If you’re planning to travel in your lifetime and you’ve read up about it even a little, you’ll know how important it is for travellers to set a budget. This isn’t to put a damper on the fun; more to make sure that you can enjoy your travels without running out of money or being unable to buy the essentials, like food!
Australia is one of the most popular destinations for travellers, but with all of the fun and excitement that it’s possible to have there, it can be hard to stick to the budget that you’ve set. Below, we’ll talk about how you can have the best time down under without blowing your budget. Enjoy!
Don’t Buy Fancy Takeaway Coffee
You might want to buy a coffee so that you can get a little buzzed and enjoy Australia at ultimate capacity, but you shouldn’t buy fancy takeaway coffee. These purchases soon add up. If you can’t get a jar of coffee and make one yourself before leaving accommodation, get your daily caffeine fix for $1 at 7/11 instead.
Go Out For Lunch Instead Of Dinner
Going out for dinner isn’t always going to mean spending a fortune, but if you can have it at lunch time instead you’ll be able to take advantage of some of the amazing deals restaurants and eateries offer.
Head To A Free Barbecue
Alternatively, if you don’t want to spend anything, there’s always the free BBQs located at campsites and national parks. Keep an eye out for one and you might just be able to save a fortune! When was the last time you had a delicious, fresh cooked meal for free?
Figure Out The Best Way For You To Get Around
There are numerous ways you can get around Australia. If you’re determined to drive yourself, have a look for the cheapeast airport car hire. However, greyhound buses are perhaps the cheapest option to get around, with an unlimited ‘see it all’ option costing $2,777. This option allows one year of unlimited travel up to 25,000km. Then, you have taxis, trains, and other modes of transport. Do your research.
Try Couchsurfing With Locals
Couchsurfing can be a great way to meet locals and understand the way of life. It won’t cost you anything, but you need to be comfortable with sleeping on somebody’s couch or blow up bed. You probably won’t have your own space. You’ll also need to make sure you meet them on a legit couchsurfing website and that you follow safety precautions!
Look Into Hostels
If you want cheap accommodation so you at least definitely have a bed, hostels are a good option. You can find the Australia Youth Hostels Association or even a place like Hostel World. They might sound scary, but if you know you’re going to be spending a lot of time out exploring rather than in your room, they can be perfect!
Of course, there will be times on your trip where it’s probably worth splashing out a little – such as a once in a lifetime experience that you know you won’t be able to enjoy again! Be smart, and know when to splurge and when to save.