cool, that sounds like what im doing! Iv been looking at a tour company called contiki tours, at there 'reefs and beaches' tour from sydney to cairns. It looks really good. I think i mite go on it and see then what happens after i get to cairns. The tour is 2 weeks and not too badly priced. I think itd be a good way to meet people and see the east coast aswell! if you google it, it should come up. Also, are you on facebook? if we're freinds on that we could keep in touch with eachothers plans?