I am currently in Brisbane trying to plan the rest of my trip around Australia. I have booked everything up to Cairns but really want to see some of the west as well as Alice Springs, Uluru, Adelaide and Melbourne. I've been looking at options of flying from Cairns to Perth then going back up the west coast or going to Darwin and then organising a package deal down to Perth. I don't have a car so it will either have to be bus or plane!
Anyone know the best route for me to take? I don't necessarily have to stay a long time in each place, just wanted to see them!
Thanks! Any advice would be useful!!
How much time do you have?
I have up until the end of September but might need to work for a month or so before I start travelling.
You could fly to Perth then make your way up the West Coast to Darwin. Easyrider do this route - I did a tour with them in Western Australia and they were pretty good. From Darwin you could take trips to Kakadu and Litchfield national parks which are both beautiful, then head down to Alice Springs and Uluru. You could then carry on to Adelaide and from there do the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne. I'd really recommend spending some time in Tasmania too; you can get really good flight deals with Jetstar.
Being in Cairns, probably the cheapest way would be to see Melbourne, either fly or get a bus pass with Greyhound - the Cairns mini traveller to Melbourne. Do the GOR Melbourne to Adelaide as a tour Wayward Bus and Groovy Grape are some availalbe.
Tiger Airways fly to Alice Springs from Melbourne and Adelaide - you could fly to Alice Springs then do the Rock 2 Water tour with Groovy Grape (The Alice to Adelaide). Then fly to Perth.
[ Edit: Edited on 30-Apr-2010, at 16:38 by Araluen ]