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Regional Work in Australia and Getting a 2nd Year Visa - Part 2


In this post I wanted to go into more detail about the work itself and give you guys some recommendation based on my experiences. I have worked on 5 different farms during my time in Australia so I have experienced both good and bad farms, different types of produce and many different roles. I will categorise them by produce to make it easier and to give a general view of what it is for each type of farm I have experienced ... 

Australia, Innisfail


Much like when I wrote about Tully I’m sure most of you won’t have heard of Innisfail. It is another small town in Northern Queensland, about an hour from Cairns, where I went to do my regional work. I would love to say that’s where I completed my farm work, but unfortunately I still had more to do after I left. Even more unfortunate is the fact that I actually stayed in Innisfail a second time, after I’d completed my regional work and secured my second year visa! ... 

Advice I Would Give A First Time Traveller


(Before you start reading I know my hair looks awful in this photo, in my defence this was taken in 2012 and I did it myself!)

I have been travelling for a fair while now and I thought it would be interesting to reflect on what I’ve actually learnt from my experience. I figured it would be a good idea to write a post such as this and share my reflections as advice I would give somebody about to go travelling. I don’t claim to be an expert traveller or to know anymore than any other bloggers out there writing very similar posts, I just wanted to consider what I have learned along the way and what I would tell myself if I could go back in time ...

Australia, Mission Beach


Mission Beach is a small town in Northern Queensland that seems to be popular with families and backpackers. It’s ideal for families as it’s a small, quiet beach town that never gets overly busy and for backpackers the appeal is the same. There are 3 hostels there that are reasonably priced and it’s a great little place to stop and relax, especially if you’re doing a particularly hectic East Coast trip. Another reason why backpackers may head to mission beach is that it’s a popular place for skydiving. From Cairns, Mission Beach is one of the only places to do a beach landing on a skydive and it’s one of the nicer beaches in the region. There is a nice relaxed atmosphere and the place itself it gorgeous ... 

Regional Work in Australia and Getting a 2nd Year Visa


I desperately wanted to write a post about regional work and getting your second year visa in Australia, as I remember how frustrating it was trying to find clear information on the subject. When I first set out to find regional work I was so overwhelmed with the different options available, the contradictory stories I heard from other backpackers and the bias information given by farmers and working hostels. I have now had a lot of regional work experience within different roles, different areas and with different produce, so I feel I should share my experience and hopefully make it a little easier for anyone looking to get their second year visa ...