Work and travel in Australia ... without working
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Oceania58 days / March - April - May - June - July 2018
Highs & Lows
Meeting a lot of nice and friendly people (in hostels)
Hostels in big cities
First I arrived in Perth where I stayed in a hostel for one week before I visited my family for two weeks. It was good to go to a hostel first to meet other people.
The beaches at the west coast are a dream! Especially because you can see the sunset over the ocean. I have not seen more of the west coast of Australia but I just heard good things about it! It is more quite and the beaches are more beautiful in total.
In Perth you can party really good and have a great time during night life.
One day I went to the Zoo of Perth which is quite nice... I just felt (and still feel) a bit sorry for all the prisoned animals.
In total: I think Perth is a great place to start your journey at the west coast.
After three weeks in total I flew to Melbourne. It is a beautiful city with many museums, beautiful architecture and full of art. Many people I met, told me that it is their favorite city of Australia. A great thing is that a lot of the museums are free and the public transportation is cheap (for european prices).
When you walk through the streets you will find a lot of street art such as graffiti and see beautiful buildings (a mix of new and old ones).
One day I visited Brighton beach to see the colorful Brighton Bathing Boxes. It was totally worth it and additionally you have a stunning view at Melbourne.
Another great thing about Melbourne are the public parks. You should definitely walk through some of them or just sit there for a day and enjoy the sun!
Next stop: Sydney... my favourite city of Australia!
If you are in Australia you should definitely visit this city!
Sydney is quite famous for the Opera House. I was not such a huge fan of it but I was overwhelmed by the Harbour Bridge (just on the other site).
What I really liked as well is the public boat transport through the canals of Sydney.
One district I liked was Balmain. Maybe you will like it as well...
The most beautiful place I have seen in Australia was Palm Beach! It is less than an hour away from Sydney central (by car/ bus).
A place I loved for shopping or just to stroll through was the Queen Victoria Building (but it's a bit expensive).
P.S. One sweetness you definitely should try during your time in Australia are Pods!
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Next time I would definitely spend more time at the West Coast! It is more quite and has even more beautiful nature.
How was the food?
Perth: Angel Falls Grill Melbourne: Harding’s Burger Central Reservoir Sydney: SkyFeast at Sydney Tower, Hurricane's Grill Darling Harbour
What tips would you give a friend?
Stay in hostels. You will make many friends there.
Sleeping back, lock (for your locker), take the right adapter (for your charger)
Australia is great to travel by bus or in some cities you can take trains/ subways/ tram