Australia travel guide 10 things top online ways to make money young backpackers need to know

Travelling from place to place can take a lot longer top online ways to make money than you may be used to, and distances are often a lot further than they might top online ways to make money at first appear on a map. It is always important to plan ahead when it comes top online ways to make money to travelling around australia, and to make sure you are aware of how long top online ways to make money a journey might take, and how far you intend to travel in a day.

Most young travellers and backpackers that visit australia travel along top online ways to make money the east coast, between melbourne and cairns. This covers a distance of 3,000km! It is a REALLY long way. Most young travellers do not aspire to cover the full top online ways to make money distance, and unless you are here for more than 12 months, you probably don’t have time. However, even a much shorter trip from sydney to the sunshine top online ways to make money coast in QLD covers over 1,000km, and there is a lot to see in-between.

The top-rated companies here in australia ensure their campervans come fully top online ways to make money equipped with comfortable beds, a kitchenette, storage space for 2 or more people, living equipment, and even an ice-box to keep your drinks cold. They’re a fantastic option for cheap and comfortable living whilst top online ways to make money on the move, and they can go almost anywhere – from the city to the outback; or even just down to the beach for a quick top online ways to make money swim to cool off!

Hop-on hop-off buses are definitely one of the cheapest option for top online ways to make money getting around on the east coast of australia. They offer the flexibility you need to be able to top online ways to make money change your australia travel plans last minute, which you will find happens more than you might think! You might know exactly where you’re going…then you meet a bunch of great people, or learn of something new and exciting to see or top online ways to make money do, and your well-made plans go straight out of the window. Your hop-on hop-off pass allows for this, enabling you to change your plans everyday should you need top online ways to make money to.

These are a little more expensive, but are tourist focused which means routes are often scenic top online ways to make money and there are regular activities available to you as you top online ways to make money go. There is also the added benefit of travelling with like-minded young travellers, and usually have a guide on hand to offer advice top online ways to make money and suggestions on where to go and what to see. Ride sharing

Its a matter of trust on both sides, as one party assumes you won’t steal their vehicle, whilst the other assumes you won’t kidnap them. Australia is considered relatively safe and crime-free in comparison to many other countries young travellers visit. But there are certainly some precautions backpackers can take when top online ways to make money taking up ride-sharing offers or using ride-sharing apps or services:

In the last few years, a number of businesses have popped-up in australia with the sole purpose of selling reliable top online ways to make money cars and vans to young travellers and backpackers. These businesses provide certain warranties and assurances in relation to top online ways to make money reliability and breakdowns, and will even guarantee to buy the vehicle back off top online ways to make money you at the end of your trip…regardless of the condition!

Travellers autobarn not only rent campervans and station-wagons to young travellers at very affordable prices. But they also sell you their vehicles. They offer full-service; warranty; buyback; and even a try & buy scheme for all the vehicles they sell. The have depots all around australia, and you don’t need to return the vehicle to the same location top online ways to make money when you want to sell it back.

The above 4 australia travel and transport options would be top online ways to make money our top recommendations for young travellers and backpackers visiting australia top online ways to make money for the first time. But bear in mind there are other options as well. Australia has a great rail network, that is very affordable compared to many other countries, and an excellent network of domestic flights that cut down top online ways to make money travel time considerably if you have the budget.

In the southern temperate zone (south of the tropic of capricorn) there are the full four seasons – winter (jun-aug); spring (sep-nov); summer (dec-feb); and autumn (mar-may). Each season varies a little depending on where you are, but in sydney average summer temperatures are around 26°C (80°F), and winter temperatures average around 16°C (60°F).

Unless you are a fan of oppressive heat; high humidity levels; and regular thunderstorms and rain, we would recommend visiting the tropical north in the dry-season, and avoiding the tropical north of australia between the months top online ways to make money of november and may. This time is known as the ‘wet-season’ and it is for good reason! Many tours and activities are closed during this time, and most backpackers will be further south where it will top online ways to make money be peak-time in regards to the weather – hot, sunny and mostly dry!

During the wet-season it is strongly advised to avoid the ocean altogether top online ways to make money in northern regions due to the deadly ‘stingers’ (box jellyfish) and irukandji jellyfish that are found in australian tropical waters top online ways to make money at this time of year. Although there have been less than 100 deaths from these top online ways to make money stings in the last 100 years, it is still important to know the dangers and avoid top online ways to make money the risk altogether.

Regions such as the sunshine coast and the gold coast top online ways to make money are warm and sunny for most of the year (september – april). But as you travel south, the window does start to close down a little. If you intend to visit tasmania for these summer vibes, best to plan your trip between december and february. Otherwise you might be in for a cold wake-up!

If it is the ocean that appeals to you (and this is what we are all about at australian top online ways to make money surf tours), then rest assured that unlike the tropical north, you are safe to swim all year around without the top online ways to make money fear of deadly stingers and other jellyfish encroaching on your top online ways to make money safety. There are also no crocodiles in temperate australia…another bonus when you’re feeling a little warm and see somewhere appealing to top online ways to make money take a dip! How to plan your trip around the australian climate

Ensuring you can access your hard-earnt savings when you need to, whilst ensuring your money is secure and safe is a top online ways to make money concern for every traveller. Based on our experience, here are our suggestions for setting your finances up correctly top online ways to make money so that when you arrive in australia you don’t encounter any unexpected surprises, and can easily access your cash. Carrying cash

By law, you can carry as much cash into and out of top online ways to make money australia as you wish, but you must declare amounts of AU$10,000 or more. However, as a young traveller it would be very un-wise to bring large amounts of cash with you to top online ways to make money fund your travelling expenses. Hostels are not particularly secure, especially if you are bunking in shared dorms. You will also likely be moving around a lot – another reason large amounts of cash can easily get misplaced.

