Whether you're planning a gap year, craving an adventure, need to hit reset, fulfil a dream or simply take a break from your routine, a working holiday visa is your ticket to a year of discoveries, new experiences, unique work opportunities, travel, new friends and challenges that will grow you as a person. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should do a working holiday in Australia or New Zealand.
Fund your travels - Working in the country you plan on travelling means you can fund your adventures sustainably, scrapping the need to save for years beforehand or go into debt to travel.
Expand your social circle - You may begin your journey travelling solo, but you won't be alone for long. Australia and New Zealand are incredibly popular working holiday destinations for backpackers from all over the world, and you'll also make connections with locals as you build your network. The best part of travel is the people you meet along the way, and we bet you'll find some friends for life.
Make lifelong memories - You’re not going to make any memories sitting on the couch… the world is out there. A trip overseas will broaden your perspectives, and by extending it with a working holiday visa you have an even better opportunity to immerse yourself in a country’s sights, people and way of life - impressions that will stay with you long after your visa ends.
Personal growth - Living abroad is a unique opportunity to rack up some serious life experience. On a working holiday visa you have the chance to work in jobs you might not normally do back home, expanding your comfort zone and impressing future employers with flexible, marketable skills. A working holiday will be fun, but will also teach you how to be self-sufficient, how to organise your life, how to work well with others and how to budget, and that's just the tip of the iceberg! We know it's a cliche, but throwing yourself into the unknown will force you to get to know yourself better. What you accomplish overseas may surprise you - if you can move to the other side of the world, you can do anything. And have some pretty great travel stories for the grandkids, too.