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We love Australia, so we decided to build a backpacker’s guide to the best stuff, the essential stuff, and the stuff only locals know about. Whether it is a secret beach in 1770, the best happy hour in Brisbane, or a free tour of the chocolate factory in Adelaide, we have scribbled it all down, chucked a coat of paint on it and thrown it into the proverbial ‘cloud’ for your pleasure.

We have also included step by step instructions to all the practical stuff that comes with backpacking through Oz, like transferring your money abroad, the cheapest way to book scuba diving, or claiming your tax back. You know, the boring stuff…

You can also now book hostels on the app if you want. We will let you know where to spot animals and we have live updates on all the best things going on in each city. Pretty magical, eh?

We (two seasoned backpackers) have built this for you. At the risk of sounding corny, this is an app made by backpackers, for backpackers. We want to keep it that way and not get swayed by big business or all of that nonsense. We just want to provide you with the best content possible. So obviously we have included loads of free things to do.

We want to grow and we want you to help us. Send us your photos and suggestions, for anywhere in Australia! And remember fellow travellers, we're only human, so if you find we've made a mistake, please be kind and let us know!

What are you waiting for you crazy vagabonds? Get the app and go start having some bloody fun!

What's New

Version 1.1.2

This update is mega! Wait to you see what we have got in store for you! The main locations now include:

The cheapest eats.
The best nightlife.
Day planners.
The top free things to do.
Local gems.
The best walks.
The best hostels - which you can now book.
Featured today sections which have the best happy hours, free meditation sessions, dinner special, lunch specials and loads more.
Pre-travel information.
Travel tips, to make your life easier and cheaper.
Maps so that you can see all the best stuff around you.

We have also made the app super duper quick.

Ratings and Reviews

Great inspiration and fun to use


This app is awesome. It has given me lots of good ideas and tricks and tips for my upcoming trip to Australia. I would recommend the app to anyone travelling or planning to travel in Australia. It's really fun to use and the content is excellent.

Beautifully designed


This app is stylish, easy to use and hasloads of info on the capital cities plus a few more!

must have for Australia backpacking

Traveler 39372

solid app that will keep you informed and interested


The Backpacking App Pty Ltd
108.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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In-App Purchases
  1. Backpacking App (Australia) $5.99


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