I'm currently saving up to travel to Australia from the UK. I'm planning to come over for around about 6 weeks although I'm definitely in the early stages of planning and would love the opinion of some Aussies and people who know Australia well.
What's the best way of travelling around? I definitely want to spend maybe 1-2 weeks in Sydney as well as visiting Melbourne, Brisbane and the Great Barrier Reef. However, apart from that I'm pretty open to options but I am also aware of the distances between each. Are flights the best way to travel across Australia? Also, I love my culture and wondered what you thought the best attractions to visit would be, obviously the Opera House is up there.
Best places to stay? I'm unsure completely of my budget but I'm expecting about £400-£500 per week on accommodation.
I want to get in some sports as well whilst I'm over there. Any ideas on how much tickets to AFL or Cricket games can be (pretty glad I delayed going over for the Ashes this year!)
Finally, what kind of time of year is the best time to see Australia? I'm probably going to be traveling in 2015 (very early I know) but as I'll be coming from the UK I want to make it the best possible trip!
I understand this is pretty vague, any opinions at all would be greatly appreciated!