Iain, Author at Happy Travels

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Farm Work Available – Work Towards your 88 Days in Coastal NSW

Farmwork Available in NSW We have exciting news about some farmwork opportunities to work towards your 88 days in coastal NSW! Calling all BACKPACKERS!! Opportunities like this rarely exist! Come and meet our farm work job finder specialist @ 1pm THIS Saturday at Base Hostel Sydney to learn more about farm work opportunities in coastal […]

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FAQ’s for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID / Coronavirus FAQS  Store closures As of 12:00 AEDT 23/3/20 the Australian Government issued a Public Health Order demanding enforced closure of all non-essential travel and services across Australia. This unfortunately means that we have been forced to temporarily close all of our stores across the country, as well as our call centre to [...]
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Happy Travels is Hiring!

  We’re searching for our newest travel superstars! If you’ve got a background in travel, customer services or sales then head to the careers section of our site to find out more!   Apply here: https://happytravels.com.au/job-applications/

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Springbrook National Park. Explore Bush Hikes in the Gold Coast, Inland from Surfers Paradise

Will the Bush Fires affect my time in Australia?

BUSHFIRE INFORMATION Safety advice and alerts for travel to Australia from the Australian Tourism Board. Please  contact your Happy Travels Support Team if you have any questions: 02 5633 1149 or support@happytravels.com.au To donate: Australian Tourism Industry Voluntary Help Page Bushfires are currently affecting some parts of Australia. Like all Australians, our hearts go out to […]

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Australian Tourism Industry Bushfire Fund

How can you help with Australia’s devastating bushfire crisis?

As we’re sure that you’re aware Australia is currently in the midst of an unprecedented disaster that is affecting large areas of the country. We’re so grateful for the work of the volunteers and Rural Fire Services (RFS)  in helping the affected families and communities. Without their tireless efforts many more people would have been […]

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My Fraser Island Tour with Palace Adventures

Palace Adventures Fraser Island Tour Want to find out more about about what it’s like to go for a Fraser Island tour with Palace Adventures?  We sent one of our call centre team Carole to find out what it’s all about! Fraser Island is one of the top destinations on the East Coast and after […]

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Top 5 Fastest Whitsundays Sailing Boats

  The Whitsundays Islands is on every single backpackers Australian East Coast bucket list. Found in the heart of The Great Barrier Reef, home to the best beach in Australia; Whitehaven Beach, it is known as paradise an hour off the coast of Airlie Beach. As well as this famous, bucket-list spot, the Whitsundays is […]

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Happy Travels Photo Competition Information


Things are hotting up with our monthly Instagram competition! Hopefully you’ve heard of our Happy Planet Campaign which aims  to help keep our beaches clean and reduce the amount of single use plastic that backpackers are using during their trip. We’ve teamed up with the legends from Positive Change For Marine Life to help spread […]

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Red Bull Cliff Diving

Another Reason to Explore the NT

As if you needed one, here's another reason to explore Australias stunning Northern Territory! Check out this video of Australia’s  Rhiannan Iffland touring around the NT bagging some epic cliff jumps, in some stunning locations, that are sure to take your breath away. The Red Bull supported Rhiannan has won cliff diving competitions all around the [...]
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Fruit Picking and Working Holidays in Australia

Australian Government to Relax Working Holiday Laws

Great news for anyone planning a working holiday in Australia, as the Australian Government has announced some epic changes to its Working Holiday Maker visa (WHM) scheme! Ask anyone that has come for a working holiday in  Australia and they’ll tell you that  1 year is just not enough! A huge number of the 419,000 […]

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Happy Travels is Hiring, jobs available in cairns and nationwide.

Now Hiring: Travel Agency Manager – Cairns

Australias fastest growing youth travel agency, Happy Travels, is looking for a Branch Manager. You will have to manage a small team and drive sales, as well as administrative work, reporting to senior management. Job Role You will be responsible for developing strategies to hit or exceed sales targets, regardless of the size of the […]

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Keep Calm Happy Travels is 20

Happy Travels is 20 Years Old!

We're not sure if you heard yet, but last Friday marked the twentieth anniversary of Happy Travels! As we continue celebrating our twentieth birthday we have been reflecting on the fact that have now been helping backpackers dreams come true for over two decades. Even though we're no longer teenagers we're still learning and we love teaching [...]
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The Backpacker’s Guide to Aussie Slang!

Australia or “Straya”, as it is also known, is one of the oldest cultures in the world, with one of the most diverse dialects. At Happy Travels we decided that we wanted to make sure that we help backpackers and especially non-native speakers fit in and be able to communicate effectively with locals. So we decided to come […]

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