Let’s start with the 3 s’s – sun, sea, and sand. In Australia, that’s check, check, check. Simple. But there’s so much more to love about this sun drenched country at the end of the world.
It’s a county of diversity
From rolling sandy beaches to red cracked desert by way of some seriously impressive ski slopes, Australia has one of the most varied landscapes on earth. Down under, you can sunbathe, surf, snorkel, ski, snowboard, sand board and camel ride all within a few hours journey time of each other. It’s like a little miniature world all in one – why would you ever leave?
It pays the bills
Chances are if you travel to Australia, you’re going to get hooked. Each year thousands of travellers arrive on Australia’s shores and oftentimes they don’t hit their planned departure date. The good news is, Australia is one of the few countries in the world where travelling, working and actually SAVING are all possible. Part time jobs (café/bar/events roles) pay around DOUBLE their European counterparts, meaning your chance to live the dream on the other side of the world just became a bit more real.
It’s outrageously beautiful
We’re not even exaggerating here. Sail around the Whitsunday Islands for a few days or dive amongst the turtles and reef sharks of the Great Barrier Reef and you’ll be in total agreement with us. Want your breath taken away by a mesmerizing sunrise? Try Uluru at day break. Want to fall asleep to the sound of the waves and the night birds? Take a trip to Fraser Island. The opportunities to witness outstanding natural beauty are just endless, and will leave you with lifelong memories.
It’s got a killer party scene
Whether you’re into quirky but trendy bars or all night raves, Australia gives as good as it gets with its party antics. For all types of watering holes (from slick wine bars to grungy pubs and everything in between) check out the Newtown area of Sydney. Popular with your standard young, creative, dip dyed hair Sydneysider, Newtown has something for everyone. Up for a rave? Sydney’s Goldfish or (VERY exclusive) Ivy pool pull in huge headliners, or for those partying up North in tropical Cairns, it HAS to be the Woolshed – a travellers classic!
It’s a Road Tripping dream
Maybe you’ve heard about a little thing called The RoadTrip (we did it, we loved it, check it out here). Take it from someone that’s done it, Australia is the BEST place in the world to do a road trip. Endless days of sunshine, surfing (or attempting to) and beach bumming accompanied by nights under the stars with a trusty bag of goon will make you realise why life is so worth living. Grab your best mate, your favourite travel playlist and book your next Contiki to Australia now!
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