Help me take advantage of a last-minute invitation to Sydney
February 16, 2012 2:48 PM Subscribe
I just got invited to spend a week or so with some friends in Sydney, Australia (yay!). But the flight is going to be long and painful enough that I'd like to go for longer, and probably get a little ways out of Sydney. But I do not
want to drive. Is the following feasible, doable without driving, and reasonable for an older (60ish) woman on her own?
posted by still_wears_a_hat to Travel & Transportation around Sydney, Australia (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What I'd like to do is take a plane or overnight train to Brisbane, stay a few days there, and then take a train to Cairns and see the Great Barrier Reef. Then fly back to Sydney.
Or, fly to Melbourne and stay there a few days.
Also, nearer Sydney, I'd probably try to do a night or two in the Blue Mountains, and/or Newcastle.
Because I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing with my hosts when we're together, I wouldn't be able to make arrangements and reservations very far in advance. Will getting hotels or tours be a problem, in early to mid March? And are those reasonable trips I could do on my own, with no car?