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1. Posted by laurenrose05 (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

I am Lauren, 21 from Stoke On Trent, England! I am moving to Sydney for the year to be a nanny!! I am going alone and would love to hear from anybody who is heading out around the same time?!

Also if you know of any must visits in Australia, please post

2. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 5y

Hi Lauren,

There are heaps of great things to see in Australia, while you're staying in Sydney take some time to explore the area, depending on the time of year you can check out the beaches, cafes and harbour. The Blue Mountains are also well worth visiting even for just a day, you can take a train up to Katoomba or Wentworth Falls. Will you be travelling after working?

- Tim

3. Posted by laurenrose05 (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Thanks for the info... not sure how much time I will get as I only have a 12 month visa but plan on seeing a lot of the country!!

Do you know of any cheap airlines?


4. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 5y

Our budget airlines are generally Jetstar and Virgin Blue, but sometimes Qantas has better specials than both so it's worth checking all 3 web sites. If you have time you could just travel the east coast, that's what most people tend to do!

5. Posted by natalie.mullen (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

hey lauren im 21 also from sunderland, i travel around about the 18th of july but only can stay for five weeks. im starting off in sydney then hoping someone will point me in the right direction from there! never travelled before and never alone so theres hope for me yet as lots of people have said to be travelling alone.
would be great to hear from you if youll be in sydney around about the 18th of july. ill be heading up the east coast and hopefully tagging along with some unfortunates lol x

6. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 5y is a good site for looking up cheap flights. You type in where you want to go then they basically check every airline and booking agent and tell you the cheapest flight.

7. Posted by Brenda_Irish (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Hey Lauren im 21 from Derry (Ireland) and i got a 12month visa think im gonna go in January on my lonesome as all my mates cant give up full time work or uni at the min :( im soooo nervous as ive never done anything like this before but really want the experience... So would be great to know someone who is going through the same thing x

8. Posted by laurenrose05 (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Hello Natalie,
Sounds like fun!! The more you look into travelling you realise how many people go on their own so I am sure you are going meet heaps of people!! I am going to Thailand 2 weeks today for a week before flying out to Sydney, so its very soon!!! It will be good to keep in touch and then I could let you know stuff to do in Sydney!!

Hey Brenda!!
You are going to have such a good time, my friend is over there already and coming to the end of her year and she doesnt want to come back!! Are you planning on travelling the country?? My job will be in Sydney for the year so I will be doing my travelling at weekends!! It's going to be boiling when you go over!! It flies as well, I booked my flights 3 months ago and I have 2 weeks left...Its not really sank in yet, doubt it will till I'm on the plane!!


9. Posted by Brenda_Irish (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Hey Lauren

yeah my sister is over there the past two years so hopefully she gets me a job :D shes in Newman so i might start off there but you can only be with the same employer for 6months so ill have to move on ill prob go to Sydney then :D... sooo nervous though :D but seeing this i dont feel as bad cause there is loads off people doing it on their own too! If you want to chat more add me on Facebook its Brenda McElhinney and im from Derry (Ireland) x