Here’s our way overdue 3 weeks itinerary in Australia. We went during December (summer) and rented a car, picked it up in Sydney and dropped it off in Adelaide (had to pay extra for relocation fees). Do note that even in summer, the southern tip (Phillip island, is still pretty chilly). There were crazy lots of flies at the Great Ocean Road (there’s just something about Aussie’s summer & flies)
We flew via Jetstar.
SG – Sydney & Adelaide – Bali – SG. For this route, we paid SGD$971.
Total cost per pax was around SGD$2500 including all flights and accommodations. We did live on quite a tight budget though, staying mostly in motels costing less than SGD$70/night for the room and usually tried to cook our own dinner 🙂
*Photos are below the summarised itinerary!
Day 1: Arrive in Sydney, explored the city centre and went to Sydney fish harbour.
Day 2: Sydney (manly beach, sydney opera house, random cafes. You can also choose to check out the famous bondi beach instead of manly beach.)
Day 3: Blue Mountains (also went around black health, grand canyon area, wentworth falls)
Day 4: Royal National Park (wattamolla beach is super amazing). Stayed at wollongong.
Day 5: Kiama blow hole, jervis bay. (most ppl stay at jervis bay) I stayed at some motel in batemans bay.
Day 6: Stayed at ecotel in Narooma. Can see seals upclose for free in narooma (small town). Favourite place
Day 7: Stayed in Eden
Day 8: Stayed in Barinsdale
Day 9: Wilson’s Promontory
Day 10: drove towards Melbourne (Checked out Queen Victoria Market, state library of victoria)
Day 11: Phillip Island (can see and touch kangaroos at a privately owned park!)
Day 12: Melbourne City (Queen Victoria Market, Hosier Lane, Brighton Beach, etc)
Day 13: Melbourne City (st kilda if you go in the evening, can see all the penguins come to shore on the board walk for free)
Day 14: Started our Great Ocean Road drive. Along the way, we covered Teddy’s lookout, Cape Otway Lighthouse, Gibson stairs (where you can walk down to the beach to one of the apostles), 12 apostles lookout, Loch Arch Gorge, the Grotto.
Day 15: Great Ocean Road (stayed at Warnambool)
Day 16: Drove further up to The Grampians
Day 17: Stayed at Mount Gambier (headed to narcoote caves national park)
Day 18: Drove to Adelaide (super long drive!!)
Day 19: Kangaroo Island, we dove the entire island all the way to the tip where the remarkable rocks are! (Best time to see all the wild animals come to live is after sunset, there’ll all be by the roadside so be very very very careful when you drive along the road)
Day 20: Adelaide City
Day 21: Adelaide City – flight home.
Sydney Opera house
Wild Seals so upclose at Narooma
State Library of Victoria
Hosier Lane for their ever changing graffiti
The very famous Lune Crossointerie (very pricey though, a little overrated in my opinion)
Wild penguins at St Kilda so upclose, they’ll appear during dusk
Kangaroos at Phillip Island
Wild Koala Spotted along the road in to Cape Otway Lighthouse on the Great Ocean Road (I’ve seen koalas TWICE here on this road on both trips) Do look up when you’re driving.
The Grotto which we climbed beyond the demarcation
Kangaroo Island & The Remarkables