The Golden Backpacks reward those companies who work hardest to make backpacking around Australia and New Zealand that extra bit special.

Maybe you stayed in a fantastic hostel you’ll never forget, or went on a trip with the best tour guide Down Under. What’s the best way to book a tour, find a job or get around? The answers to these questions and more are in your hands.

Vote in the Golden Backpack Awards and you’ll be in with a chance of winning $1000 of free flights with Tiger Airways – and $1000 spending money!

As well as great deals on flights around Australia, Tiger has low-cost services to Singapore from Darwin and Perth – so you could fly to South East Asia and still have plenty of free flights to spare!

Don’t worry if you haven’t visited every state in Oz, or made it across the Tasman to New Zealand yet. Just vote for your favourites in the places you have been and you’ll automatically be entered into our prize draw.

We’re also giving away a second prize of $250 cash and $250 in Tiger flight vouchers to the runner-up – so that’s two chances to win.

Voting closes on September 19 2008 and the winners of the Golden Backpacks will be announced in November. Click here to download a copy of the voting form. * For terms and conditions see the voting form