4\5 months in Oz - what do I do?!

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1. Posted by franjm (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am arriving in Sydney on the 29th\30th October this year and will be in the country for 4 to 5 months travelling up the east coast and then back to Sydney to fly to Auckland. The trouble is, I have no idea in what order to do things or how long to spend in each place, especially trying to work around Xmas and New Year. I have an Oz Experience pass from Sydney to Cairns but wanted to visit Tasmania as well.
Accommodation for New Year for Sydney is rapidly disappearing and I just wondered if there was anywhere else worth spending New Years?
I was thinking of a month in Sydney and then starting the Oz Experience tour at the beginning of December and spending Xmas & New Year in somewhere like Brisbane??
Any advice would be much much appreciated!!

2. Posted by qlong (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Seriously - where to start. There is so much, amagaizne put out a 100 Thigns To Do In Australia before You Die 12 months ago and follwoed it up with the 100 Great Things To Do You've Never Heard Of

Its just the beginning

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5672 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Considering the weather, I would advise to visit northern Queensland (around Cairns etc.) either in the beginning of your trip (november, begin december) or at the end of your trip (march). Beginning of your trip would be the best, rainfall is still not as high as from January onwards.
But of course, don't know what's possible for you. What do you mean by the way with eastcoast upwards and especially back to Sydney. You want to just fly back to sydney or back again along the eastcoast. It could be nice to fly do Darwin and Alice and see something in the red centre and/or top end, and bus it down from there to Coober Pedy, Adelaide and on to Melbourne.
From Melbourne there are ferries to Tasmania, which is a relief after all those buses and the occasional flight.
Remember though, that top end is wet from december to march and the red centre is hot during this time.

[ Edit: Edited on May 10, 2007, at 5:25 AM by Utrecht ]

4. Posted by franjm (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the advice, after spending a long weekend browsing the web I think I have everything sorted!