Adelaide to Perth vs Sydney to Brisbane
The road less travelled or the road everyone loves to travel? That’s the real question you have to ask yourself when choosing between these two iconic routes through Australia.
It’s no surprise that Sydney to Brisbane is the big one, where you’ll find all the iconic sights – along with the tourist crowds. The jumping off point, Sydney, is big and brash and you’ll never be short of things to see and do. Most people spend at least a few days here. They learn to surf at Bondi Beach. Take a climb up the harbour bridge. Dine out in top notch restaurants. And get their culture fix at the world famous Opera House. But most people travel the East Coast to party. And if it’s nightlife you’re after, Sydney has it in spades, as do all the towns and cities along the coast.
Outside of the cities there are natural wonders to see, albeit alongside the coach tours. The mist covered Blue Mountains just outside Sydney are a short detour from the route up north, and well worth it for the awesome views and decent hiking routes.
Of course, natural wonders don’t get much more impressive than the Great Barrier Reef, and the East Coast is the only place to see it. There are countless opportunities to board one of the tour boats setting off for the reef every day. Diving this beauty really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Along the way, there’s a place to stop to learn your pinot noir from your cabernet sauvignon, in the Hunter Valley. A wine-tasting tour here can be a fun way to appreciate Australia’s world-class wines. Another top stop is Byron Bay, one of the most chilled towns in Australia, with a picture perfect bay and laid-back vibe.
Adelaide to Perth adventure tours, on the other hand, visit the land of epic wildness and many would argue, the authentic Australia. With big skies, wide open vistas and few people, this is the side of Oz that draws those with an adventurous spirit. And for good reason.