Subject: Escape From Winter: Australia
Hello everyone.

Having asked for suggestions for a winter escape we have rethought our original ideas of Mexico and Goa in favour of Australia. An internet friend has suggested we base ourselves of the 5-6 months in his new home town of Narooma NSW. It seems to be tempting with sailing for Tony and many many national parks in the area for hiking, photography etc for both of us. From there we would travel to and from various destinations. Thanks to Lucy for mentioning the air pass, as the distances are prohibitive. We want to go to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Uluru and probably Tasmania. Any other ideas anyone, either for a base or trip destinations? We will be on a budget but this will almost certainly be a once in a lifetime trip so we won't stint ourselves to reach the destinations we decide we really want to see. Any thoughts about buying a car or camper van for the duration? Thanks for any help.

Regards, Sue Waterloo ON