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.
Magnetic Island is the beauty spot on the Queensland coast and this hostel is a real gem. Right on the beach and brilliant fun!
Book your travel as you go with these flexible, open dated dorm accommodation vouchers valid at Nomads hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji or Thailand.
This pass offers a unique style of hostel living, combining state of the art facilities with a laid back vibe in Australia’s coolest city.
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 and backpacker destination in Sydey is located centrally and a short distance from Darling Harbour.
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.
This is a 10 night flexible accommodation package with the opportunity to stay in any Base hostel in Australia.
Of all the spots on the East Coast of Australia, Byron Bay is legendary. It’s the ultimate gap year chill out spot and this pass can set you up there.
So you need some accommodation with work when you arrive in Oz? This provides you with all the essential products and services necessary to live, work, study and travel in Australia.
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.