I'm gonna be traveling up the east coast in June from Sydney to Brisbane. So my question is what cities should I stop on the way there? I'll be greyhound busing it so I'll only be able to get to the places that the bus stops at. So where would u suggest being the best places to go and what about these places make them so worthwhile/ what kinds of things should I do while there?
Any advice would be appreciated.
This is also the first time I've ever really gone backpacking and I will be alone so any solo/backpacking trips are also welcome!
Thanks a lot!
I'll channel my inner aussie for this one, hopefully I don't sound like a drongo...
aw yeah, there's heaps of towns in between ay...HEAPS! newcastle, coffs, byron, nimbin and surfer's are a few good ones to check out. Getya wettie on and go surfin' during the day then head down to the old boozer at night. just don't go flashin ya map of tassie to the blokes for a shout of schooners! make sure you make it out to katoomba while in sydney ay... to see the blue mountains...gorgeous!
Oi, you goin into the outback? can't fly all the way down there without goin into the gafa!
whew, ok, I'm done... Oi!
Hi from Sydney.
Since June is mid winter here, I would head pretty far north before the first stop - Coffs Harbour...stay awhile and enjoy Coffs beaches and maybe even whale watching at that time then do some day trips up to Bellingen (gorgeous river valley and quaint old town) and beyond to Dorrigo National Park (world heritage coastal rainforest). You could do day trips out of Coffs to these (probably both in one (long) day. Then next stop Byron Bay - must see town with great beaches and an interesting backpackers scene so you'll meets lots of people. Next stop BrisVegas (what we call Brisbane, don't ask me why!) Hope that helps. (by the way, we're probably going to Canada in June - any tips for Vancouver area????)
Thanks for the advice guys! I know I'm arriving in winter. How cold does Australia's winter get? What kind of temperatures are normal for June in the Sydney area? How far north would I have to go before it gets warm enough to enjoy the beaches?
And I will definately get out to the outback eventually (I'm going to oz with a WHV so I'm gonna have a lot of time to explore - just planning the first part of the trip now).
And Pinny - Where all are you going in Canada? The west coast is gorgeous. I'm not actually from Vancouver but it is my favourite city in Canada. Stanly park is a must see, good orca whale watching out of there too. You'll wanna get out into the Rockies and see Whistler for some phenomenal skiing/snowboarding too. If your into hiking the Grouse Grind is pretty nice - and gives you a spectacular view of the Vancouver and the mountains.
it really all depends if it's hot and humid when you leave you might think sydney is cold.
I was in the water with just swim trunks in sydney in april, but, when I got to cairns after three months and I needed a wet suit to snorkel the reef even though it was warmer.
dress warm for the outback though. it drops down to freezing at night in the winter.