How Much Does it Cost to Live in Adelaide for One Month?

Adelaide is an oft-forgotten capital in Australia, but that is not to say that it is forgettable. Look on pretty much any list rating world city livability, and Adelaide will surely be somewhere near the top. In fact, it was voted "Most Livable City in Australia" in 2011 by the Property Council of Australia. The city was founded with cultural and r...

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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Brisbane for One Month?

Brisbane, state capital of Queensland, has a lot going for it. Nestled on the banks of the wide and meandering ‘Brisbane River’, the city enjoys a fantastic climate with hot, if rather humid, summers and warm winters. It has beautiful parks and some important historic buildings and structures including ‘Story Bridge’, designed by the architect responsible for the ‘Sydney Harbor Bridge’.  Over the last few years Brisbane has built a reputatio...

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How Much Does it Cost to Live in Cairns for One Month?

Cairns is a bit of an anomaly as far as Australian tourism goes. While the state capitals and the areas surrounding them are the obvious destinations for visitors, this regional collection of townships finds itself ranked the fourth most visited city, following Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. This is definitely thanks in part to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, but Cairns has also figured out how to keep people coming back. The city ...

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How Much Does it Cost to Live in Gold Coast for One Month?

Gold Coast is a city that truly earned its name. Escaped convicts used to hide in the area, back when the region was settled mostly by penal colonies. Red Cedar forests attracted the industrious in the mid-nineteenth century, and by 1875, the wealthiest residents of nearby Brisbane were coming to the beaches on holiday. Before Gold Coast was officially established, it was a number of communities that eventually became incorporated into the town o...

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The Great Ocean Road By Bus – Day One

The Great Ocean Road (GOR) one of the world’s most scenic drives that includes natural wonders, outdoor activities, divine dining experiences, exotic wildlife and endless trails to explore. Many nomads have sought to experience this journey, be it by camper van, car, bus or even hitch hiking their way down the GOR. Whatever way you choose to experience the GOR, it will be an astounding adventure.  Although Australia is a popular country for ...

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The Cost of Living in Brisbane for One Month

Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, is often overlooked by travellers as they whirlwind across the Land Down Under.  The river city entwines you in her relaxed, and sometimes, fun and kooky vibe. You can embrace her small city diversity in suburbs ranging from artsy and alternative, to gourmet and uber-chic. It’s all here for the taking.  The added bonus over her more sophisticated cousins, Sydney and Melbourne, is the price of sp...

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Banking Abroad for Backpackers in Australia

The majority of travellers who come to Australia equipped with a backpack and a game plan to see the country are entering with a Working Holiday Visa. This amazing visa enables foreigners to enter Australia with legal permission to stay for a year while being able to work in order to fund their exploration of Australia.     Backpackers usually aim for employment that involves waiting tables, bar tending and other jobs tha...

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Exploring Melbourne on a Budget

If you have travel plans that involve Australia, Melbourne is more than likely on your list of destinations to check out. Voted one of the most liveable cities in the world for several years, this cultural mecca excels when it comes to shopping, gourmet eats, sports and so much more. Australia is known for its high prices and although Melbourne is not excluded from this classification, there are ways to make the most of this fantastic city w...

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Best Australian Cities for Study Abroad

Each Australian city has something different to offer travelers and especially students thinking about studying abroad. All major cities are located on the coast, but they all have different climates to consider. First, check to see what Australian universities may have partnerships with your school. Then think about what type of atmosphere you like to find the best Australian city for your study abroad experience. Cost of living is similar throu...

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Things to Know About Bartending in Australia

One of the easiest jobs to find when working abroad in Australia is bartending. Luckily for those of us looking for jobs, Australia is one of the easiest places to learn to bartend because of the laws in place to curb dangerous drinking. Jobs can be found in every city in Australia and the Outback pubs are always looking for employees. But there are a few things you'll need to know before finding your place behind the bar.   What You Need Be...

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