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Why working in Adelaide is awesome

Earlier this year, we sent 8 lucky winners to complete exciting internships in South Australia. Today’s blog comes from one of those winners, Esther, who worked in marketing and events in Adelaide.

I like to think of myself as a little jet setter. I’ve been around the world a few times, seen some incredible sights, and got myself in and out of some stupid situations.

My first visit to Australia was three years ago. I was a young, adventurous 21 year old looking for adventure, freedom and wanderlust. I had my ‘must visit’ places. The usual really: Melbourne. Brisbane. Sydney. Everyone told me that I should pretty much stick to the east coast.

Nobody ever recommended South Australia, which I now know is a massive shame. It’s why I’m telling you: South Australia is the place to visit.

Buzzing Adelaide

Landing a dream Marketing job in South Australia

More than you expect

South Australia is a zoo without fences, a wildlife park to be explored. There is something special here, something that runs in the DNA. I can’t explain it, maybe it’s the welcoming smile you get every time you walk into a quirky back-street cocktail bar, the smells of the Adelaide Central Market, the incredible beaches or even the Mediterranean climate. It feels like somewhere you want to be.

Esther hard at work (ever look that happy at work? No. We thought not.)

I’m free!

Adelaide isn’t mega expensive like other cities either, with endless freebies to enjoy around the region. For example, pick up a free bike from one of the many locations across the city and hit the road. Other free attractions include the (delicious) Haighs Chocolate Factory tour, free city centre trams and buses, free wifi… in short, there are a lot of options, and they’re all awesome..

Food glorious food

Adelaide has a restaurant scene to make you drool and cocktail bars that scream your name. Gouger Street is the Mecca of Asian cuisine and seafood and the much-loved Adelaide Central Market. Once you have tried the tasty delights, the nightlife is your next stop. A must try karaoke bar is La Sing.

Work it out

Aside from all the glamour and bustle, the working opportunities in South Australia are endless. Forget picking tomatoes or working behind a bar – why not go to Kangaroo Island and work at boutique distillery KI Spirits, work in a cellar door with incredible wines, join in and get creative with Fringe Festival or work with the wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Park?

Australia is awaiting and South Australia is the front door. I couldn’t think of a better place to do agricultural work to get your second year working visa (tip: the whole state is classified as regional). You’re so close to the city, to the Outback and to the beaches.

Has Esther inspired you to head to South Australia? Get to the centre of the action with cheap flights to Adelaide. Looking to earn a buck or two while you’re there? Save yourself 10% on working holiday visas. Sweeeeet!
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