Whether you have just finished high school or university, or you have decided to take a break from the career path that you are on, Australia should seem like an attractive option for a gap year.
If you are under the age of 30, you can actually apply for a visa that will allow you to enjoy a working holiday in Australia for up to 1 year, with the possibility of that being extended to 2 years.
If you want to explore a land down under, a gap year in Australia is a handy option. What can also be done is a campervan holiday that will take you on an adventure around the continent.
Rather than buy a campervan and try to sell it at the end of your journey and be responsible for things such as maintenance and road registration, you can travel the road with other backpackers on short getaway trips for up to one month.
You can even go for longer if you wish.
This will allow you to work and earn some money during your stay. As you save up, you will be able to afford to travel and explore the vast areas of the continent.
So getaway trips like a round trip adventure around Tasmania will allow you to see its pristine beaches and mountains.
You can travel on the national highway and do a loop of Australia.
Or you may choose to travel through the outback.
The choice is yours. But you will be spoiled for choice.
What are some things that you should consider?
Australia isn’t the cheapest country to live in, but you will be able to find options that will allow you to live fairly cheaply.
- You can opt for share accommodation. Or even share a room.
- You can live in an area where you don’t need to pay for travel regularly.
- You can shop at the local supermarkets for cheaper groceries.
- You can enjoy house parties with the other travellers that you meet.