23 Reasons You Should Take A Year Off And Head To Australia

Northern Hemisphere life getting you down? Take a year off and spend it in Australia. You deserve it — and a Working Holiday Visa makes it easy!

1. There are a lot of very important things you need to see down under.

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2. There are friendly locals you need to meet.

3. There's sprawling desert to cross… on a camel.

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4. There are important jobs to be done.

Did you know the minimum wage in Australia is $16.37? You could be earning at least $16.37 an hour to look after baby wombats!

5. And amazing local cafes to try.

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Like these laneway cafes in Melbourne.

6. You'll catch some waves at Bondi Beach.

7. You'll go on outback road trips.

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8. And see things you won't even believe are real.

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Like this otherworldly coastline along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.

9. Your workplace might look like this:

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With an Australian Working Holiday Visa, you could be spending your days on the beach and your nights working (hanging out) at a bar on Sydney Harbour. Great life, or perfect life?

10. Your New Year's Eve will look like this:

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11. And your Christmas will look like this:

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Only you won’t be wearing that fleece jacket. Because, y’know, 100ºF.

12. But despite popular opinion, life isn't all about chilling at the beach.

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It’s just mainly about that.

13. Australians take work very seriously.

Where would you rather be: sitting in an office, or pouring a frothy chilled espresso at a cafe by the beach? Yeah, we thought so.

14. And breakfast. They take breakfast seriously, too.

15. And relaxation.

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Give us a hammock among the gum trees.

16. Those beaches, though.

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(It can't be easy being that good-looking.)

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17. Just look at this exquisite Australian island…

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It’s waiting for you to relax on it.

18. …this demonstration of Australian love…

19. …and this powdery Australian sand:

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20. Sand so hot you can cook breakfast on it.

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21. And water so pristine it sparkles.

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22. You're gonna be spending a lot of time in that water.

23. Because life is just more fun in Australia.

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