Looking for advice on ... My 6-week trip to Australia from April 15th to May 25th, 2018

Hi there ! ...

I’m a 52-year-old Frenchman traveling to AUSTRALIA on a six weeks trip from April 15th to May 25th, 2018.

I’ll be traveling on my own ... without any car (I can’t drive). It’s my first visit to Australia, and would need some advice ...

I haven’t decided on any itinerary yet. The country is huge ... but I understand that I could use Greyhound, Premier or the train to move around a bit. I could also buy 1 or 2 flights there as well so as to make the most of these six weeks.

It would have been nice to rent a campervan but as I’m traveling on my own so... I’ll be there as a backpacker ... traveling on a budget.
I’d like to take advice from other travelers and people who know Australia to help me make up my itinerary.

  • I’m opened to different options ... Why not discover a few nice cities BUT what I’d enjoy most would be the landscapes, nature, the animals... exploring ... taking pictures.
  • WHAT COULD I REASONABLY DO ON A 6-WEEK TRIP ? Could I explore a bit both the Outback and the coast (without a car) ? I’d like to ...
  • Could you give me some tips and advice on possible itineraries for me ?

I’ve seen that I could stay in YHA hostels from 30 or 35 Australian dollars ... It’s fine to me. I could also explore Airbnb !? ... Have you got better ideas to get accommodation on a budget ?
Thanks to everyone for your point of view,

Jean-Yves


Posted By Traveling-SOLO on Monday 19th February 2018 @ 02:44:44

Updated : Saturday 3rd March 2018 @ 23:04:21 | Words : 264 | Views : 892 | Comments : 1

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Hi ...
I have made progress ... and managed to make up a itinerary which could be OK !? What do you think ?
... I bought my international flight. Good news ... I’ve got 38 DAYS available !

5 days - Sydney
3 days - Hervey Bay (Fraser Is)
4 days - Airlie Beach (Whitsundays)
3 days - Cairns
2 days - Cape Tribulation
5 days - Darwin / Kakadu NP
4 days - Alice Springs
2 days - Uluru
2 days - Kata Tjuta
5 days - Melbourne
3 days - Great Ocean Road
**38 DAYS**

I’ve got this Saturday and Sunday to book the hostels, buy some internal flights. :-)
Are other good options apart from YHA and Airbnb ? Booking.com ... Etc. I’ll check it out,

I can still make changes ...

Jan

EMAIL : abya.yala@hotmail.fr


Posted By Jan on Saturday 3rd March 2018 @ 05:52:10

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