The young adventurous have been flocking to Australia from the UK for decades, sending their brightest and best to our shores in search of sun, surf, parties and maybe even romance.

But amongst all the sunburn, cold beers and hostels, lives something that our UK friends dread most about their stay here and it’s not sharks, it’s not spiders and it’s not, hangovers on 35 degree days, it’s having to do 88 days hard labour to get your second-year visa.

Yes, if you want to stay in this beautiful sunburnt country for a second year, you’ve got to pay your dues, and that means 3 months of hard graft in some of the most remote places Australia has to offer, picking fruit, working the farms and earning your keep and your stay.

Join us as we follow 12 of the UK brightest on this adventure and see if it really is as hard as they say and, when the whistle blows and the gloves are off, how they enjoy the fruits of their labour, tearing it up with the locals, finding love and taking part in some fairly questionable behaviour.

But the sun will always rise on these fair-skinned folk as the quest for good times and another year of living the Australian dream continues. Oh, and there’ll be spiders, so many spiders.

The young adventurous have been flocking to Australia from the UK for decades, sending their brightest and best to our shores in search of sun, surf, parties and maybe even romance.

But amongst all the sunburn, cold beers and hostels, lives something that our UK friends dread most about their stay here and it’s not sharks, it’s not spiders and it’s not, hangovers on 35 degree days, it’s having to do 88 days hard labour to get your second-year visa.

Yes, if you want to stay in this beautiful sunburnt country for a second year, you’ve got to pay your dues, and that means 3 months of hard graft in some of the most remote places Australia has to offer, picking fruit, working the farms and earning your keep and your stay.

Join us as we follow 12 of the UK brightest on this adventure and see if it really is as hard as they say and, when the whistle blows and the gloves are off, how they enjoy the fruits of their labour, tearing it up with the locals, finding love and taking part in some fairly questionable behaviour.

But the sun will always rise on these fair-skinned folk as the quest for good times and another year of living the Australian dream continues. Oh, and there’ll be spiders, so many spiders.

Meet The Pickers

Meet The Farmers

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