Australia – Travel & Tea http://travelandtea.com Brits travelling the world, one sip at a time Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:16:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 The Best Wedding Limo Hire In Perth http://travelandtea.com/wedding-limo-hire-perth/ http://travelandtea.com/wedding-limo-hire-perth/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:08:06 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=41240 Preparing For The Big Day Lots of thought needs to be put into a wedding, no matter how big or small the budget is. From a simple ceremony by the beach to an extravagant event in a country estate, everything needs to be planned down to the tiniest detail. Careful planning will help to make […]

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Preparing For The Big Day

Lots of thought needs to be put into a wedding, no matter how big or small the budget is. From a simple ceremony by the beach to an extravagant event in a country estate, everything needs to be planned down to the tiniest detail. Careful planning will help to make the day memorable and ensure that it passes smoothly.

This a guide to preparing for the big day.

Wedding Rings

No wedding is complete without the bride and groom exchanging rings after they have exchanged their vows. The rings represent the unbreakable bond between the happy couple, so make sure to select the rings carefully. Choosing the right rings is a matter of personal taste: whilst some people prefer a simple gold band to be put on their fingers, others prefer more ornate rings encrusted with a variety of precious jewels. Remember that stunning rings can be found at extremely reasonable prices, so they don’t have to cost the earth.

Transport

There are many different ways to get to the church on time in comfort and style. Wedding limo hire in Perth is one option,whilst a horse-drawn carriage is another classic choice. Some people have been known to arrive at the wedding by helicopter, whilst others have arrived on the back of a Harley Davidson!

Hiring a limousine is a very practical choice because the car has ample legroom so the bride can stretch out in comfort on the drive to the venue. Wedding limo hire in Perth at Limousine Royalty is a classy and affordable way to arrive in style.

Dress

Picking the right dress is at the top of every girl’s priority list when they get married. After all, it is important to feel like a princess on the big day. Bring a friend or relative along to the fitting so that they can give a second opinion. This helps to give a bride confidence in their final decision and can help to prevent any wardrobe disasters.

Venue

After choosing a dress, picking the right venue is next on the bride’s list. This can be a difficult choice as there are so many different places to get married. Scout a few different venues before making the final decision and don’t rush to book the first one without thinking – make sure that there is enough space in the venue for all the guests first!

Bridesmaids’ Outfits

Choosing bridesmaids’ outfits is a matter of teamwork. Make sure to involve the bridesmaids in the decision-making process, so they are not forced to wear a colour or design which they do not like. This can cause some people to argue and fall out, which is not a good outcome. Whilst it is important to make the bridesmaids look stylish, be careful not to pick outfits which attract more attention than the wedding dress.

Planning a wedding should be as exciting and stress-free as possible. This guide will help to make the process easy.

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The Best Places to Warm Yourself in Winter http://travelandtea.com/the-best-places-to-warm-yourself-in-winter/ http://travelandtea.com/the-best-places-to-warm-yourself-in-winter/#respond Mon, 11 Nov 2013 02:50:33 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=1356 When winter starts to bite many Brits start to think about where they could travel to in order to warm themselves up a little. Where are the best places to do this? Here are a few good options to make winter more of a pleasure than a pain. Australia While it is winter in the […]

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When winter starts to bite many Brits start to think about where they could travel to in order to warm themselves up a little. Where are the best places to do this? Here are a few good options to make winter more of a pleasure than a pain.

Australia

While it is winter in the northern hemisphere they are enjoying summer down in the southern hemisphere. This simple fact opens up the possibility of getting some sun in amazing places like Southern Africa, South America and Australia. These are all great places to go to when the temperature starts plunging in the UK. Of course, Australia is a perennial favourite with British tourists and it is easy to see why. Once the long and tiring flight is over you can enjoy great weather and friendly people in a setting which doesn’t seem as far from home as it really is. This is such a big country that you will need to take some time working out where to go to. The heat might be too hot for you in some parts of the country during the Aussie summer, especially in tropical, humid places like Darwin.

The Med

The Mediterranean is another popular spot with people looking to avoid low temperatures in northern Europe. The European side of the Mediterranean Sea is usually a bit cooler then the African side but parts of Italy, Spain and other countries are pretty tempting at this time of year. If you are unlucky then you might find that the weather is just a little bit better than in the UK but you might get lucky and enjoy some spectacular sunshine. Africa is generally seen as being a very adventurous option but these days there are lots of safe resorts where it is easy to spend some time enjoying the warm winter sun. The Med is a great option for a good value break which doesn’t involve a long flight.

