If you’re longing to travel Australia and want some practical or inspirational tips, this page will help get you started.
I’ve travelled almost the whole coastline of Australia, including camping on self-driven road trips and staying in hostels on bus tours, and have shared my knowledge and experience in the guides below.
1. Budget Travel
If you’re planning on backpacking Australia or travelling cheaply, the following guides on costs and accommodation will help to plan and budget your trip.
2. Working Holiday Visa
If you’re young and want to work and travel in Australia, check out the blog posts below on the popular working holiday visa or alternative work and holiday visa.
3. Travel Inspiration
For a bit of travel inspiration or motivation to travel alone, have a read of the posts below.
4. Travel Health
Check out the articles in this section if you want to know more about Australia’s medical system or what it was like to travel during Covid-19.
5. Plan Your Trip – Best Travel Resources
If you're planning a trip in Australia, here are the travel companies I'd recommended using. Please note that if you book through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, which helps me to keep producing free content for this website. Thank you!
HotelsCombined compares all the big hotel comparison sites and displays the cheapest offers for each hotel. You'll find a wide range of accommodation types too, including hotels, hostels, apartments, holiday parks and homestays.
If you'd like to stay in a local's home for free while they're away, in return for looking after their pets, house sitting is a great option. I secured plenty of house sits through Aussie House Sitters when I travelled Australia.
Rather than scour different tour companies, just search for your destination on Get Your Guide. It'll bring up a compilation of available activities and tours, so you can compare what's on offer and pick the best option for you.
For worldwide house sitting, I'd recommend Trusted Housesitters. You can even choose a membership that includes house-sit cancellation insurance and accident and third party liability protection.
For foreign currency transfers, I'd recommend using an online currency specialist to avoid hefty bank fees. I've been using Wise since I moved to Australia, as they're transparent with rates, simple to use and your money moves across quickly.
If you need a local person to take care of your pets during your holiday, use this link or the discount code LISA2754 to receive $10 credit towards your first booking with PetCloud, whether that's for a house sitter, pet visits or pet host.