Your auntie’s next door neighbour’s son spent £2000; your best mate’s older sister spent £5000; and the guy in the coffee shop said you’d only need £3000. So how much money do you need to travel Australia and New Zealand, for three months?
There’s never going to be a firm answer. Some people will eat more, drink less, give hitch-hiking a go, refuse to share a dorm, hire a campervan. Everyone will have their own — and very different — expectations of what they want from a trip to Australia and New Zealand, but we believe it’s possible to calculate a rough budget guide.
I’ve broken down the three months into eight weeks in Australia, including two weeks in a campervan, and four weeks in New Zealand. Remember, this is just a rough guide, and prices can (and do) fluctuate. If you have some information on the cost of travel in this region, add to the conversation via the comment thread below this post.
It’s that Ask the Experts time of the week again and there’s a pretty juicy question for Amy to get her teeth stuck into…
Gemma wants some advice on a big tip through the Americas, which will be a pretty epic experience in anyone’s book. If you like what you hear, and want to challenge our Experts to answer one of your own burning travel questions, send us an email and we’ll put it to them right here on the blog.
Let’s see hear Gemma’s question before we put it to our trusty Experts…
I’m 28 and am looking for a multistop ticket that will take me on a few stops through North and South America, can I book a multistop flights with STA Travel if I’m not a student or under 26? If so, can you suggest any routes that you think would be good and not too expensive? Gemma.
Sounds like you’ve got some pretty exciting times ahead of you Gemma! Ok, Experts it’s over to you!
I get it, travel insurance may not be the most exciting purchase you make as you prepare to take off on your trip, but I can promise you one thing – it’s definitely one of the most important.
To answer the question above, it’s absolutely essential to have travel insurance, and I’ll tell you why…
Insurance covers us against a whole manner of events that are completely out of our control, and, contrary to what some people believe, isn’t just for people who are planning on throwing themselves off bridges, diving to the depths of exotic oceans, or climbing massive mountain ranges.
This week, we have a curious and very valid question on the best way to spend two months travelling around glorious Asia…
My boyfriend and I have booked flights to Hong Kong, where we plan on being based whilst we travel around Asia for two months. We have a budget of about £6000 pounds between the two of us – where can you recommend going, and how exactly should we to do it? Jennifer
We get asked a LOT of questions like this, so we know the Expert advice on offer will fall on many keen ears…
So you have three months. And you’ve chosen Asia. Let’s give 6 weeks to the Southeast (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam). Three weeks to China. And three weeks to India and Sri Lanka.
So how much will this set you back?
How long do you want to spend in Halong Bay?