For pretty much anyone going on a gap year, Australia is the ultimate destination. It’s got amazing weather, incredible beaches, people with the most ridiculous tans and a national obsession with surfing. Really, it’s a wonder we haven’t all packed up and moved there.
While the weather’s brilliant in Oz, it’s not the only thing that draws people going on gap years. There are also the ridiculous wages, even for bar and temp work. Minimum wage in Australia is somewhere in the region of AUD17, so it’s the perfect place to top up your travel funds by getting yourself a working holiday visa.
Now the good stuff, this is why you’re really going. The cities all have amazing night life. There are backpacker hostels everywhere, usually with a bar and games to go with it. There are places like Fraser Island, Magnetic Island, the Whitsunday Islands, Uluru and the Ningaloo Reef where you can swim with whale sharks. Oh, and the Great Barrier Reef. That’s pretty awesome and has some of the best scuba diving in the world. No big deal.
This hostel and backpacker destination in Sydey is located centrally and a short distance from Darling Harbour.
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Magnetic Island is the beauty spot on the Queensland coast and this hostel is a real gem. Right on the beach and brilliant fun!
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This is no ordinary hostel, this is a legendary hostel in the heart of Cairns within spitting distance of everything you could possibly want. Don’t wait, this is the place to be!
This hostel is in a listed building and is located in the centre of the city opposite Central Station, providing everything you need at your fingertips.
Perth may be a long way from anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you have to slum it. This hotel is centrally located and perfect for when you arrive there in need of somewhere to recover.
This hotel is slap bang in the middle of Melbourne near pretty much everything you could want to be near. It’s the ideal place to base yourself while you’re there enjoying the city itself.