Hi Bryan, I'm Australian and would definitely recommend Sydney and Melbourne for your visit however they are expensive so perhaps try couchsurfing. I'll be back there in March for a wedding so if you want to meet up for a beer, that'd be great. My dad actually owns a pub, a very typical 'outback' pub near the town of Young (in between Sydney and Canberra), and there are a few jobs around the area for fruit-picking etc at certain times of the year. I haven't been up to the north, but if you like to party, then the Gold Coast would be a good stop too.
5 years ago