Australia has been the most popular destination for Koreans’ working holiday participation. Korean working holiday makers accounts for the third largest number in the total visa grants for working holiday makers in Australia. This study set out to unprecedentedly shed light on the relatively under-explored lifestyle of the young Koreans in the short-term migration context. Achievements and vulnerabilities were identified in terms of labour market activities, based on a survey with Korean working holiday residents in Australia. Strategic suggestions were drawn to guide them into balanced engagement between work and holiday.