I actually did the grand aussie which is this one, then I went to the outback to do the second half of the trip. I did most of the extras apart from the skydiving because unfortunately it got cancelled. Went to wet & wild, zoo, canoeing (outback), scuba diving, horse riding. Unfortunately alcohol is quite expensive down under so spent a lot on that, even though I don’t drink much normally. I spend around Â£800. I actually though I spent a lot more than that until i got back. Most was spent on the suntanner part of the trip though.
I would defiantly recommend horse riding/(goat mustering), snorkeling at cairns once your on the boat you can also opt in for the scuba diving which I would recommend but you can see just as much snorkeling (so don’t force yourself to the scuba diving if you don’t want to).
We did snorkeling when sailing which a few people didn’t like, but they liked it at cairns so don’t let it put you off if you don’t like it at the Whitsundays. Also scuba diving is easier than snorkeling because you don’t have to worry about keeping your head in the correct position.
Wet & wild was a great day… lockers cost a bit so share if you go and bring suncream or one of them sun protective top things that look like a wet suit top.
I also did the Sydney bridge climb, which you need to book in advance(so that’s not included in the expenditure I gave you above). Would recommend but i have to say I wouldn’t do it again because its something I felt I had to do. Don’t worry about missing it.
I would defiantly recommend the blue mountains day trip if you have a few days in Sydney. Fantastic views, photos lovely day out and worth every penny.
The zoo was good, not many people went form the trip and you have to make your own way there. They do tell you everything you need to know. We had to get a taxi to the train station and get the train to beerwah, then a free bus to the zoo. Which cost a bit on top of the zoo. I had to go because I was a massive Steve Irwin fan when I was younger. But if you’re not that bothered don’t go. I also booked the zoo ticket in advance so that’s also not included in the expenditure.
Sorry for the ridiculously long message, got a bit carried away haha