Compared to the US and Europe, Australia doesn't have an abundance of free Wi-Fi hotspots. A Wi-Fi hotspot is a place or location that offers Internet access over a wireless network — and free hotspots can be found throughout most of North and South America, Europe and Asia. They're convenient when you want to check your e-mail over a latte, or check out GoodGearGuide.com.au while you're travelling.
Popular locations for Wi-Fi hotspots include coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, shopping centres and hotels.
Australian Web site Free Wi-Fi provides a list of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Australia, and claims to be "Australia's premier directory of wireless Internet hotspots."
In addition to listing free Wi-Fi hotspots, the website includes a list of paid Wi-Fi hotspots — handy if you urgently require Internet access.
Though the price and speed of mobile broadband continue to improve, we found this site a handy tool to stay connected.