Recommended routes Australia

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

First week

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) ...

Second week

  • 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

First week

  • 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.

2nd week

  • 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.

3 week

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.

4nd week

  • 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

5nd week

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.  

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