Travel Bag: Australia travel tips

Monday, December 2, 2013

I thought I would wrap up my Australia posts with some tips and a breakdown of our budget in case you are planning to visit in the future.

Australia is a huge country with so much to see and do, so it's important to use your time wisely. Pick activities that will create memories for you and your traveling companions, and remember that you don't have to spend a ton of money doing it. (Australia is a very expensive country.)

FLIGHTS  
Etihad Airways: Toronto - Abu Dhabi - Delhi (we stayed 4 nights in Delhi)
Jet Airways: Delhi - Singapore - Melbourne
Virgin Australia:  Melbourne - Cairns - Sydney
Round trip for 2 = $6,319.44

 

MELBOURNE
South Yarra rental home $1,564.00 (5 nights/ 6 guests)
This included 1 parking spot, wifi, washer & dryer.
Great Ocean Road: There are various ways to see the Great Ocean Road. We took a bus tour that took us to each spot, photo stops, lunch and snack breaks. It was a really long day though, so I wouldn't suggest it for those with small kids or those who have trouble walking up steep hills.
 
Other ideas: Yarra Valley Wineries, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Philip Island

PALM COVE
Pullman Sea Temple - Palm Cove $1,380.00 (4 nights/ 6 guests)
Breakfast with a view: Far Horizons restaurant (drinks and 2 meals = $40, but well worth it)
Great Barrier Reef: SilverSonic boat trip $215/ person
Included lunch and 3 reef locations
Visit a local zoo: Cairns Tropical Zoo
Other ideas: Daintree rainforest, Kuranda train & skyrail

SYDNEY
Visit the Opera House/ Sydney Harbour: Take a boat ride through the harbour
Bondi/ Bronte Beach: Walk the path from Bondi to Bronte. The scenery is unreal
Other ideas: take the ferry to Manly beach, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley Wineries


Hope you found these tips helpful! Australia is a wonderful place to visit, and I hope you have enjoyed seeing a snapshot of our trip.

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  1. I would love to visit Australia one day. I have a ton of friends who live there but have shockingly never been.

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