The Caribbean

If the Med isn’t warm or exotic enough for you then maybe the Caribbean beckons. This is in the northern hemisphere so it is still winter but you can expect warm weather and pleasant conditions in the water. There are many different destinations to choose from here, with Jamaica, Cuba and Bahamas among the most popular. You will pay out a fair amount for a trip here but the depressing British winter will seem a long way away while you are in the Caribbean. If you have ever wanted to go diving then this could be the ideal time to live out that dream in warm, clear water while back home everyone else is shivering.

Others

There are some other places where you could head to in order to get a break from frozen fingers and numb ears. The Canary Islands aren’t too far from the UK and offer a good value break at this time of year. Hawaii is further away but would make for an unforgettable way to warm up during the winter time.

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Planning an Australian Road Trip http://travelandtea.com/planning-an-australian-road-trip/ http://travelandtea.com/planning-an-australian-road-trip/#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:00:29 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=1232 Australia is one of the finest countries in the world for a British traveller to visit, which would help explain why so many of us go there every year. The language and parts of the culture make it seem very much like home, while the weather is deliciously different and there are so many interesting […]

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Australia is one of the finest countries in the world for a British traveller to visit, which would help explain why so many of us go there every year.

The language and parts of the culture make it seem very much like home, while the weather is deliciously different and there are so many interesting things to do. One of the things which a lot of Brits like to do in Australia is to go on a road trip. This can be done easily by hiring a car, while those people who plan to be in Oz for a long time sometimes choose to buy their own vehicle and sell it before leaving the country. The following are a few of the main points to bear in mind once you start planning the trip.

Think About the Places you Want to See

It can be pretty daunting to look at a map of this giant, diverse country and try to plan a road trip. There are just so many options that it might seem impossible to get started. The best idea is to think about the places you want to see and the kind of thing you want to do. For example, do you want to see the big cities, drive round the coast or maybe see Uluru / Ayers Rock? Once you work out where you are most likely to want to see it will become at least a bit easier to plan a route, although we still have some points to cover first of all.

How Long Do You Have?

A big issue you need to consider is the length of time you have to explore Australia. One of the best road trips for anyone on a relatively short visit is the famous Great Ocean Road journey. This runs along the Victoria coastline for 152 miles and covers some amazing sights such as the 12 Apostles. If you have more time on your hands then the monster Oz road trip to end them all covers Highway 1. This is the longest designated road in the world and is about 9,000 miles long. In fact, if you imagine the outline of Australia this kind of shows you the route of this amazing road. Of course, there are a number of roads trips of varying length in between these two extremes.

How Adventurous Are You?

When you consider the size of the country it is clear that not all of the roads will be the same. For example, if you are near the big cities then you can expect slick, wide motorways. However, if you are more adventurous you could consider something like the Savannah Way route. This road trip will take you from Cairns to the famous pearling town of Brown over a wide variety of types of road. The Red Centre Way route will also see you far from the big cities as you go from Alice Springs to Uluru.  No matter which route you choose you are sure to have the time of your life on this road trip.

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The Best Countries for Drinking Wine http://travelandtea.com/the-best-countries-for-drinking-wine/ http://travelandtea.com/the-best-countries-for-drinking-wine/#respond Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:07 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=1188 If you are a fan of wine then you have probably tried some from a few different countries. Wine is a drink which is produced in a wide variety of countries and going to see the wineries where it is produced can add a fascinating twist to your visit to a wine producing country. Here […]

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If you are a fan of wine then you have probably tried some from a few different countries. Wine is a drink which is produced in a wide variety of countries and going to see the wineries where it is produced can add a fascinating twist to your visit to a wine producing country. Here are some of the best places to enjoy some on your next trip.

Argentina

Strange as it may seem, Argentina is the 5th biggest wine producer in the world right now. The quality of the wine made here has increased vastly in recent years. Mendoza is where most of the good stuff comes from and it is also a beautiful region to explore. You can make a trip to a few of the different bodegas and sample their different wines while getting to see a lot of the place and speaking to many locals. Interestingly, they claim to produce the world’s highest altitude wine here, although if you cross over to Tarija in Bolivia you will find that they make the same claim about their wine.  If you want to take in a few countries on your South American wine tour then there is also some excellent stuff produced in Chile as well.

