Aussie Traveller’s Blog


What a year it has been! After years, months and weeks of trying to persuade myself to book that flight, I finally did it. My flight to Australia was booked and before I knew it, I was off on the adventure of a lifetime. Starting in Australia’s versions of the big apple (Sydney!) I arrived at my hostel called Base. … Read More

Seasonal Work New Zealand

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Depending on the season and the region you’re in you have plenty of different opportunities for seasonal work in New Zealand: summer tourism jobs hospitality jobs snow jobs farm work harvest fruit, vegetable or wine grapes pack and sort fruit and vegetables prune fruit trees and grape vines maintain crops be involved in summer pruning, planting vegetables or thinning fruit. … Read More

Top Ten Tips for getting backpacker jobs

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A working holiday visa is a great way to enable you to stay in a country for longer than a short holiday but there’s no point in a visa if you can’t find backpacker jobs! Working whilst you are backpacking helps you to enjoy your travels for longer and meet potential travel buddies whilst you are at it. As a … Read More

Step-by-Step Guide: How to settle in New Zealand

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Your plane just landed on the holy grounds of New Zealand but you don’t know how to settle in New Zealand. You’re awfully excited for your stay in Aotearoa and you’re here on a working holiday visa! But what now? How do you get started? What should you do first? What do you need? And where do you get it? … Read More

Prepare a CV for Job Hunting

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To have a good curriculum vitae, (CV), also known as a Resume, is important for the majority of job hunts you’ll be undertaking and it’s important that you prepare a CV for Job Hunting. A curriculum vitae is how you ‘sell yourself’ to your potential new employer so it’s important that the information contained in it is relevant to the … Read More

How to write a CV / Resume

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Writing a CV is something that at one point we are all going to have to do, so we’ll tell you how to write a CV as it can seem a little daunting at first. We’ve also included a CV template for you to look at. Remember, you are competing against other people for the same job, so you need to … Read More

Working Holiday Visas (WHV)

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If you’ve never had a working holiday, or applied for a working holiday visa (or WHV), in a country like Australia or New Zealand it can be pretty hard to organise it all by yourself. What do you have to do, to arrange and to think of when you are planning a working holiday to the other side of the … Read More

Why bother with Health and Travel Insurance?

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For some health and travel insurance would be the last thing on their mind; for others, it’s the very thing that will bug them so long as they have not gotten any yet. Here are just a few reasons why you should always have health and travel insurance while backpacking: Most health and travel insurance will cover and pay for your … Read More

Life Lesson Learned when Backpacking

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Here’s an important life lesson I learned whilst backpacking and looking for an income. Lots of backpackers are more than willing to do pretty much anything if it means that they can travel for longer around their chosen destination. Throughout Australia and New Zealand there are many different kinds of jobs you could find yourself doing… From being a cleaner to … Read More