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1. Posted by Eazy21 (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Im in australia right now and im wondering if you can travel all the way around oz and new zealand in 1 year following the good weather the whole time, and i'll need to work. I don't think you can do it all, does anyone have some kick ass routes that will cover most of it??

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You need to get to New Zealand soon if you want the best of their summer. The next few months will be superb.
Then I'd do southern Australia before the summer's out, as it will cool down when winter comes, but still be warmer in the northern territories etc.
Still, as an Englishman, I reckon it will never be cold out there!

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

stevieh is right; that's about the way to go about it. There is only one small problem. You won't be alone. 70% of all the backpackers in Australia will be thinking exactly the same as you, so by following the standard track, you're going to have the least chance of finding temp work. If you buck the trend you're more likely to find work. It's an issue that different people way off against each other differently. One thing you could try is to cut just a few weeks into the 'wrong' season in some places, you can be there before the crowd and still get the work, but also enjoy the good weather and sunshine. Don't get me wrong, it's a big country and most places you won't feel as if there's lots of others there, but the temp work that everyone is after goes pretty quick when it's available.

If you follow the sunshine up the east coast after the summer down south (most popular route to do) and you also are thinking of coming back down again (through the middle or west), you'll always run into a problem with the weather getting less good again when you head south. Then again, it's still pretty nice in Western Australia, even in the 'winter'!