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#1 kittenxo

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:41 AM

Hey guys, just wondering how much you all took for about a week (7nights) away, we are only going to sydney, but we want to go to dinner and buy nice brekkys and go to the zoo, aquarium, ghost tour etc, do you think $1000 is too little for two people? or is $2000 more reasonable?? any opinions would be great, because we dont want to get down there and find ourselves short - but we will have to save if we want to spend closer to 2k biggrin.gif

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:55 PM

The last time we went away for 7 nights it cost us $1400 spending money. It wasnt Sydney, we went to Fiji. But we had Lunch & Dinner everyday (breakie was included) and did a few different tours and stuff. I would probably budget for anything from $1000 - $1500. You could always set a daily budget so you dont end up with $0 on the last day. Maybe look into how much your tours, aquarium, zoo, dinners, lunches etc cost and add it all up. Sorry I wasnt much help.
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:13 PM

$2000 for 7 days sounds like a lot but then I live in Sydney and not exactly spending like a tourist. What I suggest you do is list all the activities you want to do, find out how much they cost and add them all up. Also when you arrive grab as many brochures as you can either from the airport, the strain stations, visitor information or your hotel lobby as quite often the brochures have discount vouchers for many of the Sydney attractions like the zoo, centrepoint tower, ferry cruises, museum entries and many more.

I say budget for $2k and if you have extra then that's great you can do a bit of shopping too smile.gif.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:15 PM

last time we went away in australia, was to cairns and it cost us around $1500 for 4 days.

id find out what admission to the things you want to do, and then go from there.
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:23 PM

We set a daily budget for our honeymoon. If you want to eat out - esp at fancy places - you will find that is where allot of your money goes! Then there is a snack, drinks, coffee's etc.... I would set a daily budget of $150 - $200. We go to Sydney for the weekend often and ALLWAYS end up spending at least this much on eating & admission to places alone.... (the zoo is quite exxy for admission - well worth it - but it all ads up so quickly)

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:49 PM

I'd go for more, if you can. A nice dinner out in CBD/Harbour resturants can easily be $250 for two. Of course, there are cheaper places that are great too but if you want those "treats" they do add up. For your honeymoon if you can save a bit and spoil yourselves, I would.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE(katya @ Apr 29 2008, 05:13 PM) View Post

$2000 for 7 days sounds like a lot but then I live in Sydney and not exactly spending like a tourist. What I suggest you do is list all the activities you want to do, find out how much they cost and add them all up. Also when you arrive grab as many brochures as you can either from the airport, the strain stations, visitor information or your hotel lobby as quite often the brochures have discount vouchers for many of the Sydney attractions like the zoo, centrepoint tower, ferry cruises, museum entries and many more.

I say budget for $2k and if you have extra then that's great you can do a bit of shopping too smile.gif.


Exactly what I was going to say.

I will also add - if your like me and LOVE wub.gif to buy suvinors then maybe add a little more laugh.gif Its always better to over budget then under budget. Like what Dani mentioned we do try and figure out a daily budget and then we add a buffer. The % depends on the location we go. I am a shopergirl from way back so I always make sure I have more then enough then not enough. This also allows for unplanned spontanious things.

ETA don't forget public transprt costs / if you have a car car parking costs etc etc
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