Food cost on the East Coast of Australia road trip:
If you are staying in hostels or self-contained accommodation, then it’s easy (well besides the cooking part).
Food is expensive, and if you add parties to it, then it is easy to spend $70-150 a day!
Yes, we know that from our experience, again that’s for two people.
There is a lot of fast food places where you can get a burger for $5. When it comes to restaurants, they are more expensive, and a meal can cost anything from $15-30+ depending on what you want to order.
Here is a list of the best restaurants on the East Coast of Australia.
We recommend buying cheap drinks such as 3l of goon (boxed wine).
Connecting with other travelling the East Coast of Australia backpackers:
There is a great app called Backpackr that can help you chat with others like-minded backpackers and get good advice on where to go, what to see or where to eat.
The app helped us a lot, and you can meet cool people near you for a coffee, pint or just to hang out with.
Make sure to join Facebook groups to find travel mates.
What are the best places to visit on the East Coast?
Where to go: The perfect East Coast of Australia itinerary for 4 weeks holiday
Cairns – 4 day itinerary
The main reason most people travel to Cairns is to explore The Great Barrier Reef and pristine white sand beaches.
Cairns doesn’t have a beach, but there is the Cairns Lagoon where you can relax, go for a swim, have a picnic or BBQ.
It is a very lively backpacker town packed with great bars, restaurants, hotels and tour agencies.
There is a lot of travel desks offering cruises to the reef. We did a lot of research before decided on the company.
Here are the best Great Barrier Reef snorkelling or diving cruise companies:
Silverswift ($216+ per person for cruise and snorkelling)