Station Jobs for Backpackers

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All Rounder - Domestic Help/childcare/farmwork On Family...

Wynberg Station

CLONCURRY, Queensland

We are after a special person join our busy family on our cattle station in outback Queensland to...

All Rounder - Domestic Help/childcare/farmwork On Family Cattle Station

Wynberg Station CLONCURRY, Queensland

Published: 18th May 2024

Workers On Freerange Egg Farm - Tractor Driving Skills Essential

Hilltops Free range Boorowa, New South Wales

Published: 16th May 2024

Farm Nanny / Housekeeper

Coulton Bungunya, Queensland

Published: 14th May 2024

Thoroughbred Stud & Stable Hands - Immediate Start ** Past Horse Experience/employment Essential

Watershed Farm & Bowness Stud Young NSW, New South Wales

Published: 13th May 2024

Carpenter

Lustre Lodge Alison, Central Coast

Published: 13th May 2024

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All Rounder - Domestic Help/childcare/farmwork On Family Cattle Station

Wynberg Station

CLONCURRY, Queensland

We are after a special person join our busy family on our cattle station in outback Queensland to commence ASAP. We would love someone who loves kids, is hard working,...

New 7hr 24m ago

We are after a special person join our busy family on our cattle station in outback Queensland to commence ASAP. We would love someone who loves kids, is hard working,...

Station Hand

Growth Farms Australia

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

An opportunity is available for a station hand with a focus on a large-scale sheep and cropping operation on Kangaroo Island, SA.Reporting to the Farm Manager, the...

New 1d ago

An opportunity is available for a station hand with a focus on a large-scale sheep and cropping operation on Kangaroo Island, SA.Reporting to the Farm Manager, the...

Creative Off Sider On A Cattle Station

Porcpine QLD

Hughenden, Cairns

Looking for someone who has a secret passion to SEW! or wants to learn and help in that area.....it is a job on our station, so there are lots of animals and...

New 1d ago

Looking for someone who has a secret passion to SEW! or wants to learn and help in that area.....it is a job on our station, so there are lots of animals and...

 

Teacher/home Tutor Needed For Family On Rural Cattle Station.northern...

Diamond Cattle Co

Winton, Queensland

We are a fun, caring hard working family on a large Cattle Station in North Western QLD looking for our next special teacher/teacher to assist our George (Year 5) and...

We are a fun, caring hard working family on a large Cattle Station in North Western QLD looking for our next special teacher/teacher to assist our George (Year 5) and...

 

Teacher/home Tutor Needed For Family On Rural Cattle Station.north Qld.start...

Diamond Cattle Co

Winton, Queensland

We are a fun, caring hard working family on a large Cattle Station in North Western QLD looking for our next special teacher/teacher aide to assist our George (Year 5)...

We are a fun, caring hard working family on a large Cattle Station in North Western QLD looking for our next special teacher/teacher aide to assist our George (Year 5)...

Hospitality & Farm

Flame Hill Vineyard

Montville, Sunshine Coast

Flamehill Vineyard has employment available for motivated experienced hospitality front of house team leaders some farm work available also - as such the position...

1mth ago

Flamehill Vineyard has employment available for motivated experienced hospitality front of house team leaders some farm work available also - as such the position...

All Rounder In A Cattle Station

Porcpine QLD

Hughenden, Cairns

Looking for an enthusiastic, loving life kinda person to come join our crew.Must love animals and outdoors,Jobs include but not limited too, gardening, cleaning,...

1mth ago

Looking for an enthusiastic, loving life kinda person to come join our crew.Must love animals and outdoors,Jobs include but not limited too, gardening, cleaning,...

Cook For Cattle Station

Porcpine QLD

Hughenden, Cairns

Looking for an enthusiastic happy garden loving person, who would like to like to come and cook some good old fashioned healthy, hearty hygienic meals, for a small...

1mth ago

Looking for an enthusiastic happy garden loving person, who would like to like to come and cook some good old fashioned healthy, hearty hygienic meals, for a small...

 

Get an Internation Student Visa

Free Course Consulation

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Homestead Help 2nd / 3rd Year Visa

CH

CLONCURRY, Queensland

Homestead Help – Wollogorang StationThe role:Wollogorang Station is located on the QLD/NT border on the Savannah Way. This exciting opportunity to join our...

