Australia is a huge country, in fact, it’s about the same size as USA. Considering this, you might be thinking how much it will cost you to see the best of Australia – without breaking the bank! You don’t have to worry, because we’re giving 5 travel tips that will make your stay in Australia even more memorable and worry-free. Check out these tips:
1. Going to Australia for a vacation is a pricey proposition, but fortunately there are a number of attractions and museums that don’t charge you admission fees. The City Botanic Gardens of Brisbane and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney are a few examples. It helps a lot to do your research ahead of time!
2. You won’t probably believe this but you can actually take a public transportation in Australia for free! Cities like Melbourne, Perth and Sydney offer free transit within the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Note that this is only available on selected public transportation routes.
3. Your lodging cost is another concern especially if you’re staying for a longer time in Australia. But there are a number of options you can consider to cut your expenses. Home- and farm-staying are a great option especially if you want to have a more intimate interaction with the locals. Going camping and renting an RV will also give you a much cheaper place to stay every night, plus the fact that Australia boasts of its well-kept and picturesque camping grounds. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to a fancy hotel accommodation, hostels are your best bet. Australian hostels have private rooms and even private bathrooms so you still get a bang for your buck.
4. Skip the fancy and expensive restaurants. This is an once-in-a-lifetime trip you would want to have a genuine feel to what it is like to be a local. There are many places in Australia where you can find great food at a reasonable value. Food halls inside the department stores will give you a wide range of inexpensive meals. If you are in the coastal area, little joints along the coast also serve delicious and affordable food.
5. You don’t want to completely skip two of the most popular landmarks in Australia – the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. However, if you are not interested to shell out more than $200 for a walk across the bridge and sight-seeing, then your best option is to go to a place called Mrs Macquarie’s Chair located at the Royal Botanic Garden. You don’t have to pay anything, but you get to see the breath-taking views of the city (including the Opera House) and even spot flying fox bats!
Planning ahead of time is a crucial step you don’t want to skip if you want to save on your travel to Australia. Regardless of the length of your stay, it is always best to do your research weeks or even months before your vacation, or it can ruin your much-awaited holiday.
So once your Australian visa has been approved and then you better be excited to go kangaroo-spotting Down Under.
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