Prepaid travel cards offer easy access to your money when top online ways to make money you’re overseas, and you can use them just like you use a top online ways to make money credit or debit card at home. They are a great option if you are only staying top online ways to make money in australia for a short period of time (less than 3 months). With a little research you will find some great deals top online ways to make money on prepaid traveller cards in your home country. Just keep an eye on the cost of ‘loading’ a prepaid credit card, and then ‘retrieving’ any unspent money at the end of your trip.

Exchange rates can often be expensive, and so can international fees, so it would be worth checking these rates with your top online ways to make money bank prior to departure. Many people will often change their credit card to one top online ways to make money more suited to international travel, where with a little research, fees can be as low as 0%, and exchange rates can be a lot lower than standard. Australian bank account

The 4 biggest banks in australia are commonwealth bank; westpac; ANZ; and NAB, and all offer suitable accounts. But our recommendation would be commonwealth bank. You can setup an account online…even before you arrive in australia. It is free to do, and you can transfer money from anywhere in the world top online ways to make money and view you balance before you arrive. You get a debit card that can be used anywhere top online ways to make money in australia, and you will not be charged any monthly accounting fees top online ways to make money for the first 12 months of holding the account.

Whilst this may be a huge draw-card for some, others may not be quite so excited at the prospect. Visiting a country home to more deadly snakes than any top online ways to make money other country worldwide can be intimidating. To add to this, australia hosts some of the most venomous spiders on the top online ways to make money planet. And there are a few other local critters hanging around top online ways to make money that are known for their large and pointy teeth.

At this point it is important to point out that top online ways to make money despite what many are made to believe, everything in australia is not out to kill you! We’ll go through this myth in more detail in the top online ways to make money next section. But for now it’s worth keeping these facts in mind and taking a top online ways to make money few day-to-day precautions to ensure your australia travel plans are not top online ways to make money thwarted by our native inhabitants. Spiders

You’ll be pleased to know, there have been no deaths from spider bites in australia top online ways to make money since 1979. And there are only currently 2 spiders in australia that top online ways to make money are considered dangerous – the funnel-web spider and the red-back spider. Even so, the following precautions can be taken to ensure you don’t inadvertently take on one of these 8 legged wonders:

There are lifeguards and shark alarms at every major beach top online ways to make money to alert you to any sightings. There are also shark nets that (somewhat controversially) help prevent sharks straying close to popular swimming spots. If we could give you a single word of advice top online ways to make money when you visit australia: it is not to let a fear of sharks prevent top online ways to make money you from enjoying our beautiful beaches!

When you are up in the tropical north during the top online ways to make money wet season, a dip in the ocean can seem very inviting. But seek out any warning signs relating to ‘stingers’ as they are known, and any lifeguard instructions in regards to these jellyfish. Sticking to a swimming pool is going to be the top online ways to make money best option where there are no little (or large) critters that can cause you harm! Saltwater crocodiles (salties):

I’m sure this has been drilled into you since the top online ways to make money day you reached legal drinking age, but the same wise words are just as applicable in top online ways to make money an aussie pub as it is a parisian nightclub: never leave your drinks unattended! Although the majority of us are very honest, trustworthy boys and girls, there are a few rotten eggs in every town. Protect yourself from any unsafe encounters by watching yours and top online ways to make money your friend’s drinks, not accepting drinks from strangers that you didn’t see opened/poured at the bar, and keeping your eye on any friends who have had top online ways to make money a few too many. The australian sun

Finding a job in australia is much the same as top online ways to make money finding a job back at home. You are going to have to put the effort in top online ways to make money to find a job that you want. And you’ll need to be realistic as to what you can top online ways to make money apply for. Make sure you are fully aware of any restrictions imposed top online ways to make money by your visa. Whether or not your visa even allows you to work top online ways to make money whilst you are travelling in australia. Breaching your visa requirements can often result in being shipped top online ways to make money out of australia fairly swiftly. It can then be very tricky to return!

Working holiday visas are available to any one aged between top online ways to make money 18 and 30, and from the following countries: belgium, canada, republic of cyprus, denmark, estonia, finland, france, germany, hong kong, republic of ireland, italy, japan, republic of korea, malta, netherlands, norway, sweden, taiwan or united kingdom. You can apply for your working holiday visa here.

You are also eligible for a working holiday visa if top online ways to make money you are from these additional countries, although the process is a little different to acquire one: argentina, bangladesh, chile, china – people’s republic of, hungary, indonesia, israel, luxembourg, malaysia, peru, poland, portugal, san marino, singapore, slovak republic, slovenia, spain, thailand, turkey, USA, uruguay, vietnam. In these circumstances you can apply for this working holiday top online ways to make money visa here.

Once your working holiday visa is approved, your visa is valid for entry to australia for 1 top online ways to make money year. It allows you to stay for a year once you top online ways to make money arrive. You may work for each employer a maximum of six top online ways to make money months or study in australia for up to four months top online ways to make money on your visa. At the end of one year, you may be eligible to apply for a second working top online ways to make money holiday visa. (see the next section if this is what you intend top online ways to make money to do). Finding a job

Our recommendation would be to seek out jobs in the top online ways to make money tourism and/or hospitality industries. They are much easier to secure on a working holiday top online ways to make money visa. Employers know that they cannot hold onto you for more top online ways to make money than 6 months (unless they decide to sponsor you to stay in australia), so they tend to be reluctant to employ overseas travellers top online ways to make money on temporary visa.

If you need any help with setting up the above, australian surf tours offers an arrivals package for when you top online ways to make money first arrive in australia. This includes all of the above, and we’ll even help you find a job! Contact us about our arrivals packages anytime via phone or top online ways to make money email. We’d love to hear from you and we’re all about helping young travellers out!

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