Hi I'd appreciate advice please - we (two 50 somethings) are planning 28 day trip to Oz in late Sept/Oct 2010. First 12 days with friends just north of Brisbane, then we wanted to drive slowly up coast to Cairns, seeing lots as we go, taking about 10 days. Then plane to Sydney for few days then home.
We are on a fairly tight budget, a 2 berth camper van appealed to us. Trailfinders quoted us about £1350 for 10 night hire incl insurance. Of course tax and campsite fees on top.
Can anyone advise, is this a much more expensive option than us hiring a car and doing lowish price B & bs or similar to Travelodge hotels?
We want to go to Cape Trib area, Kuranda, Daintree, poss Atherton Tablelands, poss hire motorbike at 1770 and see what else we find.
Apart from which to choose, would you book with UK travelagent now and pay in £, or book direct with Austarlia and pay dollars, not sure if one is better with current rate of exchange.
Also any other advice welcome on route, great nature to see etc. thanks