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1st time traveller - help!!

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific 1st time traveller - help!!

1. Posted by amz122 (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y


I have recently decided to bite the bullet and go travelling, dont have the biggest funds as only recently decided and am rather impatient and dont want to wait for a year and save! :)
planning on going to NZ in sept for 1month then go onto figi for a few nights then to aus. want to travel around aus for 6months then work out there for 1yr, hoping to do 3moths fruit picking or something to get a 2nd year visa after that.

I am rather confused though as to whether i need to go out there on a tourist visa and then also get a working visa to start after 6months, i dont want to go out there on a working visa as i will be wasting half of it as i will be travelling.

anyone else travelling in sept/oct to nz or aus, rather scared about the whole thing but really really really want to do it!!!!!!

many thanks

2. Posted by Go_Kiwi (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y

Hey I'm pretty sure you have to stay on the visa you enter with. e.g you cant énter Oz on a tourist visa then swap to a work visa. Also I think you can only stay for 3 months on a tourist visa not 6 months. Definitely pay to double check that info though as I'm from New Zealand so havn't needed a visa to travel to oz, just what i've heard from others. Hope that doesn't stuff your plans to much.

3. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 6y

Yeah a tourist Visa will only allow you to stay for up to 90 days... if you want to renew this visa and/or swap to a Working Holiday visa, you'll need to leave the country to do so...

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