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The best ways to travel Australia on a shoestring. 


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10 Tips for Solo Travellers

10 Tips for Solo Travellers

Australia is an easy country to tackle on your own. Our handy tips make it even easier.

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First Timer's Guide to Australia

First Timer's Guide to Australia

Planning your first visit to Australia? This list of activities is essential viewing.

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Splendour in the Grass
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Splendour in the Grass

Experience everything from alt-rock and hip hop to indie pop and post-punk stars on stage at Splendour in the Grass.

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Backpacker Essentials

Backpacker Essentials

Before hitting Australia's shores, get some backpacker basics – from the best budget accommodation and WiFi options to eating like a local and staying up late. Follow our advice to get the most out of your Australian adventure.

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Backpacker Precincts

Backpacker Precincts

Looking for where to eat, sleep and play in Australia’s cities? Join the backpacker brigade at these hip urban enclaves.

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7 Adrenaline Rushes Found Only in Australia

7 Adrenaline Rushes Found Only in Australia

Pump up the adrenaline on your Australian holiday with these seven adventures.

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Backpacker's guide to the west coast

Backpacker's guide to the west coast

From top to bottom, Western Australia – Australia’s largest state – caters to people who want adventure and fun while keeping to a travel-friendly budget.

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Backpackers guide to the east coast

Backpackers guide to the east coast

The ultimate backpacker bucket list: 14 of the best experiences between Melbourne and Cairns and beyond.

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Australia's 9 best hostels

Australia's 9 best hostels

Australia has backpacker accommodation to suit every taste (and budget). We round up nine of the best.

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Food and wine

Food and wine

Keep on top of what's happening in Australia's culinary scene, including events and the best food and wine travel experiences.

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Art music culture

Art music culture

Keep up to date with Australia's multi-faceted arts scene, including events and the best music, art and cultural experiences.

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Accommodation and planning

Accommodation and planning

Find out about the best places to stay in Australia, and keep up to date with news on everything from 5-star hotels to pop-up camping experiences.

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Nature and wildlife

Nature and wildlife

Discover the best Australian wildlife travel experiences.

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Aboriginal Australia

Aboriginal Australia

Keep on top of Indigenous culture and news in Australia, including events and the best Indigenous travel experiences.

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