Hi we're the terry's and we were granted our 176 visa on the 25th July, 2008. It took 6 months and 1 day exactly from when we filed our application online to the day we got it. We have our deadline of the 16th March, 2009 to validate our visa's, so that is exactly what we are going to do, what with the credit crunch and not being able to sell our house, it's the next best thing.
We've hired a motorhome for a month and will be starting off in Adelaide driving along The Great Ocean Road, up through Geelong and into Melbourne. Catch the overnight Spirit of Tasmania Ferry and then drive down to Hobart and spend a week there before flying home.
And we can't wait !!!
I'll let you know how we get on when we get back at the beginning of April.