Originally posted by dttraveler@May 18 2004, 04:52 PM
im travelling to australia in december and need to know any cheap ways to get around the country, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi from Oz,
A couple of tips...December and January are our peak season so you need to remember that this is when most Aussies have their annual holidays. It is a big country and from one popular well known tourist location to the next can mean a lot of miles (kms)
Trains (can be unreliable) Coaches are good for intercity travel but not that cheap compare to a cheap internet airfare (if you can get them in peak season - again need to plan ahead). You can get cheap round Australia coachtravel vouchers or check out your airline some will give you several stopovers within Australia.
Some hostel noticeboards will advertised people with cars going (north south etc) and wanting a passenger to share the costs.