Gap Travel Australia

Australia is the original gap year travel destination. Over the past 20 years hundreds of thousands of young Brits have traveled downunder to Australia to enjoy a gap year.

Australia is a brilliant gap year destination because it offers such a wide variety of activities, meaning that there is something interesting for everyone. The best thing is the excellent weather and laid-back attitude of the Australian people.

Gap Travel options in Australia range from short 2 or 3 weeks introduction programme to a full 12 months or even 2 year working holiday visa.

Starting out on a gap year in Australia is good for first time gap travelers because the language is the same and the people have the same general outlook as we do in the UK. This means that any culture shock is reduced.

Most people fly to Sydney and spend a couple of weeks enjoying this exciting city. Sydney has loads to offer gap year travelers. The backpacker scene is very well developed so gap travel in Sydney is a must for backpackers in Oz.

Start your new tan on Manly and Bondi beaches; see the beautiful harbour on a Sydney harbour cruise; enjoy great food on The Rocks, close by the harbour; visit the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge…in fact you can climb the Bridge for an awesome view of the city and harbour. There is so much to see and do in Sydney that you might need more time for gap travel then you think.

There are so many great other places for gap year travelers to see in Australia, such as Cairns, Ulhuru, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Kakadu National Park, that you need to spend a good amount of time there. One popular option is to obtain a working holiday visa, which will enable you to work and save money, then travel.