I am travelling to New Zealand for one month, followed by two months in Australia. I arrive in Auckland on February 4th 2012. I am really looking forward to the trip but am just seeking some advice about my budget. I plan on staying in hostels and am not too worried about the standards as long as its a roof over my head! I dont mind the occasional drink, however I am not a heavy drinker so will hopefully limit the amount of spending i do on that. I do however plan on doing a few activities such as a bungee and sky dive.
Taking all the above into account, do you think GBP 4,500.00 should be enough for these 3 months (flights already paid for obviously!)? I have heard Oz especially can be pretty expensive and I will travelling from Sydney up to Cairns. Can anyone share their own experiences of expenditure in these places?
£4,500 should be enough! Ive just travelled Cairns to Sydney spent like £2,500 over 8 weeks
however this included hop on hop off travel (i took greyhound which worked out cheapest) ammodation, skydive, whitsudays, fraser island, to name the highlights and biggest expenses. there are plenty of choices when it comes to everything, so it depends how expensive you want to go, I if your worried about money, there are opportunities to work for accomodation, which may be 1 1/2 hours cleaning a day.
I havent been to NZ, but it is cheaper there, it may be better to skydive in NZ as it is cheaper and also higher - 15,000 feet whereas OZ limit is 14,000 feet.
The best thing for me on the east coast was fraser island
have fun mate
Thanks for the response. I am going to do the greyhound service in both countries so hopefully this should save some money. That sounds like a reasonable amount for 2 months! I am pretty disciplined so hopefully I can do this with some money left over at the end as I am off to Thailand after i finish in Australia.
I am planning to do most of the activities in New Zealand but am definately looking to fraser island.
Cheers for the advice!