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Melbourne to Cairns in July/August

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1. Posted by Tomhunt89 (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Planning to travel from Melbourne to Cairns during these two months and would like some advice on;
How to travel? (would love to buy/rent a campervan)
What to see?
What to do?
Any help would be much appreciated and would love to hear from any travellers doing a simillar route:)

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

I've only done the bit between Brisbane and Cairns - check out this thread for my respnse, and those of others.

3. Posted by katherinec (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

i'm in the midst of planning a trip from sydney to cairns in late july! it's a little spur of the moment. i'll be heading over by myself and am excited to meet other travelers and locals!

4. Posted by Tomhunt89 (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

How are you planning on getting up to Cairns?

5. Posted by cheap az (Budding Member 91 posts) 7y

take a look at the post i put in the travelling around the east coast thread gives you an idea on the price of trips up the coast
cheers stu:)

6. Posted by katherinec (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

i'm planning on doing the greyhound traveller pass.. that or oz experience. i'll decide when i get into sydney and see how much company and wild nights i feel like :) i'm planning on getting into sydney the second week in july. any ideas of what your time frame is looking like?!

7. Posted by katherinec (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

and yeah, check out stu's post- he's a great help!

8. Posted by Tomhunt89 (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

hey, yea im thinking of getting to Sydney asap via the oz experience as i've heard its pretty cold in Melbourne, should be getting to Sydney about 10th of July, then i was gonna stay for abit and wiegh up the options for getting up to Cairns, when are you going to be leaving Sydney?

9. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 7y

It's pretty cold in Sydney at the moment too, I'd focus on north of Brisbane at the moment unless you want to stop in at the snowy mountains. Some things you might want to see on the way are:
- Wilsons Promontory (might be cold and windy)
- Snowy Mountains (will be cold and snowy)
- Jervis Bay (too cold to swim but it's pretty)
- Canberra (it's the capital of Australia, so why not)