Australia

You have probably tried an Australian wine at some point. This country is one place ahead of Argentina in the list of wine producing countries but sends out a far higher percentage of the drink to other parts of the world. Norfolk Island is famed for being home to some of the world’s biggest wine consumers, so you might like to go there to sample some of the local wine culture. Otherwise, Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley and Yarra Valley are some of the country’s most famous wine producing regions. It is easy to arrange either short or long wine tours in Australia if you are short of time but exploring these wine producing regions on your own can be even more rewarding.

Spain

The third biggest producer of wine on the planet is Spain.  Production is spread out all over this country. In fact, it is the country with most area dedicated to wine production. This means that it isn’t going to be easy to take in all of the different regions. The best idea is probably to focus on one area, such as Galicia, Catalonia or Rioja in your trip. There is a massive amount of grape varieties used in Spain and the wines produced in the different regions are all distinctive, so you might like to sample a few and make your decision on where to go based on this. The country also has an enviable wine culture, especially in the Mediterranean areas, of sitting back after a meal and drinking a glass or two of the good stuff. Even if you don’t make it to a bodega you can still enjoy a few glasses in a local bar or restaurant and add an extra special touch to your time in the country.

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10 Unique Vacation Destinations Around The World http://travelandtea.com/10-unique-vacation-destinations-around-the-world/ http://travelandtea.com/10-unique-vacation-destinations-around-the-world/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:02:19 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=952 World travel, particularly if you have to stick to a budget, can be a bit of a daunting prospect. Though there are fascinating locations all over the world, sometimes it’s more tempting to simply pack up your car, double check your Aviva insurance policy, and take off on a simple UK road trip. But if […]

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World travel, particularly if you have to stick to a budget, can be a bit of a daunting prospect. Though there are fascinating locations all over the world, sometimes it’s more tempting to simply pack up your car, double check your Aviva insurance policy, and take off on a simple UK road trip. But if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous about your travel plans this year, here are 10 spectacular, somewhat off-the-radar destinations around the world to consider.

1. Hobart, Tasmania

Known largely for its emergence as an eco-friendly city, Hobart is an increasingly popular destination. Located in Tasmania, Hobart is a bit obscure for many tourists, but it’s a worthwhile stop during any Australian vacation.

2. Myanmar

Southeast Asia is a popular region for western tourists, but Myanmar has long been shunned due to political instability. With things in that arena improving, however, Myanmar is back on the radar and should offer a very genuine vacation experience due to having been avoided for years.

3. Iceland

Something of a tourist hotspot for years now, Iceland is particularly appealing in 2013. Internal economic issues, while unfortunate in Iceland, have helped to bring down the costs of tourism, making this tiny north Atlantic country easier to visit.

4. Magdalen Islands

Featuring incredible geographic variety, from beaches and cliffs to rolling green hills, this chain of islands near Nova Scotia makes for a great destination for outdoors lovers. In particular, water sports enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy about the Magdalen Islands.

5. Rwanda

Despite a history of genocide, today’s Rwanda is a peaceful and beautiful corner of Africa ideal for vacationers looking for nature and wildlife. Gorilla tracking, safari, and bird watching expeditions in particular tend to attract visitors.

6. California, USA

From beautiful beaches, to wine country, to big cities, California offers an incredibly dynamic experience for people visiting the U.S. Though there are several cities worth visiting all on their own, a road trip through the state is also a great option.

7. Madagascar

Known for unique wildlife and vegetation, some of which can’t be found naturally anywhere else in the world, Madagascar is a wonderful destination for scientific-minded travellers. Plenty of national parks make for a busy but relaxing experience.

8. Azore Islands

These volcanic islands well west of Portugal barely register attention on a world map. However, due to entirely unique culture and food, as well as beautiful, otherworldly geography, the Azores make for an incredibly interesting vacation.

9. Bhutan

Known for measuring success by “gross national happiness” rather than product, Bhutan is a fascinating country that blends the ancient world with the modern. At the edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan is home to natural beauty, practicing monks, and ancient culture that is fascinating to outsiders.

10. Mykonos, Greece

While much attention is paid to neighboring island Santorini, Mykonos is a more accessible alternative. With all of the postcard beauty of the Greek isles, Mykonos is more affordable for travellers, with a lighter, more festive atmosphere.

