Almost 200,000 young people decide to come to Australia to travel this beautiful country and work along the way to fund their travels every year. But why out of all countries do they choose Australia? Here are some, but definitely not all the reasons to apply for your Working Holiday Visa and come to Australia!


Australia might be the smallest continent, but it’s the world’s biggest island at the same time. With its 7,692,024 square kilometers it has a lot to offer and for you to see. From the white sands on the Whitsundays islands, rain forests and the red and dusty Outback to metropolitan cities – exploring Australia can keep you busy exploring for months so there’s no need to worry about boredom!

The Great Barrier Reef

As one of the seven wonders of the natural world the Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s most remarkable spots. The colourful corals will have you amazed and the coral reef is not short on activities either. Snorkelling, scuba diving, helicopter tours, glass-bottomed boat viewing, swimming with dolphins and much more – The Great Barrier Reef’s has everything a traveller’s heart is longing for.

Uluru / Ayers Rock

The large sandstone rock formation in central Australia is a deeply sacred place to the Indigenous Anangu people. Whether you choose to walk with a traditional owner, join a camel tour, self-drive or dine under a canopy of stars there is something to suit everyone. The cultural centre close to Uluru also gives you a chance to learn about Australia’s indigenous culture.

The people

Famous for their laid-back attitude, Australian people will make you feel welcomed with their ‘no worries’ motto.  But you will not only meet Australians on your journey – as a multicultural country and popular travel destination you’re bound to meet people from all over the world that might eventually become your travel mates. So if you’re up for cultural exchange, Australia is your place to go.

The weather

One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of Australia is the great weather. While that might not actually be the case everywhere in a country as big as Australia,  the climate is still much milder than some places in Europe. The northern states typically experience warm weather most of the time, with the southern states experiencing cooler winters. So if you plan your itinerary right, you might even end up with a whole year of summer!

The wildlife

There are some amazing species in Australia that you can only find here! Australia’s native animals can be more or less difficult to spot in the wild, but you are guaranteed to see them in one of the wildlife parks across major cities and regional areas in Australia. Meet kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wombats and also a few different types of spiders if you fancy.

Break out of routines

Coming to Australia can be a great way of breaking your tiring routines you’ve been trapped in for months or even years. Going on an adventure through Australia in either a car, campervan or bus together with other travellers will certainly keep you entertained with new locations, new experiences and new stories to tell. There is so much to see and do in Australia that there will absolutely be not one day like the other.

Work experience

As casual staff on your Working Holiday visa you will get experience in many job fields such as hospitality, construction, customer service and more if you’re up for it. With many different employers during your stay you will get an insight into the work life in Australia and meet lots of new people along the way.

Learn about yourself

No matter where you’re from, working and travelling in Australia will be a unique experience you won’t find in your home country. From newly gained freedom and flexibility to challenges while working in a different country, on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia you will definitely learn more about yourself, what you’re capable of doing and you will grow with your experiences.