23 days in Australia, from Melbourne to Brisbane - help me decide how to spend them!
May 30, 2011 10:21 PM Subscribe
Hey everyone. I'm going to Australia for 23 days in July, and would dearly love some advice as to how to spend them.
posted by Kirn to travel & transportation around Australia (25 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I fly in to Melbourne on June 11th, and fly out of Brisbane on July 7th. I'll start with a few nights in Melbourne (4?) and end with a few in Brisbane (no idea). I will visit Sydney and would ideally be there on June 21st as I have an open-mic spot there that night. I also have the offer of a night's stay in Ulladulla near Sydney, but I know nothing about it.
I want to go to the Great Barrier Reef (or similar?), and if I could, I'd like to see something of the Outback. I have also heard that Fraser Island is amazing. I don't really care about beaches, but I'd love to try snorkelling and surfing for the first time. I like interesting and 'cultural' cities.
That's basically the entirety of my thinking on Australia so far. I want to have a great time and see the best of the East Coast - I don't know when, if ever, I'll be back - but I also know my time is limited and I don't want to ruin it by rushing.
What am I missing? What have I mentioned that I should miss? How long in each place? How should I get around?
Any and all advice would be most welcome. Thank you!
P.S. I am 26, vegetarian, from Scotland, travelling solo but with friends in Melbourne and Sydney. I do stand-up comedy, so anywhere with good comedy scenes that I haven't mentioned I'd be interested to hear about too.