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Jetstar cancellation policy

Jetstar cancellation policy

I had low expectations when I tried to cancel flights booked with Jetstar from Darwin to Adelaide on January 23. The tickets were for my 13-year-old children, who are now travelling with me on Monday to Canberra. They will fly home from there, not from Darwin. I know that Jetstar is a budget carrier who openly states on their website: "You get [...] Read more

Wagait Beach

Wagait Beach

We drove more than 110km today to see a beach that's only about 7km from our Darwin home. Wagait Beach is on the western side of Darwin Harbour on Cox Peninsula. Much of the hinterland in that area forms part of the recent Kenbi land claim settlement. A small township exists with a population of 370 people, who are served by a regular 15-minute [...] Read more

Alofaaga Blowholes

Alofaaga Blowholes

There are many spectacular sites in Samoa, but one that literally blew us away was the Alofaaga Blowholes. This unique natural phenomenon is located in a relatively isolated area of the less-populated island of Savai'i, a short distance from the village of Taga. We cycled into Taga and nearly missed the fading directional sign by the side of the [...] Read more

Samoa ferry

Samoa ferry

Libby has written an excellent blog post which describes our recent Samoa adventure in some detail. I will add some snippets to that here. On our first day in Samoa we caught the ferry from Upolu to Savaii. The Samoa Shipping Corporation sails five services a day from Mulifanua to Salelologa across 13 nautical miles on six days a week. The service [...] Read more