Im going to oz for 6 weeks in the summer, flying into Sydney and out of Cairns so will probably make my way up the east coast with a trip to Ayres Rock etc hopefully. Does anyone have an idea of the sort of budget im looking at? How much is needed for sight seeing and partying?
Okay I have established you are from the UK so your money will be worth a bit on the Australian dollar which will be a big help. Not sure whether you are travelling by yourself or with someone so it makes it a bit hard to know how you intend to travel around, what type of accomodation you will look for etc. Sydney in your summer will be mild to cool but gets warmer as you head up the coast toward Queensland and its capital Brisbane and then further North to Cairns which should be beautiful and warm. However Ayers Rock is in the centre of Australia and requires a flight to Alice Springs or a flight from Brisbane or Cairns if you are lucky to Ayers Rock. The Rock itself is still a few hours travel out of Alice Springs. There is first class accomodation at the place but I wouldn't say the nightlife is fantastic. Remember it is in the outback of Australia. Cairns will be vibrant as will Sydney and Brisbane. More information would be helpful to help you out.
I just got back from a short trip on the east coast, and too went from sydney to cairns, i found that $100 - $150 a day was more than comfortable! Cairns was awesome, make sure you bungee jump!