Itinerary for Australia
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Feb 15, 2013 5:04 AM Last Post By: shadowlord
Feb 13, 2013 4:09 AM
Itinerary for AustraliaI am planning itinerary for Australia.
Plan is to go RTW in 3 months, and Australia is going to be biggest part, 1 month.
So, I have 4 weeks in Australia. How you think I should spend it, when I like nature, animals, beach, diving, want to visit Sydney..
I could rent a car also, and one domestic flight is ok.
Is it possible to see Great Ocean Road, Great Barrier reef, Uluru and Sydney in four weeks??
I know it is a very big country, and that is why I need some help and information.
Could you give some idea for an itinerary?
Feb 13, 2013 4:26 AM
1Fly in to Cairns. Get in touch with diving school and they can organise a dive for you around the GBR. (1 week)
You need to fly to Cairns-Uluru-Melb - that's your domestic flight (3 days)
Hire a car in Melb and drive the GOR and back to Melb (1 week )
Easy drive Melb to Sydney via coast road (Lakes Entrance, Eden) then via Canberra (4 days)
In Sydney you will be able to do all the other things you mentioned - nature, animals, beach, diving. Bus out to the Blue Mountains, lots of beaches, Taronga Park zoo. Fly out of Sydney. (1 week)
I have given longer than average time needed to drive for safety - rest every 2 hours is recommended. It's a big country.
Feb 13, 2013 9:45 AM
Feb 13, 2013 12:47 PM
3How long you want to say in each area is up to you. You asked for an idea, I have given you one. Feel free to change it to suit.
There's not much at Uluru as such. It's a big rock that you can look at. It's considered a bad thing to climb Uluru these days as it is a sacred site for indigineous people. So no need to spend more than a few days here.
Feb 13, 2013 7:49 PM
4Rather then Fly from Uluru or Alice Springs to Melbourne. I would fly to Adelaide and drive accross to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road. it will only take 3 days, not 1 week. Unless you add extra sites like the Grampians, The Coorong etc.
I would give 4 nights for your Uluru itinerary as well, so you can check out the other sites around. Kings Canyon and other areas around the Alice. It would probably be best to do a this via a tour company that you can camp under the stars with. Emu tours do a good 3 day tour, with the Olga's, Uluru and kings Canyon. I think they even do all that on a 2 day tour as well.
Feb 13, 2013 8:07 PM
Feb 13, 2013 10:43 PM
6Yes. I asked an idea and you give me a good one. Thank You.
From these earlier posts I think, that it is not impossible to have all these in one month. I am happy about it.
I calculated this next as minimum.
1. Flight in Cairns (great reef) - 5 days
2. fly to Uluru - 4 days
3. fly to Adelaide (+ Kangaroo Island) and drive to Sydney via Melbourne and GOR - 7 days
4. Sydney 5 days and flight out
with this calculation, I still have one week to use. With that I think, I can do this and not feeling hurry all the time. It means I can add more days to every part (ok, no need for Uluru).
I do not know is this the right place to add this question, but this came up and has a link to my itinerary, so I will ask it here:
How you see the Uluru; is it worth of going and spend 4 four days? What are the costs for Uluru...2 days tour, acco, flights..any estimate?
I ask this because, I think maybe it is better not to add anything more in one month, but if replacing something. For example, how is Brisbane and Fraser island? If I fly to there instead of Uluru?
Feb 13, 2013 11:11 PM
7See Uluru before you see Fraser Island. Do not replace it.
In relation to Kangaroo island. It is a big Island that is expensive to get to and cannot be done in a day trip. A minimum of one night is needed otherwise your whole day is taken going to and from Kangaroo Island from Adelaide.
Just stay the one night in Adelaide to start your journey heading to the GOR. Or 2 nights if you are heading to Kangaroo island. 1 before and 1 after.
I think you will need a couple of your spare days to add to the journey from Adelaide via GOR to Sydney. Spending 2 or 3 days in Melbourne.
In relation to tours in Alice Springs. I just looked at Emu Run Tours website. For 3 day 2 night tours it is $350 aud and for a 2 day 1 night tour it is $520 aud. Yes the shorter tour is more expensive. This is because the 3 day tour you sleep in a swag outside and the 2 day tour is in Motel accommodation. Use the Qantas site to check on fares.
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