I like to have several holidays in the pipeline and am thinking about a three/four week trip in March/april
I lived in Sydney for three years in the 70's and have made two four week trips back since then. So I know Oz reasoably well. The last trip was 3.5 years ago.
My O/H doesn't want to come this time as she has trouble coping with the flight.
Allthough I've visited most parts of Oz, I've never been to Brisbane or the gold coast, so I thought fly into Brisbane. I won't hire a car at this stage as I think it would be a hinderence when spending a few days in the city. Relocate to the gold coast for a few days (is the gold coast different to the sunshine coast? and which would you recomend). Pick up a long distance bus (I like travelling on these) and break the journey at one or two places between there and Sydney. Where would you suggest? Apart from Gosford and Terrigal I haven't visited that stretch for over 40 years. Spend at least a week in Sydney. (what a city!) Pick up a hire car and travel down the coast towards Melbourne (we went Canberra/Hume last time so no need to repeat that route). Will need to break the journey at relos in Paynseville. Spend a week or so in Melbourne at relos in Mt Eliza. Drop off car or even drive it back in a back to Sydney. Fly home from either Sydney or Melbourne.
What do you think of my plan peeps?
I could of course do it in reverse to take advantage of warmer weather in Melbourne and then cooler weather in Brisbane.