Planning for Australia - Procrastinator Style
Will be leaving USA for Australia on 10/2. The first two weeks of my trip I will be traveling with my friend who is an Australia Native. The second part of my trip is an independent travel. Originally had planned to just "wing" the trip, but for cost and security reasons.. now trying to get a plan and reservations. Agenda is to fly to Cairns from Sydney.mid-October 2009 and travel back down to Sydney two weeks later. TA mapped out agenda that I really like; unfortunately felt the TA was charging substantially more than could book on my own. Agenda is Cairns - GBR cruise, Kuranda Rainforest Tour, Daintree/Cape Tribulation Tour. Cairns to Marybourough via Sunlander train. Go to Harvey Bay; Do 4Wd Eco tour, Lady Eliot island, TILT train to Brisbane. then plane from Brisbane to Sydney. I want to travel comfortable on my trip, save money, but not cheat myself out of decent accomodations and experiences. Any suggestions? thoughts?