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1. Posted by cherrie33 (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

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I'm think of going to Australia in july for a working holiday visa, but am scared and need some advise and help.


2. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 6y

i know the feeling. i am travelling alone in NZ and i am still looking for a fruit picking job.

the only advise i can give you is, go with the flow.

dont worry too much and you will be fine....

3. Posted by magickiss (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

I want to go too this year, and i'm alone too.
Seems a lot of people are, and are eager to meet others!!

When you thinking of going?

4. Posted by cherrie33 (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

i'm probably going to be traveling from early july 2010. it would be great to meet other people who are traveling at the same time. when are thinking of going?

5. Posted by Nel1787 (Budding Member 28 posts) 6y

Hello, i'll also be travelling on my own this summer and I will be in NZ in July undertaking the Kiwi Experience cannot wait although a little daunted

6. Posted by Monstar13 (Budding Member 16 posts) 6y

Hello all,

Im a fellow australian chick who lives and loves the great australian land, my advise to you all is just to be wise and use common sense all the time street wise and use your own initiative .e.g.. Alone out after dark in unknown areas. DO YOUR RESEARCH.. In generally you will come across very little, or no hassles at all, bearing in mind that always have to take the good with the bad sometimes... Australians can be very much snobs stuck in a city life, which i gather to just be a city way of life, thats generalising but most time out of the city and in the city you will come across most who are willing to help and be there in general questions or needs.
Australia is amazing and has so much to offer, so much to see, and not enough time to see it all but in saying that best of luck to you all and hope enjoy your travels with in Australia...:):):)

7. Posted by cherrie33 (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

Thanks for your advise, it's nice to see people can be so helpful!

8. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 6y

just book it and go. don't worry. australia is super easy to travel and there are so many travelers. You'll meet heaps of people without even trying. you just gotta throw yourself in 100%.

After 3 weeks in sydney I was bumping into people on the street everyday. My only advice, if you are going to travel from city to city, buy a pass on the greyhound bus and try not to plan too far never know who you're gonna meet, and expect to find yourself constantly changing plans.

9. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

im going to be in australia from the 27th of dec until late april. i done what most people have advised, jumped feet first and just booked my tickets, im going alone and im shit scare, but im pretty outgoing and i believe its super easy to meet people, so i cant wait,

10. Posted by travelsw (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Hello all

their is nothing to take tension about about your Australia and New Zealand trips and tours.
Just plan your holidays according no. of days to spend and complete advance booking of accommodation etc.
Aussies and New Zealanders are helpful and loving people. Every year these both counties visit by large no. of visiters, so they just welcome tourist.
their r lots of good companies for doing advance booking or try to spend holidays on road in Campervans really great fun.
Always try some new things on holidays............