Expensive...that's come to my mind..australia is an expensive country due to their strong currency..but with a deep research and coupon voucher and also discounted price on all the tour trip, everyone can reach australia...most important thing, you need to be patient and do a lot of research..my trip on 19 - 28 July 2011, really worth for everything..backpacker like me really concern on the costing, end up 2 of us dcided to rent a car that already save us a lot..here is the itinerary for those who are planning to arrange their own trip.
Day 1: Fly to Gold Coast
Day 2: Reach Coolangatta airport – Byron Bay – Crystal Castle – Miami Motel & Apartment, Miami Beach
Day 3: Miami Motel & Apartment - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Currumbin Beach – Currumbin Wildnight Adventure - Miami Motel & Apartment
Day 4: Miami Motel & Apartment – Mount Tamborine – Wet’n’Wild Theme Park – Dinner@Tina, Runway Bay – Tiki Village International Resort, Surfers Paradise
Day 5: Tiki Village – Warner Bross Movie World – night trip at centro surfers paradise - Tiki Village
Day 6: Tiki Village – Paradise Country Farm – Harbour Town - Tiki Village
Day 7: Tiki Village – SeaWord Theme Park - Tiki Village
Day 8: Tiki Village – Whale Watching – upgrade to McLarens Island – night tour surfers paradise area - Tiki Village
Day 9: Tiki Village – Wyndham Cruise – city tour by our own plus last shopping at Centro Surfers Paradise - Tiki Village
Day 10: Tiki Village – transfer by mini bus to Coolangatta Airport - fly back hometown
perhap this will guide those people who love adventure trip...