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Resort Work in Australia

Not everybody wants to be a professional in a particular sport – maybe you’ve done it a few times on holiday and just want to get more experience. One great way to do just that is to live and work at a resort. Whether it’s a ski resort in the Snowy Mountains or a resort on the Gold Coast where you can spend your free time learning to surf, it can be a great way to spend more time with the sport you love. You could be serving drinks, waiting on tables, slaving away in a hotel kitchen or working as a rep for a tour company – whatever you do the chances are that the perks will be fantastic. When you’re not working you can train in your chosen sport, and when you’re not doing that you’ll be socialising!

What About The Beach?

Australia is also rightly famous for it’s beaches and water sports – diving, surfing, yachting, sailing and windsurfing are some of the activities that are also on offer, whether you just want to train up or become a fully qualified instructor. One of the most popular programs bases you in Sydney, living in the seaside suburb of Manly, with its upbeat holiday resort atmosphere, only ten minutes by JetCat from the heart of the city itself. You’ll live in apartments located right on the famous beach front; with its fabulous golden sands home to numerous beach volleyball and surf competitions! Elsewhere, there are also opportunities for Professional Dive Training and International Yacht Training on the Great Barrier Reef.

Worried About Cash?

Some companies also offer the chance to work during the days you are not training or playing with your club in Australia; this not only provides you with that all-important extra cash, but excellent work experience as well. Other companies will train you to become an instructor for your chosen sport, allowing you to earn money doing what you love after you have completed your qualification.

Australia is a big favourite with sports fans from all over the globe, with its diverse environment enabling it to adapt to a huge variety of weird and wonderful sporting activities. As well as the sport-crazy, get-up-and-go atmosphere, the beach-bums, the bush walking and, of course, the BBQs have all become defining symbols of that laid-back Aussie lifestyle that is renowned all over the world. Participating in a sport-based gap provides you with a real sense of Australia that so many travellers will never get to experience. If it’s a true taste of life in the land down under that you’re after then a sport-based gap year provides you with an unmissable opportunity to throw caution to the wind and, in true Aussie action-style, leap head-first into the experience of a lifetime - you certainly won’t regret it!