Help please :)
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Dec 3, 2012 3:41 AM Last Post By: Doctornono
Nov 29, 2012 3:48 PM
Help please :)I am trying to find cheap place to visit while in Australia...I want to go in summer time and have no clue where to start looking. I am open to all suggestions as long as they are...well...CHEAP! :) I would really enjoy something on the lines of an adventure trip but I am sure those may get pricey. I am looking from anything from a weeks stay to a few months. If you can help at all that would be great!!!
Nov 29, 2012 4:17 PM
1My 'cheap' may well be your 'expensive'.
Can you give us a per day budget?
Nowhere in Australia is 'cheap' compared to many other parts of the world.
Nov 29, 2012 5:24 PM
Nov 29, 2012 5:49 PM
Nov 29, 2012 5:50 PM
4I like going camping
In an area off the highway between Omeo and Mitta Mitta in northern Victoria, there are several huts you can camp in for free. So long as no one else beat you to them. If they are occupied or in disrepair, you can set up a tent instead.
Here is an example of what one of the huts used to look like. It is the Quart Pot Flat Hut and has been around for over 100 years. Copy and paste the links as they will not be clickable
It is in a bend in the river so is surrounded on 3 sides by water you can use for swimming, drinking and fishing. Thre are caves for pot holing nearby.
A few valleys away from this hut is the Post Office Hut.
There are no camping fees but there are no facilities either. You will have to dig your own toilet for instance.
What facilities they do have are natural. For instance, about 11 kilometres out of Mitta Mitta, heading toward Omeo, there is a small triple waterfall leading into a lagoon you can swim in and use as your water supply. Except in draught. You can stand under the last tier of the waterfall and shower. The area near the waterfall had a population of about 10,000 people in the late nineteenth century because of gold mining. The people are all gone now but you can see evidence of their gold mining activities.
You need a licence to go fishing. Not sure if you can still do it but you used to be able to pick up a licence at the Mitta Mitta general store. You can then throw a line in the river. I am not a fish eater usually but I like the trout you can get out of the river.
Nov 29, 2012 8:34 PM
6You could walk the Bibulmun Track from Perth to Albany. About 6 weeks and it costs nothing. There are free huts to stay in with water and toiliets although you'd need to bring food (there are various towns along the way to restock), sleeping bag and mat and fuel stove (fires are banned in the summer). http://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/
Nov 30, 2012 1:24 AM
7$7000 for 3 months is less than $80 a day for food, accommodation, entertainment, transport....not going to happen. Walking, hiking and camping are great ideas - if you have the gear. But how are you going to get to all of these far away places from the airport?
Unless you reduce your time or increase your budget you won't be doing or seing the places that millions of people come to Australia to see every year- Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and the red centre, the Tasmanian wilderness areas, the beaches along the east coast, Perth, Rottnest Is, Ningallo Reef, The Barossa Valley. So many more.
You budget is great for a month. Maybe more if you really skimp. Not the whole summer.
Nov 30, 2012 2:14 AM
8Walking, hiking and camping are great ideas - if you have the gear. But how are you going to get to all of these far away places from the airport
He says he has $7000.
He can buy a cheap ute or station wagon. He might even get some of his money back for it at the end of the trip. A friend of mine recently paid $2000 for an old 4wd subaru ute. I call it the motorised trailer because it is so small and the rear is the size of a box trailer but it would be perfect for going camping.
Buy yourself some camping gear for a few hundred dollars then off you go.
There are free camping sites all over the country and along rivers such as the Murray
While camping, spending a couple hundred dollars a week will be plenty.
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