Hello, all! I'm in the early stages of planning our 2 week honeymoon, set for November 09. I was hoping I could get some feedback on this tentative itinerary? We really want to get a taste of the city, the beach, and the outback, with a good mix of relaxation and adventure.
Flying from NYC:
Day 1,2: Hong Kong to break up the trip (staying at the Intercon)
Day 3,4,5: Sydney (thinking of staying at the Establishment or the Observatory?)
Day 6,7,8: Fly to Cairns and from their heli to the Paradise Bay Eco Escape for the whole snorkeling, boating, beachside relaxation thing
Day 9,10: rent car and drive west to Wrotham Park Lodge for some cattle wrangling, fishing, etc.
OK so at this point I need some opinions. Do we drive back to Cairns (wrotham lodge is 300km due west of the city) and fly south or is it possible to drive to sydney from the lodge (through the outback)? Is that crazy?
I think we might do a night or two at Lilianfels resort in the Blue Mountains...unless there is another region we are crazy to miss? Any great adventures we are skipping out on?
Many many thanks for any suggestions!