Sydney Travel Blog› entry 3 of 13 › view all entries
We haven't met any other Americans, but we have meet people from Germany, Ireland, Korea, Taiwan, England, etc.
After spending about $100 my first day in Sydney...I am eager to get out of this big city and move up the coast. We have finally set our plans in stone and changed our trip a little. First of all, we reversed our plans and instead of flying to Cairns from Sydney and backpacking down the coast, we decided to head to Byron Bay first...then continue backpacking up the coast--hitting Surfer's Paradise, Brisbane, Nimbin, Noosa (for visiting Steve Irwin's Zoo and holding koalas!), Hervey Bay, Fraser Island (for 4-wheeling, snorkeling, camping), Whitsundays (for sailing--3 nights going from different islands), Magnetic Island), ending all the way in Cairns with a whitewater rafting trip. This should take an entire month. We then decided to spend another month in New Zealand...1 week in Northern New Zealand, possibly doing blackwater rafting and touring rainforests, and 3 weeks in Southern New Zealand walking on glaciers and lots of other sightseeing stuff. So that's our plan! So excited and ready to move on! 2 more nights in Sydney and then we are off! Photos to come...