Australia or New Zealand? Both of them are two well known destinations for backpackers on working holiday. I give you some help to choose. … Continue readingWorking holiday visa Australia or New Zealand: what’s the best for you?
How to make of your Tasmania road trip a different experience? 6 uncommon and free things to do in Tasmania, from my own travels over there! … Continue readingUncommon things to do in Tasmania, for free? A first-hand list!
Next dream: a Tasmania East Coast road trip? Easy! 3 self drive itineraries from 2 to 10 days. Choose yours. Based on my friend’s and my own extensive trip. … Continue readingTasmania East Coast road trip – 3 tested Routes
Australia’s West and East coasts are two worlds on their own. Both have their highlights and will appeal to you for different reasons. 8 tips to choose! … Continue readingAustralia: West or East? 8 tested tips for backpackers
What I have learnt the hard way during my travels in Tassie – 15 tested travel tips for travelling the Apple Isle with more laughter and love! … Continue readingBackpacking Tasmania with 15 useful travel Tips
Quieter and with untouched nature,Tasmania self drive itineraries in the North and West are perfect for hiking lovers and fans of wild empty spaces. … Continue readingTasmania self drive itinerary- West Coast in 3 or 14 days trip
How to experiment the laid-back Australian way of life in Perth? Try out these 10 cool things to do in Perth like a local! Also for travellers on a budget. … Continue reading10 cool things to do in Perth, the Australian way
Backpacking Perth: thinking about it? Great! Living there as backpacker is a top choice… but has also some downsides. Find out top pros and cons to backpack Perth! … Continue readingBackpacking Perth – is it a good idea? Pros and cons
Plan your road trip on Australia’s East Coast – what to see, where to go? Follow this 18 days road trip itinerary to see the best spots on the East Coast! … Continue readingThe East Coast in 2 weeks – road trip itinerary
Travel story of a road trip on the Australian East Coast – look at photos of a backpacker’s adventure in a campervan and get travel tips! … Continue readingA travel story – The campervan, the East Coast and me
To all backpackers! Cairns is your next destination. I tell you more about Cairns and the rainforest in Australia. Impressions and travel tips. … Continue readingCairns backpacker guide, part one – Why to stay in Cairns?
You plan to travel from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. What to do, how to travel cheap? Read this post and get some travel tips! … Continue readingCape Tribulation – 6 travel tips and budget for a day trip
Let’s go on a one day road trip, from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. In this blog post I share travel stories of a short road trip in words and in pictures. … Continue readingTravel stories – from Cairns to Cape Tribulation
What to do on a solo travel in Australia?
The country (actually, a continent) is huge, full of totally different landscapes. In fact, solo backpacking Australia feels like traveling different countries. If you like mountains and snow in winter, Victoria’s region is the place to go. Fan of tropical weather and rain forest? Cairns’ area or the northern territories will be your favorite solo travel destinations in Australia.
What to do in Australia, in concrete? There are activities for everyone’s liking. You can’t really miss some iconic things to do on an Australia solo travel, like experiencing Sydney or exploring the great ocean road. But the country is also full of underrated solo travel destinations. The west coast is by far the best spot to go hiking, road tripping, and practicing photography. Pay also a visit to the Tasman island, away from backpackers’ crowds.
My fav' solo travel destinations in Australia
Some places are better than others when you solo travel Australia. In my opinion, the best destinations to go on solo backpacking should be not that crowded but still easy to travel and to meet fellow travelers. To go off-the-path while being able to meet people! Luckily, there is a good deal of such cool solo travel destinations in Australia. My favorite ones are Tasmania’s east coast, Perth and surroundings, Cairns and the tablelands, or smaller cities like Brisbane. All these places are human-sized, beautifully Australian, and filled with small travelers' communities.
Why to start a solo travel in Australia, especially on a working holiday visa?
Solo backpacking in Australia is from my experience the easiest place to start a solo trip. The country is made for welcoming backpackers on a working holiday visa and on a solo travel. Australia on a solo travel is a pretty safe experience, as long as you apply common sense of course. Finding a backpacker job is competitive but there are many offers everywhere in the country.
Australia on solo travel: does it have to be expensive?
Australia has got the bad reputation of being an unaffordable place to travel. Truth is, this reputation is exaggerated! Your Australia solo travel won’t necessarily kill your wallet. Working will be inevitable if you want to stay more than a few months. Traveling on a budget will also be necessary – meaning, paying attention to your accommodation and food expenditures. Costs of life are actually comparable to industrialized countries in Europe. Good news is: Australian salaries, even for backpacker jobs, are good. In my case, I came with 3.000 Euros savings and worked for 6 months in total in Australia. This way, I could finance my Australia solo travel for 2 full years, including 6 months in South East Asia and New Zealand. I traveled low cost, but without lacking of anything. So, if budget is a concern for you, don’t make it a blocker to your solo backpacking trip. Go with savings, mix work and travel… and you’ll have a wonderful solo travel experience!