1 month in Australia, almost always On The Road. From the Gold Coast climbing up the East Coast, then moving to the Outback and driving along the South Coast.

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Experiences/Activities: our Top 5

1) “Living” Sydney, admiring the Opera House and enjoying the beaches
2) Crossing the Outback by campervan, arriving to the Ayers Rock
3) Driving for the entire Great Ocean Road, til Melbourne and Phillip Island; seeing hundreds of kangaroos, koala and penguins
4) Seeing the surfers riding the Gold Coast waves
5) Flying over the Whitsundays and “rallying” with the bus on Fraser Island

If we could change something:

– The tour in Fraser Island was very expensive. If you want to visit the island we would suggest going there for at least 2 days to amortise the expenses
– Due to the relocation cars restrictions, we had to climb up the East coast as fast as possible, without really enjoying the various stops. It would have been better to add some more days to the plan and take it easy.
– In Adelaide we were lucky to have a Couchsurfing contact persone and to find a relocation car to head to Melbourne. If you don’t decide to go to Kangaroo Island (super expensive), the city doesn’t have much to offer.
– The cheapest hostels are always the ones of the YHA chain and we used them more than once. But we would suggest to subscribe to have some more additional discounts.

Actual itinerary in Australia – What to see in one month

Day Date Place/Activity Accommodation Note
0 28/01/17 Flight Singapore => Gold Coast, arrival 08.10. Coolangatta Beach Kirra
Read the article about the Gold Coast and Fraser Island
1 29/01/17
Gold Coast: Snapper Rocks and surfers
2 30/01/17 Gold Coast Kirra
3 31/01/17 Gold Coast => Brisbane (train, AirTrain); Brisbane => Harvey Bay (Transfercars) Harvey Bay
4 01/02/17 Visita Fraser Island => transfer to Rockhampton (car, departure 18.30, arrival 00.00) Rockhampton
5 02/02/17 Rockhampton => Airlie Beach Airlie Beach Read the article about Whitsundays and Magnetic Island
6 03/02/17 Airlie Beach: plane Tour Whitsundays Airlie Beach
7 04/02/17 Car pick up Transfercar 10.00. Bowen, Queens Beach. Bowen => Townsville Townsville: Camper
8 05/02/17 Townsville: Magnetic Island. Townsville => Cairns Grovendale: Camper
9 06/02/17 Van dropping 10.00. Pick up Campervan  12.00 Prairie: Camper Read the article about the Australian Outback
10 07/02/17 Travel towards Alice Springs Camooweal: Caravan Park
11 08/02/17 Travel towards Alice Springs Ti Tree: Free Camping
12 09/02/17 Travel towards Alice Springs. Devils Marbles; Anzac Hill; Old Telegraph Station Alice Springs
13 10/02/17 Tour Ayers Rock: Olgas & Ayers Sunset (departure 6.30) Ayers Rock Resort Read the article about Ayers Rock
14 11/02/17 Tour Ayers Rock: (sveglia ore 4.00). Base Walk Ayers Rock; Ayers Rock => Kings Canyon (departure 13.00,arrival 17.30) Kings Canyon Resort
16 12/02/17 Tour Ayers Rock: (woke up at 4.00). Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Kings Canyon => Alice Springs (departure 11.30, arrival 18.00) Alice Springs
17 13/02/17 Alice Springs => Adelaide (plane, Qantas, departure 12.30 – arrival 15.25) Adelaide Read the article about Adelaide and the Grampians National Park
18 14/02/17 Adelaide: Garden Island and Kayak with the dolphins; Hash House Harriers – Red Dress Run Adelaide
19 15/02/17 Adelaide: Japanese Gardens, Central Market (renting free bike). Pick up Relocation Car: 16.00 (airport) Halls Gap: Neds Beds
20 16/02/17 Grampians National Park: Pinnacle, McKenzie Falls, Reed Lookout. Grampians => Port Campbell (car, departure 15.00, arrival 18.00). Bay Of Martyrs, London Bridge, The Arch, 12 Apostles Port Campbell: Port Campbell Hostel Read the article about the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne and Phillip Island
21 17/02/17 Loch Ard Gorge; 12 Apostles; Gibson Steps; Cape Oatway; Apollo Bay; Koala; Memorial Arch Melbourne
22 18/02/17 Camping Yarra Valley Yarra Valley
23 19/02/17 Camping Yarra Valley Melbourne
24 20/02/17 Melbourne: Federation Square/Flinder Street; Shrine of Remembrance; Royal Botanical Gardens; Hosier Lane; Carlton Melbourne
25 21/02/17 Phillip Island: MotoGP Circuit, Cowes, Nobbies, Penguin Parade Melbourne
26 22/02/17 Melbourne => Sydney (plane, Jetstar, departure 16.20; arrival 17.40) Sydney Read the article about Sydney
27 23/02/17 Sydney: Botanical Gardens, Opera House, Harbour Bridge Sydney
28 24/02/17 Sydney: Manly Sydney
29 25/02/17 Bondi Beach Sydney
30 26/02/17 Bondi to Coogee Walk; Watson Bay Sydney
31 27/02/17 Darling Harbour Sydney
32 28/02/17 Bondi Beach Sydney
33 01/03/17 Sydney => Auckland (plane, China Airlines, departure 12.50, arrival 18.00) Rotorua (New Zealand)



Gold Coast and Fraser Island

Whitsundays and Magnetic Island

Outback and Alice Springs

Adelaide and Grampians National Park

Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Phillip Island