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1. Posted by freyarose (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hello all!
My boyfriend and I have been trying to save up... but don't live in the same town right now so are spending all our money on travelling to see each other!
We're planning to go away in January 09- to New Zealand and then Aisa... and want to spend about half a year or so away. Between us we're only going to have about £9,000 before flights and any jabs we'll need! - so we know we're going to have to work. Is it easy to go over and work in youth hostels/ bars etc? Do you need to have experience to get a job?
We're thinking of buying a camper van and tripping round in it - do you think this would be a good cheap plan?
Do you think we'll survive and be able to stay out there without taking much money with us?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks :)

2. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y

Quoting freyarose

Hello all!
My boyfriend and I have been trying to save up... but don't live in the same town right now so are spending all our money on travelling to see each other!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I'm in Oz and NZ's pretty much like Australia you'll need to show you have enough money to last you,

In Oz you

In Oz, you must have a Responsible for Serving Alcohol Certificate and I think NZ is the same. Most pubs/bars do prefer experience if you're serving alcohol. Cafes/ bistros too, but not all.

Nine thousand English pounds is AUD$18500 or NZ$23600 should be enough. Many hostel will give a dorm bed free in exchange for some work. Just remember they will be dorm beds.

Camper van sounds good saves hostel costs. Petrol is expensive though Try
[/url] Discovery motor homes.Will you be doing both islands? There's also Pegasus

Kia Ora.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 23, 2008, at 3:13 AM by Whistler 2 ]

3. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y

Quoting Whistler 2

Quoting freyarose

Hello all!
My boyfriend and I have been trying to save up... but don't live in the same town right now so are spending all our money on travelling to see each other!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I'm in Oz and NZ's pretty much like Australia you'll need to show you have enough money to last you, Immigration prefer a minimum AUD$5,000 each.

In Oz you

In Oz, you must have a Responsible for Serving Alcohol Certificate and I think NZ is the same. Most pubs/bars do prefer experience if you're serving alcohol. Cafes/ bistros too, but not all.

Nine thousand English pounds is AUD$18500 or NZ$23600 should be enough. Many hostel will give a dorm bed free in exchange for some work. Just remember they will be dorm beds.

Camper van sounds good saves hostel costs. Petrol is expensive though Try
[/url] Discovery motor homes.Will you be doing both islands?

Kia Ora.