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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Courtesy of Tourism Queensland.

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Travelling, as the old proverb goes, is just as much about the journey as it is about the destination. And for those who fancy one truly epic travel adventure, nowhere does this adage ring more true than on a road trip across Australia.

Which brings us to some good news…

HostelBookers are currently offering one lucky winner the chance to score an Oz Experience bus pass of their choice! All you have to do is check out the HostelBookers Best Oz Road Trips post and leave a comment about your favourite road trip at the bottom of the page. Don’t get carried away mind you—entries must be under 100 words!

The deadline for the competition is 5pm on Monday, December 20, 2011.

Fancy stopping off at some top destinations in Australia as you travel around those coastlines, scenic routes and arid plains? Check out these four perennial favourites.

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Sydney Opera House. Image courtesy of Eustaquio Santimano (Creative Commons).

Sydney: There’s no better place for some sweet sun-tanning, surfing and sightseeing than sunny Sydney! For Sydney backpackers on a budget, you can’t beat a day out at beautiful Bondi beach (although a ferry to Darling Harbour comes a very close second). At night, go direct to Newtown for a sweet summer cocktail or a dinner for less than €7 at a range of bohemian restaurants, before heading back to your cheap Sydney hotel in the midst of the city centre.

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Melbourne sjyline. Image courtesy of Candy Tomlinson (Creative Commons).

Melbourne: The city of cafes, culture and gourmet cuisine, Melbourne is the meeting place of everything chic and stylish! In any week of the year, Melbourne backpackers can experience a range of free concerts, exhibitions and markets all within minutes of their cheap Melbourne hotel. Some other popular (and free!) things to do include a visit to the State Library, a free tour of Melbourne Town Hall, a browse of the Queen Victoria Market, a ride on the City Circle Tram of a leisurely stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Brisbane skyline. Image courtesy of Nam Nguyen (Creative Commons).

Brisbane: As capital city of Australia’s renowned ‘sunshine state’, Brisbane is a favourite locale for surfers and sunbakers keen on hitting up those sandy shores! Brisbane backpackers will no doubt love the perpetually sunny Gold Coast, with its four famous theme parks – Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World and Wet’n’Wild – serving as a great complement to the laidback beach lifestyle of Brisbane.

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Cassowary Crossing. Image courtesy of Stephen Brandt (Creative Commons).

Cairns: While the name may feel rather odd to pronounce, Cairns remains a favourite locale for budget travellers Down Under. Can’t say we blame them – particularly considering this coastal city plays home to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef (in addition to a vast range of cheap Cairns hotels)! Nature-loving Cairns backpackers will get the chance to experience some truly awe-inspiring activities – from snorkelling the reef to hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands, visiting the Johnston River Croc Farm or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest.

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