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5 Breathtaking Backpacking Trips That Aren’t in Europe http://travelandtea.com/5-breathtaking-backpacking-trips-that-arent-in-europe/ http://travelandtea.com/5-breathtaking-backpacking-trips-that-arent-in-europe/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:06 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=815 Travelling to other places is one of the most important things you should take advantage if you want some time to relax and unwind, as well explore more. Well, it’s true that not every backpacker wants and looks for the same experience. But no matter what you are really looking for, it would be best […]

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Travelling to other places is one of the most important things you should take advantage if you want some time to relax and unwind, as well explore more. Well, it’s true that not every backpacker wants and looks for the same experience. But no matter what you are really looking for, it would be best to backpack at places that will be convenient enough but where you’ll also be experiencing something different. If you are then planning for your first backpacking trip outside Europe, here are 5 breath-taking places that you can visit and enjoy.

1. The Morocco Adventure

Morocco is a paradise you should visit if you are after a great adventure. It is such a great place where you will find superb coast, wild deserts, and fabulous mountain vistas. While you are there experience sands in your shoes from the Sahara Desert. You can also walk around Rabat which as an impressively clean neighbourhood and has so many interesting things that you can explore. Don’t forget to try tagine which is a typical Moroccan dish baked in a closed clay pot put over a fire and served together with round bread. If you are travelling alone and on a tight budget, Morocco is the perfect destination for your kind of adventure. The best time you can visit this paradise is during spring by mid March to May and during the autumn seasons from September to November.

2. Explore Australia, The Land Down Under

World famous for its amazing beauty, Australia is a great place for backpacking. This wonderful continent is smooth, easy, and safe to travel around. If you would like to witness stunning city views in Australia, as well as bliss of blue waters, you can watch from the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you love the beach, just grab your hat, put on some lotion, and sun bathe. You can also try snorkelling and more excitingly dive at the Great Barrier Reef to. With so many interesting stuffs in Australia, you cannot possibly see and do everything in just one trip. Australia is definitely a must for every traveller like you if you wish to explore a natural wonder.

3. Enjoy Amazing Tranquillity in India

A country of contrast and a lot of dimension, India is one place you should surely get to visit and enjoy at. India is a huge Southern Asia country that is simply fascinating because of it great tourist attractions. If you get the chance to travel to India, you will get to see the marvels of the Himalayan peaks, swim through and chill on their exotic beaches like the beaches in Goa and Kerala. For great tranquillity, you can visit spiritual places and temples in India such as Haridwar, Varanais, and Bodhgaya. For sure, you will definitely enjoy their food that is extremely cheap and lodgings that are given out on a bargain.

4. Discover the Wilderness in Uganda

Uganda is one of the most popular places in the world where you can get to find the greatest safari attractions. Said to be the “Pearl of Africa”, Uganda features more than 10 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as the Murchison Fall National Park which is the largest park in Uganda and the Queen Elizabeth National Park that is said to be one of Uganda’s outstanding treasure. If you love and enjoy birds, Uganda is the place you can go because it has more than a thousand bird species. Nonetheless, getting to Uganda’s national parks and sanctuaries can be roughing it because you will have to hire a private vehicle.

5. Heavenly Argentina

With superb landscapes and truly untouched regions, Argentina is a place you should include in your great backpacking places to visit. As soon as you get to step in Argentina, you can visit most of its amazing place like in Patagonia where you can be alone and easily escape the crowd. If you wish to experience great nightlife, the capital Buenos Aires welcomes you with it great clubs, bars, and restaurants. With all these things, you will surely never go wrong about choosing Argentina as your next travel destination.

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Escaping The British Winter: Top Bargain Destinations http://travelandtea.com/escaping-the-british-winter-top-bargain-destinations/ http://travelandtea.com/escaping-the-british-winter-top-bargain-destinations/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:21:09 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=373 During the winter period in the U.K, days are usually quite cold, dull, grey and really wet. This translates to spending more time in-doors than one would like. But all is not lost as there is plenty of sunshine elsewhere around the globe. With a little bit of cash to spare, you and your family […]

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During the winter period in the U.K, days are usually quite cold, dull, grey and really wet. This translates to spending more time in-doors than one would like. But all is not lost as there is plenty of sunshine elsewhere around the globe. With a little bit of cash to spare, you and your family can escape all this dullness and satisfy that inner craving for some sunshine, courtesy of these affordable destinations.