2mth ago

Homestead Help – Wollogorang StationThe role:Wollogorang Station is located on the QLD/NT border on the Savannah Way. This exciting opportunity to join our...

 

Care Support

Daniels

Cloncurry, Queensland

Job DescriptionI am looking for a live-in Support worker. To help me take care of the house and my husband. I am after an honest, caring and energetic girl who can...

2mth ago

Job DescriptionI am looking for a live-in Support worker. To help me take care of the house and my husband. I am after an honest, caring and energetic girl who can...

Kitchen Hand & Domestic Station Duties - Accommodation & Meals Included -...

Tpperary Group of Stations

Tipperary NT, Northern Territory

Duties include:- Assist station cook with meal preparation as directed- Cleaning of station kitchen facilities as directed- Assist with stocking kitchen store...

3mth ago

Duties include:- Assist station cook with meal preparation as directed- Cleaning of station kitchen facilities as directed- Assist with stocking kitchen store...

Station Store Worker / All Rounder Wanted

MacDonald Downs Station

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Are you seeking a bit of adventure and a unique experience while in Australia?Would you like to save some money, live in a special part of central Australia and get...

8mth ago

Are you seeking a bit of adventure and a unique experience while in Australia?Would you like to save some money, live in a special part of central Australia and get...

Carer Needed For Elderly Father - $$$ + Visa - Central Qld Cattle Station

Central QLD Organic Cattle Station

ARCADIA VALLEY, Queensland

Hi TravellersWe are third generation cattle farmers in the picturesque Arcadia Valley, Central QLD (2hrs north of Roma)We are looking for an in-home carer for...

9mth ago

Hi TravellersWe are third generation cattle farmers in the picturesque Arcadia Valley, Central QLD (2hrs north of Roma)We are looking for an in-home carer for...

Cattle Station - Experienced Gardener/maintenance Worker

AWX Labour Hire

Roma, Queensland

About the role:AWX is currently seeking an experienced Gardener / Maintenance Person for work on Cattle station based 45mins from Roma, QLD.Our client is a...

1yr+ ago

About the role:AWX is currently seeking an experienced Gardener / Maintenance Person for work on Cattle station based 45mins from Roma, QLD.Our client is a...

 

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The average backpacker tax refund is $2,600. The Australia tax year ends in June. Calculate your tax refund using our quick online tool.

The average backpacker tax refund is $2,600. The Australia tax year ends in June. Calculate your tax refund using our quick online tool.

Station Hand

PRIVATE ADVERTISER

REGIONAL NSW, New South Wales

We are looking for an experienced full-time suitable candidate or couple to fill a station hand role on a large-scale cattle property, in regional NSW.Reporting...

1yr+ ago

We are looking for an experienced full-time suitable candidate or couple to fill a station hand role on a large-scale cattle property, in regional NSW.Reporting...

Handyman

French

Tarzali, Queensland

Wanting after Dec 12 a handyman.Jobs to do: fix boards on verandahSand and paint cattle crush.Spray Lantana and raspberry bush.Gardening.We live hills in...

1yr+ ago

Wanting after Dec 12 a handyman.Jobs to do: fix boards on verandahSand and paint cattle crush.Spray Lantana and raspberry bush.Gardening.We live hills in...

All Rounder (homehelper/aupair/stationhand/housekeeper/girl Friday)

Hicks

CLERMONT QLD, Queensland

Looking for a happy friendly positive helper to assist on our cattle station in Qld.Our Central Queensland cattle property.is Approx. 1 hr 10 min from Clermont...

2yr+ ago

Looking for a happy friendly positive helper to assist on our cattle station in Qld.Our Central Queensland cattle property.is Approx. 1 hr 10 min from Clermont...

 

Stationhand/gardener

Jumba Holdings PTY LTD

Charters Towers, Queensland

Location: We have a position 1/2 hrs South from Charters Towers (On the Gregory Developmental Road) 3 hrs from Townsville with bitumen access.Experience: Working...

