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1. Posted by Spearsy (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

My girlfriend set off for our RTW trip later this year. We plan to spend 3-4 months in Australia - April to Jun. Whats the best route around the biggest Island in the world to make the most of it?

We have friends in Perth and Sydney, have been recommended both coasts and are told Urulu is worth a visit?

2. Posted by Eire07 (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You could easily do both coasts in that time.
The west is 'real australia' I suppose whereas the east is more touristy and party orientated.

They are both well worth doing in their own right, 3 weeks for each is lots of time.

I didn't go up the middle so can't help with that!

3. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Eire07 is right, the west coast is more remote and far less populated. The east coast is more densly populated and has a better nightlife and so both are well worth doing.

Central Australia is worth a visit even if you just stop to look at Uluru. Remember that April to June it will be starting to get cold down south and so plan your trip accordingly.

Because I don't like the cold I would probably start in Perth, travel up the west coast to broome, go east to Darwin then south to Adelaide, do the great ocean road to Melbourne and then go to Sydney and finish in Cairns but it depends what you want to see. 3-4 months should cover it.

4. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Definitely do the west coast or part of it - you wont be disappointed. I did all the way across from Melbourne up round to Perth and above a little then across to Uluru through the outback in my car, was mighty rough on those owl sandy roads but was superb fun. You have to hit Western OZ.


5. Posted by Spearsy (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks guys for your help. We are going for the best of both.

We are going to fly to darwin drive the west cost in a camper van down to perth.

From there fly to east coast to do backpacker buses and hostels up to Cairns.

Cant wait - well excited.