I started a new thread because we've made a major change in the itinerary And I worried it would get lost at the end of my other thread.
As previously stated, we will be visiting in September of 2015 for about five weeks. Our plan is as follows:
Port Douglas, about a week
Fraser Island/Lady Elliot Island, 5-6 nights
Sydney, about 5 nights
Tasmania, about 7 nights
Darwin/Kakadu/Litchfield/Katherine Gorge, about 7 nights (I just couldn't let it go! So we had to choose between This and Melbourne/GOR/Grampians, and both of us feel we will find more of what is unique about Australia in The Top End)
Now that we've added Darwin, I'm unsure of the chronology. I'm thinking to start in Port Douglas (flying into Cairns from LAX) but now wondering if it makes more sense to fly into Brisbane first, do the Hervey Bay area, and then fly to Cairns, on to Darwin, back to.Sydney, down to Tasmania, and fly home from Melbourne.
Doesn't seem the most efficient way, but we ARE talking great distances here. Can anyone suggest a more sensible route, keeping in mind the time of year?
We will have a car at all destinations except Sydney. Since much of this itinerary mirrors the trip we had to cancel three years ago, we pretty much know what we want to see/do in PD, Sydney and Tasmania, but Darwin and the Hervey Bay area are new to us.
Thanks for all your patience with my ever-changing itinerary. Hey it isn't MY fault there are so
many great places to see in your country! Haha. As it is, we will have to come back to see the Kimberleys, and the west and southwest coasts!Edited: 14 June 2014, 07:33