This may be very vague but myself and a friend are planning on going to Australia later this year with the intention to work and travel. So two queries really:
1. We are both qualified teachers and hope to do some supply work in Oz. How easy is this to do? What is the best vias to get?
2. Can anyone suggest any good tours that we could go on? We are going to set up base either Melbourne or Sydney and would like to do the East Coast and also Ayer's Rock. Who are reputable companies to travel with?
Again, sorry if this is vague but we are only just starting to plan and need a gentle nudge in any direction!
Hope somebody can help!
I recently returned from Oz and found a couple of cool trips to take while I was there.
One was the great ocean road in Victoria about an hour or two south of Melbourne.. Was truly a fantastic road trip.
Another was the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland which just happen to be quite close to the Australian Zoo(Home of the Croc Hunter)
From there I drove down the Gold Coast from Brisbane to Sydney taking all the tourist routes along the way... was really a great trip... with a stop in Byron Bay along the route.
All of those places were stunning, but my favorite was the Great Ocean Road.
Hi there Jayney
The Great Ocean Road is a definite must do. If you go from Melbourne you'll wind up in Adelaide in two or three days. From here you might want to consider the trip I did to Uluru (Ayres Rock).
I travelled with a company called Gecko Trek who run a ten day camping trip out of Adelaide. It really was amazing, after the first day we spent no more than a few hours on tarmac roads until we reached Alice Springs. We drove on dirt tracks in a well equipped Landcruiser, camping out at night in swag-bags under the stars. We were able to visit Aboriginal settlements and were shown ancient aboriginal ceremonial sites as well as some amazing natural scenery.
I, like many people, had not realised how beautiful and diverse the outback landscape could be. Everyday bought new wonders.before we finally arrived at Uluru. It is possible to drive to Alice Springs in a couple of days or indeed to fly there in a couple of hours. However, if you take your time and really explore the country on the way you really will get a true feel for how enormous Australia is.
The Blue Mountains near Sydney are amazing. Good walks and loads of adventure activities if your into that sorta stuff
going up the east coast (generally sydney to cairns) is a favourite for many visitors. i love cairns- one of my favourite places in australia and there are plenty of day trips to do once you get there including the great barrier reef, daintree rainforest, cape tribulation and kuranda (you go up in a train to a little mountain village and then come down by cable car- or vice versa but the view coming down is simply spectacular in the cable car).
i've also heard the great ocean road is good, as is ayers rock and the surrounding areas.
if you do a search i'm sure theres been a few posts on good companies- sorry i can't recommend any for you.
good luck and feel free to message me if you have any questions
The Cairns to Darwin trip (or vice versa) with Desert Venturer is amazing.
Come and visit Glenrowan in Victoria