From April and September every year in Australia, up to 300,000 grey nomads head out on road trips around this beautiful country. Many help finance their trips with work or house sitting. Cattle stations, caravan, parks and road houses in remote and interesting locations commonly offer jobs or simply food and accommodation for the short term.
Have you ever had a working holiday? What did you do and where did you go? Did you get time to explore and enjoy the surroundings?
I've never been on a working holiday and have spent my life working in an office so not the type of work usually on offer. It's appealing though, the thought of being able to finance a long stay in an interesting place. My husband has been retired for a couple of years and isn't always well so it's not an option for him.
Not a working holiday as such but for many years now I have gone on holiday with a choir (it started when we were in school and has carried on ever since!) for a week to sing the music for services in a cathedral. It's great fun and a good way to visit different parts of the country and to keep in touch with old friends. My husband and I met through the choir, as did my brother and his wife, so it holds a special place in our family!
I didn't have the chance ......never came up.
I knew people who did in my time, they came back saying they loved it.
You can meet a lot of interesting people that's a given. but I think I would prefer to stay close to home.
No i have not been on a working holiday as had my own business for some 26 years here in Perth so had no need to go on a working holiday.
Before that I was a secretary however did not travel to Europe till I was in my 30's.