Australia here we come! Our 7-week trip from March to May 2019 will feature:
10 days in Sydney
10 days in Tasmania
10 days in Brisbane & the Great Barrier Reef
10 days in Melbourne & Victoria
7 days in Uluru & Alice Springs
In every caseexcept Sydney we'll rent a car so we can explore the area in depth. Here are some details:
Sydney: We'll have 10 full days to explore in and around this great city. In addition to the obvious sights like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge we hope to visit Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, and Taronga Zoo.
Tasmania: We'll hang out in Hobart for 3 days then make a loop by car for a week to take in as much scenery as we can, including Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay, Launces- ton, Cradle Mountain, Strahan, and Lake St. Clair.
Brisbane & Great Barrier Reef: We'll chill out in Brisbane for 3 days then rent a car for a week to explore the Sun- shine Coast. A big highlight of the trip will be snorkeling for 3 days at Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Melbourne & Victoria: After 3 days in Melbourne we'll rent a car for a week to see the 12 Apostles, koalas, and other sights on the Great Ocean Road. At Wilsons Prom we hope to see kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, and emu.
Uluru & Alice Springs: We'll rent a car for a week out of Alice Springs and see the sights in this Outback oasis. Then we'll drive through the Red Centre and have 3 days to explore iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta.
This trip to Australia has been a long time in coming -- we've talked about it for 3 or 4 years but it has never quite panned out -- so we're excited to have tickets booked and a plan in place. Meanwhile, we're enjoying our usual winter sojourn in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Our home away from home in Panama City Beach, Florida for January and February