Good evening gals and guys,
looking for some info to help me on my way.
I'm travelling to Australia in September 08 possible Queensland area, unless you can inspire me to go else where. I will be travelling using a WHV. I will be travelling on my own so any information with regards to working, tax and accommodation would be very much appreciated. Also any other information you think might help I would welcome.
Hope someone can help
I dunno bout taxes and stuff, but work shudnt be to hard to find for ya. I'm travelling to Oz with a program so I get help to get work, but its a country shuvved with backpackers and theyre used to employing ppl for a short period of time. If u got referances and experience it shudnt be a problem for ya, especially if you want to work in bartending or anything close to that. As for a place to stay, there are a bunch of hostels in most of Oz. If thats not ur thing, u can almost definantly find other backpackers to shack up with in an apartment for a short period of time.
Hope this helps a little
G'Day Hazel12 Go To Immigration and click on 'working in Australia' it has rates of pay, finding work etc. Tx rate can't help you with, sorry.
There are many hostels all around Oz try Y H A Queensland, they're usually a cut above the rest. Another good site is Hostelz.com. September is a good time to visit Cairns because it's still the dry season. And there shouldn't be any stingers
There's no beach at Cairns, but there is the Esplanade and the man- made lagoon. More info here..
Two "must sees" are the Great Barrier Reef More info. The other natural wonder is the Daintree Rainforest The Daintree is the oldest living rainforest on earth and is approximately 140 Million years old.
It's really pretty at Port Douglas with a couple of hostels. I'd recommend Parrot Fish Lodge as it is central a street back from Macrossan Street - the main street. Cape Tribulation is where both the Reef and the Forest meet. Good hostel accommodation at Cape Trib Beach House.
Here's a Map of the area. Countryroad Coaches
travel three times a week Cairns to Cooktown and prices are reasonable.
In Cairns the Kuranda Railway takes you to a village in the rainforest, and there's The Atherton Tablelands. Find the Cairns Tourism here.
Also when visiting the GBR, go to the outer reef, where the coral is better. Tours depart from both Cairns and Port D.
Have a great time in Oz. Cheers.
[ Edit: Edited on Jul 23, 2008, at 12:31 AM by Whistler 2 ]