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2014 Queenstown Schoolies Week Travel Tips
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Schoolies Travel Tip - #1
When travelling overseas photocopy all of the important documents you are taking. E.g Passport, Driver Licence, Credit Cards Etc. Take a copy with you and leave another with a family member at home.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #2
Ensure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Some countries will refuse entry on arrival and some airlines will not allow passengers to board flights if their passport does not meet this requirement.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #3
Consular assistance cannot override local laws, even where local laws appear harsh or unjust by Australian standards.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #4
When packing cosmetics and other toiletries, forget the make-up case. Put them in a ziplock bag instead. It saves on space, weight, and protects your clothes from accidental spills.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #5
Keep your important papers and medications in your carry-on bag, not in your luggage that you check through. That way if your luggage gets lost you still have your papers and medications.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #6
Mini Bottles are best for short breaks. To save space and weight carrying around a large shampoo bottle, pour some into a mini bottle (the type found in hotel bathrooms).
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schoolies Travel Tip - #7
Make sure your name & address is on the outside of your luggage. Also for added security leave your name and address in your suitcase.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #8
When packing clothing; roll them instead of folding them. This cuts down on space, wrinkles and ironing.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #9
Fill your shoes with rolled socks and small underwear and other easily misplaced items. Especially for men's shoes which don't flatten easily, this is a good way to fill hollows in your luggage.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #10
Only carry as much cash as you need for the day, as automatic teller machines are found every few blocks in many cities.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #11
Always take a small first-aid kit equipped with varied sizes of bandages, small alcohol packs, Nurofen, Aspirin, and other essentials.
Group tours trekking the Kokoda track
schoolies Travel Tip - #12
Never travel anywhere with brand new shoes. Always break them in first, and be sure to go for a long walk in your travel footwear to make sure that it will not cause blisters or hot spots.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #13
Take a broad spectrum antibiotic with you and something to stop diarrhoea. Ask your doctor to prescribe.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #14
All medications and vitamins must be in original containers when travelling overseas. Always carry these in your carry-on. Also carry a couple of days extra supply of medication in case you are delayed coming back.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #15
When travelling to an unfamiliar place, especially to another country, keep a business card or a piece of paper with your hotel's address and phone number on it. If you do get lost or separated from your group, you can show someone the address and arrive back safe and sound.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #16
Take a few plastic pegs with you. Great for hanging up washing or keeping curtains closed in your room.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #17
Always take something to swim in. You never know when there may be a spa or pool. They can also double as underwear if needed.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #18
Girls…Always Carry Tampons, the last thing you need is to be stuck in a foreign country with no tampons. Always carry a box with you - even if you don't need them somebody else might.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #19
When travelling out and about, always ensure you carry at least 1 bottle of water. It is very easy to get dehydrated, especially if they are strenuous activities such as hiking, cycling or even shopping.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #20
No matter where you travel, try to maintain an upbeat attitude and do everything with a smile. It works much better than a confrontational manner. You are likely to receive better service and more bargains than fellow travellers who act like know-it-alls and treat people like servants.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #21
Always pack your own bags and do not offer to carry any parcels, packages or containers for anybody else unless you know exactly what is in them.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #22
If you are unwell or you feel you may be getting sick, advise someone and seek medical advice from doctor as medication may be available to remedy the situation.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #23
If you are bitten or scratched by any animal when overseas, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Then seek medical advice from a doctor as treatment maybe required.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #24
Contact your financial institution before you travel overseas and advise them that you are leaving the country. Also check to see if you require a new or replacement debit/credit cards. You need to make sure they will work whilst you are away.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #25
Try to only use ATM's during the day and ATM's that are in the better area's of town/city you are visiting.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #26
Always carry with you the contact details of the closest Australian embassy. If the country/city you are visiting doesn't have an Australian embassy, find out which other country's embassy is available to help you, such as the British embassy.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #27
Practise safe sex - always use a condom.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #28
When travelling overseas, buy a phone-card instead of using your mobile phone. It is usually heaps cheaper. Phone cards can usually be purchsed from internet cafe's.
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schoolies Travel Tip - #29
Try not to look like a tourist, don't flaunt camera gear, jewellery and designer shopping bags as this can encourage theft.
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schollies Travel Tip - #30
If the worst happens and you are the victim of theft, go straight to the police station and file a police report. This is necessary to obtain a new passport and to make an insurance claim.
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