East Coast of Australia Cairns to Sydney
Tuesday 27th August - Monday 30th September 2019
There has been sufficient interest registered for us to continue planning a motorhome tour in Australia from the end of August to to the end of September 2019, starting in Cairns and ending in Sydney. We have had to bring the dates forward due to the availability of the motorhomes.
For the first night we will use a hotel. There will be a welcome meal where the participants will meet and get to know each other. On day two we will transfer to the RV depot and collect our motorhomes, we will then move to a nearby camp site where we will spend 4 nights. This will give us time to explore the area and visit some of the many attractions.
Leaving Cairns we travel down the east coast heading for Brisbane via the Atherton Tablelands, and then on to Sydney. The scenery will be outstanding and there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the area as we travel south. The total distance will be approximately 2000 miles and the trip will take 5 weeks in total. There may be some days where the distance between camp-sites will be long, maximum 250 miles, however we have tried to keep the majority of travelling distance under 150 miles giving plenty of time to explore the area on the way. There will be free days to give us time to catch up on domestic tasks such as laundry, shopping, explore the area, or just relax. We plan to organise a few activities along the way, including Whale/Dolphin watching, wine tour and lunch in the Hunter Valley, an Aussie Barbecue on the central coast, and walking in the Blue Mountains.
We complete our tour with a final night at a camp site near Sydney and farewell dinner, returning our motorhomes the following day. Some participants may wish to extend their stay a few days in Sydney where there is lots to see and do. We will have a few happy hours when appropriate, and one or two quizzes and games etc. along the way.
As we are in the early planning phase and we can’t predict the exchange rate in 2019 it is impossible to be precise on the cost. However we estimate that the rally fee will be £950 per outfit to include the 1 hotel night, welcome and final meals, and the above mentioned trips planned and general rally expenses. The Motorhome hire and Camp site fees will be in addition. Please note there is no upper age limit to hiring motorhomes in Australia, and visas can be obtained online free of charge and no medical is required. Travel to the start of the rally in Cairns and return home from Sydney will be the responsibility of the participants.
The Rally is now FULL however there is a waiting list so if you are interest and want to be added to the list the please email Mike & Pat.
Rally Officers : Mike & Pat Potter
Assistant Rally Officers : Steve & Marina Harvey
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- The Route
- Kangaroos - Kangaroos at Reptile Park Gosford
- Camp Site - Camp Site at Yamba
- Byron Bay - Byron Bay
- Parakeets - Parakeets at Soldiers Point
- Opera House - Sydney Opera House
- Pelicans - Pelican feeding at the Entrance