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1. Posted by Craig1984 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

I plan on departing for Australia in Sept 2009 from Lincolnshire, UK. I plan on arriving in Melbourne staying for 2 weeks with another 2 weeks in Sydney then 3 months fruit picking to gain second year visa then up the east coast.
I looking for travel buddy(s) to meet in Melbourne, Sydney and to go fruit picking with and hopefully travel OZ together.
I am a single white male 24 a UK Citizen who is degree educated.
My backpacking plans are Australia 1 year with time in NZ, after 1st year home to UK for month or 2 the do south east Asia for 3 months ie Thailand, Loas, Vietnam and Cambodia then back to OZ for second year

2. Posted by d03mm (Budding Member 67 posts) 7y

Hi Craig,

I was reading your post....and the first few lines were exactly what I am doing. lol. I fly out on the 26th September and fly to Melbourne. Going to make my way up to Sydney and stay for a while. I will be traveling for 8 weeks. Wish i was going for the year. Lucky you!! I will be traveeling on my own yeah looking for same buddies. been in contact with a few people heading out during this time, who iv met on this site.

I am 24...but will be 25 by the time I get out there and from Ireland. Are you flying from London???

3. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Whats up Craig.

I'll be in Oz in September as well, though not sure exactly where I'll be as I have work plans arranged and they send me out to jobs. I fly into Sydney around September 15th.

4. Posted by Craig1984 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

d03mm: Why only 8 weeks you gotta do a year or 2 lol. Yer will be flying from London its the cheapest to fly from if you havent paid for flight yet check out Air Asia i'm defo flying with them cheapest I have found with a stop over in Kuala lumpur. On the 26th I should be in Sydney if I stick to my plan really just depends on money at mow Im killing my self working 60+ hour week at 2 jobs so I will have around £4500-£5000 to take with me to OZ of which £2000s for Melbourne, Sydney before hopefully starting fruit picking starting the longer it lasts the longer I might stay in either city.

WebGuy: Are you of to OZ for a 1 year working holiday visa then, What sort of work have you signed up for. Sept 15 if stick to my plan I would be just leaving Melbourne or just arriving in Sydney or neither just dont know.

5. Posted by danny21108 (Budding Member 68 posts) 7y

hi craig.....could you just tell me where you will be fruit picking nd you have came accross the work?????im hoping to be in oz early november time after travelling through asia,am thinking of doing a little work along the way too but wasnt sure about hows the best way to find work before i get out there....many thanks...Dan

6. Posted by Mike.M89 (Budding Member 80 posts) 7y

Hey all,

Heading out on a RTW trip in october this year and will be getting to Australia for late december and staying for a few months. Also planning on working/travelling whilst there.

Am travelling with a friend, we are 20 and 21 both just completed our 2nd year at uni. Will be visiting Asia before hand so could be cool to share experiences at some point. Are you planning on working round sydney?


7. Posted by Craig1984 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

danny21108: I really dont know m8 I have friends out there now they just went on gumtree and found a fruit picking job in a little town called Robinvale. There is also the harvest trail website you can look and Im hoping the hostels will have a job board or check the local, national papers. Where are you planning to travel in asia. Im planning of flying London to Kuala Lumpur staying for 1-2 weeks before OZ

Mike.M89 Really dont know where I will be working just know I wana live in Melbourne and Sydney for 2 weeks each then get in the outback fruitpicking for 3 months for 2nd year visa then whatever takes my fancy just know like I said above I want to travel work up the east coast with a 1-2 week stop in Canberra the up to Brisbane and hopefully around OZ in first year, Planning the second year staying in one of the major cities

8. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

If any of you are going to be in Sydney for New Years, check out this thread. We're trying to arrange a gathering.

9. Posted by leahcrow (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

I'll be travelling up the East Coast from 1st Nov - 15th Dec on me tod, so happy to meet up with people! :)
I'm Leah and I'm 27 by the way.

10. Posted by louage (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hi all, i've got a very similar itinerary to you - fly into Sydney on the 22nd September.... and wondering what to do from there really!! Depending on the weather I might get a flight up to Cairns and do the east coast ending up in Melbourne.. my return flight is booked for the end of November but that'll probably change