Many people save substantial amounts of money by travelling in group’s world wide and it is no different in Western Australia. If anything there is more to save here than in most other places.
The biggest cost for many DriveWA adventurers will be the cost of transport. This is because Western Australia covers such a vast area and many of its wonderful natural attractions are a long way apart, remote from the major cities and towns.
So research your transport options carefully as there may be substantial amounts of money to save. It will normally be worth spending the time and effort required to put a group of friends together, to share the costs of transport. If you want to join a group of people you do not know it is better to do that before you leave home so you get to know each other before you travel together.
Group Travel Discounts
Groups often have more fun than people travelling on their own, so there are other potential benefits as well as the money you can save on transport and accommodation costs.
The cost of travel is not the only major saving available to groups. You are likely to save money on your:
Commercial airlines, buses, train companies, and hire companies are also likely to offer very attractive fares to groups.
Local travel agents will sometimes help you get a group together, as they can work up a useful commission entitlement, whilst helping you save money.
There are a number of interesting options available to small and medium sized groups travelling together.
Buying a reasonably sized new or second hand vehicle, and then reselling the vehicle at the end of the trip, can often be an economical option if you are considering an extended trip.
Fuel costs increase substantially as one travels away from the major centres. This is due to the increased costs of delivery and handling.
The savings do not only apply to people travelling in cars. Buying or hiring a small bus, and splitting the costs, may be a great way for two or three families, or a small group, to DriveWA economically. Some of the buses available may need the driver to have a special license. This will depend on the size of the vehicle. Please check with the company you hire the bus from, to see if you need a special license.
DriveWA would like to remind you that there are inherent dangers in formulating groups with people you don't know. Please ensure you are careful with your selection. Don’t be hesitant to ask for references. It is a good idea to meet with them before you travel as sometimes personality’s clash; particularly when you are travelling with limited space across the country side!