Australia stays on the list of top visited tourist attractions for years. And here’s why! Although some avoid Aussie travel due to big expenses, those who know saving tricks enjoy Aussie travel on a budget.
Are you considering to visit Australia soon? Are you yearning to see the beauties of this marvelous country? If yes, and you still don’t want to drain all your bank accounts on this travel, we’re here to help! We will share a few tips and tricks on how to enjoy a trip to Australia on a budget, including discount cards, cheap food, and fun freebies.
Find a cheap airplane ticket
The airplane ticket to Australia will be one of the biggest expenses you will have on your trip. Because of that, you need to find a cheap airplane ticket. According to statistics, tourists visit Australia mostly during the winter person, so you might find a cheaper airplane ticket during spring or fall. Book your flight on time and when you find a cheap ticket – grab it without any hesitation.
Search for freebies
Australia has a lot of attractions and museums that don’t charge admission fees. For example, the Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art or the Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens. You can also buy an entire discount card for popular attractions like Melbourne, Sydney, and Tasmania.
You will get a free entry or a special offer and discount to many area attractions, for a single price. The discount cards will save you money if you want to see more attractions in a short period of time.
Avoid the exchange counter and use ATM and credit cards instead
If you skip the exchange counter and use ATM instead, you will get good exchange rates. You can find an ATM on every step, except for the villages and remote towns. However, you can always pay with credit cards because most of the stores and restaurants accept credit card payments. There’s a shortage of using ATM as well and we have to point it out to you! Australian banks also charge a fee when someone makes a purchase in a foreign currency or withdraws cash at a foreign ATM.
There’s only one exception – the Capital One which doesn’t charge a fee for foreign purchases to American cardholders. At the end of the day, the best way to manage your money is to bring cash. However, don’t bring too much cash with you and if you do, always keep it in your cash belt.
Use the bus, train or a free ride to get somewhere
If you plan to travel to a smaller region, consider taking the bus because it’s the cheapest option. You can also get a discount or a special offer with the Greyhound Australia. If you plan an extended travel, take the bus pass. Besides the bus, there’s one more cheap transport option – the train. Although it seems old-fashioned, traveling by train in Australia will provide you a pleasant and unforgettable experience.
You can check out the offers and discounts on rail passes from Rail Australia and save money on traveling around the state. However, what can be cheaper than a free ride to get somewhere? Many Australian cities have a select public transport free routes. Consider taking them or simply go to the auto stop but be very very careful.
Buy your own food, check for motel or go camping
These are the few ways that will save you money. If you buy your own food, you won’t have to pay the price of a restaurant meal or hotel meal. Prepare your own food and go on a picnic! As for the accommodation, instead of a hotel, consider staying in a motel or go camping. You will be surprised how camping or staying in a cheap motel like the ones in the movies will spice up your Aussie travel