Hi, im going to Australia next Tues on a working holiday visa. I kinda booked this on a pure mad notion. im rrreally excited but im going on my own and have have no geographical knowledge. Everyone says that when i get there, hostels will have info etc. However does anyone have any advice? im flying into sydney and then plan to go to coogie beahc after about 5 days. i want to keep continually travelling Aus, staying no lonmger than a couple of week at each place. does anyone have any example itineraries or tips for travelling aus and what direction to go? cheers guys
Im also travelling Oz from Nov 08.
It depends on what you want to do and see.
Here is a suggestion, which involves surfing, sky diving, scuba diving and lots of scenery:
Start of in Sydney, make sure you go to blue mountains whichs is close to sydney, then work your way up the east coast, mak sure you stop through brisbane, byron bay, frazer islands, then great barrier reef then Cairns, which will bring you to the top of Oz on the east coast.
If you want to travel further, id go to darwin which is at the top of oz, then Ayres rock, which is the middle of Oz then back to Sydney to go home.
There is only the Perth on the east coast, and there is just night life there, not much else. Adelaine is good to swim with dolphins.
Hope this helps.
I agree with RK, it's starting to get cooler in the Sydney region so when you fly in, stay in Sydney for a while and head out to look at the Blue Mountains. It seems to be the right time of year to do some hiking, there are heaps of backpackers here at the moment.
Work your way up the east coast and stay with the warmth, some cool places are
- Byron bay
- Fraser Island
- Airlie Beach
- Missionary Beach
- Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
If you've got time there are some great things to see in central Australia like the Devils Marbles, Ayers Rock (Uluru) and some of the gorges in the east MacDonell ranges.
Some things in WA that I enjoyed were the Bungle bungles (Purnululu), Broome, and just about all the beaches. I think my profile will show the route I took last year if you're interested.