Lifelong dream of visiting Oz about to become a reality in June. I have read many a book and spent quite a few hours looking at maps of your great country. I tell every aussie that I meet that I can name every one of your state and territories capitals. When I get them all correct they seem to be quite impressed that a Yank would know so much about their country. I've never been there yet I can honestly say that I love Australia. I bet I could even move there. Anyhoo, forgive me for babbling. My wife and I will be spending maybe 3 or 4 days in Sydney (if that's too much or not enough lemme know) and then either take a train or rent a car and spend 1 whole day and night in Katoomba in the Blue Mts. Is this the best place to stay or is another town better? Also what should we do? How about budget motels, are they good? Thank you in advance. After that we're headed to Port Douglas, btw.