Currency

Australian dollar ($)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than $150

  • Hostel dorm bed: $25–35
  • Hostel double room: $80–110
  • Budget pizza or pasta meal: $15–20
  • Local bus ride: from $3.30

Midrange: $150–300

  • Motel or B&B double room: $130–250
  • Breakfast or lunch in a cafe: $20–30
  • Car hire per day: from $35
  • Short taxi ride: $25

Top End: More than $300

  • Boutique-hotel double room: from $250
  • Three-course meal in a top restaurant: $80
  • Guided wilderness day tour: from $120
  • Decent bottle of Tasmanian wine: from $32

Bargaining

Bargaining and haggling isn't really part of Australian culture. That said, there's a definite 'cash' culture in commerce here, where you might get a lower price on a purchase if you pay cash rather than use a credit card (thus relieving the vendor of some of their official tax obligations).

Money

There's a Commonwealth Bank with ATM in Marlborough St.