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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) 7y Star this if you like it!

hello,

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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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