1. Florida – USA

Thanks to the power of the British pound over the USD, you can take advantage of this and spend a couple of months over in one of the sun Cities in the country. This amazing state has the amenities to accommodate nearly everyone, along with their needs and taste, thus it does not matter whether you are alone or are travelling as a family. The best part is that they speak English, so no communication barriers.

2. Australia

Notably, this is the best place a Brit can go to in order to escape the winter chills. Why? This is due to the fact that Australian weather runs in opposite to that of the UK. This is the best time to pay a visit that long time cousin of yours you have not seems for some time. Although the flight may be a bit expensive, once again the power of the pound comes in handy.

3. Thailand

Picture this, palm trees beautifully lining the sandy beach as golden sparkling waters hit against your foot. The people are warm and welcoming, the food is mouth watering and delicious. This destination is a favorite to those running away from the chilly weather back home.

It’s full of sunlight, luxury and quite affordable. Temperatures are warm and the weather is pretty warm. For those seeking more than the warm sunlight, you have the option on going on an adventurous elephant trekking or a walk over the magnificent hills.

4. Egypt – Africa

Egypt is also known as the land of Kings. Located on the African planes, this destination is home to plenty of sunlight. In fact, it is home to one of their sun gods – Ra. The country is renowned for its pyramids, tombs and its bewitching hieroglyphs.

Temperatures are quite warm, the service is affordable and descent. Majority of the locals speak Arabic, but most also comprehend and speak basic English. Fun activities include, snorkeling, diving, desert tourism and so much more

5. South Africa

South Africa is a blend of inspiring scenery, diverse/multicultural cities and numerous game parks- home to the big five. It’s also renowned for its wine, food and hospitality. On average, it takes about 12 hours to fly from UK to Cape town.

There are numerous marvelous beaches stretched across the Garden route. Notably, Kruger Park stands out from all the national parks offering a perfect view of the flora and fauna.

6. Dubai

Dubai is famous for its up market resorts, malls and shopping centers. The night life is rather vibrant as this is the time when it’s mostly cool and most people come out into the open. The weather is generally great, with plenty of sunlight year round. If you can’t stand the heat, you may head out to the snow park situated in the Emirates mall.

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The Lost Lands: 5 Former British Colonies That Will Take Your Breath Away http://travelandtea.com/the-lost-lands-5-former-british-colonies-that-will-take-your-breath-away/ http://travelandtea.com/the-lost-lands-5-former-british-colonies-that-will-take-your-breath-away/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:14:49 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=196 The British took control of many countries all over the world and took part in the growth of many cultures. Travellers often want to visit some of these lands to see what drew their ancestors there, and so these now independent states have developed into favourite tourist destinations. Here are our top five pics for […]

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The British took control of many countries all over the world and took part in the growth of many cultures. Travellers often want to visit some of these lands to see what drew their ancestors there, and so these now independent states have developed into favourite tourist destinations.

Here are our top five pics for any Brit out there looking to explore the lost lands of their nation’s empire…

1. America

Most parts of the larger American continent were colonized by the British in the seventeenth century or later. America bears natural sites and monuments that will leave you gasping in awe at almost every destination. From the Grand Canyon to the beautiful beaches along numerous coastlines.

America has a rich culture of diversity and as if that is not enough, this is the home of plenty of entertainment and fun. You could go to Disneyland or marvel at the great historical monumental like the Statue of liberty, the statue of Abraham Lincoln, and many more sites.

2. India

This is a major worldwide tourist destination with diverse cultures and people. The country will leave you with lots of tales to tell on your return home. The Taj Mahal in Agra is the famous symbol of Indian independence from the British in August of 1947. Interestingly, the subcontinent is home to the most rainy place on earth and the hottest: Cherrapuji and Thar Desert respectively.

India has many many splendid places to feed anyones thirst for fun. You can never get enough of the cuisine, festivals and grand, majestic architecture. The pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan is a place to behold.

3. Kenya

This strategic point in Africa is home to many native cultures and customs. It is a predominantly green country, with the exception of the north being desert and arid land. Home to forty two tribes, Kenya hosts many tourists and has amazing beaches.

From its picturesque Indian ocean coastline to lush green forests and many varieties of exotic wildlife. From the ruins of Gedi at the coast and the great Fort Jesus, Kenya is home to the famous big five: lion, buffalo, elephant, cheetah and leopard.

