My bride and I will be travelling to Australia in late November/early December. We haven't firmed up plans yet on where exactly we'll be going other than we'll be sticking to the eastern half of the continent. We'll fly into Sydney and spend four or five days there to recover from travel before getting behind the wheel of a car. We've got a total of 18 days on the ground and will utilize planes, trains, or autos as necessary to get around. Our MO is to pick a few places and explore them thoroughly rather than covering as much ground as possible within the alotted time.
Any advice on where one could shoot a bird or two would be appreciated. I'm fond of sea birds but will shoot anything that will sit still or fly close enough for a decent shot. If there are any gannet colonies that one can access that would be cool. Also I'd like to get a shot at some royal spoonies which I understand hang out down there. Advice on equipment needs would also be helpful. Nice cooperative birdies that can be shot with 300mm effective focal length would be nice