really is well suited for the budget traveller. There is an excellent
range of accommodation available starting from as little as $11
per night in dormitory style buildings to cheaper motel style units
for as little as $39 per night. Sometimes you may have to hunt around
to find these bargains but generally they are readily available.
are a number of cheaper eateries and dining venues that specifically
cater for the budget traveller. These are mostly located on or around
the Esplanade which is where
most hostels and backpackers are located. Most nightclubs
will have special deals to encourage backpackers to their venues
by offering cheap meals.
asking around at the local hostel will give you all of the answers
on where to eat and drink. Likewise with touring. There are tours
available at all levels and budgets. You can do a top of the line
trip to the Great Barrier Reef
which will cost about $150 for the day or you can do a budget trip
which will cost you about $50. What is the difference you ask?
it is mostly in the little things. The larger boats get you to the
reef faster, they are more comfortable and they have more facilities
but they also carry a lot more people. Generally on the large vessels
all activities (except SCUBA
diving) are included in the ticket price.
same goes with day tours to the Daintree.
You can easily get a deluxe tour that is all inclusive or you can
get a budget trip that has a few more optionals and perhaps slightly
less convenient times.
with shopping. There are all ranges of shopping
available from Louis Vuitton to the cheapest no frills stores and
everything in between.
you are a budget traveller
rest assured that you will be well catered for in this part of the