A few weeks ago, I wrote about a trip I recently won to Australia, sponsored by Northern Territory Tourism. We have long wanted to visit the antipodes, but never had the opportunity. This is our chance to finally explore as much of the continent as possible. This is where we need your help.
The first part of the trip is already planned for us; an exciting tour of Australia’s Red Center via campervan. We’re going to be trekking all over the Northern Territory, experiencing as much as we can. But other than the fact that Ayer’s Rock or Uluru or whatever it’s called is there, I know nothing about this part of the Northern Territory and I need your help.
Not only do I need your help with the Northern Territory, but I need help planning the rest of our trip. We’ll be there for a couple of weeks, but it has recently come to my attention that Australia is quite large. One would say huge, even. I have no misguided notion that we’ll be able to do and see everything on our greatest hits list; I’m ok with that. Where I’m having some difficulty is trying to figure out which ones to choose. Do we head up to Queensland and spend some time on the Great Barrier Reef? Do we spend the balance of our time exploring Sydney, Melbourne and the Boomerang Coast? Or so we turn everything on its head and venture west towards Perth?
You see the problem.
And so, in the spirit of my regular feature the “Interactive Travel Guide,” I’m looking for you all to fill in the gaps on our trip planning. I know it’s asking a lot, but I have faith in you all.
So please leave a comment and either tell me where we should go in the Red Center, or give me your best suggestions for what other parts of Australia should be included in a first-timer’s visit.
We will read everything and plan according - so please help us out!