Cheap day trips

As diesel prices soar way over the $2 a litre mark, tourism is seeing another major hit to the industry.

Rather than moving from town to town, travellers are more likely to spend a few days in one location to avoid spending excessive cash on fuel.

But it doesn’t have to be all end all.

Research shows that the fuel only alters your trip expenses by 2%. In light of this news, we’ve decided to list some easy, budget camping activities in your state.


The Lyell Deer Sanctuary is unique to South-East Queensland and an excellent day out. Not only is it affordable, but it offers an experience like nowhere else.

Take a look at their website for more information.

New South Wales

The Blue Mountains are a perfect way to add in a budget-friendly activity. Bushwalking is a free option for tourists and offers sights unique to the Australian landscape.

Beginners, no need to fret. There are varying difficulties for everybody- amateur to expert.

For more info, check out the Visit NSW website here.


Apollo Bay is a widely underrated location, with a beautiful stretch of coastline that will soothe your travel bug urge.

Only two hours from Melbourne, this location has so much to offer.

After a day at the beach, take a stroll through the coastal town for a affordable, bohemian day out.

This location is especially great for those taking the Great Eastern Road trip.

To find out more, click here.

Western Australia

The Black Diamond Lake brings views that will steal your breath away. Surrounded by rock and bushland, this crystal blue water is a great affordable way to cool down in the heat of Western Australia.

The lake is only a 2 hour drive from capital city, Perth, and is completely free to visit.

To see more, click here.

South Australia

Horse Shoe Bay in Port Elliott is a popular tourist destination for SA, and it’s clear why.

A historical town founded in the mid 19th century with a coastline to die for, it’s a great way to get out of the city and get a breath of fresh air.

To find out more, see here.


For those looking to get out of Hobart’s famous harbour, try heading inbound to the beautiful town of Richmond.
Coated in historical sites and gorgeous architecture- it’s a great way to get a change of scenery.

For those willing to splurge a little, the Gingerbread Tasmania located just off the main street sells treats that are to die for.

For more information, see their site here.

Northern Territory

The Berry Springs Nature Reserve is a hidden gem tucked a quick 40 minute drive away from Darwin.

This water hole is surrounded by rich, dense bushland and offers a distinctive NT experience.

It’s a great place to socialise, have a picnic and relax with friends.

If you find yourself at the reserve between March and April, you may very well find a native flower that blooms only once a year.

For more info, head to their site here.

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