Perth is a modern, clean and fun city located in Western Australia. It is in the heart of the Australian wine country and attracts thousands of tourists each year.
The city is situated next to the Swan River and has great public transport, affordable hotels and hostels, and daily flights from all over Australia and the rest of the world.
Here are some of the reasons why backpackers flock to the Perth area every year.
Bar Scene - Perth has a vibrant bar scene with new spots popping up all of the time. Each weekend, and throughout the week, you will find local bars packed out with a fun crowd enjoying life in this wonderful part of the world. Some of the most popular bars in Perth include - Mechanic's Institute, Bar Lafayette, Defectors and the Sail & Anchor.
Beaches - Australia is a country which is famous for its beaches and Perth is one of the best cities in the country for urban beaches. City residents don't have to travel far to find some of the best white sands in the nation, Cottesloe beach is a particularly popular beach and of a weekend it gets packed out with local families enjoy some snorkeling, surfing or just relaxing and topping up their tan!
Nature - Just a short drive from Perth you can find some of the most impressive natural habitat in Australia, the region just south of Perth is know for its amazing tall trees and forest sky walks, just off the coast you can even go and spend the day trying to spot whales.
Perth - Fruit Picking Jobs
All of the above probably sounds great but if you are like most people and backpacking around on a budget then you will need to find a way to pay for all of the fun times that can be had in this part of the country. One of the most popular options is to spend some time fruit picking. With Perth being located in the heart of the wine country you can find a whole host of different vineyards looking for active, reliable and hardworking individuals to help harvest grapes.
Fruit picking jobs in Perth are available throughout the year but there is a peak season between the month's of June - August. Now it may sound glamorous spending your days wondering around a beautiful vineyard plucking some grapes off the vines but be warned, it is very hard work, well that is if you want to actually earn any cash! Picking jobs pay by how much you actually harvest. So the more productive you can be and the more grapes you pick then the more cash you will have to enjoy your adventures.
Before you rush out and book your flight straight to Western Australia you need to be aware that you do actually need a visa to work in the country. Most people considering backpacking will apply for a 12 month visa which allows them to spend up to one year traveling and working in the country. To find out more about this program visit - working holiday visa Australia.
Some of the best area to consider for harvesting jobs in Perth are Margaret River, Albany and one of the most popular spots for its close proximity to Perth - Swan Valley.
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