Hi Everyone, I think I've done it!

Aug 27th, 2002, 07:07 AM
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Hi Everyone, I think I've done it!

Hi all

After lots of fussing around, I think i've got a rough plan for my month long trip Next Christmas and New Year.

Flying out from London via Singapore on 2nd December, I will have:

3 night Melbourne(including Penguin Parade and Healesville Sanctuary)
3 days/2 nights driving From Melbourne to Adelaide on GOR, stopping at Lorne and Port Fairy
3 days in Adelaide(including Barossa Valley tour and Kangaroo Island)
Fly to Brisbane and spend 3/4 days visiting Noosa, Fraser Island and Gold Coast
Fly to Whitsundays and spend 2 nights somewhere?
Then fly to Cairns for 5 nights in Port Douglas (Karunda Sky rail/train, Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Day snorkling on reef)
Then 2 nights at Ayres Rock
Then Fly to Sydney for 5/6 nights in time for New Year celebrations..

Phew.. what do you think?
Flying to

Aug 27th, 2002, 10:20 AM
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Lots of flying but lots to see. I wish I were going with you!
Aug 27th, 2002, 11:07 AM
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It sounds wonderful Sonia. Wish I were going again. Have a great time and please let us know your trip report when you return.
Aug 27th, 2002, 04:12 PM
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Hi, Sonia!
It looks like you have planned well, and haven't missed a thing. I don't know whether anything I have to say will really be an improvement, but here are a few more ideas to toss around:
1. Shorten each of Melbourne and Adelaide by a day, and instead take the overnight ferry from Melbourne to Hobart in Tasmania, and spend a couple of days looking around there.
2. Do Ayer's Rock after Adelaide, but don't fly (you have such a lot of flying in your itinerary!). Take the train from Adelaide to Alice Springs. The train is called "The Ghan" and only leaves a couple of times a week, so you will need to co-ordinate your travel to connect, but it should make a pleasant change from the air travel, and you will see a lot more of the country.
3. From Ayer's Rock/Alice Springs fly to Brisbane and continue your Noosa/Gold Coast itinerary as before; however, now you can return from Cairns directly to Sydney, which means a lot less flying and a bit more leisure towards the end of the journey.
Have a wonderful time!
Aug 27th, 2002, 06:40 PM
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If you must continue to give such great advice, can you also figure out a way for me to teach over your way?! I want to come back!!

All your posts make my Australia withdrawl worse. Hehe


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