The Essential Backpacking Checklist for Australia

Posted by Alicia   February 24th, 2015

Whether you’re backpacking for a couple of weeks, months or even for a whole year – one of the biggest challenges you’ll face before you head to Oz is deciding on what to take with you.

If you are planning your first backpacking trip in Australia it’s good to know that how much you take with you can really shape your trip – trust us, over packing and lugging around 30kg will become pretty annoying, pretty quickly.

To help you with your trip preparation, we’ve created a handy packing checklist that you can print off and use to check items off as you put them in your backpack.

Print the backpacking checklist for Australia here.

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WEATHER ALERT – CYCLONE MARCIA WARNING!

Posted by Carys   February 20th, 2015

UPDATE FOR CYCLONE MARCIA

Cyclone Marcia is still following the same course and has now reached land between Sarina and Yeppoon QLD. The cyclone is tracking south towards Brisbane.

There will be heavy rain, strong winds and flooding between Brisbane and Cairns, so please follow our Facebook page for updates aswell as local weather channels and radio stations.

Collecting and returning your vehicle
At present the Brisbane branch is expected to be open as normal, so you will be able to collect or return your vehicle on your planned date and time.

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How much do I need to budget for backpacking in Australia?

Posted by Carys   February 19th, 2015

If there is a country, place or things you have always want to visit or do, it’s Australia! Sunny weather all year round, paradise white sandy beaches, spectacular rainforests, amazing wildlife and ones of the most beautiful Unesco World Heritage sites: Uluru, Great Barrier Reef , Shark Bay to name a few!

But many of you just jump on a plane thinking they will figure it out. To make the best of your trip, it’s wise to plan accordingly… meaning: have a good idea of how much the main things cost - accommodation, food, booze, activities and transport – as they will take up a large chunk of your budget.

Here’s a break down of the main backpacker spends, so you can prepare for an amazing adventure Down Under!

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Best things to eat on the road.

Posted by Carys   February 11th, 2015

When we think of Road Trip, we all think about freedom, paradise landscapes, beautiful encounters, making countless new friends and a lifetime of memories…  But we all forget about one very important thing… EAT. No we’re not talking about trying local foods but WHAT, WHERE and HOW to eat well without blowing your budget!

So if we ask you about what foods you gonna eat while road tripping, what foods pop into your mind? Fast food, sandwiches, flavoured chips are the first thing you think of (a car rides best friend right!)? For your next road trip, don’t eat foods that will leave you feeling bloated, depleted and tired! Making better food choices on the road will serve as your travelling repair kit and will have positive impact on your leisure time.

Here are some tips to help you eat healthfully while you’re travelling!

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