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Budget Travel With South Pacific Vacations

Author : Hunter Zimmerman

South Pacific Vacations on a Budget

Is there such a thing as a free vacation? What about traveling around for free on South Pacific Vacations? Not likely - but there are plenty of ways to save money if you want to see a lot of Australia without spending a lot of money. Here are some tips to travel for less than 40 bucks each day:

Buy a Car - If you are planning a particularly long trip to Australia with a lot of traveling in mind then rather than wasting a lot of money on weeks or months of rentals just buy a car. It doesn't matter what kind of vehicle you buy as long as it fits within your travel budget. Also, if you are smart about it you can sell it off before you leave and get at least part of your money back on it if not a profit.

Vehicle Relocation - You may have a more open vacation schedule, meaning that you don't really care where you go and aren't overly concerned with how long you stay anywhere. If this is the case then you might look into vehicle relocation. How it works is for a major discount you take the rental car to a specific office in whatever city they want it in by a specific time and you get to use the rental very nearly for free in the interim. This of course means you have constraints and time limits but it might be worth looking into.

Sleeping for Free - If you take one of the above options, remember that you've now got a roof over your head (technically). You can either camp out along your travels, enjoying the clear star-filled night in the Outback or you can sleep in your vehicle. Both options are free. You can take advantage of free rest areas all along many of the major travel routes and pay only a small fee for the amenities like a shower.

Camping in National Parks - While you may be required to book some of the more popular camp grounds in advance you will still find that they are among the more low cost options out there. Some of the national parks will actually let you stay for free and others only charge around five dollars. The one thing you will have to remember is that if you book a campground in the middle of nowhere you may need a more robust vehicle to even get to it and a guide to keep you from driving endlessly into the bush and getting lost, possibly permanently.

Camps Australia - Camping is the best way to say money while traveling the outback, and knowing where to camp can save you a lot of money to help you plan your route. You can buy a copy of Camps Australia but expect to spend over $70 depending on where you pick it up. If you're renting a vehicle, see if the vehicle comes with a copy or if the company has one you can use.

Flying Local - If you are looking to book a local flight rather than driving across the continent then your best bet is probably looking into Tiger Airways. They won't let you fly free obviously but Sydney to Melbourne for $50 isn't a bad deal. Of course prices will fluctuate and the rates may change by the time you get to the counter so shop around anyway and make sure you get the best deal.

The best way to save money is to just use a bit of creativity, some fore thoughtand use the services of a South Pacific travel planner. Make sure you get a reputable planner that knows what they are talking about.

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Want to go somewhere awesome this year? Then its time to discover the fun and majesty that comes with South Pacific Vacations. Theres nothing better than backpacking Australia or putting together wine tours with New Zealand Vacation Packages. Wonder awaits downunder.

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