Australia

All the jobs that I did on my Working Holiday Visa in Australia

Working Holiday Visa jobs backpacking Australia

Before I arrived in Australia to begin my Working Holiday Visa, I had heard of plenty of people who had done the same thing, and the general attitude towards it seemed to be that you could find a job in…
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Coral reefs and emus: exploring Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth Western Australia

After a week of basing myself in Perth for an introduction to what Western Australia had to offer, I decided it was time to explore further afield, travelling up the coast to enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean scenery. My original…
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Five fantastic day trips from Perth

Pinnacles desert Western Australia

My time in Sydney was fairly short-lived. That’s not to say anything against the city at all – it was a fantastic place to spend a few weeks, with plenty to see and do both in the CBD and further…
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Twenty four hours in Australia’s Blue Mountains

Three Sisters Blue Mountains Sydney Australia solo female travel

It turned out to be exactly one year to the day that I first arrived in Australia when I touched down in Sydney on an overnight flight from Darwin after an epic journey through the Northern Territory, beginning my second…
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Two days to Darwin: reaching the tropical capital

Karlu Karlu

After my magical experience of journeying to the heart of Australia, my thoughts turned northwards. My research had thrown up some spots which I was keen to visit on the way to Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory,…
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Stars, sand and solitude: a journey to the heart of Australia

Uluru Central Australia

With my farmwork finished and my second Working Holiday Visa safely granted, it was time to hit the road again, and this time I had something totally different in mind; heading away from the beaches and into the outback of…
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Beach, booze and barbecues: spending Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia Byron Bay solo travel

As I sit in my attic room in Leeds in the north of England, bundled up in multiple layers and listening to the pelting of freezing raindrops on the skylight, preparing for my first Christmas in the UK for several…
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How to see the Great Ocean Road without a car

Great Ocean Road Without A Car

Australia is a place where it helps to have a car to get around; the distances between sights can be massive, and public transport can be sparse. However, as someone who is a nervous driver, but who also much prefers…
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The Bumblefuck Chronicles, part 2: onions, backpacker wine, and an unexpected winter

farmwork australia working holiday visa 88 days working hostel

I seem to begin every post now with an apology for my absence. My excuse this time is a mixture of failing technology, farmwork, a few weeks of distraction in hiking and crocodile-spotting in the Northern Territory, a busy but…
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The Bumblefuck Chronicles, part 1: How NOT to do your 88 days of farmwork

88 days rural farm work Australia second year visa

Reader. Hello. Thank you for still being here. It’s been a while, once again. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may recall that in April I went off on a mission to find that elusive 88…
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