Location: We have a position 1/2 hrs South from Charters Towers (On the Gregory Developmental Road) 3 hrs from Townsville with bitumen access.Experience: Working...

Jackaroo Farmhand

Stewart

Wirrinya, New South Wales

Looking for a person to come for a month or two to help on a family farm . Must have a drivers license , Understand English , wanting to work . Will be...

2yr+ ago

Looking for a person to come for a month or two to help on a family farm . Must have a drivers license , Understand English , wanting to work . Will be...

Station Cook/all Rounder

Jenyns Pastoral

West Kimberley, Western Australia

Do you want to work on a Kimberley Cattle Station over the wet season? (November to March)We are looking for a:STATION COOK/ALL-ROUNDERFull time. West...

2yr+ ago

Do you want to work on a Kimberley Cattle Station over the wet season? (November to March)We are looking for a:STATION COOK/ALL-ROUNDERFull time. West...

Handyman

TSR Services

Julia creek, Queensland

Looking to employ 1x energetic person to help with building renovations on a cattle station 1 hours drive from Julia Creek. The station has about 20 other staff...

2yr+ ago

Looking to employ 1x energetic person to help with building renovations on a cattle station 1 hours drive from Julia Creek. The station has about 20 other staff...

Cattle Station Jobs | Start Asap

RFTTEJOBS

Brisbane, Darwin

Cattle Stations and Farms around Australia are always looking for good workers to join their team for the season or two...positions include station hands, cooks,...

2yr+ ago

Cattle Stations and Farms around Australia are always looking for good workers to join their team for the season or two...positions include station hands, cooks,...

Au Pair/housekeeping/ Mother's Help - Clermont Cq Cattle Station Start Immediate

Hicks

CLERMONT, Queensland

Due to our last young lady wanting to her explore more of Australia, we are looking for our next homehelper/house keeping/ Aupair to assist our family of 6 and a busy...

2yr+ ago

Due to our last young lady wanting to her explore more of Australia, we are looking for our next homehelper/house keeping/ Aupair to assist our family of 6 and a busy...

Station Hand

Stationhand

rural, Western Australia

Station hands required for general station duties andCattle handling/motor bike experience preferred but not essentialMust have worked outdoorsPrevious manual...

2yr+ ago

Station hands required for general station duties andCattle handling/motor bike experience preferred but not essentialMust have worked outdoorsPrevious manual...

Domestic/cleaner - Cattle Station Nw Qld

Alcoyne Grazing Co

JULIA CREEK, Townsville

Domestic/cleaner position available on our family run cattle station in North West QLD to help with general station/cleaning duties and gardening. Immediate start....

2yr+ ago

Domestic/cleaner position available on our family run cattle station in North West QLD to help with general station/cleaning duties and gardening. Immediate start....

 

Farm Work/au Pair

Southampton Downs

Tambo, Queensland

We are looking for someoneto join our team on a large cattle station near Tambo.The job will consist of feeding animals (calves, horses, chickens,dogs)...

2yr+ ago

We are looking for someoneto join our team on a large cattle station near Tambo.The job will consist of feeding animals (calves, horses, chickens,dogs)...

Cattle Station Female Domestic/gardener

Mt Doreen Propietors

ALICE SPRINGS, Alice Springs

Cattle station looking for female domestic/gardener. Start date ASAP a few months work for right candidate can pick up and drop off back to Alice Springs. Paid...

3yr+ ago

Cattle station looking for female domestic/gardener. Start date ASAP a few months work for right candidate can pick up and drop off back to Alice Springs. Paid...

Housekeeper

Tattarang

Onslow, Western Australia, Western Australia

HOUSEKEEPERWHO ARE WE?Minderoo Station is a core component of the wider Harvest Road and Minderoo Foundation organisations. Family home of the owners since...

3yr+ ago

HOUSEKEEPERWHO ARE WE?Minderoo Station is a core component of the wider Harvest Road and Minderoo Foundation organisations. Family home of the owners since...

House Keeper / All Rounder

Cobbold Gorge Tours and Accommodation

Forsayth, Queensland

Cobbold Gorge Tours is currently seeking hands-on, experienced, highly motivated and passionate people to help us kick off the 2021 season starting end of March.We...

