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We're off to the Gold Coast, come with us

Back in November we gave our backpacking community the chance to win a trip to Australia's Gold Coast to take part in the gapyear.com Walkabout Trials. The 3 winners were to report back on the best of what else there is to do in the party capital of Australia. 

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Any traveller fancying an all-expenses paid trip just had to send in a photo of them being an awesome backpacker and we chose our top 12 worthy of winning a trip. Those 12 were invited to create video - you can see them all here - and three best videos were awarded with a trip. 

Ellis O'Connor, Jodie Young and Sean Barry (l-r) will be Instagramming, tweeting, writing and filming their way around all the activities the Gold Coast has to offer to report back to all future backpackers why they should include more than a few nights in the Gold Coast.

I'm a backpacker finalists

Our itinerary includes, but is not limited to...

  • Paddleboarding
  • Surfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Segwaying
  • Hiking
  • Camping in the Hinterland Rainforest
  • Skyclimbing
  • Jet boating
  • Beach life
  • DreamWorld

Sounds good huh? There'll also be the opportunity for them to win a jet ski safari, a stunt plane ride, and a skydive along the way.

We'll be staying at the awesome Surfer's Paradise Backpackers Resort which is right in the centre of everything.  

Surfers Paradise Bedroom

You can follow along from Saturday 8th - 16th February on the gapyear.com Facebook page, @gapyeardotcom on Twitter and @gapyeardotcom on Instagram too.

Follow everywhere with the #imabackpacker hashtag too, and if you want to join in make sure to include #visitgoldcoast. We'll need you to vote for your favourite updates so we can crown our winner.