SECOND YEAR VISA FOR AUSTRALIA

You’ve probably been travelling Australia for a few months, and decided you love it so much, you want to stay for another year. A working holiday visa lasts 12 months once you enter Australia. You don’t have to spend the full 12 months in Australia, but that is a waste in my opinion, as visa’s…

DECEMBER UPDATE

So in November, I announced I would be making more blog posts, and posting 3 days a week. Anyone that follows me, will know that hasn’t happened. No, I haven’t been lazy, I have a genuine reason. I left Queensland and my little apartment in Brisbane, packed up and moved to Western Australia. A little…

10 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING AROUND AUSTRALIA

Australia is a popular destination on backpackers bucket list. But a lot of people make the same mistakes, and not really seeing Australia or being able to enjoy Australia properly. Here’s a few tips I picked up, either from my own mistakes or hearing from others: There’s more to Australia than the East Coast Whitsundays,…

A ROAD TRIP TO THE GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS

We decided to leave Brisbane for a few days and head to Noosa, which is a couple of hours drive away from the city. We hired a car from Jucy World, which is something I recommend doing while travelling in Australia, if you haven’t got access to your own car. Having your own car allows…

UPDATE OCTOBER 2017

Apologies, I’ve been useless with my blog recently and hardly posted anything. I haven’t done an update for a while, so thought I would fill you all in on the latest. I’m currently living in Brisbane, in Australia. I have an apartment in New Farm, which is a really nice area, and pretty close to…

TIPS FOR FINDING WORK IN AUSTRALIA AS A BACKPACKER

So you’ve got that Working Holiday Visa, planned a trip of a lifetime to Australia, but then reality kicks in and you realise if you want the travelling to continue, you’re going to have to work for it. A lot of travellers that go to Australia forget that it is a “working” holiday visa, and…

10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED LIVING IN AUSTRALIA FOR 3 MONTHS

You can’t buy alcohol from the supermarket Back home, you can do your weekly food shop, and chuck in a few beers/bottles of wine with it, then go home. Not in Australia. You have to go to a specific bottle shop to purchase your alcohol. Luckily there’s usually one nearby to every supermarket, so you…

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: AUSTRALIA

I landed in Australia nearly 5 weeks ago now, on a working holiday visa. So I think now is a good time to reflect on my time so far, and let you know what my first impressions are. COSTS I’ll start with the one a lot of people ask about, money. Before I came to…

UPDATE JUNE 2017

First of all, apologies for not updating my blog in a while. I’m currently travelling up the East Coast in Australia, and the wifi over here is shockingly bad. So I’ve not been able to post as much as I’d hoped. I thought I’d write a little update about what I’m up to, then do…

10 FREE THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY

Being a backpacker means you have to budget, so of course, us backpackers love a freebie! Sydney isn’t cheap, in fact, Australia in general isn’t, if you compare it to the UK. It’s one of those cities you can’t miss, so unfortunately you just have to suck it up. But there are some things you…