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!
A Round the World trip is The Dream. Ask anyone who’s ever thought about strapping on a backpack, and they’ll tell you that if they were handed a Round the World ticket, they’d be off in a flash. And it’s easy to see why.
A jaunt around the world is the ultimate journey; your opportunity to travel through countless countries, experience different cultures, and see what this big ol’ globe of ours has to offer.
It’s the kind of trip where you could be lazing on a beach in Thailand one week and trekking through the Amazon the next. You could find yourself munching on an In-N-Out burger in LA on Monday, and chowing down on nshima in Zambia on Thursday.
From deserts to mountains, beaches to backwaters, savannas to skyscrapers – a Round the World trip can pack them all in, and then some.
This could actually be you. Yep, you. Right there.
Meet Sarah Carter. She’s bagged what must be one of the best jobs in the world; a tour leader for Contiki in her home country of New Zealand!
As anyone who’s ever been to New Zealand will tell you, it’s a pretty incredible place, full of the most stunning natural landscapes you could ever wish to see, tonnes of fantastically terrifying adventure opportunities and rugby, lots of rugby.
Sarah loves her job, and she’s here to tell us why, but she’s also got a pretty exciting secret too: her brother is super famous in New Zealand!
Anyone who’s familiar with rugby will probably need no further explanation when I say she is the sister of Dan Carter, Rugby Union star and member of the national team the All Blacks. The All Blacks are to rugby what Manchester United are to football, so yeah, this is pretty big.
Sarah’s passionate about her country, and her job, so if you’ve ever thought about travelling New Zealand then you must read this. And if you’ve never really thought about travelling New Zealand, well, you definitely need to read this!
Sarah hard at work...
We’re about half way through our big trip travel talks that have been happening across the length and breadth of the UK over the past couple of weeks.
These talks are built to help you plan the trip you’ve been day dreaming about for ages and make sure that you squeeze the absolute most amazing experience possible from your time away.
And there really is no one better to help you do that than our own Travel Experts, during our big trip travel talks they have been sharing a huge selection of their knowledge and tips to help you make your trip as good as it possibly can be – much of which you’d be forgiven for not realising – that’s why we call them experts after all!
If you can possibly make it to any of our remaining travel talks I strongly suggest you do – there’s so much you can take from it to improve your travels, but, just incase you are unable to attend for any reason, no fear, I’ve tapped up our Travel Experts to share some of those pearls of wisdom that the attendees at their talks have learned so you don’t have to miss out on some of the best bits.
Here are 10 things learned from budding travellers just like you, over the past couple of weeks