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21. Posted by dan638 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

Hey girls. Look at you both making all the plans! I'm going to book into xbase this week for the Xmas/NY break. Katie I'm planning on taking around 3 to 4 thou with me. My mate says this is more than enough but I panic save!!!

Not long to go now! I'm thinkin if nothin else we make a plan to meet on bondi beach on Xmas day lol x

22. Posted by Katie1424 (Budding Member 69 posts) 5y

Haha I know why you mean, I know a girl who went with £500 and stayed for
Two years but I hear people saying they are taking loads more and I deffo will Not
Have that much!!! I'll hopefully have about 3 or 4k but I'm stopping in Thailand for a month on the way over!! I'm prob gonna be going to Melbourne now as my mum texted me today to say I can stay with her friend when I get to melbourne!!!

Deffo Up for that plan!! Xmas day on the beach :-) can't wait!!!! How long you staying in Melbourne for dan??? xx

23. Posted by dan638 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

Well I'm not sure how long I'm stayin to be honest. My plan was to stay for the entire time apart from Xmas and new year in Sydney and some traveling up the gold coast but now I'm not sure. It might be that I like the gold coast so much ta hat I want to stay! Who knows. Thailand to start sounds amazing. Wish I was going too x

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

Hey I'm starting in NZ first so I'm trying to take at least 6k with me by the time I arrive in OZ I'll hopfully have about 4 and a half. I heard that OZ is expensive basically like uk prices and I don't want to run out of money before I find work. I really want to try and do some fruit picking after my travelling up the east coast.

Katie u Gona go up the east coast at all??

Dan have u checked out OZ experience??

25. Posted by Katie1424 (Budding Member 69 posts) 5y

Yep want to deffo travel the east coast too, wasn't sure whether to start
In cairns and work way dOwn just because of the weather or
Stay in Melbourne for a bit and work then travel up a not later!!

Have either or you booked flight yet??? Who did you book with?? xx

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

Yes I've booked my flights, STA travel got an amazing deal for £550 with emirates so I'm Gona have a 2day stop over in Dubai as my friend lives there then NZ for a month, then fly to Melbourne on the 13th dec. So i basically get a wk in melbourne to check it out, im thinking i'll defos head bk to melbourne after the east coast. But just Gona see how it all goes.

I haven't booked anything for the east coast yet but thinking of going just after new yr as it's summer and I'm sure alot of ppl travel around that time!! You should come the same time lol!!

What kind of work you looking to do?? I'm a qualified dental nurse so defos Gona stick to that kind of work after I've done some travelling and hopfully fruit picking!!

27. Posted by Katie1424 (Budding Member 69 posts) 5y

Ah well jealous, yeah coz I'm 27 :( I can't get the sta deals, have found flights for about £730 with qantas so reckon I'll have to pay that!!!

I'm thinking at the moment of working in melbourne when I get there then getting to
Sydney for Xmas and new years!! No set plans so happy to go With the flow!!! Like you said no plans just see how it goes!!!!

I'm an estate agent here and I think you need to have a special qualification or
Something to do it there as my ex looked in to it last year when I was supposed to go!! Want to deffo do the fruit picking to get the second year!! xx

28. Posted by dan638 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

I booked my flight with AirAsia for £440 and im 26 so missed the sta deals too. I plan to stay in melbourne for a bit then head up the east coast to fruit pick.I do want to get a bar job though in melbourne although i wont need it for the money straight away I still want to do it as i think it will be a good way to meet new people who are not just travellers.

suzy-just looking at the oz experience website, looks good so thanks for the tip!

x

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

You check out emirates with stop over in Thailand, are you just getting a one way ticket Katie??

Jealous that's you guy get out there before me!!

30. Posted by NANOOOO (Budding Member 21 posts) 5y

Quoting dan638

I booked my flight with AirAsia for £440 and im 26 so missed the sta deals too. I plan to stay in melbourne for a bit then head up the east coast to fruit pick.I do want to get a bar job though in melbourne although i wont need it for the money straight away I still want to do it as i think it will be a good way to meet new people who are not just travellers.

suzy-just looking at the oz experience website, looks good so thanks for the tip!

x

Me and my mates looked into air asia but when you add baggage, meals, entertainment etc your near £540

So we've decided (i have) to pay £640 and fly with Qantas and get a go on the double decker plane :) plus to date they havent had a crash (touch wood)

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