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Where first? - Sydney?

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1. Posted by Ozfan (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey, where are people starting their trip? Sydney seems to be the most popular, but others have said it's so expensive there u end up blow all ur money in first month and so it's worth leaving Sydney till last. Any thoughts??

Also, anyone headin out Aug/Sept time? Want a friend to go with?? let me know!

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I would say most people start their trip in Sydney because that's the most common place to get flights to. I've never heard of this theory that it's more expensive so best for last. Actually, I don't recall Sydney being much more expensive than the rest of the country anyway. Or at least not a big enough difference that it will effect your route planning.
I think the only factor to concentrate on is weather. If you are going to be there for along time, then generally speaking, it's best to head north in the winter, and south in the summer.

3. Posted by Winkekatze (Full Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I agree with Degolasse, Sydney is probably the most common spot of arrival from abroad (though my husband arrived in Melbourne..). We also didn't notice that Sydney was more expensive than Melbourne or other australian cities, so it shouldn't make any difference where you start.

Filika - Best regards,