The three-month trip

After Arek arrived in Melbourne, the serious travelling began. Limited by his three-month visa, we wanted to cram as much as possible in, without rushing around like headless Germans. Again largely dictated by the seasons, we started with the southern part of the country, slowly heading north as winter set in. A work commitment in Sydney meant we didn’t go about the first part of the trip in the most straightforward manner, but it also gave us a fabulous late-summer week in Sydney, with plenty of time to see the city on foot, by ferry and even by car, thanks to my cousin Peter who played the perfect tour guide.

The three-month trip went roughly like this:
Melbourne – Sydney – Melbourne
Adelaide (via Great Ocean Road and Hahndorf)
Kangaroo Island
Muckinbudin, Margaret River (Western Australia)
Melbourne – Sydney
Sydney – Brisbane (via Byron Bay and Surfer’s Paradise)
Fraser Island
Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands
Cairns, Port Douglas
Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk Gorge
Alice Springs
back to Melbourne