Recommended routes Australia
By plane, bus, car or van for a road trip, you will have to choose the best option according to the time you have and your wallet to approach this country-continent!
Given the distances, it may be interesting to combine several means of transport depending on the region : here bus, elsewhere by plane, further on rental vehicle for a few days. A tour of Australia, big or small, is prepared meticulously, so as not to miss the trip in transport.
48h in Melbourne or Sydney
2 days in Melbourne
- Half a day in the Federation Square district:
- Flinders Station,
- the National Gallery of Arts
- and the Ian Potter Center, for a first introduction to Aboriginal arts
- A glimpse of Hosier St, a temple of street art, before exploring Queen Victoria Market
- L & rsquomidi, visit of the Immigration Museum then your choice, the charming shopping arcades or the State Library of Victoria
- Finally, dive into the nightlife of Swanston St.
The 2nd day:
- Melbourne Museum Tour
- Lovers of beautiful gardens should not miss the Royal Botanic Gardens
- Then join the Fitzroy district
- Visit the trendy boutiques, restaurants and cafes of Brunswick St.
2 days in Sydney
- Half a day in The Rocks district,
- another at the Australian National Maritime Museum or in the Chinatown district,
- then early evening on the quays of the Opera,
- before going to one of the bars of Potts Point.
- On the 2nd day, visit (compulsory!) Of the Opera,
- but also the little-known Art Gallery of New South Wales or the excellent Powerhouse Museum.
- A stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens,
- then a walk in the district of Newtown or Paddington,
- that can be substituted for an excursion to meet whales in season.
- Alternatively, take a ferry to Manly, to admire the city from the bay.
2 weeks in Australia
3 days for most of Melbourne and its surroundings.
- Enrich the 48-hour course to thrill like Old Melbourne Gaol
- Climb the dizzying Eureka Skydeck 88 tower
- Take a dip at St Kilda Beach or scream in terror at the famous Luna Park.
- In the program, intersperse a walk in the Yarra valley, just to visit one or two cellars of one of the most famous vineyards in the country.
Heading towards Sydney for 3 days:
- resume the 48h course,
- then take a walk to Chinatown or Taronga Zoo,
- and spend the day at Bondi Beach.
- If you are a walker and love nature, spend a day in the Blue Mountains, 2 hours from Sydney: splendid panoramas and extra hikes.
- If you are a wine lover, opt for a day trip to the Hunter valley.
- For surfers, an essential stopover at Byron Bay, the coolest place in Australia, suitable for water sports but also for lazing around (superb beaches) ...
- S & rsquo3 days in a postcard setting.
- Then focus on Mission Beach, peaceful seaside stopover, in the heart of tropical vegetation (Wet Tropics).
- Continue north of the coast to Port Douglas, a favorite stopover in Northern Queensland.
1 month or more in Australia
- 3 days at Melbourne and discovery of the immediate surroundings,
- by surveying the Yarra valley and its famous vineyards ...
- Then go on the marvelous Great Ocean Road
- to reach its climax, the Twelve Apostles.
- We can continue the road along the coast until Adelaide
- and especially Kangaroo Island, for a stay combining culture and nature.
- Return to Melbourne by road or direct flight to Sydney and New South Wales.
- After 3 days at Sydney,
- spend a day at Blue Mountains,
- then another in the Hunter Valley, exploring (moderately!) one of Australia's oldest vineyards.
Go up the coast to the north, stopping for a day:
- à Newcastle ou Macquarie Port,
- and another to Coffs Harbour,
- before landing 3 days at Byron Bay.
Head for Queensland.
- Stage of 1 or 2 days at Brisbane to wander from market to cafe, before spending the evening in one of the student bars.
- Then go to the very trendy Noosa (to take it easy or walk the trails of the superb national park.
- Then, direction Hervey bay to approach - in season - the humpback whales.
- From there, boarding for Fraser Island (17), for 2 days of camping and hiking in Robinson Crusoe style.
- Take the Bruce Highway for the long drive to Airlie Beach and allow yourself at least 2 days in the archipelago of Whitsunday Islands. Cruises
- Relax on heavenly beaches
- and diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef.
- Heading north towards Mission Beach, a quiet stopover in a superb environment.
- Continue to Cairns (and make a short stay there to discover the surroundings.
- Then go to Port Douglas for an extended stage:
- walk or swim on the Four Mile Beach,
- superb excursions to the Great Barrier Reef
- ou Cape Tribulation - Daintree National Park.
6 days to explore the major sites.
Classic route from / to Alice Springs via:
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Kings Canyon
- et Glen Helen.
An itinerary that can be done by flying directly from Sydney, Melbourne or Cairns.