Read our helpful backpacking checklist and get lots of hints/tips about what to pack before you go to Australia. Learn about choosing the right backpack, what essentials you will need to take with you and how to travel light when you need to.
There are some really good visas available for backpacking in Australia. They vary in price and each visa has a set of criteria to meet before a visa is granted. The working holiday visa is very popular because you can travel and work in Australia for 12 months. In this article we share which visas are available, how to apply and how to extend the working holiday visa for an extra year.
Setting up an Australian bank account (Australian bank account) is going to be an absolute necessity for spending time in Australia. Learn how to get setup before you go and which banks are the best for a backpacker in Australia.
If you're on a working holiday visa, finding work while backpacking around Australia is going to help you live comfortably and enjoy all the things you want to do.
Even before you go to Australia, there's quite a lot of preparation you can do to maximise your chances of getting work quickly when you arrive and earning a fairly continuous cash flow when you need it.
When you're backpacking around Australia on a budget the hostels are an ideal place to stay. Hostels cater for backpackers who are looking for a temporary base whilst exploring the awesomeness of Australia. Learn about hostel life in Australia and some great tips on where to stay.
Thinking about backpacking around Australia? Australia is an amazing place to explore and is ram packed with incredible experiences for backpackers from all over the world.
When you're backpacking in Australia for the first time, it can seem a little bit daunting when there is so much to arrange and plan.
With the Ozultra travel library you can make your trip fun and hassle free by educating yourself about what to expect from a backpacking trip to Australia and learning how to get everything in order before you go.
On the OzUltra backpacking Australia site, you can find all the backpacking secrets and some really helpful tips about backpacking around Australia and give yourself a real head start when you're planning your trip.
So take a look around and see what hidden backpacking gems you can find! There are lots of backpacker tips for visas, managing money, driving in Australia, finding work in Australia, packing for your trip, budgeting for day-to-day living in Australia and tons of other super useful stuff.
Driving in Australia will easily provide you with the most freedom to explore.
Having your own vehicle you can go anywhere, at any time without the hassle of public transport.
Learn everything you will ever need to know about driving around Australia including, licenses, R.W.C's, Registration, Insurance and lots lots more.
Anything can happen when you're backpacking around Australia and if something goes wrong, having a contingency fund will enable you to act quickly when you need to get things sorted out. In the case of an emergency (i.e, your money gets lost or stolen) or even if you simply over spend and just wind up broke, you will need access to money, accommodation, food, transport & identification documents to get everything back on track.
A mobile phone is a necessity for anybody spending time in Australia. Even if you're only staying for a short period it's still highly advisable to get an Australian SIM card and compatible mobile phone.
Budgeting for backpacking in Australia is all about getting the most out of your trip with the funds you have available. To do this you need to know where you want to go, what you want to do and roughly how much time you'll spend in each place. In this article we outline how to budget for backpacking around Australia including getting up to date prices for accommodation, transport, essential shopping items and day-to-day living expenses so you can budget your trip with confidence before you go.
Before you go, it's going to be helpful to understand the types of documents you might need for backpacking around Australia. Learn which documents you will need and how to keep them safe.
It's always a good idea to know as many ways of contacting people as possible when you're on your travels. Learn the best ways of keeping in contact while backpacking around Australia.
There's more to getting around then just travelling from A to B. Australia is a huge country and the way you get around becomes a part of the experience while you explore Australia.