what you can find. If there's something you really want to do though, think about pre-booking because you never know.
Do you have an itinery? If you're a bit overloaded with too much information, teedee and I can give our opinoins on more specific stuff if you like this way.
Accomodation wise, some good sites to check out and have a search through (with great bargins too) are:
I've personally used all three and haven't had any problems.
Hi teedee & pb!
million thanks for the advises! frankly speaking it would be great if you could help me out giving me more info on spots to be visited as I'm really overloaded with infos. Definatelly I will look around in Sydney, maybe in the Blue-Mountains too, then I plan too see the 7 Apostols, afterwards Uluru, your recommended Outback trip, then Darwin (?) , Golden Coast for diving, but I'd be really happy if you could recommend me some "local" hits. Coast and mountains, villages and cities, chilling out places and shopping, diving and trekking, anything you would do as well.
I'll receive tomorrow the LP as well, so I won't starve to death at least!
One exact question: what is your opinion about ozexperience? Are they reliable, offering a good service too?
Not having an initiary - my job is killing me finishing late evenings - I 'm not going to book any room, just for the first night in Sydney if any. How heavy is to get a room in december, is it going to be though in this period of the year?
thanks for your advice too, I've just planned to do the same what you mentioned to travel in groups - my friends were too "smart" to buy their tickets on time :-) - so now I should find others to join up occasionally.
unfortunatelly - because of my crazy friends staying at home - I can not rent out a camper van alone, but anyway it sounds great !
I will check out your blog, thanks for that too!
oh yeah, by now I've realized how big Oz is... that is one side nice - I like f.e. tarvelling by bus etc - but on the other side just as you mentioned it robs the time, so I'm just checking JETSTAR -thanks for it - but first I should have te time to finalize - and start the initiary :-D.
if you want, you can join to me anytime!!!;-)
arrival and departure is from Sydney, do you also recommend to catch a flight for big distance, or should I take the coach?
Thanks a lot in advance for all the help you can support me, you are very kind, ALL of you!