Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Sydney-Things to Do
  2. 2 drive or fly?
  3. 3 3 weeks in Aus in March
  4. 4 NZ Honeymoon in February -14 days
  5. 5 first time to Australia and new Zealand
  6. 6 New Zealand tenative 18 day itinerary
  7. 7 I've been given my assignment: Fiji and...?
  8. 8 Nelson, New Zealand
  9. 9 Trip Report Melbourne City Holiday Apartment
  10. 10 10-12 days in Tasmania
  11. 11 Is Jetstar really that bad?
  12. 12 French Polynesia - Cruise or Land?
  13. 13 Sydney Public Transport Opal Card?
  14. 14 3 days in Gold cost , where to stay
  15. 15 I Need Help Deciding Which Way To Go Around Australia
  16. 16 30 Day Australia Itinerary Feedback
  17. 17 Nevis Bungy & Swing
  18. 18 Sydney & Palm Cove in November
  19. 19 Tahiti or Raiatea?
  20. 20 NZ 10 day honeymoon, driving NI and SI
  21. 21 Boat charter Raitea
  22. 22 Trip Report Cairns, Darwin-Kakadu, Sydney in October
  23. 23 Cairns Australia
  24. 24 New Zealand Weather - Help!
  25. 25 Getting to Picton
View next 25 » Back to the top

2 weeks only in November, logistics questions and what to leave out

Jump to last reply

Just starting to look at November 15 to 29, we have a friend 3 hours south of Sydney that we MUST visit. We may drive down to spend a night with her, or she may drive up to Sydney and meet us.

I was initially thinking Sydney 4days/Port Douglas 4 days/Uluru 4 days, but my friend says that Heron Island is really lovely and that Kakadu is fantastic, it does look very interesting.

I don't think I can put this all together without spending a bloody fortune on airfare. My plan is to fly from place to place and rent cars when we get there. Heron Island does look beautiful, $400 a night plus $400 boat ride from Gladstone is a bit steep.

I hate to leave out Uluru, but would Kakadu instead be fun? Is Sydney/Heron Island/Kakadu/Uluru feasible with 12 nights? It seems like too much. I am also asking my friend but would like some guidance here. Looking at all the flight legs is very daunting. What would be the most efficient flight arrangement? Our home is Los Angeles.

We MUST snorkel the reef at least once or twice. We aren't city fans, don't need much Sydney time.

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.