A delightful little village in tropical north Queensland, Mission Beach is a must see destination on your way up Australia’s east coast. Feeling more like Asia than Australia, in many ways, the lovely little beach shacks and coconut palms that line this stretch of beach are well worth stopping to explore. 2 / 3 days is probably a great amount of time to spend in Mission Beach, so here’s a list of 5 great things to do and see to get the best out of your time here. 5. Kayak Dunk Island Cleary visible directly off the beach at Mission Read more
Always on the trail of discovering fun, outdoors activities, I’ve been scouting recommendations when it comes to great active adventures in Australia. Head of my list is Queensland, the sunshine state and the king of tropical treats. It’s all about the outdoors lifestyle here and the healthy, active fun is everywhere. So here are my top picks of active adventures to enjoy in Queensland. 6. Dive the Reef All Queensland tourists want to enjoy the world class marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, and who could blame them; it is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Read more
Two French Working Holiday Makers used a lighter and a deodorant can to burn a quokka. The abhorrent event occurred on April 3 at Rottnest Island. The two offenders, Thibaud Jean Leon Vallet, 24 and his cousin Jean Mickael Batrikian, 18 were fined $4000 each in Fremantle Magistrates Court They will be held in custody for 1 week or until their fine of $4000 is paid. A video was taken by Thibaud Jean Leon Vallet of the incident.The flame reached 30-centimetre in length singeing the quokka’s head and body. The tourists were seen laughing in the video after the Read more
I’ve heard one day: “A road trip on the Great Ocean Road? Seriously? It’s only rocks and heaps of water!” WHAT?! Well, it’s not entirely wrong, there’s a lot of water. But it’s so much more than that! Impressive cliffs, refreshing rainforest, beautiful beaches, hundreds of colours… This is definitely a must do trip for working holiday visa holders and backpackers that come to Melbourne! Some of you won’t have more than a day to dedicate to it, but if you can hire a campervan for a week or so, go for it! I’ve travelled along the Great Ocean Road (and Read more
The world is a place full of experiences to be had and things to learn. But not everything we learn comes from the places we visit but rather in the way we visit them and the journey we go on ourselves. If you’ve ever left the comforts of home, you will relate to these! 5. Crying is ok Whether it is seeing a concentration camp from the Holocaust or you have, ahem, ‘something in your eye’, travelling anywhere gives you the freedom to express yourself, often more than you would in your home town. Maybe that’s because you are able Read more
The famous Blue Mountains: breathtaking views, surrounding nature, it seems to be the ideal destination for a one-day experience. Only 2 hours from the city, the place is far enough to escape the busy Sydney CBD and dive into a complete different atmosphere. This is an absolutely must-do trip for all working holiday visa holders that comes to Sydney, and you probably agree with that, but I know people who have been living there for years and have never visited this magical place! So for all of you who are still not sure if it’s worth it or not, let Read more
All right. So you’ve been in Sydney for a few weeks, or a few months, and you’ve already done all the things to do in Sydney: you’ve had surf lessons in Bondi, you’ve climbed the Harbour Bridge, you’ve visited Tussaud, wandered in Paddy’s Market and relaxed in the Chinese Garden. You know every pub and restaurant in Kings Cross, you’ve been shopping every weekend on Pitt Street, and George Street has no secret for you anymore. All of this is really fun, right? The thing is, you start getting tired of going to the same places all the time, and Read more
So you’ve come to get the full Australian working holiday experience? Well this is a must do! Soon enough the longest street city waterslide be live and interactive in Melbourne, all 400 meteres of it. This is following the success in Perth where a 300m waterslide graced the streets.
Have you ever been to the beach and heard whistles sounded and seen a panic? Well that’s exactly what happened at the One Mile Beach in Forster NSW. A few working holiday visa holders got more than they bargained for.
A Guide To Traveling When You Have No Money The main reason that people give, when it comes to the failure to broaden their own minds, is that they can’t ‘afford’ to travel, or that they can’t ever even think about travelling until they have X amount of pounds/dollars to ‘guarantee’ their safety. I’ve even met people on the working holiday in Australia who have been in the same city for their entire working holiday visa! Guess what, You can go travelling right now, just up sticks and see the world. Grab a drink in Venice, dance with Read more