Help me cross Australia in March
December 3, 2006 9:06 PM Subscribe
Driving across Australia, totally excellent, or totally awful?
posted by jessamyn to travel & transportation around Australia (38 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to Australia in the first week of March for a conference in Perth. I'll likely fly in to Sydney and then go on to Perth. On my way out, I'll be spending some time in Sydney. I have some time and money and a companion at my disposal and was wondering if making the drive one way would be a) fun b) worth the money it would cost to rent a car and pay for gas and c) feasible.
I've driven across the US many times, so it's not the long distance driving I'm really wondering about, it's more the general experience. I've had friends tell me varying things from "oh it's an Australian rite of passage, it'll be fun" to "It's suicide" and I'd like to narrow down the options. So I'm curious if people have done this, if they enjoyed it or whether they had any other advice for a possible cross-Australian trip. Caravan, or sedan and hotel? How easy is it to learn to drive on the other side of the road? Anything great to see along the way?