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3 month trip to Australia (extremely flexible with dates!)

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1. Posted by dse1983 (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!
  • Budget for a 3 month trip to Australia and looking for travel buddies*

Very flexible with dates; could go tomorrow if I wanted to (although I would prefer time to pack!), would like to leave by December 2014 at the latest.

I very recently decided to resign from my job and I was going to get some temp work prior to my pre-booked holiday to Australia in December this year (I had booked 3.5 weeks off work). However, now I am considering just going for three months. I know some of you have really investigated budgets for your trip but I am not quite sure where to start! How much is everyone expecting to spend for 3 months in Australia?! I can't get a WHV sadly as I applied for one before, entered the country but didn't use it so I will have to take some savings from my very treasured house deposit fund! In terms of what I want to do with regards to spending, I am not planning anything too extravagant. I have a few friends dotted around Australia but to be honest I think it would be better staying in hostels because everyone will be in the same boat.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Oct-2014, at 03:07 by dse1983 ]

2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Regardless of the length of your trip you should budget at least $80 per day. That's being fairly conservative with accommodation, making your own meals, and low budget activities.

3. Posted by Hollyrosebud (Budding Member 16 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey :)

I would say budget £1000 per month, it's expensive here!

I'm living in Melbourne at the moment (from the uk though) but looking to head to Cairns and to do a tour of the whitsundays/Fraser island etc for last few days of oct/beginning of nov so if that's something you're interested in, let me know :)


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5. Posted by lemmo5 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

You sound very flexible... But, $1,000/month will not go far.... can I ask a question...... Are you looking for the city backpacker nightlife scene or the outback and miles of road, empty beaches, swimming holes and interesting exotic places to visit.......

I,m planning a trip soon from Alice Springs to Darwin, Broom, Perth, Adelaide, Alice Springs..... I'm looking for someone to travel with share fuel.... Lots of free accommodation...... Duration 3 to 4 weeks....

The last couple weeks I traveled to/from Cairns to Alice Springs (home) with a Belgian Gum-tree ride-share. (good fun and easy going travel companion). We drove along the Savannah way, the most northerly east/west road across Queensland. It's a hard sandy road/track shaded by tall tropical eucalyptus. Hundreds of cheeky kangaroos sitting on the side of the road, precariously straight up, not bothered. Came across pairs of jabirus dancing with their large wide wings open at each other. Driving with good music great company a smile with tears running down my face...... We stopped at old bush pubs, joined in with the locals. Camped in two little tents at parks. Visited lots of interesting places..........

If that is the sort of travel you envisage, let me know......