If your next destination for vacation is Australia, you should know that Australia is bit on the expensive side. Being a country with less population and therefore, less competition, travelling won’t be cheaper unless you know how to go about it. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to discover the country that you must be aware of. Today in this post, we will share some tips for you to save while travelling in Australia.
Before, you can explore the country with the golden beaches and the wild side, you must get an ETA Visa to enter Australia. An ETA is electronic authority that is electronically linked to your passport. This is valid for foreigners travelling to Australia for business trips and tourism. Getting an ETA is pretty simple. All you need to do is to apply for the ETA online and it will be electronically linked to your passport without the interference on any official and with no requirement of stamp on the passport.
Now that you have the valid authority to enter Australia, here’s what you can do to save some dough while travelling around the country.
- Book your tickets with cheaper airlines
Yes, Qantas & Virgin are certainly the best airlines for domestic travel within Australia, but if you are looking to travel in a budget, avoid them. Instead, book your tickets with low-cost carriers like Tiger Airways or Jetstar. Booking early morning flights, or flying without checked baggage that will be charged otherwise are some of the things you can do to save a good amount on that trip.
- Exploring Australia by car
- Be flexible enough and share your ride with someone who is also travelling to your next destination. While you will save some money on the trip, you may also strike a rapport with the travel partner.
- Being flexible can also get you a campervan at the lowest price per day you can imagine. This is till now the cheapest and the best form of travelling within Australia.
- Make use of public transport
Exploring Australia by bus is also another great option. You can get a package deals in about $100 which is pretty cheap.
Cut the traffic and save on time by using the public transport and get away with as low as $5.
- Staying in Australia
Find hostels with a basic room dorm costing $20 to $30 per night, stay for cheap in Airbnb apartments, find refuge in Campervans that also serve as an accommodation, make place in campsites at $5 per night in many National Parks, or find a bed/couch offered by people via Couchsurf, and save on your accommodation in Australia.
Flights, accommodation, and meals can add up to huge bills if the trip to Australia is not planned. But, with your ETA Visa for Australia in place and following the above tips can help you save bundles while travelling in the country, amounting you not more than $75 per day.