Australia on a budget – a big one!

Although we frequently hear about students backpacking around Australia on a budget, what happens when you have actually got a fair amount of money to put towards a trip of a lifetime?

It all depends how much of Australia you want to see. Sydney is always a popular destination, but there are so many other parts of Australia to be enjoyed.

Luxury Australian Tours are extremely popular or why not rent a motor home from Sydney and drop off in Melbourne, before flying to Perth and driving down to Esperance? Either of these options will enable you to take in a lot of the country in as little as 2-3 weeks.

On arrival in Sydney, don’t miss Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera house. Take in the sights sitting in one of the beautiful restaurants before picking up your luxurious motor home and meandering down to Melbourne at your own pace. On the way, stop in Canberra to take in the highlights of the capital city.

Arriving in Melbourne, drop off your motor home and have a couple of nights in a hotel, such as the Crown Metropol, to relax in luxury before your flight. About an hour’s drive from Melbourne are the Peninsula Hot Springs, one of the most relaxing experiences of all time.

Fly from Melbourne to Perth and hire a car from Perth. Explore Freemantle, a stunning beachside town with a hippy vibe. Drive on down to Mandura where Seashells Yallingup is one of the best places to stay. Continuing on to Margaret River, spend time at the beach before spending the night in Manjimup. Enjoy a day out at the Wine and Truffle Company here.

On the last leg of the journey down to Albany, don’t miss the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. Enjoy the incredible vineyards of Albany including wine tasting and then on arrival in Esperance take a wildlife cruise to see sea lions and dolphins in their natural habitat. Lucky Bay is the whitest beach in Australia, and Kangaroos lounge naturally on the sand. It has to be seen to be believed!

Australia can be enjoyed on a small budget – but a large budget gives even more opportunities to experience everything this country has to offer.

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