After several years of overvalued currencies, things in Australia and New Zealand are back to more normal levels as of early 2015. In fact, if you are American you will now find this part of the world to be reasonably cheap, though Europeans and Canadians may not.
The good news is that both countries have a robust infrastructure for budget travelers, with more hostels (called ‘backpackers’ usually) than almost anywhere else in the world. Self-catering will cut costs in both countries since even fast-food restaurants tend to be quite expensive. Camping or going with a group in a campervan is another good way of seeing a lot while spending less money. Click to read more