Money-Saving Tips to Help You Travel Australia on a Budget

Travelling in Australia isn’t cheap by any means. But if you can manage your budget and are careful, it’s possible to have a great trip without breaking the bank. You can travel further, for longer and see more of this great country if you spend wisely. Australia is on top of the list of popular travel destinations. People of all ages, from all countries and cultures are adding Australia to their bucket list.

In 2018, the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards placed two of our big cities ahead of some of the hottest tourist destinations in the world – Melbourne and Sydney.

Melbourne was named the world’s third best big city for its style and sophistication and ‘free-spirited’ vibe. Sydney was placed sixth for its rock pool swimming, the beaches at Bondi and Redleaf, and the Vivid Festival. Travellers love our beaches, our climate, and the Australian outback is so big that it covers most of the continent and areas many Australians themselves are yet to explore. 

But travellers who like to get away from the busy, hustle-and-bustle of city life is more common than you’d think. Cities like Hobart, Tasmania are known to be the perfect place to appreciate the beautiful Australian landscape. With all of the creature comforts close to hand.

But First, Some Travel Advice For Exploring Australia

If you’re coming to Australia from overseas, the risk of contracting an insect-borne disease or other diseases is low overall, but still, the first thing you should do is to consult your travel doctor to ascertain which vaccinations might be needed, if any. There are potentially dangerous snakes, spiders, and mosquitoes in Australia. You may only need a mosquito repellent but it’s best to be on the safer side and consult with your doctor before your travels. 

Of course don’t let that scare you away from travelling Australia! It’s one of the safest countries and there’s so much to see!

Travelling in Australia on a Budget

Now, onto the budget-friendly travel tips! 

Travelling affordably just means you’re going to have to prioritise where you’d like to spend more money, and where you wouldn’t mind spending much less.

Here are our recommendations in getting the most out of your travel budget when visiting Australia:

Stay at an Accommodation close by to everything you want to do

Having nearby restaurants, tourist attractions, and activities on your to-do list is one of the best ways you can save on transportation costs. It’s great to stay at a comfortable accommodation, but if it’s situated further away from your planned activities, you’ll end up wasting time and money to go exploring. All of which are simply avoidable! You’ll find that our rooms at The Grand Old Duke are conveniently located in the heart of Hobart, within walking distances to many food and dining areas, museums, markets, and more. 

Prepare Your Own Meals

Traveling on a budget can be quite difficult. It can be a challenge to find places to eat depending on the amount you want to spend. Generally, Australia has plenty of food markets where you can buy a meal for an affordable price. There are many parks, nature, and outdoor areas with free facilities for cooking up a barbecue. Even just heading to a local supermarket to buy some vegetables and meat (if you eat it) can easily set you up for a fulfilling and satisfying meal.

If you’re staying at an accommodation with a kitchen or kitchenette, you’ll also have the freedom to cook in comfort and privacy. Rooms at The Grand Duke have a range of cooking facilities with some including a complete kitchen for you to enjoy. 

Travel by Tour Bus

Tour buses like The Greyhound Australia buses are a big favourite with travellers because they’re one of the most economical ways of travelling over this vast land. Some companies often run specials with up to 70 per cent off the price of travel. It depends on the time of when you’re travelling in Australia, but looking into travel buses could be a way to see the most out of the time you have. 

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Author’s Bio 
Alex Morrison has worked with a range of businesses giving him an in depth understanding of many different industries including home improvement, financial support and health care. He has used his knowledge and experience to work for clients as diverse as CNS Locksmiths, Cosh Living and Me Bank to help them reach their business goals.

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