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11. Posted by linz08 (Budding Member 23 posts) 1y

7 weeks & counting. Cannot wait. Almost all sorted. Have fun.

Lindsay:)

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13. Posted by kirty (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

hi guys,
ill be travelling solo to Australia, leaving Toronto mid November,not with an agency,still on the planning stages,
fly to Adelaide,drive to Melbourne,train or whatever to Sydney,rent a car and head north to Cairns,fly to Alice Springs..
anyone doing similar route around this time...??? ill be there about 8 weeks..must return Jan/8-10th....wondering if I would have time to visit
New Zealand...I understand Australia is large and lots to see/do..??
comments are appreciated...
tks
paulo

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15. Posted by martinlaw731 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

Hello :),

I will be (or am planning to anyway...) travelling to Sydney at the end of this month, 29th October to be precise. Andd I am clueless at this stage on what to do ... :3

Martin

16. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 1y

Quoting kirty

hi guys,
ill be travelling solo to Australia, leaving Toronto mid November,not with an agency,still on the planning stages,
fly to Adelaide,drive to Melbourne,train or whatever to Sydney,rent a car and head north to Cairns,fly to Alice Springs..
anyone doing similar route around this time...??? ill be there about 8 weeks..must return Jan/8-10th....wondering if I would have time to visit
New Zealand...I understand Australia is large and lots to see/do..??
comments are appreciated...

I'd do this route in the other direction, since the north of Australia suffers from the "wet season", running from December through March. Going down the coast with that itinerary should see you catch slightly better weather than the other way 'round. (Actually, you might just want to fly straight to Cairns first thing, skipping Alice Springs entirely, and fly back and forth to Uluru from Sydney (or Melbourne?) by the time you get there.)
Be aware of "Schoolies" in the final week of November / first week of December, which is where hordes of partying 18 year olds celebrate the end of school at the most popular East Coast beach destinations. Something to route around.

New Zealand is absolutely amazing - an absolute hiker's and nature lover's paradise - and much though I love Australia, I love New Zealand way more, and would seriously recommend considering just spending six weeks in New Zealand, and only two weeks seeing just two of three highlights in Australia.
But doing both New Zealand and your itinerary as currently planned is sadly too much to cram into two months.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Oct-2015, at 07:16 by Sander ]

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18. Posted by martinlaw731 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

Update

I am travelling to Sydney alone on the 29th October, planning to stay there for at least a week so I'd still be there when you arrive.
If you like we could meet up, would love to make some friends :)

Martin

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20. Posted by kirty (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

hi Sander,
tks for the reply/warning and suggestion....it kinda makes senses to me as well to do it in reverse as u mentioned...
actually New Zealand may be more my kinda spot as well...!!!
back to the drawing board...ha!

thank you
paul

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