Balmy: Winter in the northern hemisphere means sunny skies. Queensland Tourism

And where do you go? There’s no dearth of destinations. Pick up the Five-in-One discount card (Australian $145, or around Rs6,000) for Brisbane to access five of the city’s top attractions. On the Gold Coast, join the Backpackers’ Big Night Out in Town every Wednesday and Saturday night. Tickets (AU $30) cover entry to four nightclubs and live entertainment. On Magnetic Island, a 20-minute boat ride from Townsville, a full-moon night party winds up only when the sun rises. Click here for the full lowdown on doing Queensland on the cheap.