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Australia on a Budget: 5 Money Saving Tips

Bondi Beach in Sydney

Bondi Beach in Sydney

Australia is one of the world's most popular destinations, and a country everyone should try to check out at some point in their lives.

However, it is a relatively expensive place, especially for young travelers and backpackers.

Luckily, there are ways to save money while still having a great time.

Here are some tips to save money and places to check out for affordable fun.

Enjoy the Beaches

The beaches in Australia are by far the best form of free entertainment you can get.

Whether you’re looking for a busier party beach or something more private and relaxing, you can truly find whatever you desire.

Sydney beaches are spectacular when it comes to an overall experience.

Also, lots of these beaches have coastal walks designed to show you some of the most magnificent views the country has to offer.

The most famous of these is the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, but there are lots of others to check out.

Take a Group Tour

One of the best things you can do to explore the country is taking a group tour.

There is nothing better than getting to travel with your friends while taking in all the sights and culture.

Tours can also afford plenty of flexibility in terms of where you want to go and for how long you want to be traveling. 

Escape, experience a different culture, and make memories to last a lifetime on an epic adventure.


Rooftop with a view

Stay in Hostels

Staying in hostels is the most affordable way to ensure a bed and roof over your head while traveling around Australia.

Not only is it cheap, but it's also a great way to find deals and maybe make a few friends along the way.

Hostels aren't five-star accommodation, but the prices and proximity to cool things to see can be unbeatable.

Hopefully, you’ll only be using them as a place to lay your head at night as you spend all of your time checking out the sights and scenery.

Often hostels will be given deals by tour companies and local attractions to entice their guests to go. 

Just look for bulletin boards or flyers near the front desk, or if you don't see what you want, ask the receptionist if they have any deals.

Shop in Grocery Stores

Australia is full of great restaurants and food joints, but eating out all the time can be expensive, causing you to burn through your money quickly.

Luckily, the grocery stores in Australia are priced very well.

You’ll find you can get lots of food for a barbecue, healthy fruits and veggies, and even snacks at a much more reasonable volume and cost.

Woolworth’s and Cole’s are the major competitors, but there are plenty of other supermarkets from which to choose.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

Take Advantage of Free Attractions

One of the greatest things Australia has to offer is free entry to most of its amazing museums and galleries.

If you’re in Melbourne, Sydney, or wherever, look up where the closest ones are and you won’t be disappointed.

One of my favorite places is the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Not only can you check out some fantastic scenery, but it’s all for free.

Australia is an amazing place to visit, and if you take advantage of these tips, it doesn't have to be a strain on your wallet.


This story was brought to you in partnership with Intro Travel, which runs award-winning group tours in Southeast Asia and Australia. Escape, experience a different culture, and make memories to last a lifetime on one of their epic adventures. Visit to get started.

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Monday 18th of February 2019

These are some of my favorite ways to enjoy a location for less but I hadn't thought about group tours. I tend to just do my own thing. I'll have to pay more attention to those offered in places I visit!

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