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Beers, babes & beaches. Australia's East Coast has everything you need for a perfect holiday. The beautiful beaches, subtropical rainforests and vibrant cities are prime territory for adventure. \r\nThis guide will give you all the info on how to get the most out of your time in Australia. Whether it is a week in one city or a year travelling the length of the coast. The guid ... ... ...

Visa

It is easy for people with major passports to get a tourist or visitor visa to Australia for up to a year. The eVisitor visa is for those from a specific list of European countries. It is a free 3 month visa. 34 non European countries have access to a similar free 3 month visa the ETA visa. A tourist visa allows you to spend up to 12 months in the country. This visa will cost you $140. You c ... .

Transport

Australia is a huge country linked by long highways. The best way to see the country is by car. Without a car you are very limited in what you can see. Things which should be easy become a chore. Having a car will give you the freedom to travel where and when it suits you. This is important in Australia because so much of what makes Australia great for tourists is a long way from an airport ... .

Accommodation

Accommodation is very expensive in Australia. For most tourists it will be their biggest cost. To get your own space in major cities & towns the best option is airbnb. Hotels are almost always overpriced. Getting an affordable weekly rate at a property near the CBD or major attractions is fairly easy in all cities except Sydney. In Sydney you can either live a little further out and use ... .

Saving Money

Food can be expensive in Australia and you will save a lot of money doing your own cooking. If you are staying at a hostel or airbnb you should have access to a kitchen. If you are on the road there are plenty of barbecues around that can be used for free. Buying some simple barbecue equipment and an esky (cooler) will make your life much easier if you are on the road. You can also pick up a ... .

Trip Planning

Getting a cheap flight to Australia is possible. The best time of year to fly is between April & June. This is late autumn/early winter in Australia but not cold in Queensland. Flights are generally cheaper on Tuesday and Wednesday. Booking ahead can save you a lot of money. The cheapest flights into the country are on Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur and on Scoot from Singapore. Both of these ... .