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1. Posted by oliviosar (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hay everyone.

I am travelling to Oz on 17th November, on a year working Visa. Initally I am doing an introductory via STA Travel, (a bit like Ozintro etc)
Looking to see if any others are heading out around this time, be good to talk about it and see who else is looking at work, what kind of work etc! SO exciting!
No plans set it stone , i will go with the flow.

Liv xoxoxoxo

2. Posted by MarcoPolo89 (Full Member 159 posts) 2y

Hey Liv! I'm planning on going to Oz (and NZ) for a year too; it's exciting, right?! I'll probably be going a couple of months later than you though as I'm traveling Europe first, but would still be cool to exchange ideas and see what the best way to work & travel around is. Lemmi know!
~Ollie~

3. Posted by oliviosar (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hay Ollie.

Yup it is indeed, so much do plan though! ahhh.
Ahh cool, where abouts in Europe? Where are you from?

Sounds good to me :)

xoxox

4. Posted by elliefuller (Budding Member 18 posts) 2y

Hey Liv,

I'm heading out at the end of Nov also on a working Visa! How excited are you?!?! Whereabouts are you flying too? Are you going alone?
I am going on my own and very scared but have travelled in the past so i'm sure all will be fine! I'm going to start in Melbourne and try and get some work around there, will settle for hospitality job but ideally i'd like to work in an office! I will probably go North to do my Harvest work around January so I can get my 2nd year.

Like you though this is just an idea in my head - no doubt it'll change haha!

Where are you from Liv :D xxx

5. Posted by Garry adam (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

If you are going for one years I think you have got plenty of time to see everything and i think its best time for your life to enjoy your life. Buy a travel guide. I preferred the South Island to the North..

6. Posted by MarcoPolo89 (Full Member 159 posts) 2y

I'll be going all over Europe really - trying to fit in as much as possible into 4-5 months. Most looking forward to Greece, Poland and Italy though. I'm from Norwich, UK - how about yourself?
In Aus I wanna see Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin. Do you guys think it's best to get a job for a longer period of time in one place, save the money then travel around and see everything. OR spend around a month in each, picking up jobs along the way and see stuff as I go? Really not sure of the best course of action!!

7. Posted by elliefuller (Budding Member 18 posts) 2y

Olli,
Your trip sounds amazing!! Are you going to Holland?
I am going to stay in Melbourne for a long period of time I think; atleast 4 months as my friend is flying out to join me! I will work in Melbourne and save up til Christmas and NY which will be a trip to Bali and then onto Sydney for NY.. Then i'll do 3 months farm work, save save save, then travel! I would like to do all the East Coast; Melbs, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairnes, Byron Bay, Nimbin, Fraser Island, Darwin etc etc.. Have family in Perth so I will spend some time there too.
I am doing my farm work to obtain a second year visa, my second year I plan to probably pick my fave place and settle down, get an apartment etc. I picked Melbourne to start as I've heard amazing things; i'll be based in St Kilda which is like the backpackers HQ in Melbourne and easily accessible to get into the City :)

8. Posted by oliviosar (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Quoting elliefuller

Hey Liv,

I'm heading out at the end of Nov also on a working Visa! How excited are you?!?! Whereabouts are you flying too? Are you going alone?
I am going on my own and very scared but have travelled in the past so i'm sure all will be fine! I'm going to start in Melbourne and try and get some work around there, will settle for hospitality job but ideally i'd like to work in an office! I will probably go North to do my Harvest work around January so I can get my 2nd year.

Like you though this is just an idea in my head - no doubt it'll change haha!

Where are you from Liv :D xxx

Hi Ellie

Ahh cool, yeah I am soooo excited! 120 Days and counting! Im going to India, and South East Asia for 10 weeks with my boyfriend, and then im flying to australia on my own on 17th November! So in Oz i'll be on my own! It is scary!
Im flying into Sydney and doing a weeks starter course type thing with STA travel.

Yeah I think i want to travel for a while before i find a job and then probably get a bar job or something! Yeah you'll just have to go with the flow, im sure it will be amazing whatever you do!

I live in Letchworth Garden City, its 30mins on the train from Central London, where abouts do you live?xxx

9. Posted by oliviosar (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Quoting Olliwog44

I'll be going all over Europe really - trying to fit in as much as possible into 4-5 months. Most looking forward to Greece, Poland and Italy though. I'm from Norwich, UK - how about yourself?
In Aus I wanna see Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin. Do you guys think it's best to get a job for a longer period of time in one place, save the money then travel around and see everything. OR spend around a month in each, picking up jobs along the way and see stuff as I go? Really not sure of the best course of action!!

Hay Olli.
Ahh that sounds cool, iv'e never considered doing Europe in a backpacking sense but i bet theres some really amazing stuff to see! Cool im just 30mins South of London, a town called Letchworth.
Prettymuch same as me, my friend has just moved to Perth, and Darwin is meant to be the backpackers place to be!

I think its a case of literally not knowing until your there, as you never know who you'll meet or where they'll be going, as you may want to go with them or make plans. If youve got enough money to travel for a bit i'd maybe do that, i dont really think it matters how long you spend at one job, im not to sure how im gonna play it ill just have to wait and see!

xx

10. Posted by elliefuller (Budding Member 18 posts) 2y

Ahhh that's so exciting! I just got back from 4 months in South East Asia your going to love it!
So scary but more exciting init!
Yeah sounds like a plan; my plans are constantly changing haha!
I live in Camden so not far from Central London :)
120 days!! wowwww! I think i'm on like 108 days or something I just reaaaally want to get into double digits haha xxxx