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Snap seven-day lockdown hits Byron Bay backpackers

by Ali Coulton

In what sounds like the world’s worst hotel quarantine, more than 80 people are now hunkered down in the hostel as health authorities race to contain a potential outbreak.

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Destinations

Thai police arrest 89 foreigners in party raid

Police have busted a bar shindig for breaching COVID-19 restrictions on one of Thailand’s most notorious party islands.

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Tourism

WHM parliamentary inquiry urges government to develop ‘Have a Gap Year at Home’ campaign

Young Australians would be the targets of a new campaign to combat a shortage of backpacker workers in agriculture, according to a recommendation from an inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program.

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Cruise

Dutch backpackers plan to sail from Australia to the Netherlands to escape COVID-19

However, the pair have described themselves as inexperienced sailors, which they reportedly acknowledge is “a bit of a problem”.

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Tourism

Backpackers to help out with bushfire relief efforts

The Federal Government has announced a new scheme to get backpackers involved in rebuilding bushfire-affected communities. 

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Tourism

Backpackers share horror stories of Aussie farm work

You couldn’t pay us enough to go fruit picking for 88 days. However, that’s mostly because we’d eat all the fruit instead of giving it to the farmers.

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News

Finnish backpackers attacked with shovel in Western Australian bush

Once again our love for bushwalks has been outweighed by our fear of Ivan Milat-esk attacks. Which is, coincidentally, a great excuse for avoiding physical exercise.

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Tourism

Are you too old to be a backpacker?

As our constantly travelling 77-year-old great aunt always says, if you can carry your pack on your back, then by God you can backpack.

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Destinations

Medicine causes backpacker deaths in Cambodia

Two young female travellers have passed away after consuming over-the-counter medicine in Cambodia.

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Tourism

Budget Blows for Backpackers

by Emily Marsh

Its going to smash the number of people choosing Australia as a backpacking destination

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Tourism

Backpacker tax review, PMC must be next

by Kate Webster

Backpackers finally dare to learn what ‘my shout’ means after hearing they may be able to keep the money they make while working on holidays.

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Travel Agents

STA Travel goes big for backpackers

by Hannah Edensor

The agency has backed the often overlooked travel market, and opened a range of stores purpose-built for backpackers.

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