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Expensive Australia October 8, 2007

Posted by Amanda in Australia, Observations, Travel Diary.

Whenever I return to Australia from overseas or look at travelling in Australia, it strikes me just how expensive this country is. One good example is walking tours.

Chris and I are going to Melbourne in December* and I wanted to do a walking tour of the art and grafitti of Melbourne- it is $55 per person for three hours, and that is the cheap tour. Some of the others are up to $95. I couldn’t believe how this differs from the walking tours we have taken overseas. That is the great thing about walking tours- the overheads are low so they are usually affordable. But not in Australia apparently. See the list below for a comparison

Berlin €12=$18 AUD and this walk was more than seven hours long! The tours are all conducted by people who have degrees in German history.

London £6 = $14.00 AUD

New York $15 US = $16 AUD

At least two of these cities also run free walks- why is it so expensive here?

*ok the one thing that is not expensive about this trip is the flights. We are going with Tiger for $40 each return including taxes!



1. techtwo - December 12, 2007

Totally agreed!
Travelling in Australia is ridiculously expensive.
I recently travel there by myself for 5 night, and it cost me
more than $1K for just 2/3 stars hotels there.
This price is equal or exceeding the price of hotel in Manhattan.
Had it been in Las Vegas, I would be staying luxuriously in 5 stars resort with this price!!!

2. Paul - October 8, 2009

We’ve been considering going to Australia for a long trip since two years ago. Now we’re thinking of just doing a quick tour of Sydney and Brisbane.

New Zealand seems to be more affordable since our US dollar buys more there compared to the nearly 1:1 exchange rate in Australia.

We’ll probably end up spending 4-5 months in Auckland rather than in Sydney or Brisbane as originally planned.

3. Harv3y - November 5, 2009

Overpriced and overrated by…. surprise surprise…the locals.

Get much better value for your money and go to NZ and Pacific Islands.

Australia is a fairly generic tourist destination…albeit at a premium price.

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