Australia, October 2015

Recap : Sydney – Melbourne 2015

Dates: 8 – 18 Oct (11D 10N)

Itinerary

Date Agenda
8 – 11 Oct Sydney
11 – 15 Oct Sydney to Melbourne road trip
15 – 18 Oct Melbourne

Accommodation

All accommodation booked via Booking.com and Airbnb.com.

Transport options

  • Sydney: Public transport using Opal card (max A$16/day) and friend’s car
  • Sydney to Melbourne road trip: Car rental (Toyota Corolla) via EuropCar
  • Melbourne: Public transport using Myki

Useful things to note

  1. All Singaporeans need an Electronic Travel Application. Get yours at S$10 via Jatravel. This is also the cheapest option.
  2. The most affordable SIM card option is the $2/day Optus card which gives you unlimited calls, SMSes and 500MB of data. If you exceed 500MB, you’ll be bumped to 1GB/day for additional $2. Minimum top up is $10.
  3. One Australia-sized meal generally equates to a meal for two Asians and leaves you space to grab a snack/dessert/coffee.
  4. Cheapest groceries are in supermarkets – avoid convenience stores!
  5. Remember to purchase car excess for your car rental. The most expensive option is to go with your car rental company and the cheapest is a third-party insurance. The staff will also remind you that in any accidents, the company will deal with you directly (that is you pay first) and you will need to claim against the third-party insurance.

Gorgeous photos by Camistry Lab.

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