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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Working Holiday Australia

This is the final part of our Working Holiday Australia series. Now, that you have taken care of all the responsible matter, it’s time to talk about the fun you are going to have during your stay in Australia!

Australia is a massive and beautiful country with so much to experience. So where do you start? I would recommend starting in one of the major cities like Sydney or Melbourne for example. The cities are a great way to get yourself sorted, figure out what you want to do and how you wish to begin. It’s also a great way meet fellow travelers that can give you recommendations, share experiences, and become possible travel mates if your travel desires align. Traveling with fellow backpackers you’ll form many life long friendships and an amazing experience.

Fellow Travelers for Frazier Island
Fellow Travelers for Frazier Island

The most popular route, and one I took myself, is starting from Melbourne, heading up to Sydney then continuing up the east coast – visiting destinations like Byron Bay, The Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, the infamous Whitsunday Islands, Cairns and over to Darwin then down into the outback. Then, if you wish to continue you can make your way down the west coast to Perth and Adelaide to complete the full circuit.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

Top 10 Australian Attractions

Here is a list of my personal Top 10 MUST DO attractions:

  1. Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  2. Whitsunday Islands cruise
  3. Camping trip on Frazier Island – These tours route from Rainbow Beach.
  4. The Great Ocean Road
  5. All major cities/areas: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Cairns
  6. Sydney Opera House and Harbor
  7. Ayers Rock and King’s Canyon camping trip
  8. Atherton Tablelands
  9. Falls Festival in Tasmania
  10. Australian Theme Parks – Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet n’ Wild World, etc. Most of these are predominately located on the east coast.

Australia is such a massive country with so much to see and do. This is only a small list of possibilities. I would recommend getting a guide like The Lonely Planet for Australia so you can make the best decision on your path.

I hope you enjoyed this series and you found this information helpful for your journey. Keep a look out for our new e-book about Working Holiday in Australia packed with more information and details.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will respond as soon as possible. Happy Travels!

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  • I will be in Australia June 17-July 24, bought a working visa, and am also starting in Melbourne. How many days would you recommend I stay in Melbourne before going to Sydney? How did you get from Melbourne to Sydney? Where did u enjoy working? Out of farming, hospitality, etc. – What jobs pay the most?

    Thanks so much for your help!!

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