East Coast of Australia Cairns to Sydney
Sunday 22nd September - Saturday 26th October 2019
Proposed Rally: East Coast of Australia Cairns to Sydney September /November 2019.
We are in the very early stages of planning a motorhome tour in Australia from mid September to mid November 2019, starting in Cairns and ending in Sydney.
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 onto 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 1600 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, 200 miles, however we have tried to keep the majority of travelling distance under 120 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 washing, shopping, explore the area, or just relax. We plan to organise a few activities along the way, including Whale/Dolphin watching at Port Stephens, Wine tour and lunch in the Hunter Valley, an Aussie Barbecue on the central coast, and walking in the Blue Mountains.
On arrival in Sydney we return our motorhomes and spend a final night in a hotel. 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 etc. along the way.
As we are in the very 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 £850 per outfit to include the 2 hotel nights and the above mentioned trips planned and general rally expenses. The Motorhome hire and Camp site fees will be in addition. Please note that there is no upper age limit to hiring motorhomes in Australia.
Travelling to the start of the rally in Cairns and return home from Sydney will be the responsibility of the participants. If you would like join us on this trip please register your interest to Mike and Pat Potter by email address below.
We are visiting Australia in January next year and if there is sufficient interest we will continue with the planning whilst we are there, and provide a more detailed itinerary and more accurate costings.
Rally Officers : Mike & Pat Potter
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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