Cairns Backpacker Tips

Australia has so many beautiful places for backpackers to explore, work and play.

There are lots of excellent safe accommodation for young traveller. Our best Backpacker Tips will be continuously updated to ensure you have the best time in Australia

To Travel is to Live!  Let’s make some awesome memories

So come on! Dream, Explore and Discover your World. You want to be sure when you are old you have some great stories to tell your grandkids!

1 You will need a passport

2 Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, you may need  a visa to enter Australia click here to find out more

3 Plan your holiday

4 Find some cheap flights

5 Travel Insurance

6 Prepare for travel

7 About the backpack

A good tip is to get a medium or small bag (45-60 litres) spare a thought for your back remember the bigger the pack, the more it weighs.

When choosing your backpack zips and straps need to last your travel distance so look for tough ones.

Things to do before you start your travels

Before you set out on your travels its a great idea to scan your important documents and keep a copy with someone at home as well as on your phone, computer, etc. guaranteed to save you a lot of heartaches if you lose any items.

If you are planning to scuba dive in Australia and let’s face it, we do have the Great Barrier Reef, and Ningaloo Reef, don’t forget your scuba dive logbook and your certification card.

Working in Australia

Australia has a high pay rate. For young people who are eager to work and travel around Australia, it’s a great way to learn about our culture and help pay for your trip.

Do you want to travel and work your way around Australia? if you are a young person aged 18-30 years and would like to work and vacation in Australia for up to a year you may be eligible for a working holiday visa. (The word holiday in Australia means the same as vacation).

Do you need Travel Insurance?

You never know what unexpected things could happen. Travel insurance is highly recommended and will make you feel safe and comfortable no matter where your adventures take you.


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Emergency Numbers in Australia

For fire, police, and ambulance in Australia dial 000