Greetings! I am trying to put together a first (but not only) trip to Australia for myself and my husband during this coming March (21st-April 1st-ish). Unfortunately I can't take any more time off of work so I'm limited to about 10-12 nights on the ground (not including our international travel days to and from the US.
It is extremely difficult to narrow down where to go for our first visit, but taking the weather into consideration it looks like it would be best to stay in the southern region, as much as I would love to spend a few days around the GBR. I'm guessing that is best left for a future trip when I can take time off in June or July.
Anyways, we will probably plan on 3-4 nights in Sydney, plus I'm mainly interested in wildlife/scenery so Kangaroo Island caught my interest, particularly staying at the Southern Ocean Lodge for 3 nights or so. Other than that, where would be another spot for a home base for 3-4 more days? We are not as interested in self-dive road trips and stopping every day, more interested in picking one spot then possibly doing some private tour/day trips from there. Saffire Freycinet looks amazing then maybe doing a night or two in Hobart, but not sure how all of the flights would work out with that combination of locations, seems like a lot of jumping around. We don't mind flying, but also don't want to waste full days or extra overnights for traveling. If anyone has suggestions for alternatives to Kangaroo Island, or possible tropical/beach resorts that wouldn't be stuck in the cyclone/stinger zone for March I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much in advance!