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Old 27-08-2017, 05:50 PM   #1606
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from my experience, yes. you need visa. i had stopover at gold coast.

eh, im asking if i need visa?

think u get me wrong?

cause i see somewhere that there's some transit visa for aussie. so im a little confused.
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Old 27-08-2017, 06:34 PM   #1607
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eh, im asking if i need visa?

think u get me wrong?

cause i see somewhere that there's some transit visa for aussie. so im a little confused.
No need.

https://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/...ough-australia
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Old 27-08-2017, 07:27 PM   #1608
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eh, im asking if i need visa?

think u get me wrong?

cause i see somewhere that there's some transit visa for aussie. so im a little confused.
Read the regulations, it is very clear.
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Old 27-08-2017, 08:14 PM   #1609
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Any recommendation for cheap and good Milford south cruise only?
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Old 27-08-2017, 08:18 PM   #1610
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from my experience, yes. you need visa. i had stopover at gold coast.


Read the regulations, it is very clear.
Now you see why I'm a little confuse?

I don't think need though.
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Old 27-08-2017, 11:42 PM   #1611
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Yes, start out early and you should reach before 4pm with one or two breaks.
For you last day at CHC, book a hotel near the airport. They usually have shuttle service to the airport at all times of the day.
For me, I always start early...7am. Tea breaks after 2 hours, then lunch break, then another tea break after 2 hours.
Just return the car, use public transport in CHC.
Within city, it is walkable.
Thanks for the replies.

As suggested will probably return car directly before 4pm.

Will probably stay at city area instead of airport hotel. How does one get from CBD to airport? Read that there is this thing called super shuttle. Ask hotel to book for me one day in advance?

More questions to follow. Am thinking whether to go te anau. It would 1 more location and more travelling time. Probably not going to see glow worm cave. If only milford sound, better to just save the trouble and go from queenstown instead? Is so, any other stops along the way worth sleeping over? Wanaka? Thanks
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Old 28-08-2017, 08:27 AM   #1612
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Thanks for the replies.

As suggested will probably return car directly before 4pm.

Will probably stay at city area instead of airport hotel. How does one get from CBD to airport? Read that there is this thing called super shuttle. Ask hotel to book for me one day in advance?

More questions to follow. Am thinking whether to go te anau. It would 1 more location and more travelling time. Probably not going to see glow worm cave. If only milford sound, better to just save the trouble and go from queenstown instead? Is so, any other stops along the way worth sleeping over? Wanaka? Thanks
Te Anau is more than glow worm cake. Can take a half day cruise, watch a short movie about Te Anau, take a 2 hours plane ride, hike.
I would prefer to stay 1 night in Milford Sound to really experience the darkness and silence, and see a bunh of fireflies. The experience is different.
There are airport shuttle bus available, you can book yourself or ask hotel to book.
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Old 28-08-2017, 01:01 PM   #1613
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from my experience, yes. you need visa. i had stopover at gold coast.

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How long was your stopover?
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Old 29-08-2017, 07:24 PM   #1614
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6 hours.

How long was your stopover?
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Old 29-08-2017, 08:41 PM   #1615
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6 hours.

Your pics showed estimated 2.5 hours transit in Sydney and 4.5 hours in Brisbane. Don't have 6 hours. Plus it is not an overnight transit. So the regulations was clear on the criteria on not needing a transit visa.
If you leave the airport or go to customs, you will need a visa.
In my earlier post, to use the transit lane and not go to customs.

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Old 29-08-2017, 10:42 PM   #1616
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Your pics showed estimated 2.5 hours transit in Sydney and 4.5 hours in Brisbane. Don't have 6 hours. Plus it is not an overnight transit. So the regulations was clear on the criteria on not needing a transit visa.
If you leave the airport or go to customs, you will need a visa.
In my earlier post, to use the transit lane and not go to customs.
Yeah, I'm quite sure I don't need it too but so far I get some confusing answer.

1. Based on the criteria, shimesa also does not require visa since < 8hrs, unless he/she needs to leave the transit area.

2. I called up Qantas previously, and their CSO told me, as long as > 2hrs, I require a visa.

Which both are not what the website says. Though, thus far, I still stand with what the website says. Just find it weird with the different answers from different people.
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Old 30-08-2017, 06:56 AM   #1617
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Yeah, I'm quite sure I don't need it too but so far I get some confusing answer.

1. Based on the criteria, shimesa also does not require visa since < 8hrs, unless he/she needs to leave the transit area.

2. I called up Qantas previously, and their CSO told me, as long as > 2hrs, I require a visa.

Which both are not what the website says. Though, thus far, I still stand with what the website says. Just find it weird with the different answers from different people.
If you want to be sure, check with Australian embassy in SG.
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Old 30-08-2017, 06:52 PM   #1618
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If you want to be sure, check with Australian embassy in SG.
Yeah of course.

Thanks for your replies though. Appreciate it.

When I get the answer, will update here again for the benefit of others that may have the issue question in future.
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Old 30-08-2017, 08:24 PM   #1619
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Yeah of course.

Thanks for your replies though. Appreciate it.

When I get the answer, will update here again for the benefit of others that may have the issue question in future.
I am pretty sure airline will always say yes as they do not want to be liable if something goes wrong.
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Old 31-08-2017, 08:11 AM   #1620
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I am pretty sure airline will always say yes as they do not want to be liable if something goes wrong.
Hahaha. Sounds right.
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