Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Travel Planning; Australia

This is the biggie - Australia is HUGE, so my question is...how do you plan a trip there when there is so much to see and do?! First things first, learning a little about the country itself; Australia is a place I hadn't really thought about visiting. I mean, I'm a BIG Home & Away fan (yes, the sad truth!) but beyond that, I know nothing.

So, are you ready? Australia is split into six states - Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales. There are also two mainland territories - Capital Territory and Northern Territory which function as states.


Source: Wikipedia
I'll be honest, I haven't got a clue beyond that. We'll be flying from Bali to Perth then, from there, we have nothing planned. We will be heading to Melbourne as that's where we will be settling to try and find work - I have family friends there and Vicky also has a few friends there. We'll be heading to Sydney for New Year as well. So who knows - is there anything any of you can suggest for Australia?

I have my years working visa now so the world's my oyster really! Last night, I got a map and a highlighter pen and tried to figure what where and what I wanted to see. I came to realise, Everywhere I want to go is on the coast - Perth, Cairns, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane...so this leads me to wonder - what on earth is there to see in inland Australia?! I know there's Ayers rock but apart from that, I feel pretty ignorant to the beauty Australia has to offer.

This is a to be continued post; I can't possibly go this uneducated on Oz simply thinking a trip to Summer Bay will suffice!

N xo

2 comments:

  1. Perth is amazing and the drive down the great ocean road is meant to be absolutely breath taking. Around Perth there's the pinnacles and wave rock, both are awesome to see. Ningaloo reef which is 100s km north of perth is where all the whale sharks swim & theres tonnes of tame wild dolphins at monkey mia. Also make sure you head out to rottnest :)

    Make sure you stop off at esperance on the way, one of the best beaches in the world ( maybe second in aus to the whitsundays !) and youd be right that there really isnt much inland apart from ayers rock and a lot of camels

    xo

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  2. Thanks for the advice! I'll make sure to try these things out :) :) xo

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