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Win a job working with rare Sea Lions on Kangaroo Island, Australia!

Rising from the Southern Ocean, just 13km off the coast of South Australia, you’ll find one of the country’s most amazing habitats: Kangaroo Island. A wonderland of Aussie icons, where koalas roam free amongst jolly mobs of eponymous kangaroos, and incy wincy little penguins.

In fact, we love Kangaroo Island so much, we want to send you over there to work! As part of our ‘Live like an Aussie’ promotion, we’re offering you the chance to win one of seven dream jobs, including on in South Australia, as a Conservation Assistant on Kangaroo Island!

Coming up, I’ll explain a little more about this unique opportunity, as well as providing some more information about taking your own working holiday in South Australia.

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Road Trip Australia: The Best Stops in South Australia

In part two of our epic Road Trip Australia series, we cross the border from Victoria, into the breathtaking arenas of South Australia.

One of Australia’s most refined states, this is where gourmet lovers come to wine and dine in the lingering sunshine that melts onto the soft mountain ranges, awesome outback, and dramatic coastline.

However, it’s not all stuffed olives and sparkling wine, this is a state with a true wild side, where some of Australia’s most active wildlife comes to play amongst the meadows, and dramatic seascapes of the Southern Ocean.

As a road trip destination, South Australia has an incredible number of offerings, so join us now, as we cruise through the state in search of six of South Australia’s most prized destinations.

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High Five… Darwin!

After years spent in the shadow of its east coast neighbours, Darwin has decided now is the time to make itself heard.

The capital of the Northern Territory is the least populated of all of Australia’s capitals, but that’s all part of its charm. You feel as though you’re a part of something, rather than just jumping on the bandwagon.

The city itself is a multicultural metropolis, boasting nationalities from over 56 countries, while some of Australia’s most breathtaking landmarks and scenery are practically on your doorstep.

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 Darwin: home to some breathtaking scenery| Image by mark silva

Darwin, you’ve been overlooked for too long. We’re giving you a big, fat High Five!
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High Five… Working Holidays in North America!

Taking a working holiday is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. Where better to have that experience than in North America? The USA and Canada have something for everyone, whether you’re an outdoors-person, a good-with-children-person, a creative-person, or a not-really-sure-just-yet-kinda-person.

And, at the end of your working holiday, you get to travel around two of the most exciting countries in the world.

With that in mind, this week we’re giving a massive High Five to working holidays in North America! Read on to find out how to land your dream job across the pond.
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Slap a Snap Gap in Your #YearofTravel!

As the Year of Travel rolls through the wilds of your imagination, it’s time to turn your attention to your own travel ambitions. And what better place to start than with an adventure that celebrates the very best of a region, with a good amount of time to sink your teeth into its culture?

Some call them Snap Gaps; some say Snap Years; others label them ‘mini gap years’; I simply prefer to call them by their proper name: a couple of months’ travelling.

Two months is enough time to unravel, and immerse yourself in the experience. It’s short enough, that with a little planning, you can slip it into a summer of seamless fun, or set off on a sabbatical of untold possibilities.

But where would you travel to? There are some fantastic destinations, that are conveniently located beside each other, and seemingly begging to be explored this year. I’ve rounded up some of my favouruite regions around the world, to give you a flavour of what you could achieve throughout your Year of Travel.
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