3yr+ ago

Cobbold Gorge Tours is currently seeking hands-on, experienced, highly motivated and passionate people to help us kick off the 2021 season starting end of March.We...

Cattle Station Cooks Wanted!

RFTTEJOBS

QLD, NT & WA, Broome

There are several Cattle Station Cooking positions currently available, includes accommodation and meals + excellent working conditions not to mention an outback...

3yr+ ago

There are several Cattle Station Cooking positions currently available, includes accommodation and meals + excellent working conditions not to mention an outback...

Station Hands

Log Cabin Lands

Barraba, New South Wales

Two Station hands required on cattle operation in Northern NSW.7kms from the Town ship of Barraba.Horse riding experience an advantage.General station duties and...

3yr+ ago

Two Station hands required on cattle operation in Northern NSW.7kms from the Town ship of Barraba.Horse riding experience an advantage.General station duties and...

Welder For Cattle Station

Dumbarton Cattle Co

Dingo, Queensland

Dumbarton Cattle Co is looking for a practical, hands on Welder to work on a grain shed and feedlot build. Willing to do some concreting also great.This is a...

3yr+ ago

Dumbarton Cattle Co is looking for a practical, hands on Welder to work on a grain shed and feedlot build. Willing to do some concreting also great.This is a...

Domestic/cleaner - Cattle Station Nw Qld

Alcoyne Grazing Co

JULIA CREEK, Queensland

Domestic/cleaner position available on our family run cattle station in North West QLD to help with general station/cleaning duties and gardening. Immediate start....

3yr+ ago

Domestic/cleaner position available on our family run cattle station in North West QLD to help with general station/cleaning duties and gardening. Immediate start....

Domestic/cleaner - Cattle Station Nw Qld

Alcoyne Grazing Co

JULIA CREEK, Queensland

Domestic/cleaner position is available on our family run cattle station in North West Queensland to help with general station/cleaning duties and gardening. Immediate...

3yr+ ago

Domestic/cleaner position is available on our family run cattle station in North West Queensland to help with general station/cleaning duties and gardening. Immediate...

 

Station Hand

Avondale Station

Mossgiel, New South Wales

**Immediate start**Position available for male or female on large isolated sheep station in western NSW. Mostly help with fencing but wide range of other duties....

**Immediate start**Position available for male or female on large isolated sheep station in western NSW. Mostly help with fencing but wide range of other duties....

Station Cook

Triploe C Beef

Pentland, Townsville

Triple C Beef is a family run operation with properties throughout North QLD.We are currently seeking a cook for immediate start on Lolworth Station. Duties will...

3yr+ ago

Triple C Beef is a family run operation with properties throughout North QLD.We are currently seeking a cook for immediate start on Lolworth Station. Duties will...

Home Help/ Farm Hand

BST Pty Ltd

Charters Towers, Townsville

All rounder required for North Queensland Cattle Station.Position includes a variety of roles - ranging from cleaning and gardening, to childcare and general farm...

3yr+ ago

All rounder required for North Queensland Cattle Station.Position includes a variety of roles - ranging from cleaning and gardening, to childcare and general farm...

Station Cook

North Star Pastoral

Daly Waters, Northern Territory

North Star Pastoral are seeking a cook to join the team at Maryfield Station.Ideally located just 45km from the famed Daly Waters Historic Pub and encompassing a...

3yr+ ago

North Star Pastoral are seeking a cook to join the team at Maryfield Station.Ideally located just 45km from the famed Daly Waters Historic Pub and encompassing a...

Work For Accommodation In A Tropical Rainforest Hostel

Jackaroo Treehouse

Mission Beach, Queensland

Feel like living in the tropics and enjoying the tropical rainforest and beach lifestyle?Want to work on your tan and live in a tropical rainforest right next to...

3yr+ ago

Feel like living in the tropics and enjoying the tropical rainforest and beach lifestyle?Want to work on your tan and live in a tropical rainforest right next to...

Home Help/gardener

BST Pty Ltd

Charters Towers, Townsville

Active person required for 4.5 hours a day to help around the house and gardening on family cattle station.Role includes general cleaning duties, weeding and...

