Australia Trip Itinerary
So after seven weeks in New Zealand (http://rootblognz.blogspot.com) I think it's time to broaden my horizons once again. I'm off to Sydney tomorrow, the 14th, where I'll be spending a few days exploring what is actually not the capital of australia as I had just assumed. Some small unheard of city called Canberra is. On the 17th I catch a flight to Alice Springs to land smack dab in the middle of Australia right in the center of the outback where I'll be starting an eleven day guided bus tour. My Contiki tour kicks off in Alice Springs near Ayers rock on the 18th and heads north to finish in Darwin, the most northern city in Australia, on the 28th. On the 29th I catch another flight bright and early after no doubt partying it up on the last day of the tour to arrive bleary eyed in Cairns where I'll be spending New Years and from there embarking on part two of my Australia trip which might start off with a spate of snorkling in the Great Barrier reef. Then it's down the coast stopping at Fraser Island, which is a giant sand island and supposed to be great. Not sure how I will travel down the coast. I fly back to Christchurch from Brisbane on the 15th of January so that only gives me two weeks to cover over 800 miles, more distance than all of New Zealand. Prolly will be on another bus rather than hitchhiking.