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1. Posted by J0sephine (Budding Member 70 posts) 5y

I have a WHV and hope to go in November to Sydney where I hope to work for as long as possible before travelling and seeing some more of the country with some fruit picking on the way.

I note most websites state £3500 but this doesn't seem alot.

I obv want to have a good experience and see lots but I won't be partying every night!!

Just want some sort of idea.

Also if anyone is planning on flying to Sydney around that time let me know! I am looking for some buddies :)

thanks

2. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 5y

yea $3000. thats' what i brought. i guess if you plan on traveling to neighboring countries you'll want to bring more to cover your flights. on average the minimum wage in Oz is $14-20 AUD.

3. Posted by J0sephine (Budding Member 70 posts) 5y

Sorry I meant £3500 uk pounds.

My friend who went a few years Ago and said he spent that much in 3 months!

4. Posted by chris840 (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y

hey jo my names chris im 23 and from southend heading out to cairns around october and hopefully working my way round to sydney for christmas and new years im in the same boat aint got a clue on how much to take but was thinking around the £5000 as ill be on a whv for a year i think at the end of the day i think you would defently get by with taking £3500 but i spose the more you take the more you spend lol

but hey if your out there the same time let me know as im willing to meet up with people as im traverling alone

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2011, at 14:11 by chris840 ]

5. Posted by J0sephine (Budding Member 70 posts) 5y

Hey Chris
thanks for your reply

was hoping to spend about £5000 Inc flights.

I haven't booked anything yet so no concrete plans.

Cairns sounds fun.

Def want to be in Sydney 4 Xmas ny tho.

Heard it's best too book a hostel before going as it gets booked up quick!!

Would be cool to keep in touch.

I am bricking it!!

Jo :)

6. Posted by Suzyb (Inactive 63 posts) 5y

Hi Jo and Chris, if you want to stay in Sydney for Xmas n new yr, u need to get booking a hostel asap!
I booked my accommodation 2wks ago. Thought I'd just check out the availability today and it's fully booked, crazy!!! just glad I have that sorted now!!
:)

7. Posted by J0sephine (Budding Member 70 posts) 5y

Yeah I imagine it will do!

Need to work out what I'm goin to do :)

where are u staying Suzi?

I looked at Wake Up as that's meant to be cool.

Bit pricey tho x

8. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 5y

Quoting J0sephine

Sorry I meant £3500 uk pounds.

My friend who went a few years Ago and said he spent that much in 3 months!

that's like $6000 us. you'll have more than enough.

9. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 5y

Quoting J0sephine

Yeah I imagine it will do!

Need to work out what I'm goin to do :)

where are u staying Suzi?

I looked at Wake Up as that's meant to be cool.

Bit pricey tho x

OMG OMG NO!!! Wake up is huge.. ridiculously huge. Which is cool IF you are never in your room .. EVER, and want to meet people, but you will do that in any hostel in Syd. Go around the corner and stay @ 790 on George. WAYYYY better. The rooms @ Wake up for a 6 bed.. is so small and really there should only be 2 beds in there. The lockers.. you wont' be able to fit your pack in it or your passport. They skimp you on room to get 500 beds. 790 has much more roomy rooms.. Like you could fit comfortably 10 bed in a 6 dorm and the lockers are MASSIVE. Oh, yea, it's also way cheaper.

Or the HI but at the rail station NOT the central location. And forget anything in King's Cross if you expect a clean bathroom.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2011, at 17:11 by LaurenLolz ]

10. Posted by J0sephine (Budding Member 70 posts) 5y

@lauren

Thanks for the advise x

what's HI?

x