Getting Around when you go Backpacking in Australia

Getting Around Australia - Backpackers Guide

Backpacking around Australia is so much fun! Australia is a huge country and when you visit with the aim to explore, the way you get around becomes a part of the experience.

The way you travel will depend on the usual factors like time, cost, availability, etc... but theres more to getting around then just travelling from A to B.

For example, some people may only have a limited amount of time, so taking a flight to Alice Springs would be quicker than taking the Ghan (interstate train), but flying directly, you will miss out on the adventure of travelling across country, seeing the landscape, the wildlife and outback rural towns etc...

On this same journey, a coach may preferable to some people because of the flexibility which can come with a hop on hop off service. This type of service allows backpackers to take time and explore any of the destinations in between at no extra cost.

So it's worth taking a moment to think about how you would like to experience the journey and see how it figures into your budget (read our brilliant The Backpacker's Budget for Australia - Cost Of living In Australia - PART 1 article for lots on budgeting).

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