I'm planning on flying to Sydney to arrive on the 30/12 to meet my friend who's alrady out there and watch the fireworks etc.
then i'm going to stay with them and travel to Brisbane (they are leaving sydney on the 1/1/2009) and spend my first 2 weeks with them at sufers paradise! as they are going Cook Islands after.
I don't know what to do next as I want to go Melbourne and travel back up east cost too!
So i though of flying to Melbourne from Brisbane and then road journey back round the east coast? back to Brisbane.
Does anyone have a better idea.?
I've only got 3 months to do it in and 22 yr old female on my own, not booked any flights yet but itching to do it. but also very scared
Air travel in Australia is quite expensive especially at that time of the year. You might be best to bus it back to Melbourne. Check out Victoria and then travel up the east coast.
Something to keep in mind is in OZ it's quite hot around the time you are coming, especially in in February. We have cyclones around that time of the year.
Don't be scared. Travelling by yourself you will meet other travellers. Especially if you stay in hostels and guest houses. Try hostelworld
You should be able to get cheap flights from Brisbane to Melbourne, the two budget airlines (jetstar and virgin blue) are always having sales so it might be a good idea to sign up to get the sale emails from them.
I was going to ask if you've thought about travelling by road from Brisbane down the coast to Melbourne instead of the way you suggested, but I know the usual is to start south and go north though so you'll probably meet more like-minded travellers going your way if you do Melb-Bris by road. The flight from Brisbane to Melbourne is only a couple of hours anyway, so you won't lose a whole day getting there.
keep an eye out on the Jetstar and Virgin Blue websites from now on for sale fares. You might be able to pick up a cheapie if you book early, and web sales happen more frequently than you'd think (especially with Virgin in my experience)