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Help with 10-day December Itinerary - GBR? other options?

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Help with 10-day December Itinerary - GBR? other options?

We're really excited to visit Australia in December for 10 days for the first time. We'll be spending 3 days in Sydney, 1 day in Jervis Bay, then we have 3 free days, and then we'll go to the GOR for the rest of the trip.

We fell in love with pictures of beautiful Whitehaven beach and the Whitsundays, but are now reading about how this is the wrong time of year to go because of stingers and the wet season/stormy weather. We aren't divers and wouldn't be diving, or doing any bushwalking or very rigorous physical activity. We've been considering other options instead such as the Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley, Dandenongs, Bay of Fires and other Australia islands instead but just don't know the best things to do. Would Jervis Bay give us enough beautiful white sand beach experience that we wouldn't miss Whitehaven overly much? or it is a must see? Minimizing time at the airport would also be good so we could see more Australia.

Does anyone have any suggestions about the best way to fill these 3 days?

Thanks so much for the help!

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1. Re: Help with 10-day December Itinerary - GBR? other options?

Are you driving all the way, or flying / driving?

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2. Re: Help with 10-day December Itinerary - GBR? other options?

We are driving the GOR. We are driving from Sydney to Jervis Bay. We had anticipated flights for the other legs of the trip.

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3. Re: Help with 10-day December Itinerary - GBR? other options?

plenty of beautiful beaches between sydney and melbourne including jervis bay,

missing out on whitehaven is no biggy imo

continue the sydney to melbourne coastal drive from jervis bay. it will be busy in december however. xmas holidays can make accommo hrad to find.

www.visitnsw.com/destinations/south-coast

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4. Re: Help with 10-day December Itinerary - GBR? other options?

As lien said, <plenty of beautiful beaches between sydney and melbourne >if you want to drive further down the coast.

Wilsons Prom (Victoria) has lovely white beaches.

Can't go wrong with Freycinet Peninsula and up to Bay of Fires in Tasmania if you have the time. Really beautiful white beaches.

Edited: 26 August 2012, 21:52
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5. Re: Help with 10-day December Itinerary - GBR? other options?

Hi,

As mentioned there are beautiful beaches in NSW. Hyams Beach located in Jervis Bay is famous for having the whitest sand in the world.

" The Guinness Book of Records reports Hyams Beach as having the whitest sand in the world "

http://www.jervis.com.au/

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6. Re: Help with 10-day December Itinerary - GBR? other options?

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. We really appreciate it!

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