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Adventure Down Under: My Australia and NZ trip for under $100 a day

So, I’m back from my two week trip of Australia and New Zealand with some of my close friends, and I must say that was one of the most memorable trips to date! New Zealand, sometimes better known as Lord of the Rings Land, has always been one of my bucket lists of places to visit.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

For the longest time, that dream seemed impossible because of how far New Zealand is far from everything else (it’s another 3 hour flight from Australia) and how expensive it is to even get to New Zealand from Manila. Flights to New Zealand would cost around 60,000 pesos alone! Another option would be to get a tour, which would probably cost even more given how remotely far New Zealand is! In this blog post, Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses I’d be sharing how it’s possible to visit one of the gems of the world while on a budget and planning AHEAD.


If you’re looking for serenity and nature, then New Zealand is the place to go.

Thanks to Cebu Pacific’s newly launched route to Sydney, me and my friends were able to get a round-trip ticket to Sydney from Manila for only a whopping 6,000 pesos.



With that low base fare, I realized flights to New Zealand from Australia are way cheaper than flying direct to New Zealand. Here’s our itinerary and cost below:

  • MNL – SYD -MNL P6,600 via Cebu Pacific
  • Melbourne – Queenstown P5,500 via They Air New Zealand
  • Queenstown – Auckland P2,900 via Jetstar
  • Auckland – Gold Coast P4,500 via Jetstar
  • Gold Coast – Sydney P2,300 via Jetstar

so for the 6 flights listed above, we spent a total of around jordans for cheap 21,000 cheap jerseys wholesale pesos by booking well in advance and constantly checking on promos from Jetstar and Air New Zealand.


This is Sydney from around 10,000 ft in the air.

Always take note that Jetstar usually holds its Friday Frenzy seat sale, so some good deals might be available for purchase on Fridays!

Here’s a budget table for a typical two week Australia New Zealand trip. You too can fulfill your dream of visiting these wonderful countries!

Australia/New Zealand Budget (for 2 weeks):

  1. Airfare 21,800
  2. Visa Fees  (Australia) 5,400
  3. Accommodation (hostels  and AirBnb) 12,000
  4. Food 12,000
  5. Transportation  (trains, metro, rent a car) 10,000
  6. Others (Skydive, tickets, gondola, shopping, etc.) 15,000

Total P76,200


Some travel tips:

  1. A quick tip will be to search for hostels and air bnb especially if you guys are travelling in a group! Renting out an apartment if you are 4-5 would definitely come out cheaper than booking 2 hotel rooms.
  2. In Melbourne always make use of the free trams within the city to wholesale nfl jerseys save on transportation costs!
  3. Skydiving with cheap oakleys Nzone in Queesntown is a must do especially when the weather is clear! Something I’ll definitely never regret! 
  4. Renting a car in New Zealand is a must! Imagine being in full control of where to go and where to stop! Can’t imagine a better roadtrip than that! We rented ourselves a brand new Nissan Xtrail 2015 for only 2,000 a day from Check them out for amazing deals!
  5. Australia and New Zealand have very diverse cultures, to save on food try out the different Asian cuisines available (Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese)
  6. Always check for the weather especially in New Zealand, weather is very unpredictable!

Stay tuned for my next posts that will discuss in details of the places we visited! (Sydney – Melbourne – Queenstown – Gold Coast).

Photos taken with with my Fuji XE-2 and my Go Pro Hero 4.

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