We have 26 days in Australia as part of a RTW trip. We will be starting out in Cairns, and hope to spend 5 days doing a PADI course on the Great barrier reef, and spend a few days in Port Douglas so that we can take in the Rainforest, coast and Cape Tribulation area.
I'm guessing all together that will consume around 9 day, leaving us with 17 days.
Would a good option be to fly from Cairns to Brisbane then drive the rest of the way to Melbourne (from where we fly off to our next leg in New Zealand) or does anyone recommend we try and drive all the way from Cairns.
I'm conscious that we will miss out on the Whitsundays if we fly to Brisbane, but as we will already have dived, and will also be flying to Fiji, we can afford to give the Whitsundays a miss this time around. Is there anything else that we will be missing if we flt Cairns>>>Brisbane?
I appreciate all help and advice