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Heading to oz from ireland in april or may 2012

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1. Posted by j-d2012 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

wel,im planning on going to australia sometime around april or may,most likely alone as my friends circumstances have changed and he now cant go,ive already got my 1 year working holiday visa but have not booked a ticket yet as im a little nervous about the taughts of goin over alone and just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat as myself or has done it before?

2. Posted by Trishy_Baby (Budding Member 37 posts) 5y

wow how exciting..Im heading to Oz in the end of March (well thailand for 3 weeks then into Perth in April). Im lucky that one of my friends is going, but I had planned to go alone. Everyone says that you will meet people along the way, so I think once your open minded and willing to put in the effort to chat to people you'll be grand.

What part you thinking of heading to?? I think most of ireland is out there at the moment so im hoping it'll be easy to make new friends

3. Posted by j-d2012 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

hey trishy,ye ur rite,half of ireland is out there now,i cant decide on where to go but wil most likely be melbourne or perth to begin with and see how i go from there,planning on doing the seasonal work too so can apply for 2nd whv hopefully,how long u plannin on staying?

4. Posted by Dolores Lola (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hey guys!
I'm planning a solo trip Down Under from 22th February, will be arriving in Brisbane where I'll stay for a week and visit my family. Then I'll go south toward Sydney and Melbourne to visit some friends. Cause I'll be staying in Oz till end of May I have a lot in my mind to see and woudn't mind some company! ;)

5. Posted by j-d2012 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

hey dolores,not much longer now till your in oz:)cant wait to book my ticket so ive a date set in stone to be there,just saving like crazy now at the minute,hope to be there maybe early or mid april all going well,and wanna see a bit of the country before i start working and also wouldnt mind sum company..

6. Posted by fairyca23 (Inactive 18 posts) 5y


im from dublin, heading to oz in may no flights booked yet but hoping for the 16th going alone aswell so pretty nervous about it, im heading to perth first as i heard its meant to be easier to find work there, gonna do the seasonal work as soon as possible to get the 2nd year visa too :)

7. Posted by j-d2012 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

wel fairyca23,from kilkenny myself,yeah i heard its much easier find work in perth too and more options for the seasonal work too i think..will most likely fly into perth as well,i also still havent booked a flight but may get round to it soon enough,yeah im pretty nervous bout going solo as wellso said id put a thread on ere and see if anyones going round the same time,wud prefer a travelbuddy as its a long flight

8. Posted by Tommy2be (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y

Hello All,

I'm arriving in Sydney March 6th and really have no plans or direction except i will have to hit Melbourne to visit friends at some point. I really wanna travel and work the best i can.

i'm 28 m from Vancouver, Canada.

msg me and we can meet up fro drinks... i love drinking with the Irish

9. Posted by fairyca23 (Inactive 18 posts) 5y

jim-d - would love a travel buddy make it all a little less scary!! im hoping to fly 16th may and hopefully book it in the next few weeks, depending on money, gimme an add of fb if you like - carolann nugent :)

10. Posted by j-d2012 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

hey tommy2be,im not sure wen ill be there yet,waiting to hear back about a job over there so fingers crossed:)but ye shud all catch up wen were over there,the more the merrier,any excuse for a beer sure