Australia is one of the most travelled countries on the planet and for good reason – the ease of travel, lack of language barrier (well if you’re an English speaker anyway!) and variety of destinations and activities means it offers something for everyone. With all the creature comforts of home, lots of fellow travellers to meet and range of accommodation options it caters for all styles and budgets.
It’s the perfect place to begin your travels and with working holiday visa options it’s also the perfect base to top up your funds before the next adventure too.
As one of the biggest backpacking destinations on the planet Australia comes with a wide variety of accommodation – whether you’re looking for hostels, hotels, boutique spas or even couch surfing there’s something for everyones taste.
Food – Australia is pretty expensive when it come to eating out – so if you’re on a budget you’ll want to mix it up with a good bit of home cooking. Saying that though many hostels offer some great backpacker feeds (like Sydneys “Wakeup”) for around $5 and there’s plenty of backpacker bars (like Byron Bays “Cheeky Monkeys”) which do the same, so you can grab a budget feed on the go too.
Transportation – Australia has a pretty solid travel network that’s easy to use, book and get to pretty much everywhere – from low cost airlines and campervan rentals through to backpacker hop on hop off bus passes.
Suggested daily budget – $109AUD (approx £68) per day This includes accommodation, meals, transport and the main activities for a 4 week trip. I’d like to point out though that this is merely a base point for your budgeting though and it’s always best to over compensate when it comes to money as it’s very much a personal thing – and of course you’re drinking will add some dollar on top.
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