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Vital Hacks For First Time Travelers to Save Money in Australia

Vital Hacks For First Time Travelers to Save Money in Australia Roderick Eime

Whenever we think of Australia, the first three things that come to our mind are kangaroos, Sydney Opera House and Steve Irwin. Exotic coastlines, vibrant cities, and the legendary outback make Australia a diverse and beautiful country demanding to be explored. Planning ahead by following these practical tips and tricks could save you a lot of stress and money.


Vital Hacks For First Time Travelers to Save Money in Australia:

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Day 1. Plan carefully and well in advance

Plan carefully and well in advance
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Being the 6th largest country in the world, Australia is humongous, so if you think you can cover it all on one trip, don't fool yourself. Plan early as to the places you want to cover. Much of the Australian population live on the coast. Interior Australia, besides the east coast, is quite uninteresting to travel unless you want to take a trip to the bushlands.

Day 2. In Australia, tipping is unnecessary

In Australia, tipping is unnecessary
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Australia is one of those places where tipping is not encouraged. Already quite expensive, tips are gladly overlooked. The minimum wage for an Australian worker is $16.87 an hour so they don’t really need to rely on tips.

Day 3. Best way to save is to travel in the off-season

Best way to save is to travel in the off-season
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If you are thinking of visiting during Christmas, that is when most tourists hit Australia to enjoy the warm weather. If you go during winter, you might find all of your essentials such as airfare, hotels, and rental cars much cheaper. In the off-season, you can find reduced hotel rates in the main cities like Perth. But keep your jackets and gloves handy.

Day 4. You might want to cut down on internet-usage

You might want to cut down on internet-usage
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Though you might get internet connectivity everywhere in Australia, they are not so great. So if you are an Instagrammer, Snapchatter and Whatsapper, you might as well take a local connection but check thoroughly before you take one as some of them are rather expensive

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Day 5. Avail transport judiciously

Avail transport judiciously
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When in Australia, it's best to travel smart and cheap. Obtain a bus pass as a cheap option to consider for moving from city to city, or avail the railway service. Avoid Qantas and Virgin airlines and fly with budget airlines such as Tiger Airways and Jetstar.

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