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What can I get out of a working holiday in New Zealand?

A working holiday in New Zealand is a fantastic way to gain work experience abroad and earn a few dollars while you do it. It gives you the flexibility to fund your trip while you explore the country and in the process make some great mates! It may sound scary but it’s not as hard as you think. The visa process is really simple, great value compared to other countries and STA can help you every step of the way. The experience of working in New Zealand is invaluable. Here’s what you can get out of living and working in one of the most beautiful countries in the world:

1.Make new mates

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Step Outside of Sydney!

Take yourself off the tourist trail and head somewhere a little bit different in New South Wales. You’ll discover paradise islands, picturesque wineries, untouched-beaches and ancient Aboriginal artwork. Here are our top 5 spots outside of Sydney waiting for you to explore:


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Let’s talk Vancouver…

Imagine yourself, standing on the rocky Canadian shoreline – fog snaking into the valleys and trees swaying against the wind, taking in the grand scale of Canada and its overwhelming beauty. The diversity of its landscapes; rocky fjords, high mountain peaks, vast prairie and arctic tundra, offering countless ways for you to unleash your inner adventurer. A multicultural melting pot with lively nightlife districts. The one thing you won’t be short of here is space, whether you’re looking for extreme solitude or to push your limits, Canada offers it all…

There are countless ways for you to enjoy Canada. Out west, you can ski and snowboard in Whistler or Banff, go whale spotting or bear viewing on Vancouver Island, or jump in a helicopter for remote hiking trips in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Overwhelmed? Don’t worry, we have put together a 4 part guide of our top experiences around Canada so you can be sure to get the most of your trip.

Let’s talk Vancouver…


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What does an Aussie adventure mean to you?

What does an Aussie adventure mean to you? Surfing on Bondi Beach? Road trips into the Outback? Sailing the idyllic Whitsundays?

You may think you know what Australia is all about, but we’ve found that no Aussie adventure is ever the same. This is why we created our #myaussieadventure app – so that you could create your perfect trip Down Under. It all depends on what kind of traveller you are, or more specifically, what Travel Tribe you fit into.

If you’re already getting FOMO because of all the places to see and things to do, then check out our Aussie adventures designed for each of our awesome Travel Tribes.
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#Feature Friday Mr Ollie Ali

Written by Tor White, Global Creative Director

We are doing #FeatureFriday a little differently today. We are going to show case one of our favourite photographers we have been working with lately…

We are totally committed to showing you guys a world that is real: full of real people and places and experiences… with all the crinkles and cracks as well as the beauty! This is why we have our own STA Travel creative studio and champion authentic photography, video, writing and music, all crafted by a collection of incredible young travellers, our STA teams and talented creatives we get to meet.

Last month I asked our friend and incredible photographer Ollie Ali if he’d be up for travelling around the world on one of our BlueTicket’s to capture photographs for the covers of our 2016 global brochures. Strangely enough he said hell yes!

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