When visiting Melbourne, or Victoria in general, no trip would be complete without including the 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road to your itinerary. The 12 Apostles are Victoria’s most famous rock formations, which proudly stand along the southern coastline of Australia. Melbourne is the closest city and a good base to use during your stay.
Stationwagons have been a backpacker favourite for as long as we can remember – it is the #1 choice for travelling around Australia – and why not:
- Wagons are relatively cheap
- You can travel in a group and split the cost for petrol
- Every mechanic can fix a stationwagon – even in the smallest little town in the outback
- Automatic transmissions – for real cruising on those non-busy roads – and there are plenty in the outback
UPDATE *** 11/04/2014 ***
FURTHER UPDATE FOR CYCLONE ITA
Cyclone Ita is still following the same course and will reach land north of Cooktown, by time it passes Cairns, which will be late on Saturday the 12th April, weather forecasters are predicating it will no longer be a Cyclone.
There will still be heavy rain, strong winds and flooding between Brisbane and Cairns, so please follow the guidance from yesterday.
Here’s a travel tip you won’t find in any guidebook: for the ultimate gap year adventure on a budget, visit Australia in the winter.
Working in Oz? Then you’re living the dream.
But as we all know, if you want to keep living the dream, you have to have money in your pocket. Working while you travel around Oz is a great way to boost your funds, but what do you do if you need more? Well, a great way to put some cash back in your wallet is to apply for a tax refund.