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The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Sydney to Cairns (via Brisbane)


Written by Joseph & Misaki – BROWNS Intensive General English (B2 level) students

For our road trip we want to visit the most famous cities of Australia and see the Great Barrier Reef.
For that, we rent a camping car in Sydney for 4 days that we can return to Cairns.

Road trip’s run time : 3 days
Road trip’s budget : about $400 per person

For a start, we go to Brisbane in 4 hours and we can visit the afternoon :
The Nook Café Restaurant
Address: Allsports Shopping Village, 235 Sinnamon Road, Jindalee, Brisbane

And after this amazing, we can sleep in our camping car…

After that, we go to Cairns ( 1 day )
For eating :
The Raw Prawn
Address: 101 The Esplanade, Cairns Queensland 4870

Morning activity :
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Round-Trip Experience ( $70 dollars per person )

Afternoon activity :
Green Island on the Reef ( $100 dollars per person )

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*This article was written by BROWNS students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.


Upcoming articles:

  • Victoria (VIC)
  • Road trip from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay, Sydney and then Melbourne
  • Road trip from Melbourne to Sydney, Gold Coast and then Cairns


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