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Advice for Oz May 2011

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Advice for Oz May 2011

1. Posted by aoife1986 (Budding Member 27 posts) 5y

Hi,

I am planning a trip to australia this coming may on my own which is quite nerve racking but feel if i dont do it now i never will :) i would really appreciate some advice.

In terms of the 2nd year visa, do you have to do the 3 months fruit picking all together or can you do a few weeks in each place as i want to try and stay moving for the first few months.

I am hoping to do the east coast, starting in Cairns and working my way down to Melbourne or Syndey as thats where i have friends.

Can anyone recommend things to do, places to stay from Cairns onwards...things i shouldnt miss basically :)

Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks a million :)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 5y

Quoting aoife1986

In terms of the 2nd year visa, do you have to do the 3 months fruit picking all together or can you do a few weeks in each place as i want to try and stay moving for the first few months.

You can do it spread out over time. See How to calculate specified work for examples. (Also, "specified work" is much broader than just fruit picking.)

3. Posted by aoife1986 (Budding Member 27 posts) 5y

Thanks a mill for that, very helpful!!

If anyone else is planning on doing a similar route, please get in touch :) love to hear others plans!!!!!!

4. Posted by Griffin123 (Budding Member 33 posts) 5y

hey aoife im hoping 2 go in the next fews weeks just have 2 sell the car ugh!!! going heading over on my own as per usel wit me leve things till the last min lol, iv no idea were im headinbg to eighter perth or brisbane, were bouts u heaing to?

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6. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 5y

Hey guys,

I am flying into Cairns 19th May on my own. So excited but a bit nervous if any of yas around then give me a shout if ya wanna hang out or go for drinks!

Laura x

7. Posted by aoife1986 (Budding Member 27 posts) 5y

Hi guys im flying into cairns the 15th of june and travelling down to sydney then where ive friends so if any of ye is doin that, let me know!!!! I want to travel the coast at the start when i have abit of money :)