We are two women in our late 20's going to Australia for two weeks over Christmas/New Years. We are looking for a good mix of cities, beaches, and a fun time. We are in the beginning stages of planning our trip and wanted some advice on where and how many days we need in each place. We would like to do as much as possible and hopefully not rush through it as I know everything is super far from each other. Here is what we are thinking:
Sydney- 4 days
Melbourne- 3 days
Cairns/Great Barrier Reef- 2 or 3 days
Ayers Rock/Uluru- 1 or 2 days. Is it really that amazing? We are considering cutting this out because it is just far from everywhere else.
We would like to go to a beach town along the East Coast. We were thinking maybe Byron Bay, Noosa, Gold Coast? We just want to have 2-3 days to just relax and party.
One of us really wants to see/hold Koalas and Kangaroos. Where is the best place to do this?
Also, I am assuming Sydney would be the best place to spend New Years Eve?
Thanks so much!