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2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

Napa, California
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2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

We are planning on going to Australia in late May, early June, the only time I can go. We know we want to go to Sydney and Cairns,but are not sure where else. Someone suggested Tasmania, not sure about how cold it would be, or how long it would take to get there. Any other suggestions would be great.

Thanks

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1. Re: 2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

tasmania will be cool to cold in may/june. it's only a 1-2 hour plane ride from melbourne or sydney to hobart or launceston. but that time of the year is good to visit central australia (not too hot) eg. uluru or the far north eg. kakadu

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2. Re: 2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

You can fly Sydney - Uluru - Cairns - Sydney www.qantas.com.au

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3. Re: 2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

Tasmania is beautiful but not at its best at that time of year. I second the idea to stick with Sydney, the tropical North and the Red Centre (Uluru, Olgas etc). The weather and conditions should be lovely and you will be able to take advantage of everything these areas have to offer.

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4. Re: 2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

Thank you all, we are taking your advice and looking forward to seeing Australia.

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5. Re: 2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

We're from California too and spent 18 days in Oz last June/July. We visited Melbourne, Cairns, Uluru, and Sydney in that order. No need visiting Sydney twice, consider Melbourne which is very different than Sydney (just like LA and SF). It will be AFL season in Melbourne, and there's also Great Ocean Road as well as Penguin Parade.

By the way Uluru is worth it but very expensive. Arrive mid-day, spend 2 nights and leave noon-ish the 3rd day. We had enough time to hike all over the Olgas, see two sunsets and a sunrise at Uluru, hike around the base, and take an all-day tour into the Outback.

If you don't mind hunting for airfare sales you can save quite a bit buying domestic fares through Aussie websites rather than doing the "Airpass" sold over here. The airlines are Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar, and Tiger; along the coast there's a lot of competition just like in California. Subscribe to their fare sales, look for them regularly, and be ready to buy.

Hope this helps!

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6. Re: 2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

hi,

Kenish itinerary is excellent advice - exactly in that order - no back tracking -

MELB-CAIRNS -ULURU - SYDNEY

Have fun,

EM.

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7. Re: 2 weeks in Australia, Sydney, Cairns and not sure where else

With only 2 weeks, I'd stick to City-Reef-Rock and leave Melbourne for another visit. Two weeks already will be short for this imo.

Tet

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