You could go for nature walks or visit the many islands, one of which has become famous as the place where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton. The royal family often visit this pearl as the Queen is known to have frequented the Aberdares Tree Tops Hotel and the Castle lodge at the heart of Mt. Kenya. The mountain is a work of wonder as it is snow capped despite being directly on top the equator. The famous Masai community are native to Kenya and the country attained self rule in 1963.

4. Australia

The most popular city in postcard pictures is Sydney, the capital of Australia. The rich opera city is full of fun activities for tourists like climbing over the arc of Harbor bridge. The botanical gardens are a showcase of all the attractive flora the country has to offer. The opera lovers will find a haven of great orchestral magic at the opera house at Hyde park. The country is home to the kangaroo and the rare platypus, and has beautiful scenic beaches that attract thousands every year.

5. Antigua and Barbuda

These are twin islands located between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Think magnificent sandy beaches surrounded by intoxicating flower forests. The natural scenery does not come to an end. The Devil’s Bridge is a natural limestone arc that is just amazing to look at. The popular St. John’s Saturday Market is a place where you can get a piece of the island’s heritage through intimately designed collectibles.

Wherever you decide to spend your holidays, enjoy the beauty offered with a simple thought of their history. If you wish to celebrate independence day with the natives, mark september 15 in your diary.

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Popular Jobs In Australia For A Pommie Traveller http://travelandtea.com/popular-jobs-in-australia-for-a-pommie-traveller/ http://travelandtea.com/popular-jobs-in-australia-for-a-pommie-traveller/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2012 08:11:20 +0000 http://travelandtea.com/?p=32 So, you are going to Australia for about a year and wanting to work while you are there? Would you like to know the popular jobs in Australia for travelers like you? Well, you are in luck, mate, because right here you will find exactly what you want to know about working Down Under. Some […]

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So, you are going to Australia for about a year and wanting to work while you are there?

Would you like to know the popular jobs in Australia for travelers like you? Well, you are in luck, mate, because right here you will find exactly what you want to know about working Down Under.

Some jobs are highly sought after and there will be a lot of competition for every vacancy. Other jobs are not so popular, with far less competition. Some of the jobs are relatively easy and some are very hard work. But the good news is there ARE jobs available in Australia for us Poms.

Hospitality

Hospitality jobs are by far the most popular jobs for Brits on a working holiday in Australia. These jobs are available in hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants and include a range of service positions such as bartender, waiter, dishpig (washing dishes), kitchen hand, bellhop and cleaner.

Australia has a vibrant tourism sector, which supports its hospitality industry. And most hospitality jobs require only a little experience.

Many hospitality jobs are seasonal, with hotels and restaurants putting on extra staff to meet high season demand. The optimal hospitality job-seeking period in southeastern Australia is September to March, while April to September is the best time to go jobhunting in the hospitality industry in the northern and western parts of the country.

Farming Jobs

These are seasonal jobs and mostly involve picking fruit. It is not easy work but it can be fun if you are a fan of manual labor. If you are about the farms around harvesting season, you can expect a full-time job. If you know where to go and what gets harvested and when, you can possibly make a full-time job out of it.

Jackeroo/Jillaroo

These jobs on remote stations (cattle farms) are usually for experienced people, but you may be able to find an opening if you are adaptable and have a bit of common sense, as well as the willingness to work sunup to sundown every day of the week. Make no bones about it, working on a station is tough work, and it has been called the most dangerous job in Australia. If you’re cool with all of this, then it’s worth looking into it if you have mechanical skills, horse riding experience or truck or grader driving experience. The skills are what the bigger stations are looking for. If you’re a good cook or gardener, or maybe just love childcare, you may be find some work on a cattle station.

Mining Jobs

Australia’s mining industry is booming and the mines are desperate for workers. In most cases – but not all – some experience is necessary.

There are a lot of fly-in-fly-out mining jobs available in remote areas, particularly in the isolated north-eastern part of the country.

These are somewhat plentiful of late and well-paying, but without experience it is tough to get on. However, there are positions that can be obtained by those with little to no experience. The highest paying jobs for unskilled mining workers are drilling and truck driving. If you are interested in these kinds of jobs, it might be worth getting a heavy truck driving license before you head off on your travels.

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