Oz - Sydney to Cairns, Jan 2007

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1. Posted by ooo (Inactive 3 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

Would really appreciate your help here. I've taken the plunge to trave; Asia Sep-Jan then move onto Oz, possibly Sydney for New years Eve and then upthe coast to Cairns eventually.

Looks as though I'll be doing the Oz leg by myself so could do with some advice, where to go, what to see, and how to do it! I realise this is a bit of a vague request but any advice would be greatly appreciated. The plan is to work my way from Sydney to Cairns, dive the Barrier Reef, see Ayears Rock, fly to Melbourne for a few days, but what is the best possible way to do this and what else should I not miss along the way.

Thanks to all.

2. Posted by yaara83 (Full Member 30 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


it all the depends on the amount of cash u have and how much time u plan for this trip. getting from sydney to cairns is not a prob u can travel by bus and see all the hot spots. the problem is ayers rock. all ur plans were for the east coast and ayers rock is in the centre of australia. if u are short on time and arent short on cash i assume u can fly into alice springs and make your way to ayers rock. another option is from cairns to fly over to melbourne and then make ur way by bus or train to adelaide and then up to alice springs, but its a long trip (at least 2-3 days). the last option i know of is travelling from cairns to darwin and then make ur way down south to ayers rock, but this is a hard drive as its in the desert and i think the road isnt too good.