East Coast Australia March/April 2013 - Advice and general chat
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Nov 16, 2012 4:10 AM Last Post By: Ozziegiraffe
Nov 15, 2012 7:28 AM
East Coast Australia March/April 2013 - Advice and general chatHey, my names Barry. I was due to take redundancy from work to travel but that got pulled so i am hopefully getting 4-6 weeks off to go travelling the East Coast.
Basically, i was going to fly into Cairns, travel South to Sydney and fly home. But i have been told to do it in reverse. So my plan is now to fly into Melbourne, travel to Sydney and then North to Cairns and fly home from there. The advice was due to the weather and how it would be nicer in the South in March and then April up North.
Is 5 weeks (ish) a good length of time to do this? I dont want to rush around and live on buses, but then i dont want endless amount of time everywhere. I enjoy travelling and meeting people so any advice or chat would be most welcome.
I have no flights booked as yet so quite open to changes etc.
Let me know your ideas please and also if your doing a similar thing at a similar time.
Nov 15, 2012 5:14 PM
1In March/Apri, I would do this in reverese. reason being it's starting to get a little cool down south, and it's still quite hot up north. So, starting in Sydney in march still gets you the tail end of Summer, while April in Cairns is moving into the best weather.
People have done this in 2 weeks, others have taken 2 years, but 5 weeks sound fine. Start with 5-7 days in Sydney, then stop off for 3-4 days stays along the way. Byron Bay is a must, but there's plenty of other beaches before Brisbane. I'd also invest a few days in the Gold Coast, Noosa, Fraser island and then Maybe 1770, Airlie Beach, and finish with 5 days in cairns.
Off the top of my head, that adds up to around 35 days.
Nov 16, 2012 4:10 AM
2Definitely start in the south and work north, at that time of year. Is there any reason for adding Melbourne?
If you wish to fly some segments to save time, the best way is to fly from a state capital to another port in the same state, eg Sydney to Coffs Harbour or Byron/Ballina, or Brisbane to Rockhampton, Airlie Beach, Mackay, Townsville. It is hard or impossible to fly between these ports (eg Airlie Beach to Townsville).
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