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Travel Itinerary Australia

Roundtrip Sydney -Brisbane -Cairns-Alice Springs

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Australia is a vast and beautiful country that offers something special for everyone. From its stunning beaches and iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef, to its unique wildlife and rugged outback landscapes, Australia is a truly unforgettable destination.

Lovers of the great outdoors will be in their element in Australia, which boasts rugged mountain ranges, lush rainforests, picturesque beaches and some of the world's most breathtaking natural wonders. Popular outdoor activities include hiking, camping, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

The country's vibrant cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, offer world-class shopping, dining, museums and entertainment. For those seeking a more laid-back pace, there are charming towns and quaint villages that provide a glimpse into Australia's rich heritage and country life.

Australia's unique flora and fauna is world-renowned. Visitors can witness kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and other iconic Australian wildlife in their natural habitats. For an even more unique experience, visitors can take a guided tour to explore Aboriginal culture and history, or visit a wildlife sanctuary.

Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, cultural experiences or simply a chance to connect with nature, Australia has something for you. No surprise Australia was my first bucketlist destination! 

Day 1: 24h hours on a plane

Flight Brussels - Vienna - Kuala Lumpur -Sydney

Day 2: Sydney

Arrival Sydney, we took a cab to Balmain to stay with friends

sydney opera house

Day 3: Sydney

Visiting Sydney: we took the ferry to Circular Quay, walked to the Opera House, Botanic Garden, Hyde Park, visit the centrepoint Tower, took the bus to South Head and Watsons Bay and finally back to Darling Street passing Queen Victoria Building

sydney harbour bridge

Day 4: Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach, bought ourselves a body board and some surfing gear, only a book 'surfing for dummies was missing' :)

Day 5: Brisbane

We take a flight from Sydney to Brisbane, rent a car at the airport and drive to Maroochydore, spend te night in a Motel

Day 6: Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park (hike to Tea Tree Bay, Hell's gate, Alexandria Bay, Blow Hole, Devil's Kitchen, Sunshine Bay)

Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

Day 7: Fraser Island

We rented a 4x4 and got a lot of info about the use of the car! Took the ferry to Fraser Island (tour we did on the island: Eurong, Poyungan Rocks, Yidney Rocks, Happy Valley, Eli Creek, Maheno Wreck, Eurong, Lake McKenzie, Central Station)

fraser island beach
fraser island ferry
fraser island wreck
fraser island lagoon

Day 8: driving to the north

A long drive: Hervey Bay, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Airlie Beach

Spend the night at Reefo's

Day 9: Airlie Beach

Day 10: Whitsunday Islands

Oceanrafting Whitsunday Islands. We took the Northern Tour: picked up some guys at Daydream Island, went to Molle Island, did some snorkeling

whitsunday islands
whitsunday islands

Day 11: Townsville

Drove to Townsville

Visit to Billabong

In the evening we take the ferry to Magnetic Island

Spend the night at camping 'Geoff's place'


Day 12: Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island: hike to Balding Bay

magnetic island

Day 13: Townsville

Ferry Magnetic Island -> Townsville

drive to Cairns

Spend the night at Caravella's 77

Day 14: Cairns

Tablelands: Rainforest, Kuranda, Barron Gorge National Park (Barron Falls), Lake

Swimming pool Cairns

rainforest cairns
rainforest cairns

Day 15: Cairns - Great Barrier Reef

Noah's Ark Too: dive and snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef

great barrier reef diving
cairns by night

Day 16: Alice Springs

Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs

Rented a car at the airport 

The McDonnell Ranges: John Flynn Memorial Grave (Flying docters), Simpsons Gap, Glenn Helen Gorge

alice springs
alice springs
alice springs

Day 17: Ayers Rock

Kings Canyon, Curtin Springs, Mt Conner, Uluru-kata Tjuta National Park

Sunset Uluru

Spend the night at Ayers Rock Resort (Yulara)

ayers rock

Day 18: Kata Tjuta

Sunrise Uluru

Kata Tjuta: Valley of the winds walk

Spend the night at Annie's place (Alice Springs)

kata tjuta
diving in the pool
palm tree

Day 19: Sydney

Flight back to Sydney

Bus to QVB, enjoy the evening in de city center


Day 20: Sydney area

Rented a car: Manly beach, Palm beach, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

sydney harbor
sydney harbor

Day 21: Back to Belgium

Flight back to Brussels, arrival on the next day

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Hi! We are Bart, Kris, Lore and Ruben. We are a family of 5, yes, we also have a dog named Spike.

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