About Backpack Around Australia

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What Backpack Around Australia (backpackaround.com) is all about

In general

Backpack Around Australia is one of the largest and most comprehensive backpacker information sites for backpackers travelling around Australia.

Our aim is to help backpackers in planning their trip to Australia, or assist them while they are here. To achieve this we provide an extensive amount of information, which includes the following.


We have posted relevant travel information on over 200 destinations around Australia including highlights, overview, orientation, local weather forecast and visitor information centres.

Backpacker accommodation

  • There is comprehensive information on backpacker accommodation, including listings of almost every backpacker hostel in Australia.

  • You can book your accommodation directly online at more than 200 backpacker hostels and budget accommodation places around Australia.

  • We have also listed hundreds of camping grounds, holiday parks and tourist parks where you can camp.

  • Backpack Around Australia can also take care of your group booking requirements,

  • If you are looking for longer-term accommodation, we have listings for thousands of people searching for a flat mate in share accommodation arrangements.

Things to do and see

We have posted information on thousands of things you can do or see around Australia. Also included in this section is an events calendar for major events around Australia and the ability to book hundreds of great backpacker and adventure tours directly online.

Travel information

Our travel information section provides you with general information to help you travel around Australia, including:

  • General information about Australia

  • What you need to know about arriving in Australia

  • What things you should consider before you finish your trip and leave Australia

  • Relevant checklists

  • Australian climate

  • Health and safety in Australia

  • Visitor information centres and major Australian Government tourism websites

  • Foreign embassies and consulates in Australia

  • Tips for taking a great photo

  • Tips for writing an interesting travel blog

  • Gay and lesbian travel in Australia

  • Australia's history


We have provided detailed information on all forms of transportation to get to Australia and get around Australia including air, bus, train, drive, cycle, and boat.

Working in Australia

If you are planning on working while you are on your trip to Australia, we have listed virtually everything you need to know about how to apply for a work visa, find a job and relevant employment information and conditions.

Backpacker travel services

Finally, our services section, provides you with information that may save you some money or assist you with your trip. This includes information on backpacker travel insurance, Australia's best value international phone cards, flexible and simple mobile plans and mobile broadband plans, backpacker discount cards, getting your tax and superannuation returns done, and sending excess goods back home.


At Backpack Around Australia we realise the importance of continually growing our business and we are always trying to improve our web site. We would greatly appreciate if you may have any ideas of suggestions to assist us in doing this. Please click here to contact us.