Do I have the Best Job in the World?
Taste Master in Western Oz
The West is extremely diverse so along the way I'll also be swimming with whale sharks, exploring the Kimberley, feeding dolphins, jumping out of planes, catching barramundi, hiking through remote wilderness, riding camels and blogging all about it.
But it's not just about big name events... I'm really looking forward to visiting community run festivals off the beaten track that I would never have got to go to before. Like the Kulin Bush Races in Australia's Golden Outback, where the whole town chips in to produce something really unique and amazing. That's something I noticed up in Broome as well, a real sense of community spirit and togetherness.
There's plenty of work for back packers over these parts too. The award for 'most-interesting-job' I've come across definitely goes to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. Working in the harvesting shed to cultivate pearls is a unique and interesting opportunity. I stayed there for a couple of days and learnt loads about the delicate science of it all. So for fascinating but hard work, head to Australia's oldest working pearl farm. On the other hand, for fascinating and easier work, head to Eco Beach Resort south west of Broome and help out in their organic kitchen garden.
I've been here for 3 weeks and loved the people, the food, the weather, the diversity, the BBQs down the park, the outdoors lifestyle, and am looking forward to living like an Australian for the next 5 months. There's so much to see and do in Western Australia, if I had to sum up the state in 5 words it'd be "have to see for yourself". You can look at photos and watch videos about the wonders of W.A, but the best thing is to just come out here and experience it first hand.