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Backpacking OZ on working visa alone, leaving Jan 06.

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1. Posted by chrischris (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y


Is any body doing something similar? I've been to OZ before and it was amazing, so I thought I'd try for a year this time. I'm going on my own after christmas. Let me know what you are up to - if you havent travelled before you'll love it I promise!


2. Posted by emsbagpuss (Inactive 2 posts) 11y

Hey I was planning on going in Feb cos apparently the touristy bits are packed in Jan when Ozzie kids are on their crimbo hols. Want to work when I need to and travel when I don't! Also thinking of getting a working holiday visa for NZ and splitting my time between the two. Any of that sound good to you?

3. Posted by Brayden15 (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y

Hey Chris,

I'm also looking to head down to Australia after Xmas (around Feb/Mar). Haven't booked anything yet, as I'm still researching everything from Hostels, Jobs, Tour companies, etc. I'm looking to work for a few months, save up some cash, and then travel. Never travelled alone before, but I know this will be an amazing experience. Drop me a message

Take care,

- Brayden

4. Posted by k8iejo1983 (Budding Member 49 posts) 11y

Hi Chris,

I'm planning to head to Oz in March 06. My working holiday visa was approved last week so I'm now researching flights etc.

Also plan to work when I need to and travel the rest of the time. Not bothered about going it alone, but would love to meet up with people in the same boat along the way!

I'll prob be in Sydney for the first few months settling in/earning some money.

Anyone, please get in touch if you're planning something similar or just fancy meeting up!

Looking forward to hearing from some friendly folks!

  • Kate*
5. Posted by chrischris (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y

Hi guys,

Thanks for replying and your ideas, I thought about leaving it until the end of January because of the school hols, I guess everywhere will be a bit more expensive then. How long did it take for your visa's to be approved? I'm applying to get mine in the next couple of days. I'm also going to work in Sydney and save some cash - its got to be worth it for Bondi in the summer! Has anyone been to OZ before?



6. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member 715 posts) 11y

Hey Hi Chris .I would be travelling to Oz in Jan and will be there until March.i will be in Sydney. i would be travellling alone .keep me informed and stay in touch.

7. Posted by cn_barlow (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

hey Guys and Girls!

I'm going to oz on my own at the end of this month via singapore. Got a working visa but not sure i'll be there for a year as i really want to travel around Thailand and Malaysia also.

Unfortunately it seems im doing oz the wrong way starting in Cairns and flying out of Sydney. Anyway depending on how fast i spend my money i'll probably be in Sydney by march/april via all the usual haunts...brisbane, gold coast etc. If anyone else wants to meet up then let me know!

I'm male, 21 from the uk and just graduated from uni.