Australia Pacific prices
Australia and New Zealand are places where everyone who visits can't stop talking about how enjoyable they are, but depending on the current exchange rate some visitors might also find them quite expensive so it helps to plan ahead.
Oz gets a bit cheaper outside of the big cities, especially for hotels, but it can still be tough to find cheap meals for those on a backpacker's budget. New Zealand is often visited as a loop on either backpacker buses or in a rented campervan, and either of those strategies can really keep costs down while allowing you to see all the best stuff on your own schedule.
We'll be adding more cities soon, as well as some Pacific islands as well.
Australia Pacific travel prices
Brisbane costs – The gorgeous weather and beaches draw in many Aussies, though it's not as popular with foreign visitors.
Cairns costs – This is the place you base yourself to explore the Great Barrier Reef.
Melbourne costs – Australia's cultural and food capital impresses everyone
Perth costs – In the far west of Australia, this modern city doesn't get as many visitors as it might deserve.
Sydney costs – One of the world's most pleasant large cities has great beaches as well
Tahiti costs – Tahiti's capital is the main transport hub for the South Pacific, but it's probably not a great place to stay more than a day or so.
Auckland costs – The largest city is best limited to a day on either end of your trip exploring the rest of the country
Christchurch costs – The largest city on New Zealand's South Island, Christchurch is a helpful transport hub and a fun place to stay for a short time.
Queenstown costs – The adventure sports capital on the South Island has things going on all year round
Rotorua costs – This town is one of the North Island's main tourist hubs and known for its mineral springs and general odor of sulfur.