Friday, September 29, 2006

Cheaper Ways to Tour Australia Than This!

A notice from a public relations company just landed in my inbox. It's promoting family tours to several destinations, including Australia, at a price that seems a tad high to me. This is what is says, in part:
For family travel Australia . . . experiences ranging from kangaroo and koala sightings on Kangaroo Island to snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef to tramping through the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Daintree Rainforest site searching out crocodiles and colorful kingfishers; the kind of animals you've dreamt of seeing since childhood. Due to Australia's location in the southern hemisphere, December travel falls in perfectly with the kick-off to summer. Land costs start at $300 per person per day/double for beyond-the-ordinary lodging, meals, transport and private guide.
This boggles my mind! That means a mom and dad and two kids would pay upward of $1200 US/per day! And still, your Air Costs are ADDED to this price. The whole holiday would cost the same as a new car! Sure, their price includes meals, but golly gosh-gee-willikers, how much can the little tykes eat!

That's fine for millionaires, but the rest of us? Way too costly. Go have a look at some of the tours/packages listed here (
Australia tours and package deals) and see if you can't get a better price in less than 10 minutes.

1 comment:

BuildAWebsiteTonight said...

Yikes! I guess those trip promoters are looking to retire ... pronto! Those prices are outrageous - and I should know - I live in Australia :)

Thanks Karen for always keeping us up-to-date, I love your blog, and I'm so glad I signed up with blogarithm on your site so I get notification when you post a new one!


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