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Cost per day for driving tour?

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Cost per day for driving tour?

Starting to plan a 4 months driving tour of Australia. Starting from Sydney in jun14 and endings in Perth in oct14. I need some help to estimate cost and recommendation for accommodation. The trip is just for a couple, husband and wife. The idea is to rent a car like a commodore for the period and stays in motels.

Would $250 per day be a reasonable estimate? I figure $100 for motel, $50 for car and &100 for food etc.

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1. Re: Cost per day for driving tour?

I think you'll find a car like that will cost you closer to $70 per day - plus one way drop off fees.

You may find some motels for around $100 per night but we generally budget for a minimum of $120.

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2. Re: Cost per day for driving tour?

Car rental www.drivenow.com.au www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au

Motor fuel www.motormouth.com.au

Accommodation www.venere.com www.wotif.com

Edited: 28 December 2013, 03:20
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3. Re: Cost per day for driving tour?

$100 per day for hotels is ambitious, even with $120 per day your choices may be limited in many places.

Also have you checked the one way drop off fees with the car rental companies to pick up in Syd and drop off in Perth? This could have a big impact on your budget.

With 4 months have you considered buying a car in Syd and selling it again when you get to Perth?

Edited: 28 December 2013, 03:29
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4. Re: Cost per day for driving tour?

120 days at around $60 per day car hire is $7,200 .... why wouldn't you just buy a car? Even if you pay $6,000 and dump it you are $1,200 better off.

And if you become NRMA members they offer discounts on selected accommodation across the country.

Edited: 28 December 2013, 04:31
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5. Re: Cost per day for driving tour?

Dont forget to add the cost of fuel in your budget. When travelling such large distances it very quickly adds up.

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