consider campervan, it saves you on hotel costs and alot more when it comes to food cos you can cook your own in the van. can park in campervan park at night for about A$20, have power and electricity, can wash clothes etc also. very good way to travel outside town. been there 5 times the last was best cos i travel in a camper van and really a lot more freesdom to do what you want.
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