I also want to go to Oz around July time but maybe stop in Thailand for a month first and chill out! Havent got my visa yet, was hoping to get it this month, but does it only start when you get to Oz coz I dont wanna waste 5 months of it??
I have some savings, about £3000 (not sure if that is enough) but hoping to work over there to keep cash up!!
Kim... like you I will travelling alone but quite nervous so am keen to speak to people and possibly meet up with a few people before I go and when I arrive so i'm not a loner, altho reading some of the forums it seems easy to meet other travellers!!
I'm excited too but have to pack my job in and rent my house out first....scary but hopefully worth it!! ;o)
Havent got my visa yet, was hoping to get it this month, but does it only start when you get to Oz coz I dont wanna waste 5 months of it??
Yes, the year you're allowed to be in Australia on a WHV only starts from the moment you enter Australia. (And you have a whole year from the date on which the visa was granted to get to Australia, so you can safely arrange it before you set off travelling.)
I was planning the same thing! Everyone i talk to says travelling was the best time of their life and definately recommends it. They also tell me not to worry about going alone. But would like to try talking and meeting people to travel so i'm not a total loner too!
I'm going to apply for my WHV pretty soon and I'm wondering about the amount you need to have in your bank account as well....Kim123 how did you find out about staying an extra year if you do fruit harvesting for 3 months?
it's all on the Australian Government website.
I've just started looking into eveything at the moment but would definitely like to go on July. It does feel a bit nerve racking the thought of travelling alone, hope it is easy to meet tons of people out there.
Is anyone arranging their whole trip before they go out there, where their staying/jobs/where they'd like to go? Etc. I've seen these sites where everything gets set up for you...... you kind of get the whole australian tutorial and get a bank account set up....... Doesn't really seem the right way to do, haha, bet it costs a fortune too. Would be cool to just get there have a few days to chill, then sort everything out as you go, but I doubt it would be as easy as that???
When I was in Thailand I found it amazing on my own! I literally landed and found somewhere to stay based on friends recommendations. From there I would head out to local places of interest in the day and bars at night. Once you are in the bars you can always mingle with people in the same situations.
I found most people weren't alone but there was still a healthy portion of solo travellers as well. After my first couple of days I travelled South and didnt spend a night or day alone. I was always with lots of people.
Before I had done that I had never done anything of the sort. I have spent the lasts few years coming more and more out of my shell and that experience took me to a whole new level! A lot of people I know were surprised that I didn't have any fear about doing it alone, but it really isn't something to worry about...it is far too exciting!!!
I have 5 months....I am getting giddy thinking about it already! ha
My names Char, i'm 26 and looking to get out and see the world!!!
I looking at doing the same thing as you guys, seeing as much of the world as i can, especially Oz, but really don't want to do it alone. I would really like to get a group together and all go out there.
Are any of you thinking of getting together beforehand, and travelling together?
Would love to do something like that.
Let me know what you think.
Where you from Char? and when you thinking on beginning your travels? and where is first on the list?
I know it sounds a bit mad to do it alone when you start....but trust me....you are never alone for long if you know the places to visit and you are a good chatter!
I actually found it refreshing going alone because of the lack of compromise. I am not a big fan of compromising haha
I'm in Lincolnshire and want to go as soon as i can, but i really don't think i'm brave enough to go it alone! .
How much do you think i need to save for flights, visas etc??