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11. Posted by sammy921 (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

yeh same as that im an electrician so im hoping to get sum sparky work as i hear they are in hight demand?!

i fly out 30th march n get there april 1st ,n just booking in a yha for a week or 2 then check out weres the best place to set up e.g get sum shared accommodation then just go out n enjoy myself for 3 months before i start anywork !

yeh snowy mountins is a ski resort 5 or so hrs drive from sydney ,winter season is from around june for 3 months , so im well up for snowboarding for a month or 2

i can try and plan but i think just gota get there n go with it !

12. Posted by pablo79 (Budding Member 34 posts) 5y

yeah i have no plans other than to get there!! I was hoping to leave by the end of feb, but might be a march or even april now. need to get stuff sorted out here before i leave.

i think if i make plans i wont stick to them so whats the point!! lol

yeah i want to do some travelling and have a laugh before i get into having to work. would definately be up for going skiing if ya fancy someone tagging along :-)

13. Posted by sammy921 (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

yeh dude more than welcome to tag along season is from june 11th till 4th october so gona be going sumtime in between then !

u got a date when your going? booked your flights? got a hostel or sumthing?

14. Posted by Charmaine9 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hi,

I visited Australia around the same time you are going last year, I stayed for 4 months and found it an absolutley amazing expereince. Here are my tips for your trip:

If you are looking to also work in Austalia, it is vital that you have the correct visa. Applying fot this visa can be a lengthy process, but if you are just looking to earn some money to fund your travels, then you want a work and holiday visa. This will allow you to move freely betweenn jobs with ease. Many people told me that getting a job in Australia is simple, however I found this not to be the case, if you have a specefic skill or knowledge, then I would advide you to use this to try and find work. If like most people, you are looking far casual work, such as bar work, then my advice would be to scour the city you are in and ask in as many places as possible, try to be really outgoing as I found this worked for me in securing temp work.

During my visit, I concentrated the south east of Australia, visiting Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. In Sydney I would strongly reccomend going to see an Opera if you have the money, this can be expensive but its well worth it, the opera house is simply stunning. You must also venture slightly outside the city to view the Blue Mountains, these are breath taking.

I next visited Melbourne, here I would advise you to immerse yourslelf in Melbourne's diverse culture, with there being so many art museums and art rooms here. Melbourne is also great for shopping, there are many small boutiques, which remind me of somehwere like Camden or Caranaby street in London.

My final place was Adelaide, this place is very green with there being tons of parks, it is often nice to just sit in these parks and relax!!! Also here I swam with dolphins, this is a must, I absolutley loved it!!!

Hope this helps

15. Posted by explore01 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hi guys,

March / April is a great time to travel to Australia - still warm and sunny, not too hot. It's actually a great time to check out the tropics, around Airlie Beach in particular. It's paradise, and is relatively cheap. The beautiful Whitsunday Islands are just offshore, and rainforest surrounds the town.

Otherwise any of the major East coast cities are aways a good destination. Brisbane is a fun sub-tropical city of approx. 1.5 million people and is easy going. Sydney has all the major attractions, and Sydney Harbour is simply beautiful. Melbourne has the largest crossection of cultures, and you can spend days just wondering around the streets taking it all in, a stunning city.

Adelaide is often overlooked, but has its charms and is a great place to see the Barossa Valley, one of the premium wine producing regions.

Perth is a great destination for a laid back beach vibe.

If it were me, i'd start off somewhere in the South, such as Adelaide or Melbourne, then work my way up as it gets colder. Winter in the tropics is a great time, warm and sunny.

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17. Posted by DMB82 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hi Pablo (and everyone else)

I'm also looking to go travelling next year maybe March / April time, have always wanted to go to Oz but like most people on here I will be going on my own and its a bit daunting!!

Up to now I have had quite a stable career but its looking I may be getting made redundant in the new year so thought this would be the perfect time to go travelling!!

I have no idea where to start and dont really have any plans as such, still have to apply for my whv as I will have to work over there but not really bothered what I do work wise, would be nice to have a job that is a little fun and not stressful like my current job!

I am also interested in going to Thailand, Fiji and NZ too, they all sound amazing!

I'm from Manchester, is that where you live now or you just flying from there? ;o)

18. Posted by nicolls007 (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

i just turned 30 on sat and im planning to go feburary 2011 alone . if i dont go next year then i wont get a 1 year holiday / working visa as i will be too old :-(
i have my own 3 bedroom house so i will find it strange leaving home comforts to haha
i will travel the east coast then later i will head over to the west coast , sister and family will be their june time..perhaps
will you be trying to find work over their?
im a confidient lad but feel that i will be way out of my comfort zone ,

i think i need advise about travelling alone which would be a great help to and should i be single?

I have a hungarian girlfriend whom i have been seeing for 6 months , she can't get a visa as she holds a hungerian passport she wants to go to , but unfortunatly cant...

advise from any travellers ?

mark:

19. Posted by gdayaus (Budding Member 18 posts) 5y

some good adice there guys... thanks, im travelling on my own im flying on the 18th april nxt year into brisbane travelling to cairns and making my way down to perth and thailand on the way back, well thats kinda of my plan... im a nanny so think i wil have enough money to last me 4 months!!!!! i want to go for as long as possible as i hate the cold weather here!!!, i got my whv, really eaisly, pity the alcohol is soooo expensive though well its a once in a life time trip u should all go for it

20. Posted by pablo79 (Budding Member 34 posts) 5y

Hey dmb82, nicolls007, gdayaus

I live in liverpool, so will be flying from manchester. I am in a secure job, but just bored of sitting behind a desk doing the same thing everyday. Fell now is a good time to do this :-) I have got my whv so need to use it by April 30th so that is the latest I could go. I need to rent my house out here and sort out some other stuff.

Getting a whv was easy. Just had to fill in an online form and got a response in about 30 minutes. I still need to book flights and look into were I want to start off. Just so busy with work, not had time to plan anything. Hopefully time off over christmas will give me time to do it! Iwas just thinking of flying to sydney and taking it form there. Stay in a hostel for a coujple of weeks and then move on. I will hopefully try and do a biut more research though :-)

What type of work will you guys be looking for? How long you planning on going for? Ii am looking to stay for the whole year. Want to see and do as much as possible. How much money you taking with you? For those who have booked tickets, have you just booked a one way ticket?

Paul