Boosting Your Travel Budget in South Australia
Working you way around the world is possibly the best way to travel that I can think of; there are so many possibilities out there. There are in particular plenty of ways to work your way around Australia, to travel round South Australia economically and still have an absolutely incredible time. Backpackers’ lodges will save you a huge amount, and there are even places that allow you to camp under the stars for free!
Besides saving money, however, it’s also possible to actively make more as you travel around Down Under. There are plenty of job opportunities for anyone looking to give their travelling budget a boost, and you don’t have to break the bank to explore what’s on offer if you can supplement your stay in places such as Adelaide, Barossa Valley and the Fleurieu Peninsula. If you work you can even save money in Sydney!
You can plan your most economical route through the country using a handy interactive map, which gives you an overview of local places of interest and attractions that don’t require a massive budget. This map also highlights the most popular casinos, so you could even win big and fund your holiday this way.
Bar Tending and Waiting Tables
It’s easy to find work as a bartender or waitron in South Australia by walking into establishments yourself, or by looking up advertisements on Gumtree and other such sites online. The service industry is huge in this country, and this is the likeliest place for you to find work while you’re travelling.
Service jobs in restaurants tend to pay quite well, and you usually score a meal with every shift, which can save you even more. People usually need to start by working as general dogsbodies around the bar, restocking and clearing, before they’re given a shot at pouring the shots.
Like anywhere else in the world, bars and restaurants in South Australia vary wildly in terms of their prestige. You might need to start small, but there are some incredible establishments that will pay very well for the mixology or silver service skills you learn over time.
Helping with a Harvest
Fruit picking along the Harvest Trail is a great way to make lifelong friends and see some of South Australia. Rather than applying for jobs through regional harvest offices or agencies, use the sites to get an idea of what’s available and then go to where looks most appealing and book yourself into a work hostel. These hostels help you find work and are often on farms that require seasonal labourers, or within close proximity thereof.
Working in the Harbour
The waterfronts on the harbours in South Australia have a variety of jobs and are always looking for people to fill them. Restaurant workers, children’s assistants, glaziers, tour hosts and much more are always in demand. Check out what positions are currently available, and offer your services!
A Perfect Working Holiday Destination
Working and travelling in South Australia is a great experience. With a little time and planning you can earn money while travelling and enjoy yourself, all whilst seeing the sights and exploring a rich and diverse place that’s got plenty to offer.