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1. Posted by BornFree (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


I am looking to stay in Australia for 1 month between 25th Jan and 25th Feb 2011 before flying out to Honduras.

I am flying into Perth and flying out of Sydney.

I am staying with friends in Perth so i'll be doing the touristy type things there, i'll probably be in Perth for 2 weeks.

I then want to spend the next 2 weeks travelling to or staying in Sydney.

Does anyone have any suggestions of the best way to travel from one to the other? Is it worth stopping somewhere else inbetween? Should I spend the whole 2 weeks in Sydney?

I have never travelled before and this will be a short part of my journey where I will be alone so please treat me as a "beginner" :)

Many thanks in advance for your help! x

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I don't know about buses, but if there are any it would be my last pick.

The first one would be renting a car. 2 weeks is not that much time, but basically it's enough to get a good feeling about distances and plenty of time to visit things along the way.

Second would be the train and last one would be flying. Now if you would have like months in Oz I would recommend flying to Sydney and spend some time in Sydney and surroudings, but as it's the opportunity to see something else than the big cities, really go for the rental car. It's not cheap, but I think you might be able to rent a car for about 30-35 US dollar a day, so about 400-500 dollar. Now flying or the train won't be a hell of a lot cheaper, although you won't have to pay for extra petrol and stuff.

Some things to see on your way: Wave Rock, Nullarbor, Kangaroo Island maybe, Barossa wine valley, Grampians and the mountains in between Melbourne and Sydney.

Just my 2 cents

3. Posted by BornFree (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for taking the time to reply Mike.. I will start googling your suggestions!

4. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I'd spend 2 weeks exploring around Perth then fly to Sydney and then spend 2 weeks exploring around Sydney, Jan-Feb is summer so travelling across the Nullarbor is going to be hot, hopefully your rental would have air conditioning but you'll have to pay high prices for fuel and extra kilometres.

For the two weeks in Perth you could visit Rottnest Island, then drive around the south coast and visit Margaret River, Bunbury, Esperence then back to Perth. I've got some pics of the area around Perth in my gallery if you want to have a look.

Around Sydney you could explore the city, visit the Blue Mountains and either have a look up the north or south coast.