Expensive Australia October 8, 2007Posted 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!