Backpacking In Australia

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Sunrise at the Dorrigo Skywalk
Backpacking Australia
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Racing through the winding mountain road we expectantly look to the east. The first ray of light and we would miss sunrise over the forest of old Gondwanaland.

– It is very light now, sun is about to rise, how far is it?
– About 10 k’s to go.

Chilly mountain air, cameras are out of the backpacks and we are heading to the Skywalk at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. Still on time, still just before the sunrise, not a single person around, fantastic!

Long wooden path over the edge of the escarpment ends high above the ground revealing breathtaking views of mountains, Bellingen Valley and treetops of rich Gondwanaland rainforest. Here we appreciate stunning views and watch the sun quickly rise above the horizon. You could stay there forever listening to the sounds of light wind, birds chirping in an anticipation of a new day and rustle of hundred years old trees. [Read more…]

The image is a HDR out of 3 bracketed shots taken handheld.

Location: Dorrigo National Park, New South Wales, Australia

 

Backpacking Australia
Backpacking In Australia
Image by Alex E. Proimos

 

Perhaps it is the sand and surf that brings younger people to Sydney or maybe it is the adventurous spirit of the region but something is attracting younger travelers to Sydney. Each year a good portion of area tourists are young adults and many come to Australia to experience a little more of life and Backpack through the region while taking in all the incredible wonders of the region. The following travel guide can help backpackers make the most of their stay in this fine region.

Accommodations are one of the first things that will need to be arranged but unlike other regions of the world Sydney offers many budget accommodations to backpackers and most are really incredible. There are hostels located in every major city of Australia and the strong competition helps to keep the standards high. There are also many options to camp in some of the areas national parks as well as some budget hotels and holiday rentals that can be very reasonable.

There are many incredible things to do not only within the city of Sydney but in the outlying areas as well. A great way to see more of the region without spending a fortune is to drive yourself to the outlying regions either by hiring a car or even by traveling in a camper. You will find that there are many wonderful things to see and traveling in this way won’t cost you very much money but will allow you to truly appreciate the wilderness beyond the city. Of course, if you are hesitant to drive yourself then you may wish to take the train or a local flight to one of the outlying regions.

Tours can provide a wonderful insiders look at Sydney and there are many tours available all around not only Sydney but all of Australia. You can take a tour to just about any attraction in Australia and many companies offer both student and hostel traveler discounts so you won’t have to pay much to enjoy a great Australian tour.

Traveling on a budget is easy when you are heading to Australia with many free adventures, incredible backpacker accommodations, and wonderful weather year round it is not difficult to see why so many young people are drawn to this region each year. It is a truly spectacular region that can offer you the holiday of your dreams on a budget. There are truly some amazing adventures that await you in and around the city of Sydney.

You can locate pretty sydney accommodation to suit small or large groups. Plenty sydney harbour hotels have enjoyable extra amenities.

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