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Planning 20 days in Autralia

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Hi, I'm going to Australia for 20 days next April with my family: wife, 2 daughters (1 and 4 years old) and me.
I'd like some input on my itinerary:

Arrive early at Sydney (tickets already bought), spend the day/night to cope with jetlag

Fly to Melbourne (or around), hire a car and spend 4 days in Victoria. I want to drive the Great Ocean Road and maybe have a day or two somewhere else: I'd like to visit Wilson's Promontory but it is a bit remote; I'm not very interested in Melbourne.

Fly to somewhere around Byron Bay, hire a car and do the following:
2 days Byron Bay
1 day trip to North Stradbroke Island (without the car)
2 days around Noosa
2 days Fraser island -> How is the best way to visit FI with the 2 kids?

Go to the Witsundays area .. How? by car, maybe spending a day in the middle? or return the car in Brisbane and fly?

3 days here: I don't think we can go in a 2/3 days cruise with the girls, so I think about 1 day trip to visit Whitehaven beach and 1 or 2 days for something else (not planned yet)
(maybe hire a car to travel north)
2 days in Cairns/Port Douglas

Fly back to Sydney and spend the last 3 days there (with a day trip to the Blue Mountains)


I understand that the QLD part (specially the northern one) implies a lot of driving so I would like some advices about how can I adjust the plan to avoid that.

Is the south QLD section suitable for swimming in April?

I thought about renting a campervan and do all the QLD part staying at camping grounds, but that will depend on whether I have to return the vehicle in the middle or not... What do you think?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Germán.

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