seems like Oz in septemeber is the place to be
im flying to melbourne in early sept and will be travelling/working my round Oz for 4 months or so then off to Nz. i have no real plans for my time in Oz, just gona go with the flow
razzaefc, im planning on spending christmas and the new year in Sydney so would be up for a pint or two if your around
I might be around in Sydney for NY, so would be great if we all met up for a drink on the beach, lol
Oh my god, how exciting is this!!!
I am heading to Cairns from Singapore on 14 Sept and I will be staying until mid Feb (moving onto NZ then Fiji), I am sooooo giddy to spend xmas and NY in Sydney!!!!
I will be working my way down the east cost to Sydney where i will hopefully find some work.
If anyone has a similar idea and wants to meet up please get in touch.
looks like there might be a few of us in sydney around the NY then,and i would never turn down a pint,haha
what are you all thinking of doing for accommodation
[ Edit: Edited on 07-Apr-2010, at 15:30 by razzaefc ]
Me and my Mate are stopping in a hostel for the first few nights in Sydney then who knows!
Only 132 days till I go haha
I land in Sydney on the 18th Sept. Just cant wait Will head off and do some travelling or working n then back to Sydney for xmas n NY like most others!! So if anyones about around then n fancy meetin up for a drink or anything let me know....goin on my lonesome n im a little nervous to say the least lol.
148days til im outa here
Hi all I hope you don't mind me joining in, there are so many posts on here to read and it looks as though there are a lot of people from the UK either considering going to Oz by themselves, or have actually booked a trip which reassures me as I am planning on going in September - if I can get my arse in gear! My original plan was to travel/work over 12 months starting in Sydney then to Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Perth, Darwin, Cairns then back to the east cost to Sydney to fly back to the UK but now I have bridesmaid duties in June 2011 I think I may only squeeze six months in so I need to plan this out.
I have researched so many things and have a list of hostels across Australia that seem to have fairly good recommendations but my initial concern is I fly to eg Sydney, then I am there in the city on my own and not sure where to take it from here? I just wondered what other people do/are doing as this is the part that worries me slightly! I'm not sure whether to book accommodation, transport etc for my first day or whether to do one of these trips which is almost like a package deal that includes transfers from the airport to accommodation for five nights so you can get your bearings etc. As someone who would be travelling alone for the first time I like the idea but also understand it would probably cost more than if I was to arrange something myself.
Many thanks Zoe
I will be around in Sydney from the 6th of September, don't know if you have a date for going out there?
About your concerns - I'm not really planning much before I go. But I would recommend getting accommodation sorted for the 1st week at least, in a hostel or something.
I haven't been through any companies like STA or Ozintro, but if you're worried about organizing everything it could be a good solution.
Keep in touch ie your plans,
I have no date set yet because I don't have it booked off work yet! We don't have a sabbatical scheme here so I have to put in writing how it would benefit me as a person, my role at work etc so until i've done that I can't plan a date. There is so much to consider i'm wondering whether i'm leaving myself enough time to get organised by September (I thought it would simply be a case of save money then go!). Does anyone know how long it takes to get a WHV approved?