|Subject: Re: ZINE: Travels in Australia|
I would vote for flying ... unless you really like long drives! My
recollection is that it is over 1000 miles from Sydney to Cairns.
We flew from Sydney to Brisbane for a few days and then on up
to Port Douglas (just beyond Cairns). You might prefer spending
time exploring the area rather than just driving north. When in
Port Douglas, we rented a small SUV and went into the Daintree
wilderness area past Cape Tribulation which was fascinating
(even saw a cassowary). And took a day trip out to the Great
Barrier Reef. Even so, we didn't have enough time to do all that
we had wanted in the Port Douglas area.
I'm sure there is a way to do what you want and there are lots of lovely beaches, etc. en route; it's just a matter of how much time you want to spend in a car.