Backpackers are heading to Darwin during the dry season, lured by the prospect of warm weather and ample job opportunities.
Despite a decline in tourism numbers nationwide due to the strong Aussie dollar, and tourism commentators stating otherwise, working holiday makers believe Darwin is booming, ABC News has reported.
German backpackers Ferdinand and Alex told the ABC: “There are heaps of backpackers here. At the job agency they said there are lots of jobs, but there is a 20% chance of us getting one due to the numbers of backpackers already here.”
The belief by backpackers is that during Darwin’s dry season there are many job vacancies in construction, hotel work and farm work. Coupled with the warm weather, it is an enticing destination for overseas travellers.
“We are also chasing the sun as it is getting colder in the south of Australia” said Alex.