Unlike Europe where there are a lot of freebies for tourists to experience, that’s not the case in Australia. If I haven’t emphasised enough, Australia is expensive to tour. It’s away from the main world and almost every consumable thing is imported. You pay for everything.
TIPPING at restaurants or for services are not common or expected, as servers are well paid. However, paying for even a sachet of ketchup or tarter sauce is expected at most places.
FLYING with budget airlines is your best call as airfares even within the country gets extremely pricey.
TAXIS have high fares here, Uber turns out to be a lot cheaper and even cheaper are their bus and tram services to get from one place to another.
DRINKING at restaurants is very costly, so stick to their well stoked liquor stores to buy a six pack for the evening and some restaurants also allow the BYOB concept where in you can carry your own bottle of liquor and they charge a small corkage for the serving it with your meal.
NO LATE NIGHTLIFE