Australia has to be one of the world’s most breathtaking places.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler, diver, adrenaline junkie or culture vulture, this country has everything for everyone.
Looking to backpack through Australia? Then definitely keep these tips in mind.
Save up for the trip
Immigration suggests that travelers bring at least AUD$5,000. However, that may not be enough if you’re looking to really make the most of it. Your best bet is to save enough cash before making the trip. Australia is a beautiful country but it’s not cheap, that’s for sure.
Avail of hostel memberships
Hostels aren’t the most budget-friendly here. So you may want to think ahead by availing of hostel memberships as early as now. Hostelling International only costs $25 a year and will save you a ton for each night you stay in certain hostels.
When we say Australia is hot, we mean it’s really, really hot. There’s a reason why an Australian came up with the iconic “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)”. So if you don’t want to end up looking like a lobster on your flight back home, pack up enough SPF.
Ditch the cabs
Just like in other prosperous countries in the world, cabs can be quite expensive in Australia. In fact, a one-way bus fare is the starting rate of a cab in Sydney. So you may want to skip that private ride. Besides, there’s no better way to explore a foreign place than taking a public transport, right?
Say it right
“Shrimps” don’t exist in Australia, “prawns” do. Calling bell peppers “capsicum” will make you feel more welcomed with open arms. Oh les we forget, learn to say “flat white with two sugars” when ordering coffee. It will save your life.
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