Itinerary for trip
After a lot of time on the internet booking hostels, a lot of time on the phone to STA travel, and some distractions from Blink 182, we now have a master plan!
Itinerary for the 30 days goes a little something like this:
Sun 22nd - Leave Edinburgh, arrive in Sydney 22 hours later...
Sat 23rd to Friday 27th - SYDNEY. Some conference time for Shona, Bondi Beach on the Wednesday.
Sat 28th - Palm Beach (Home and Away http://tinyurl.com/2vfomdr)
Sun 28th to Tuesday 31st - Katoomba and the Blue Mountains (Bush walks, a little more conference time for Shona - it's gonna be a bit chilly here, brrrrr!)
Wed 1st - Fly to Brisbane, pick up our sexy stationwagon hire car, then we'll be travelling to Cairns within 2 weeks with many stops on the way...this is where it gets busy!
Here's a more detailed map:
And here come the main stops of the journey:
Fri 3rd - Australia Zoo (home of Steve Irwin, crocodile hunter)
Sat 4th - Humpback Whale watching in Hervey Bay (August to November is whale season, thousands of Humpback whales migrate from Antartica to mate and give birth)
Sun 5th to Mon 6th - 2 days, one night on Fraser Island (largest sand island in the world, there's no roads so the whole time is spend 4WD on the sand!). We'll be sleeping in the middle of the rainforest in a wilderness lodge, visiting the Maheno shipwreck, swimming in the Champagne Pools and more!
Wed 8th - Airlie Beach
Thu 9th to Fri 10th - 2 days, 1 night on a super fast Maxi Yacht, stopping to explore beaches around the Whitsundays and snorkel on the coral reefs.
Sun 12th - Whitewater rafting on the River Tully.
Mon 13th - Party in Cairns for last night in Australia.
Next stop is Japan...
Wed 16th & Thu 17th - Fukushima
Fri 17th to Sun 19th - Tokyo
Mon 20th - Hometime.
Still a few things to finalise in Japan, so we'll put up some more details soon!
AMAZING. Who's jealous?!