hey all me and my mate are flying to darwin from bali, on wednesday, we need to know some ways of getting to the east coast, ideally cairns?, we want to see ayers rock first, how long is the drive to the west coast?, we did think of virgin blue etc.., but we want an adventure, any ideas thanks-
Driving from Darwin to Cairns will take you about 3 long days or 4 more relaxing days, still it is a very long drive.
Another option is flying, which only takes about 2 hours.
Also from Ayers Rock it is about 3-4 days, avoiding driving in the dark.
You could go on an organised trip to Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon etc which you can arrange from your hostel in Darwin - you will be sleeping under the start in swags for roughly a week and where you end up at the end of it is up to you - you can defo fly from Alice Springs to Cairns and if you book in advance it's quite cheap and a much better option than driving that route (life is too short!) there will be plent of other chances to drive in Oz especially down the east coast
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