Im a virgin to big time travelling. My plan at the moment is to buy a one way ticket to NZ for Sep/Oct. My plan is to then work and travel then book a ticket to my next destination from there. Basically im going completely unplanned and want to just see where the wind takes me......
Is this a good idea? Or would it be better to buy a round the world ticket and be more organised????
One way tickets are very expensive, in some cases costing nearly as much as a return ticket. Most people travelling to NZ will stop off a number of places on the way there and back, even if just to break up the journey. Around now is a good time to buy a ticket. Pick up a copy of "The Mail on Sunday" and it has a big travel section with lots of adverts. A number of the companies who do RTW tickets are very knowledgeable and can help you picking what you want. Do shop around for prices.
You will need a visa to work in NZ -
Most good jobs for the NZ summer go early, like now. Some people come back year after year. If you manage to get a job out there, it will probably be little pay for hard work.
You definitely need to be more organised. You cannot just turn up there and find a job. Pop in on Thailand on the way back, anytime from Nov 1st onwards when the weather has settled down.
if you are going all the way to NZ then it would def be a good idea to break up your flight by stopping in a few places in asia. if you have any idea of where else you would like to go then an 'around the world' ticket would be a better and cheaper idea than a lot of single tickets. it basically just flys you in one direction round the world so you end up back home, my friends recently flew - uk - asia - oz - nz - south america - new york - back home!
You may want to ask in the NZ room, rather than Europe. The folks there may have more experience of NZ