16 day itinerary

Old Jun 9th, 2008, 07:45 PM
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16 day itinerary

I will have 16 days in Australia in March and don't know where to begin. Not sure if I want to see Ayers Rock - but any suggestions would be great.
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Old Jun 9th, 2008, 08:47 PM
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Have you been before?
Where are you arriving at?
Are you outback or city people.
For amazing sights, traveling across the top of Australia gives such contrast.
March can be hot depending where you are.
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If you give us some idea of what you like to do and your fitness level, and your luxury-o-meter, we can suggest places. My DH and I have been to Australia twice, once in 2004 and once in 2007. It's a big country and lots to see and do.
Sally in Seattle
p.s. There have been many discussions on the pros and cons of Uluru (Ayers Rock) check the search function and be prepared to change your mind several times! For the record, we went (in July) and loved it.
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Old Jun 10th, 2008, 10:19 AM
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The best way to begin is to read travel books such as Fodors, and the trip reports here. And study a map.

Read, read, read. Then you will be able to ask more specific and significant (to you) questions.
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I do agree with Jed, read read.
As I live in Australia and travel alot nothing compares to the North West. I have just come back from Swimming with the Whale Sharks. Amazing in May out of Exmouth, you dont need to be a super swimmer as they just cruise along. Then there is the Northern Territory and the Bungle s.
this is outback stuff amazing rugged scenery and nees to be visited at the right time of the year.
As Ive said read.
You will love March can be very hot though
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Old Jun 11th, 2008, 12:22 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for the responses. That's the thing - I'm not sure where to begin - do I fly into Melbourne or Sydney? Because I have only 16 days, I don't have a tremendous amount of time, but of course want to see the most I can without it being too hectic. I see that a lot of tours stay on the east coast. For a first time visitor, what are must do's?
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Most important things to consider are what you like to do and see. For instance do you like to see animals? Are you a beach babe? Do you like cities or prefer the outback?

From these questions you can then narrow down the type of holiday you might like and then as others have suggested here, read, read, read and narrow down further the destinations you might like to consider.

I think even for first timer's it is important to start with a list of things you like to see and do. For instance if you want to see wildlife, perhaps downtown Sydney is not the best place, although of course there is the zoo!

If you can come up with some more specific likes and dislikes, we can come up with some fantastic things to consider! Just let us know ...
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