Wandering about the adventure land as a backpacker can be a truly fulfilling experience, which is why millions of tourists flock to Australia every year – to discover, to conquer, to experiment. As a backpacker, the possibilities are endless and it’s up to you whether you choose to trek through wild rainforests, enjoy the unspoiled islands, explore the craggy Flinders or even do the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria.
A lot of people who visit Australia choose Sydney as their first destination. If you’re planning to enjoy Sydney’s beach lifestyle and fancy meeting other like-minded backpackers, head to the Bondi Beach, a hip meeting place for all the young and restless. If you want to get a sense of how the locals live, Glebe is a nice village to start with – join the Saturday markets, visit the antique shops and dig in their local foods. Once you’ve had enough of the sun and you feel like you’ve made some local acquaintances, pack up and give King’s Cross a chance to entertain you for the night.
Brisbane is one of the major cities on the East coast and it offers backpackers the opportunity of experiencing Australia’s culture through countless museums and galleries. Not only will you get a chance to feed your cultural geek with some awe-inspiring pieces of art, but you’ll also be close to some of the best beaches Australia has to offer. This is probably an ideal place for those of you who are on a short trip and want to experience as much as you can, without travelling from one city to another.
As most backpackers, you might want to focus on Australia’s wild and adventurous attractions such as Fraser Island, Uluru, the Withsundays, Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef, which is actually the most rewarding part of a backpacker’s trip to this amazing country. There’s nothing like conquering the peaks of ragged mountains, swimming deep in the Ocean, breathing in the fresh air of one of the most picturesque National Parks in the world and meditating in peace in the comfort of serene islands.
From Melbourne to Sydney, Adelaide and other big Australian cities, you can easily find affordable hostels where you can have a good night sleep. One of the best things of having a backpacker experience in Australia is that thousands of other people do it as well – so making friends cannot get easier. What makes backpacking around the world such a fulfilling experience is the energy you get from seeing such picturesque landscapes one step at a time and enjoying the whole experience at your own pace. It’s the freedom and the connection you make with other like-minded people that leave you with the best memories.