Planning a trip with my wife, Dad & his friend this Sept. 9th-14th. We will be starting our trip in Sydney because my Grandmother lives in Ramsgate Beach, but 2 days there should be plenty. We will only have 4 days left & want to see/snorkel the GBR & do some fishing & maybe head inland one day to see some wildlife but we don't want to fall in a tourist trap. Also on a budget so I was thinking of renting a house or apt rather than a hotel & we can cook most of our meals to save $. Will probably rent a car to be able to see & do more.
Any ideas/info from a local would be greatly appreciated!