Hi I'm looking for some information in regards to backpacking around Australia for around 6 maybe 7 months depending on funds. Anyway was wondering about the following questions -
Whats the best way to travel around Australia? I don't drive and renting a car sounds a costly idea anywho. Guess I'm looking for a cheaper options or any kind of passes I could buy that work be better be it flying/rail or buses.
Whats the best way to travel around major cities ? Again any sort of rail card or subway pass etc ? Also if you can get a pass are these only valid in one city as others have different ones ?
Any recommendations on hostels in Sydney for a good starting base ? Or any other long term accommodation options.
Best time go ? I'm guessing Dec - Jan are going to be the most costly and hottest too. Though I would love to spend new year there :|
Lastly any ideas on cost for this kind of trip ? I know it depends on what I would be doing but any ideas or anything will be a great help or even average cost of living etc.
Sorry if the post is a bit random, got a few too many questions lol ! All info will be great !