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4 Ways to Save Money When Travelling to Australia

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Australia is a great country to visit because of its astonishing landscapes, heavenly beaches, relaxed and easy-going cities. But if you are not wary and cautious, you can find yourself squandering most of your travel funds before you even realise it, thus spoiling your holiday mood. 
Here at VroomVroomVroom, we always want to make things a bit easier for you so read on below for few travel tips and tricks on how to save and make your money last when travelling to Australia.

Do your homework and travel during off season

If you are planning a holiday in Australia, make sure to book as early as you can. This is in fact, we would say the most critical tip of all. Note that the early you purchase your flights, the greater the chance you will find a decent, sometimes cheap fare. Of course, if you wait until the last-minute, expect seats to be more expensive. Booking in advance is a clever idea because in some cases, it can find you an awesome rates on things, such as flights, accommodation or even car hire, too.

So, when should you travel to Australia? Literally any of the months (and seasons), except between December and February, which is summer in Australia and the most favoured time to visit places like Melbourne and Sydney. Avoid peak season and simply take any of the months outside of summer and you are good to go! One more tip, you will probably get cheaper fares throughout the spring and fall seasons. 

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Book, choose and stay in good hostels

To cut some costs, we recommend you stay in a hostel especially if you want to save hundreds of dollars. There are lots of good hostels available in Australia that offer great facilities and excellent services for all tastes. Recently, exchanging homes is getting quite popular in Australia too, so is couchsurfing, which is by the way, another perfect time and a wonderful way to blend with the local culture and win new friends.

Buddy up on transport

If you are one of the few who are staying in a hostel, chances are you are going to meet new people there that also want to get and tour around Australia. Now if you realise you hit it off with some new tourist friends, why not buddy up on renting a car or campervan in order for you to save more money.

Find and book a car or campervan hire early 

Exploring Australia won't be complete without seeing all the big attractions Australia has to offer – from climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, surfing at Bondi Beach and driving the Great Ocean Road to scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef and having a blast at the Gold Coast theme parks. There are so many wonderful things to do and sights to see here hence, a car hire in Australia is highly-recommended. 

If you are searching for a car hire in Australia, VroomVroomVroom can help you find, compare and book the best car rental and campervan hire deals. We guarantee the lowest available rates and there are no hidden charges. Read our Price Promise page to learn more about what we are offering.