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

Ya thats the one i was going for, i was just wondering was the more expensive one better insurance or what!! I must apply for that now! :)

I think ive decided to fly into melbourne on the 9th/10th May woohoo!!! Looked up flights from shannon and they working out around €645 with quantas so thats alright, its one way anyway!

Im hoping to have $5000 in my account but i have a crazy month in march with things on so we will see how that goes haha!!!!!

Aoife :)

22. Posted by Smch01 (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

Hey ther,

just came across ur posts and am so glad 2 hear other ppl with the same idea as me. Im from nothern ireland and soo excited about heading off but a bit nervous also. Have booked flights and leave on the 10th of June. Me and a friend are going to stop in Thailand on the way over then fly from ther to cairns. Aoife i c u are thinkn about doing the same?? i bkd with sta travel and was £820 which included the visa, flights to Thailand and then on2 oz. thot i mite as wel stop ther on the way over as i mite not hav the money on the way back.

As im arriving into cairns i hope to travel down the west coast but as some of u mentioned i think i will need to do abita work on the way. hopefuly the fruit picking industry will have recovered by then as i wud lik to do this so i can extend my visa if needed. plus i hear its gud craic and a great way to meet others.

Wud eventually lik to make my way down to sydney and melbourne when ther winter is over. but these are all only plans and im sure will change once i get out ther. wud be great to meet up with some of u girls along the way and as ur all irish im sure ur up for the party.


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

haha correct sinead :) im constantly changing my mind whether to fly into melbourne and work my up to cairns or vice versa!!! i do plan to stay in syndey/melbourne the longest though and settle there for couple of months but want to travel first. Im hoping by the end of the month ill know for def where ill fly into and the date!

Id love to do thailand on the way as well as i would prefer to stop over somewhere with it being such a long flight but cus im going on my own, i think i might leave it until again!

I heard that after the flooding, there will be work with all the clean up that will be needed if thats any help sinead :)


24. Posted by Rikki_26 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Hi girls!

Puh, it's really a relieve to hear that I'm not the only 'crazy' who wants to go on her own to Oz. :)
I planned flying to Cairns on the 6,7th of July and head back to Europe mid August. Haven't booked my flight yet.
Gotta job here in EU and can get 5-6 weeks vacation. If sb of you would like to tour around with me, you're
very welcome! ;)
I think it's much easier with people around you. Would like to see as much as I can of the East coast.
Btw, one of my friends told me that Perth can be quite cold in winter and that you have to wear warm clothes, jackets.
She lives there, so she must be right. That's why I've decided to go to cairns. I'm staying quite a short time,
but if you're staying longer, you're going to enjoy great weather.

Let me know, if you wanna join me! :)

Good night! ;)

25. Posted by leona866 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

Hi Rikki, yea iv heard perth can b bout 20degrees in June bt hey its better dan here, i dont think il b on da east coast dat soon, bt if sumthing changes id b happy 2meet up, if nt happy travels x x Leona

26. Posted by fi2011oz (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

hey girls
havent gotten on here in few days :-( ya i must go to usit. for some reason, i had thought u had to be a student to go through them. the fact that i have my visa already, i hope they would still be able to help me. i know i cant get one of those packages cos i have my visa, but maybe they can help me with bank acc, tax number, insurance etc.
still not sure when to go tho. i think i will have to go in may cos alot of things are up for renewal then, like car insurance etc so probably best to go then.
aoife, are you going to cairns first instead of melbourne? i dont really know much about cairns, well i cud say tat for the other cities too :-) but is cairns good for work too?
with the way things are here, i already put my car up on the web to try and sell it :-) and no calls yet! figured as much tat it would take a while to sell
Once i book my flight, ill be doing the same Leona, marking down the days on the calendar :-)

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

omg all this talk is making me pretty nervous i fly to brisbane on the 18th april, i see u are to ciara??? wats ur plans when you get there??? claire

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

Hi Fi,

Ya im def going in May, thinking ill fly out on Monday the 9th, that way ill say goodbye to everyone that weekend and have a right weekend of it! My car tax, insurance is all up in May so have to go then as no point renewing it for a couple of weeks!

My only prob is where i fly into, it was always either melbourne and work my way up in cairns or vice versa but i was thinking if i fly into cairns i can do the great barrier reef and those sites, then maybe look for some harvest work after few weeks which i looked it up and for those months you can do it around brisbane and those areas so was thinking id work my way down there and at least get some money together to move down sydney direction!

Plus ive heard there will be clear up work you can get involved in around queensland 2! i dont want to blow all my money the first month!

What do you think about that?? But again im easy if i fly into melbourne i could do the same type of thing, id prefer to have someone with me that just says "lets do it this way" haha as im not bothered where i go first :) Cant wait to just be booked!!

Do you have to know exactly where u are flying into when u apply for your visa????

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30. Posted by leona866 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

hey aoiffe and fi, u dont need any destination 4ur visa!! Jst dat ur goen 2 Oz x