Do you dream of exploring down under? Do you want to enjoy traveling while earning money to fund your adventures? Then you’ll be happy to hear that you can get the best of both worlds in Australia.
Here, we explore how to make the most of your trip – getting the perfect balance between work and play.
Find the right visa
First things first, you’ll need to apply for a visa. There are many different options to explore, including the working holiday visa for 18 to 30-year-olds. This allows you to stay for up to 12 months and do short-term work while traveling in Australia.
Other temporary visas give you the opportunity to work as a crew member on a superyacht, in the entertainment industry, or the sports sector for an Aussie team.
With many options to navigate, it can be tricky to know which is best for you. If you need some help with your application, AuVisa.org can answer any questions you have, translate the application to your language if you’re not a native English speaker, and communicate with immigration for you.
Choose where to visit
When you’ve got your visa sorted, you can start thinking about where you want to visit in Australia. Do the bright-blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef appeal to you? Do you want to explore the vibrant city of Sydney? Or perhaps you’re keen to embrace the rainforest at Daintree National Park?
As well as destinations, think about activities you want to do during your trip. This could be skydiving over the ocean, snorkeling with tropical fish, or road-tripping in the Outback. With so many amazing activities to enjoy in Australia, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Explore in batches
Once you’ve got a rough idea of where you want to visit, you can think about the best way to travel. One effective way to combine work and fun is to explore in batches.
This could involve short and sweet getaways to explore nearby destinations around your working patterns. For instance, if you tend to work during the week, you could plan action-packed weekends that allow you to experience the best of Australia.
Or, you could spend your first month or so exploring, meeting people, and ticking items off your bucket list. When your bank balance starts to dip and you want to top up your funds, get a job in one of your preferred locations to earn some cash. Work for as long as you want then hit the road again for more adventures.
Embrace remote working
Depending on the type of visa you have, you may be able to work remotely for yourself or an American employer while in Australia. You could live the digital nomad lifestyle, working online as you travel. Embracing this type of work will allow you to travel further than many more “traditional” jobs that tie you to one location.
The key to effective remote working is time management. Make sure you allocate specific parts of the day or week to work and set yourself up in a place where you can concentrate on the task at hand.
You could choose to dedicate several days to working solidly so you have bigger chunks of time off to explore. Or, you could dip in and out of working as you go – working for half a day and exploring for half a day. Do what works for you!
With so many fantastic things to do and see down under, why not start planning your working vacation today?