Me and a friend of mine are planning our RTW-trip and we will be flying from Fiji to Australia (probably Sydney)
The thing is that we pretty much know what we want to do in Australia, but we don't know how we should do it.
We want to see:
Which route would be best? Any suggestions? How to get there and such.. we've thought about renting a "chubby van".. for visiting some places. But maybe train and other means of transportation would be better..?
And eventually we need to get back to Sydney for our next flight.
Thanks in advance
Very much relevant for any meaningful answer this question: when will you arrive, and how long will you be in Australia? (There's the wet season up north to avoid, and the distances are such that for a shorter period of time, the best solution to get from place to place is to fly.)
If you're staying for long, greyhound got some good travel passes. But if you're in short of time i would choose to fly the long distances. Buying a van can be great, but i've heard both negative and positive experiences.
If you know a bit about cars you might be lucky and do a great deal. I've even heard about people profiting selling their car for more than they bought it for. But i've also heard of people whos car broke down and there would be more expensive to fix it than to buy a new one.
Have you considered fraser island by the way? One of my best experiences in Australia, and its between Brisbane and whitsundays anyway.
I'm planning on sydney to melbourne, check out those areas a bit. and from melbourne take a round trip flight to alice springs, and then fly from melbourne to Gold Coast, from there just head north to see the other places.