3yr+ ago

Active person required for 4.5 hours a day to help around the house and gardening on family cattle station.Role includes general cleaning duties, weeding and...

Station Hand

Arthella Pastoral Company Pty Ltd

Middlingbank, New South Wales

Arthella Pastoral Company requires a fit hardworking person to carry out farm work on sheep and cattle farm in the snowy mountains of NSW. Arthella is approx 1.5 hours...

3yr+ ago

Arthella Pastoral Company requires a fit hardworking person to carry out farm work on sheep and cattle farm in the snowy mountains of NSW. Arthella is approx 1.5 hours...

Teacher/home Help For Cattle Station

BST Pty Ltd

Charters Towers, Townsville

Qualified primary school teacher required for 8 weeks work teaching an 8 year boy, Grade 2 curriculum.Some home help also required.We live on a cattle...

3yr+ ago

Qualified primary school teacher required for 8 weeks work teaching an 8 year boy, Grade 2 curriculum.Some home help also required.We live on a cattle...

Cattle Station Cook

Armraynald Station

Burketown, Queensland

Cattle station in the North west QLD, looking for a relief station cook for three to four months. Accomodation and meals provided, cooking for up to 12 people, keeping...

3yr+ ago

Cattle station in the North west QLD, looking for a relief station cook for three to four months. Accomodation and meals provided, cooking for up to 12 people, keeping...

Farm Hand

Yarraman Pastoral Company

Bigga, New South Wales

Looking for a few workers to join us for a few weeks. More time may be awarded pending performance.We have a sheep station 4 hours from Sydney. Also a horse racing...

4yr+ ago

Looking for a few workers to join us for a few weeks. More time may be awarded pending performance.We have a sheep station 4 hours from Sydney. Also a horse racing...

Station Hand Labour

Johnson

Hughenden, Queensland

Station hand workFencing yard building welding machinery operating eg loader skid steer fork lift cattle mustering and husbandry horse riding cleaning cooking lawn...

5yr+ ago

Station hand workFencing yard building welding machinery operating eg loader skid steer fork lift cattle mustering and husbandry horse riding cleaning cooking lawn...

Au Pair/ Nanny

Ashbacher

Surat, Queensland

Au pair wanted - Immediate start, 3 weeks(option for longer for right person)Experience rural Australia on a cattle station!?? Double the fun & double the...

5yr+ ago

Au pair wanted - Immediate start, 3 weeks(option for longer for right person)Experience rural Australia on a cattle station!?? Double the fun & double the...

Rural Au Pair

Licciardo

St George, Queensland, Queensland

Lovely family with two children aged 6yo and 2yo are looking for their next rural Au Pair.The family are situated in rural Queensland, on a cattle farm, in St...

6yr+ ago

Lovely family with two children aged 6yo and 2yo are looking for their next rural Au Pair.The family are situated in rural Queensland, on a cattle farm, in St...

Cattle Station Position

Cattle Station

Kynuna, Queensland

We require some help on our cattle station to assist the manager with the general running of the property.The positions role is varied including some administration...

6yr+ ago

We require some help on our cattle station to assist the manager with the general running of the property.The positions role is varied including some administration...

Au Pair/nanny Wanted

Struckel

Greenvale, QLD , Queensland

Are you looking for a true Outback Experience, looking to meet amazing people & eating home cooked meals around the dinner table again? Fishing, swimming down the...

6yr+ ago

Are you looking for a true Outback Experience, looking to meet amazing people & eating home cooked meals around the dinner table again? Fishing, swimming down the...

Aupair On Cattle Station For Short Term

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Kalgoorlie , Western Australia

Aupair neededone kid 9 old and very independent she just need an adult around.Located on a cattle station near Kalgoorlie.Own cottage, food, internet...

6yr+ ago

Aupair neededone kid 9 old and very independent she just need an adult around.Located on a cattle station near Kalgoorlie.Own cottage, food, internet...

Station Jobs in Australia

Station Jobs Australia
Station Jobs

Australia is a wide brown land of almost mind-boggling vastness. It's so big that its mainland can fit all of Western Europe and vast parts of the east. The Aussie mainland is also close to the same size as the United States.

