australia · Travel

The Australian 417 Working Holiday for Brits – Are the visa stipulations fair? A comparison of the 417 Visa and the Tier 5 Visa.

Over the years, a number of countries have introduced something generally referred to as the ‘Working Holiday Visa’, the idea is primarily to give young people the opportunity to travel and work in different countries.  Australia and Britain first introduced this scheme in the 70’s, and the number of young people jumping on board has… Continue reading The Australian 417 Working Holiday for Brits – Are the visa stipulations fair? A comparison of the 417 Visa and the Tier 5 Visa.

australia · queensland · Travel

Working holiday makers in Australia – An exploited underclass or a bunch of whinging, young travellers?

For those of you who are new to this subject, I’ll try to give you a bit of a rundown.  Like many countries such as the UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, etc; Australia offers something called a ‘working holiday visa’, this entitles citizens of certain countries such as those mentioned previously, usually between the… Continue reading Working holiday makers in Australia – An exploited underclass or a bunch of whinging, young travellers?

australia · northern territory · queensland · South Australia · Travel

Reviewing Our Australian Mega Road Trip: the Good, the bad and my top 5 locations on the trip

First of all, there’s something quite daunting about setting off on a trip of this magnitude, and it’s almost impossible not to underestimate it since it’s so hard to wrap your head around just how big the country is.  What made the trip a little more daunting was the fact that we were undertaking this… Continue reading Reviewing Our Australian Mega Road Trip: the Good, the bad and my top 5 locations on the trip

australia · South Australia · Travel

The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 12: Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

After finishing up in Coober Pedy we set off on another massive leg of our road trip, a 850km drive down the Stuart highway to Adelaide, which for the most part is a barren landscape with the occasional salt lake, the Stuart highway runs very close to lake Hart.  When I saw this great salt… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 12: Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

australia · South Australia · Travel

The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 11: Coober Pedy

If you caught my last post you will have seen that we had just left Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory and after a night sleeping in the car at a trucker’s rest stop around 50kms from the NT/SA border we were back on the Stuart highway heading south.  We didn’t bother filling up the… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 11: Coober Pedy

australia · northern territory · Travel

The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 10: Kings Canyon

Even though there’s about 300kms between the two, in Australian terms Kings Canyon is basically on the Doorstep of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and after visiting both I think I’d actually refer to Uluru being on the doorstep of Kings Canyon.  If you caught my last post about the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park you… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 10: Kings Canyon

australia · northern territory · Travel

The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 9: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Welcome to the ninth part of this series, if you haven’t seen any of the previous parts to this series you can find them below.  7 weeks ago my partner Becky and I embarked on a 13,000km road trip around Australia, a trip that would take us through 5 of the 7 Australian states.  So… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 9: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park