A country famous for its golden beaches, relaxed atmosphere, wide open outback, and the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth among others: Australia is a hugely popular destination among visitors.
The country is well known all over the world for water sports like surfing and diving, its unique wild life, as well as the beautiful natural heritage of the continent. All kinds of visitors travel to Australia, and it is possible to travel across the country on a relatively small budget.
Accommodation is available for all types of travellers. With options like youth hostels in Sydney or Canberra to hotels in Perth, the budget traveller can literally travel across the length and breadth of Australia and still stick to a small living budget.
Travel is also possible today on a budget what with an entire crop of low cost airlines that offer cheap flights to the far west and Perth.
Internally, renting a car would be a good option if travelling in a group. That is not to say that public transport is not good! Bus transport in Australia is cheap as well as efficient and convenient. However, being a huge country, distances between places can be overwhelming for bus travel. Hitchhiking is not a common practice, although an occasional hitchhiker on the highways is quite common.