Do you dream of a trip to the other side of the world? Maybe you are planning your tour in Australia, but have a thousand questions about how to do it? Here are my tips, collected during my recent trip to the land of kangaroos.
Melbourne : 2 days . I handle jet lag very well, this allowed me to visit the city even with so little available. In my opinion 2 days are enough, but if you want to try the various very modern cafes and restaurants that are in the city, you can also dedicate a few more days to them.
Great Ocean Road : 4 days. The stops were Apollo Bay 2 nights and Port Campell 1 night.
Great Barrier Reef: 7 days . Cairns 2 days (3 would have been better as we could have seen the rainforest as well). Magnetic Island 3 days on this beautiful island full of nature, including snorkeling, yoga, walking and koalas. Airlie Beach 2 days to see Whiteheaven beach.
Sydney : 4 days enough to see the city, but as far as I’m concerned we could have stayed even a week, going to sea and we wouldn’t have been bored.
I used the low cost airline Tiger for the Melbourne – Cairns flight, spending about 100 Euros for 3 hours of flight. The second flight from Proserpine, near Arlie Beach, to Sydney with the low cost airline JetStar always spending around 100 Euros.
To get around the Great Ocean Road we rented the car with Europcar . For 4 days we spent around 300 Euros with full insurance.
Finally we used the bus to move around Queensland and visit the Great Barrier Reef. The Greyhound Australia company took us from Cairns to Townsville 6 hours, and from Townsville to Arlie Beach 4 hours for around 50 Euros each way. Buses are a good solution if you don’t feel like taking your car in a left-hand drive country. In Queensland they are widely used, comfortable and efficient.