Tag: australia

10 Reasons to Visit Australia

From fascinating wildlife found nowhere else on earth to white sand tropical islands surrounded by one of the planet’s most valuable natural treasures – the Great Barrier Reef; Australia truly is a one-of-a-kind destination. There are few who are not familiar with certain Australian imagery long before they even set foot here. Whether it is

Queensland Travel Guide

Let’s just get this out of the way first – Queensland is huge. As Australia’s second largest state it stretches 2609km/1621 miles from its northern extremity of Cape York to its southernmost point where it borders New South Wales. Its stunning coastline covers an area so enormous it is lapped by  not just one but

10 Things to Pack for Australia

Australia has so much to offer backpackers, so it’s really no surprise that it’s a popular starting point for many gap year adventures! So what should you pack for a travelling in Australia? Of course your passport, currency and essential travel documents all go without saying, but here are a few Australia travel essentials we would

A Guide to Planning a Gap Year in Australia

From the buzz and easy-living of the cosmopolitan cities to the mystery, legend and magic of the Outback and rainforests – Australia is a land packed full of diversity, encompassing cultures both ancient and super-modern. Adventures tend to come jumbo-sized here, matching the vastness of the land itself and finding fun is almost compulsory in

Top 10 Gap Year Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

There are the hard-core, adrenalin-addicted few who base their entire travels around getting their white-knuckle kicks…then there are the rest of us; who, while on our backpacking adventures, find ourselves in the most extraordinary of places. These intriguing environments combined with the feelings of unrestrained freedom tend to urge us to do the craziest of

Funky Bars to Fruit Picking: A Guide to Working in Australia

There’s no single reason why every year thousands of young people from around the world take themselves to Australia to live and work for anything from a few weeks to a couple of years. Among the many motives however one thing is clear – Australia is a super-popular and almost compulsory stop on gap years

Top 10 Things to Do in Australia

1) Uluru/Ayers Rock The huge, solitary sandstone rock formation known as Uluru is so iconic it is instantly recognisable to people from all over the world. Seemingly placed in the middle of nowhere, this UNESCO World Heritage listed site – which includes the surrounding area as well as the rock itself – is home to

Top 10 Gap Year Destinations for 2015

If you’re in the process of planning a gap year for 2015, you’ll probably already have a few places you’d like to travel to in mind, but we thought we’d put together a list of 10 destinations worth considering for your 2015 gap year itinerary. It was difficult to narrow our list down to just 10