With so much room to play with, Australia is a paradise full of adventure that's at the top of every backpacker's to-do list, with everything from world-class surf breaks to wineries, rock climbing and indigenous culture to explore and enjoy.

Best of all, you can get paid to holiday there, with working visas available for backpackers to spend heaps of time in Australia and earn some coin to help the local economy and their own pockets.

Station jobs for backpackers are some of the most popular roles, combining hard work with adventure second to none. So, to help get you in the saddle, here's what you need to know:

Working on a station

With so much land down under, Australia has become one of the world's biggest agricultural producers with vast tracts of the nation devoted to cattle and sheep grazing. This has led to the creation of what's known down under as stations, which are just like American ranches. Here you'll find some of the most common farm jobs in Australia.

Anna Creek Station in South Australia is the world's largest cattle station with its livestock grazing over 23,677 square kilometres, which makes it just over half the size of Switzerland.

There are hundreds of stations dotted around the nation, and there's always work to be done and high demand for hands to do it.

Station jobs for backpackers

While there are many jobs available, the main station jobs for backpackers are usually to do with running the household or maintaining the livestock.

It's said that an army marches on its stomach, and on a station, the station cook is responsible for keeping the army of workers well-fed and satisfied. Depending on the size of the station and its workforce, there may be a whole team of station cooks on hand, preparing meals and snacks throughout the day and night.

Another important role is that of a nanny, also known as a Governess on an Australian station. This person is responsible for the care and sometimes education of any children that may be at the station, whether they are the sons and daughters of the station owner or even the workers.

Outside, the main focus of an Australian station is the care of livestock, with cattle and sheep spread out grazing over hundreds or even thousands of kilometres.

Station hands – also called Jackaroos (males) and Jillaroos (females) - are tasked with helping to take care of the livestock and helping out with whatever jobs need doing around the station. This can be everything from putting in new fences to taking out the rubbish.

You can also be put on horseback and tasked with mustering the livestock when the time comes to round them up for sale or checks, or ride out to find lost animals. This is a prized job and one that even Prince Harry has done!

Horses are a big part of life on an Australian station, so Stud Hands are required to help take care of all the equine needs, everything from feeding to grooming. Another major job is Tractor Operator, which involves operating heavy plant machinery around the station.

What you'll need to work on a station

Stations have been established in Australia since the nation's earliest days, so they tend to be well-oiled workplaces that are used to new arrivals and showing them the ropes. Due to their remoteness, you can expect to be given accommodation of some kind on most stations, usually a bunkhouse or quarters called a “donga” that has sleeping areas and bathrooms and toilets.

These quarters are usually quite sparse, so it's wise to check with the station you are working at beforehand if you need to bring your own blankets, sheets and pillows, and any other essential supplies.

If you have your own accommodation, like a van with sleeping quarters, most stations will allow you to drive that onto the property.

For food, many stations provide meals with a dedicated station cook, though whether this service is included as part of your employment or paid out of pocket depends on the individual station.

Regardless of the station you're working at, it's vital that you have the right clothing so you can do the work effectively and stay protected. With the sun an ever-present element, if you're working outside, you'll need a good quality wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, with hardwearing long-sleeve shirts and tough trousers like jeans. You'll also need a sturdy pair of boots and plenty of changes of socks and underwear. Many stations will provide safety gear for jobs like Jackaroo/Jilleroo and station cook.

Just like preparing for any job, it's always best to check with the station you're working at what you'll need to bring before you arrive.

Station work that helps you travel

Aside from the great adventure and decent pay that station work can bring, a huge drawcard for taking on this kind of employment is supporting extensions to visas for backpackers.

Working on a remote cattle or sheep station can count as what's called “specified work” for gaining a 2nd or 3rd year visa extension for your working holiday.

Specified work has a number of categories of jobs that count toward this extension, and station work is classified as "plant and animal cultivation." The guidelines say your plant and animal cultivation work must be "maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce, including natural increase" or "immediate processing of animal products including shearing, butchery, packing and tanning."

With sheep and cattle stations directly involved in developing livestock for sale they firmly meet these guidelines and represent a great opportunity to qualify for an extension of your stay in Australia. And what could be better than being paid to have an adventure that extends your holiday?