Gold Coast Tourism launches brilliant backpacker competition

Gold Coast Tourism has launched a new competition ‘I’m A Backpacker… Get Me In Here!’ in conjunction with and Qantas.

They’ll be sending six entrants to the subtropical rainforest in the Gold Coast, Queensland, to compete in their very own version of ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’. Contestants will compete against each other in ‘bush tucker trials’ to become the ‘Backpacker King or Queen of the Jungle’.

There will be a film crew tracking the movements of the backpackers and following the bush tucker trials. Whoever wins the crown of ‘Backpacker King or Queen of the Jungle’ will win a mysterious grand prize.

The six entrants will be flying from the UK to the Gold Coast courtesy of Qantas. Once in Australia, they’ll be staying at the famous Palazzo Versace Hotel where they’ll be wined and dined. It’s the same hotel where the ITV celebrities stay when not in the jungle on ‘I’m A Celebrity’. When not in hotel, the six contestants can soak up the sun on Surfers Paradise or catch a wave at Coolangatta. After saying in the Palazzo Versace Hotel for a night, the six contestants will be whisked off to the jungle to compete in ‘I’m A Backpacker… Get Me In Here!’.

To enter ‘I’m A Backpacker… Get Me In Here!’ you need to create a one-minute video explaining why you’ve got what it takes to win. Videos can be funny, sad, weird or whatever you want them to be. The six entrants with the most ‘Likes’ on our YouTube channel will be the winners and will fly to the Gold Coast for free, so make sure you share your videos on all social networks and get people to 'Like' your video.

We created an example video for the competition as an outline of what we’re looking for.

For more information, read the competition details.

Fancy a free trip to the Gold Coast in Australia? Do you think you've got what it takes to be the Backpacker King or Queen of the Jungle? Then make sure you enter. You’ve got to be in it to win it…