A lot of people who come back from working overseas describe it as a real life-changing experience.

And it’s not hard to see why!

Working holidays are an increasingly popular way of experiencing Aussie life. Getting to know a new country, immersing yourself in a new culture and making lifelong friendships, all while gaining a range of work experience – what’s not to love?

Done right, a working holiday can be an experience you’ll cherish for the rest of your life… but only if you do it right.

One mistake we see far too many travellers make is spending too much of their working holiday at work, and not enough on holiday. And this is especially true for nurses staying in Australia.

If this describes how your working holiday is going so far, it might be time to make a change!

 

Experience everything Australia has to offer

So you’ve flown all the way down under from the USA, UK or even further afield for your working holiday. Naturally, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible exploring everything Australia has to offer – you didn’t fly 16,000 kilometres just to work, after all!

We strongly encourage taking out at least a little bit of time from your stay here to travel while working. And here are just three reasons why:

1. See the sights

Australia is big, with a capital B – 7.7 million square kilometres worth of big, as a matter of fact.

With such a huge landmass, it’s a bit of an understatement to say there’s a lot to see in Australia! No matter where you are on the continent, there’s always something to see: we’ve got Instagram-worthy landscapes and vistas by the bucketload.

And that’s not even getting started on our cities, consistently ranked as some of the most liveable in the world.

Make no mistake, Australia is one of the best countries in the world for sightseers… but without travelling a bit, how are you supposed to see all this?

2. Immerse yourself in the culture

Music, restaurants, sport, cafes – make no mistake, city life in Australia is fantastic.

However, the rest of the country is much more than just untamed wilderness – people live out there! If you want to get the full Aussie experience, a trip outside the major cities is a must.

Rural and city Australia can feel like they’re completely different countries… and they may as well be! The differences in culture and lifestyle once you go beyond city limits is night and day. From quiet country towns to Indigenous culture, there’s a whole world to explore outside the cities.

And of course, the only way to experience these dimensions of the Australian story is to go out there!

3. Get work off your mind

Nursing is a stressful job.

After all, nurses are always on-call, work shifts at ungodly hours and can work long stretches of time without a break. All this can really take the wind out of your sails and put a dampener on your working holiday.

For the sake of your sanity, we strongly encourage nurses to take some time out to get away from it all and explore! Never underestimate the power a little bit of R&R can have on your sanity. Go down to the beach, or rent a van and go on a day trip to a picturesque country town – your sanity will thank you.

And if you’re an overseas nurse, why not see some of the sights while you’re out? The odd day-trip or spending a weekend in the country might be just the ticket.

 

Find the freedom to explore

Talk to Australian Nursing Agency for nursing work that lets you get the most out of your working holiday

Is your work making it hard to get out and truly explore everything Australia offers?

We open doors for overseas nurses, connecting them to temporary, part-time and permanent work in a variety of fields in facilities all over Australia so you can choose when you work, and where so you can be free to explore.

To get more freedom to explore Australia, register with ANA now!