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Australia Travel Guide
Australia is one of the most amazing countries in the world, and hugely popular with young travellers from the UK. When it comes to things to do, you are totally spoilt for choice. Highlights include camping on Fraser Island, sailing the Whitsundays, visiting the Outback, diving on the Great Barrier Reef, seeing the jaw-dropping Uluru, and getting really embedded in the culture on a paid work placement.
Working Holiday Visas
Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world for working holidays, and a great place to recoup some of those all-important travel funds. This is why it's so important to organise your working holiday visa before you go. This will make you legally able to work in Australia; without it, you won't be able to.
Benefits of applying to Australia Inc
Australia is ALWAYS hiring - it's like a business in its own right for young travellers, offering flexible hours, flexible pay, and the most spectacular 'office' space anywhere in the world! And there is never a shortage of jobs available. This means that not only will you experience the adventure of a lifetime, but you'll return home way more employable than when you left.
By this, we mean that you'll stand out above the crowd for a number of reasons.
One is that you'll be armed with bucketloads of real life working experience. If you find jobs that match your intended career path - like junior placements or internships in a certain professional field - then your foot will already be well in the door by the time you return home. If you work for a multinational company, you could even remain in that company back on UK shores.
Another is that employers LOVE people who have travelled. Why? Well, they tend to return home with way more confidence than those who never left, and that alone is often more important than grades or even experience. Australia is a great place to develop that confidence, because while it's the other side of the world, the culture is really similar to the UK, so you'll assimilate easily.
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Australia lends itself perfectly to tours – it was made for adventure! We have range of awesome guided experiences that’ll show you every corner of this epic country. Take in all the best bits and make lifelong friends along the way.
It’s true what you heard: Aussies love their beer. For a pint expect to pay about $7 (approx. £4). It also comes in schooners (450ml) and pots (285ml).
Due to its size, Australia has several different climate zones, ranging from oceanic to tropical to desert to rainforest to savanna. Phew. Basically, pack sun cream.
You might associate the humble camel mostly with the Middle East, but Australia has the largest population of feral camels in the world. It even sells them to Saudi Arabia.
You know how we said the Aussies love beer? Ex-Prime Minister Bob Hawke once held the world record for drinking a yard of ale in 11 seconds. Only in Australia.
Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote.
Australia has the largest continuous fence in the world. It measures in at about 3500 miles. For perspective, that’s about the same distance as London to New York.
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