Looking to backpack Australia and New Zealand for a few months starting in September 2013. Haven't really traveled before and going alone as of right now. Thinking of working a little while I'm there to help with the funds. Would love any advice if anyone is willing to offer. If anyone is looking for a travel buddy let me know! Would love to meet up with some people while I'm there
I'm thinking about doing some travelling after the English 'summer' is over! Are you just going to get a flight and then go from there or try to sort out work/accommodation before you arrive? I haven't really looked into it that much to be honest, literally just starting now!
Coming from Asia you're going to find Australia expensive on a day-to-day basis. However if making a comparison with Europe prices are comparable with parts. Nevertheless, to summaries Australia is expensive and the Australian Dollar is a strong currency. Sticking to major cities (as backpackers do) and covering the country's vast distances are going to bleed money, particularly if you want to live it up to any degree.