Tips on how to save money to travel to Australia
Australia is a huge and remote travel destination, which requires lots of time if you want to make the most of your trip and enjoy it fully. If you want to explore OZ you need to organize your trip thoroughly if you want to save money on your trip.
Accurate research and good planning are key to make of your travel in Australia a memorable experience as well as an experience worth your money.
Australia is far away from the rest of the world, we cannot change it. So, even good travel deals will cost you some money.
From this post, you will learn tips on how to plan your Australia Trip.
I have prepared a checklist for you with helpful tips so as to give you an idea of where to focus if you want to save money to Travel Australia.
Travel Australia offseason
I wrote a post about with my tips on when to travel to Australia.
If you can avoid the peak season, which varies in Australia, since it´s a huge country, December-February will be the busiest time in the South East region, whereas in July-August is crowded in the Tropical North Queensland, the Top End and the Red Centre. If you can travel off-season the cost can reduce considerably.
Find cheap flights to Australia
It is crucial to find a cheap flight ticket to Australia if you want to save money on your trip. The flight ticket represents almost 1/3 of the whole travel expenses, so if you want to get a good deal you have to start your research in internet months ahead. Do not hope in a last-minute flight to Australia ! I would recommend at least 6 months before schedule, especially if you plan to travel in peak season. On the internet, you can find good resources for flight comparison and flight booking. If you want to learn more about how to find cheap Australia flights click on the link and continue reading.
What types of budget accommodation Australia
Australian hostels are good value, with great facilities and services to suit all tastes and expectations. I was really struck about the quality and the overall organization. If you want to sleep without spending a single dollar, you can choose to exchange your home with someone else or you can get a free couch in an Australian in a private home. This kind of accommodation is called Couch Surfing and is a great way of getting to know the locals and thus making friends. Check out this site for more accommodation tips in Australia.
How to get around Australia
if you are in a group the best and cheapest way is to hire a car or if you prefer a campervan and stopping whenever and wherever you want, this allows you to visit Australia at your own pace. If you are travelling alone then you can use car-sharing or travel by bus. When crossing the country or plan long distances then it is sensible flying. On internet you can find a variety of offers, look for special saver rates, all domestic airlines companies offer saver airfares, you can really get huge discounts on the normal tariff, but will not be flexible as far as destinations and dates are concerned.
Get yourself a travel saver card
Another way to save money on your Australia Travel is to get a Travel Card. This allows you to get up to 50% discounts on a variety of products or services like online bookings and purchases, hotel bookings, flight bookings to travel insurance, restaurants and theme parks. Really a true opportunity to save lots of money in a simple way and always get the best travel deals.