Getting Around

We all know that Australia is an incredible large country, so how do you get around?

The distance between Cairns and Sydney on the coastal route is almost 2 600 km which is about 30 hours of solid driving time. Australia is actually the largest island in the world. Some of the destinations you want to visit might be anything from ten hours apart to days of driving. Here’s the best way to cover the country.

Bus:
Greyhound and Premier are the two main companies who offer bus passes up the East Coast. These are can be open dated so you don’t need to lock in all your plans from the get go.

Flights:
Flights in Australia are expensive but there are cheap carriers like Virgin, Tigerair and Jetstar that offer many routes at a cheaper rate.
However, the best way to explore the best of these stunning but remote regions is to jump on a tour.

Europeans: “I drove 20 minutes and now I am in France”

Australians: “I drove 20 minutes and now I am at the end of my driveway”

Australian Weather

Before you decide where to go, it might be handy to know something about the weather in Australia.

Many backpackers assume that Australia is warm and sunny all year round! Because of the country’s size, it could be snowing in one state and 35 Degrees in the next!

Melbourne and Sydney can be quite cool during Winter (June to August) and changeable in Summer, so make sure you pack a warm jacket, pants and closed shoes.

Byron Bay to Bundaberg attracts mostly sunny weather all year round. As you head north of Bundaberg and into Tropical North Queensland you may need to prepare for wet season. Wet Season is within Australia’s summer season and usually hits the tropics between November and March. Expect tropical rain, high humidity and A LOT of sweat! We suggest packing a very light, waterproof jacket with a hood.

Weather Australia