Frugal Backpacker in Australia

Australians are lucky, with plenty of walking trails in diverse countryside. With so much beauty to be explored, there is no excuse for sitting around gaining weight. No matter how well I planned our budget, unexpected expenses set us back this year, and a cheap holiday out in nature was on the cards for our annual getaway. And here is where I had to loosen my wallet, but surprisingly everything remained within my budget. You may want to follow suit to enjoy a heart-warming yet economical holiday.
Australian countryside
I did my homework, and after investing in a sturdy backpack, warm jacket, hat and hiking boots, I found out about backpacker hostels and other budget accommodation available on our route. I also researched venomous snakes and spiders of Australia, what the best sunscreen protection would be, what water to use and how to avoid dehydration. Australia is a land of fascinating contrasts and beauty and I’ve seen all of it at a ridiculously affordable cost, By backpacking through the outback, cities and towns, I’ve got to know the continent in an intimate way that others with more money to spend haven’t experienced.


Time to Backpack?


Backpacking was not on my travelscape, till I caught the travel bug and wanted to see the whole length and breadth of Australia. I wanted to travel but not break the bank while doing it. So I decided to explore the backpacking way of traveling. To my utter surprise, I enjoyed backpacking more than I had ever thought. I discovered that backpacking is not only for the cost conscious students; increasingly backpacking destinations are becoming the favorites of cost conscious travelers like me. While some of the places I stayed in were pretty basic, some not so clean, some too crowded, over all, the backpackers hideouts were pretty good.
Some of them were actually excellent. You have hundreds of accommodations to chose from all over Australia and if you choose your destinations and accommodations well, you can have a great time without spending a lot of money.
There are all kinds of backpacking and cheap accommodations available all over Australia, from hostels, to dormitories to the latest in backpacking world called flashpackers. It is more upscale with private rooms that have ensuite toilets and even kitchens

If you want to vacation on the beach or in a remoter area, then you can enjoy camping and living in tents. There are several of these accommodations all over Australia. They are great for the budget conscious and cost watchers as they are cheap. If you are more adventurous and can carry a tent too, then just look for a park or an open wide space in the outback and camp, that will cost you only the price of a tent.