Cheap holidays in Australia are easy to find whether you are travelling through major cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth or Cairns, or heading into more remote areas like Kakadu National Park, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kangaroo Island, Eyre Peninsula or the Great Barrier Reef. Here are a few things to look out for your cheap holiday in Australia.
For cheap accommodation you can look for budget hotels or hostels, many of the latter now have good facilties and have moved on dramatically from the backpacker hostels of old. In major cities renting an apartment can be cheaper if there are 3 or 4 people sharing or a family. If you are getting out into the Australian outback then camping or a campervan could be a good basis for a cheap holiday in Australia.
Cheap flights are readily available, with Virgin Blue offering some of the best domestic prices, plus international flights to New Zealand if that is part of your trip.
The other major factor of cheap holidays is keeping the cost of travelling in the country to a minimum. If you are looking to be totally independent then the Greyhound coaches or the train offer good value to cover large areas but will not allow time to stop and see places. Small group tours or overland tours are probably the best way of having a cheap holiday in Australia, whilst getting to see and experience a large number of places of interest.
Some popular cheap holidays in Australia are:
Four wheel drive Red Centre safari – A chance to see some of the very best of the red centre. Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop Track, Gosse Bluff, Glen Helen, Palm Valley and the Western MacDonnel Ranges. Learn about Aboriginal culture at the Cultural Centre. Here you will camp.
East Coast overland adventure – Combines the best of Queensland and New South Wales. Step up to this smorgasbord of treats that includes tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, coral masterpieces, delectable wines, architectural icons and much more! Along the way, pick up some sheep-shearing skills, mingle with locals, learn to sail or simply chill out. With a host of heart-pumping activities and beautiful settings lined up, there’s something for everyone!
A short Cape Leveque experience – The Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in Western Australia, and the perfect place to experience Indigenous culture in the Kimberley. Visit historical local communities, learn about local bush tucker, enjoy a taste of Indigenous Bardi lifestyle, relax on beautiful isolated beaches and witness the huge tidal flows of the Buccaneer Archipelago.
From camping to hostels and over land adventures to small group tours there are cheap holidays in Australia for everyone.
Colin B. Richards is co-founder of http://www.addictedtotravel.com, a passionate and experienced traveller in North America, Australia, Europe and Africa – now providing detailed travel guides and a collection of the best holidays from operators across the globe. Browse our diverse collection of Cheap Holidays Australia and see for yourself.