For many people, Tasmania is a dream destination for a working holiday. Well, this certainly is a viable option!
Australia has Working Holiday Maker (WHM) arrangements with many foreign countries, so that people who meet the right visa criteria can find temporary work in Australia – including Tasmania!
If you're from the UK, the US, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Italy and many other countries, and are between 18 and 30 without dependent children, you might be eligible for a working holiday, which can last up to 12 months from date of entry. You can't work for more than six months with one employer, so if you want to work the whole year, keep in mind you'll need to find two different workplaces.
You might end up working as a casual labourer or a grape picker at a vineyard. There's no doubt that your surroundings on this beautiful island state will be magnificent!
Seasonal work is often a popular option, with visitors eager to work amongst nature at orchards. Maybe you'll end up harvesting fruit, collecting vegetable crops, trimming trees, collecting flowers, sowing seeds or more!
Think of all the things you can do on your weekends off! Try surfing at Wineglass Bay in the summer, or enjoy hiking up Cradle Mountain in autumn as some of the leaves and floiage change colour.
You can spend fun nights out with your friends in Hobart, or enjoy some activities out on the water.
In addition to this, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about Australia's heritage. Historic sites like Port Arthur give huge insight into the nation's convict origins, with fascinating buildings and ruins offering a window into the past.
So enjoy a working holiday in Tasmania, for an experience you'll cherish and never forget!