Tips/Advice for Sydney to Cairns Road Trip

Hi, I am going to be taking a roadtrip from Sydney to Cairns in mid January for about a month. I'll be traveling solo – 29yo male – in my small car. The plan is rather ad-hoc; I want to stick to the coast as much as possible and find nice towns along the coast to stay and explore.

Budget: Around $10k – hopefully it wont get anywhere near that much but I am prepared to spend that much.

Accommodation: I plan to use AirBnB to find places to stay. The plan is find a nice town and decide that day to stay rather than move on so I'd be looking to get a booking within hours (maybe days sometimes). Is that realistic? Is AirBnB popular in towns up the coast of NSW and Queensland? I guess if a place doesn't have any AirBnB I can fall back on motels?

Travel: Going in my hatchback car. Any advice of car things to take like oil, etc.? I have the standard jack and spare tyre. I have a cheap Android Tablet that I will use for navigation/give me directions – just need to find a mount to stick it to the windshield or something. Is there anything I should get a mechanic to check before going? I guess I plan to do washing at local laundromats or at the places I stay.

What to do: Don't know what I'll do, I'll find things in the places I go to I guess. Any recommendations? What are good places to always meet other people around my age?

Work: Would be nice to do a bit of work – manual, on a boat, coding (I'm a software dev). Any advice where I could come across odd jobs?

I'd appreciate any tips or advice for such a road trip?


Posted By Eeyore on Thursday 3rd December 2015 @ 12:00:24

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