Apologies I know there have been a few route planner topics recently but i just need a bit of advice.
I fly into Sydney in September, I'll be in Melbourne with family over Christmas/New Years, I was wondering if I should travel from Sydney up to Brisbane over a few months before flying down to Melbourne or spend the months between September to December travelling down to Melbourne?
You've got enough time to cover a good part of the East Coast and the weather should be OK for you.
September and some of October can be a bit hit and miss so its best to be further up the coast at this time.
I'd spend some time in Sydney then fly up to Noosa (Sunshine Coast airport) and take your time travelling from Noosa right the way down to Melbourne.
Key stop offs should include Noosa, Fraser Island, The Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, South West Rocks, Sydney, Kiama, Jervis Bay, Phillip Island before you arrive into Melbourne.
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Id probably fly upto bribane when you arrive then travel down to melbourne for the 3 or so months, theres not a ton of stuff in between sydney and melbourne well not 3 months worth anyway, i would maybe even concider traveling further north and go sailing the whitsundays and doing fraser island etc
You dont mention if you are going home after dec, if you are i would spend sept, oct, nov and dec going from cairns to melbourne
You can get a gretbound bus pass from cairns to melbourne on that route for under £300, hop on/off ont he way make the most of it
[ Edit: Edited on 14-Jun-2009, at 06:40 by miket.rtw ]
Mike, no I'm there for the year so I've plenty of time after New Years to do plenty of other things.
I was looking at the greyhound as an option, I think that would give me the opportunity to experience a whole lot more