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11. Posted by Dan90 (Budding Member 39 posts) 2y

I got my flight for £650 from Heathrow to Sydney on Expedia. I live in the Northwest so i'll be getting a flight from Manchester down to Heathrow which is only £50. I looked at the flights from Manchester and most stop at Heathrow first anyway.. So it cheaper booking it separate. Im hoping to stay out there the full year if all goes to plan. Yeah i cant wait to get out there.. Havent got a clue what im going to do soons i get there though haha. Are you looking on doing a year? or just a few months?

12. Posted by Cherylc1 (Budding Member 12 posts) 2y

Omg really I will check them flights out I never thought of that, maybe two months see how I get on... I have ten weeks off paid however you never know just may not go back, , haa that's it the unknown of what your going to do, I want to work my way up to Cairns. There's lots of jobs there I know a few people in some of the places.

13. Posted by Dan90 (Budding Member 39 posts) 2y

Yeah im worried about the whole job search like i know Sydney's gonna be hard to find work, but gotta do it all know whilst i can ha.. Is there more jobs in Cairns yeah? Do you know what type of jobs?

14. Posted by melanie 14 (Budding Member 5 posts) 2y

Hi Dan, All I've done so far is quit my job and save money :) hoping to sort my visa in the next couple of weeks though! You'll have to keep me posted as you get there before me and let me know places not to be missed :) hoping to stay until March or April but I'm pretty flexible so my plans could change. I'm really excited to get up to Cairns and go diving on the great barrier reef!! Melanie

15. Posted by Dan90 (Budding Member 39 posts) 2y

Hi Melanie,

Yeah all ive been doing is saving me money, need to get my hostel booked this month to. Are you booking into hostels? What type of work are you looking on doing?

16. Posted by Peter (Admin 5847 posts) 2y

Hey all,

I've just finished creating a new feature for Travellerspoint allowing people to groups - one of the imagined uses is for people travelling to the same destination to be able to find each other and connect more easily.

Since it's brand new, the Australia in 2014 group needs some members. You're all hereby invited to join :)

17. Posted by melanie 14 (Budding Member 5 posts) 2y

Hi Dan, sorry it's taken me a while to reply. I'm looking for a bit of everything...would like to give fruit picking a go and also bar/ restaurant work. I'm a teacher so may also look for supply work. How about u? I'm sorting my visa next month. Have u done yours yet? Was it easy enough? :) speak soon

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19. Posted by Dan90 (Budding Member 39 posts) 2y

Hi Melanie,

Yeah I'll be looking for similar work.. Wouldn't mind doing the fruit picking or farming either.. Yeah I've got all my visa sorted, it's pretty straight forward and you get a email within a couple of hours aswell if it's granted.. When you looking on booking your flight? You looking in to staying in hostels?


20. Posted by Talyn27 (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hi Guys!!

I've just booked my flight to Cairns on a work visa (not got the visa yet). So excited to go!.... Will anyone be in Cairns in early September? I arrive on the 3rd at 4:20am! Stupid time but it was a decent price! haha.

What have you guys been using to search jobs atm? I might subscribe to one of the proper job boards for 12 months when I get out there.