Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Oct - 30 Day Trip to Australia & New Zealand
  2. 2 14 day South NZ Trip
  3. 3 NZ's Yellow Eyed Penguins Face Extinction on the Mainland
  4. 4 North Island Itinerary Help
  5. 5 Visa for Australia
  6. 6 Gold Coast -whale watching
  7. 7 Hotel Sydney
  8. 8 Transportation advice needed
  9. 9 Need advice on Blue Mountain trip
  10. 10 Sydney Harbor Marriott
  11. 11 Three days in Cairns
  12. 12 Best Priced Tour for Sydney Harbor Bridge Blue Mountain & Hunter Valley
  13. 13 Gold coast for 6 days in July
  14. 14 2 Nights in Blue moutain End June
  15. 15 Tasmania - looking for bird watching guide for day trips
  16. 16 itinerary for one month in Australia with a kid
  17. 17 Trip Report New Zealand and Australia at last!
  18. 18 Air Tahiti Baggage Allowance
  19. 19 Potts point OR CBD in Sydney
  20. 20 NZ DoC hut fees to rise in some cases
  21. 21 Favorite activities in Moorea, Bora Bora?
  22. 22 Trip Report Trip report: Ultimate 3-week Australia itinerary
  23. 23 Blue mountain or Pacific Ocean drive
  24. 24 E-visa scams
  25. 25 GOR & Otway zipline together
View next 25 » Back to the top

30 Day Australia Itinerary Feedback

Jump to last reply

We are a 60+ couple planning our first visit (a 5 week trip) to Australia next Sept. We've put together the following itinerary and would appreciate feedback. Are we spending the correct number of days in each place. Would you change anything?
Also, we are thinking of renting a car in Cairns/PD. Is it easy to get around the area with a car or should we just arrange tours and leave the driving to others there? We are not scuba divers or snorkelers but would like to see the reef via boat, helicopter or balloon. We want to visit the Daintree and Cape Tribulation area and also Kuranda as well as have a few days on the beach.

Sydney 6 days (7 nights) with a day trip to the Blue Mountains while here
Port Douglas - fly from Sydney to Cairns (4-1/2 days) (5 nights)
Cairns - 2 days/nights
Brisbane - Fly from Cairns to Brisbane (2-1/2 days) (3 nights)
Melbourne - Fly from Brisbane (2-1/2 days) (3 nights)
P/U car in Melbourne and drive the GOR (4 nights) stopping at Apollo Bay, Port Fairy, Robe, Victor Harbor
Drive to Cape Jervis and take ferry to Kangaroo Island (3 full days and 4 nights); plan to spend first night in Kingscote, the next 2 nights in Flinderchase NP and the last night in Penneshaw
Return to Cape Jervis and drive to the Adelaide hills, visit Hahndorf and area; return to Adelaide
2 nights in Adelaide; fly to Sydney late afternoon for airport stay before return to US.

29 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement