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28 Days | 27 Nights
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David Berkenbilt Aug 27, 2014 at 02:46 PM

Judy Halpern- David Berkenbilt and I will be on the Oct 15th trip to both New Zealand and Australia. We are in the process of figuring out what to pack and and how to fit it all in. The suggestion about bug nets was helpful. Thanks!

Janice Hoistad Aug 26, 2014 at 07:31 PM

For those on the Sept 21 trip: I suppose you received an e-mail from our program leader, Ngaire today. I wrote back.asking how many on our tour. There will be 28 on the NZ portion, 18 continue to Aus, 14 join the group for Aus only. For those who were curious. She says those are nice sized groups. Based on other tours I've been on, I agree.
JANET S REED Aug 27, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Since I am not going until March, I don't have as much information as you. Do you have the same program leader for the entire trip?
Janice Hoistad Aug 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Hi Janet, Our final info packet came in this week and shows the program staff and their backgrounds. My understanding is that the Group Leader stays with the group throughout NZ and Aus, assisted by local Site Coordinators/Instructors. My info shows Site Coordinators for North Island, Southern NZ, Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Territory, and Cairns. All have impressive backgrounds!

Andrea Stone Aug 21, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Chet and I just downloaded viber and will have our kids/close contacts do the same. I think we'll bring our iPad and communicate mainly by email.
Noreen McAuley Aug 22, 2014 at 08:25 AM

Andrea, after reading some input on the general discussion board, I have concerns about the ease of access to WiFi. Sim card will not work for me since I have a "closed" phone. Am considering renting a phone.

Chris Cannon Aug 19, 2014 at 01:08 PM

Thank you. I've just picked it off of iTunes and will give it a try.

Andrea Stone Aug 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM

if you have an iphone, there's an app called Viber that lets you call internationally for free. I havent done it yet, but I have used kik for international texting (free) it's amazing!
Noreen McAuley Aug 19, 2014 at 07:34 PM

Thanks, Andrea. I'm headed to the iTunes store right now to check out both.

Chris Cannon Aug 19, 2014 at 08:25 AM

We have confirmation from several friends that bug nets are desirable for Ayers Rock and environs. Thanks for mentioning this, Janice.

Chris Cannon Aug 19, 2014 at 08:22 AM

Haven't thought about the SIM card. But I have another question of those who've already taken this trip.
Is the internet access as limited as is implied in our Road Scholar reading materials? We will be away for our municipal election and can cast our ballots on the internet. But if access is limited, then we will need to consider another means of voting. We have found reliable access to the internet in some of the oddest and quite remote places, such as the jungles of Guyana and isolated lodges on BC's Cassiar Highway, so I wonder about Australia and New Zealand.
Sandra Sucher Aug 19, 2014 at 01:23 PM

I took this trip in October and November 2012. We found that few of the hotels had free wifi available in the rooms. Several did fave free wifi in the lobby for a very limited period of time. I seem to remember 20 minutes being common. We found that adequate, but there were paid plans available.
David Berkenbilt Aug 27, 2014 at 02:13 PM

I spoke to a friend who took the same trip last year. He said he was able to use his ipad without problems. I don't have an ipad, but the implication was that wifi is available in most hotels.

Noreen McAuley Aug 18, 2014 at 08:08 PM

Anyone oonsidering purchasing a pre-paid international SIM card?

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42 Field trips
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