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1. Posted by kwanzee (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y


My name is Wyatt, I'm 27 from Waterloo, Ontario Canada and I am planning on coming to Oz in Aug - Sept of this year.
So far I will be traveling alone as I do not have other friends who are willing to commit to Oz for 3 - 6 + months at the moment. So I would like to have a travel partner(s) who is willing to travel along. I am also considering traveling to Asia, but that's definitely based on the cash situation.

Now I have yet to book my flight or anything but I am hoping to have it booked within the next few months. I just need to budget hard till then. Now my initial plans will likely be to fly into Sydney as I do have a friend there. So she will show me around for a few days first before I am on my own. Then after that the East coast, maybe grab a job somewhere and enjoy what Oz has to offer or just simply go with the flow.

I am a little nervous with the thought of traveling on my own so if you are traveling around the same time, please give me a shout!


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4. Posted by Dre_86 (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Hey Wyatt, I am in the same situation, I am thinking of leaving in october for about 6 months. Probably going to land in sydney and than head to the east coast and find work along the way. I am leaving from Montreal, haven't booked anything yet but hope to do so in the coming weeks.


5. Posted by billyboi89 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Hey buddy

I have booked my ticket to Sydney and arrive at the begining July. I am travelling alone from London, and also feeling a little hesisitant traveling alone too. I also have a girlfriend in Sydney who will be able to show me some sights. No big plans at the moment. However i do have a Working holiday Visa and will be seeking work. Let me know what you think?


6. Posted by kwanzee (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y

Hey Andre. Good to know a fellow Canuck will be around there at the same time. I'm hoping to book my flight here soon and I'll probably fly out of Toronto unless Buffalo or Detroit is cheaper. I just have to do more research on my return flight. I want to make sure I can change it in case I want to come back earlier or later. Do you by chance know what the deal is on that?

Now I am looking to get my visa as well Billy but I'll probably wait till I get there to get a job.
I was told from a friend who has done the same to do some fruit picking for work or even work at a hostel if there's an opening as you can work to stay plus some $. I'm skilled in I.T. but I would prefer to work outside than in. Have you thought of what you want to do for work?