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11. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member 18 posts) 5y

Hey Guys!
I’m thinking of getting a Working Holiday Visa for Oz (12 months) - within this time I intend to work a little, move on and travel work some more etc. Also within the 12 months I hope to have saved enough money to travel NZ in a campervan and to also visit Fiji (not sure for how long though). The plan is then back to Oz for more work and hopefully more saving. I have done a little research and apparently if you have worked 88 days or more on a farm you can apply for a second WHV (not sure if i would do this but it is an option i suppose). Eventually i want to have saved enough after Oz to travel SE Asia (for a long time - i hope!).
Im currently planning this alone as friends cannot afford it or are settled down etc. I have two friends who want to join but cant save enough until like March 2013 but I just want to get out of here and travel the world! I am an outgoing person, love my nights out, sight seeing and adventures. I would love to meet like minded people who are planning the same sort of thing as i dont want to travel alone - its sooo daunting! Nothing is set in stone at the moment but hoping to sort something out real soon :)
Anyways send me a message if you are up for a chat / if it sounds all good!!

12. Posted by Becki81 (Budding Member 42 posts) 5y


no i dont think it is the done thing! looks like we just gotta find ourselves a very big backpack! lol!

don't think you need jabs. its just the normal recommended ones they suggest when you go on holiday, like tetanus, hepatitus etc.

thats good that you can carry on with your job! ive got a friend who lives in perth so hopefully she'll get me sorted with a job when i get there.

i'm defo doing the year! even if i want to come home i'm just going to stick it out! i'd be stupid to jack in the whole experience to come back to Birmingham!

Yeah i will do. well so far i have the grand total of £20 saved! haha! trying to get rid off all debts and debits then i'll start saving. im hoping to have about £4k to take with me. Think the min is near enough that anyway isnt it? im dreading finding out how much the whole trip will cost though!

Hey Emily!

That sounds exactly like what my friend has done while she's been out there! she worked/travelled then went to NZ and fiji then back to Oz. As far as i know she's been able to get really well paid jobs while shes been there. i had a look at working on the farms but i really dont know if i could do fruit picking for that long! i may change my mind though if i like it over there enough.

You're so lucky if you're going soon! really wish i could go this year but like your friends i wont have the money saved until march 2012. Unless i win the lottery then i'll be going in the next month or so but cant see that happening! ha!

Good luck with all your plans


13. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member 18 posts) 5y

Hi Becki

Thanks Hun, I just want to get something booked now and go but I know its not that simple haha - I wish!

Ahh I know it takes ages to save up but fingers crossed once i sell my car i will be on track to take about £4k...

Just hopefully will be able to find others who are hoping to go out the same time as me as i really dont wanna go solo! xx

14. Posted by Becki81 (Budding Member 42 posts) 5y

Thats what i wish i could do! Even more so being in a job i hate!

Yeah it wouldnt be so bad if they didnt want you to have a certain amount in your account! Im having to sell my car as well! Nightmare!

Im sure you will! Looks like theres people going out at all times of the year. I know what you mean about going solo though. You'll be fine. Looks like most people go out on their own anyway xx

15. Posted by rachael_85 (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y


Your ideas sound amazing! Id like to go from Perth across to Melbourne and then up the great ocean road! Also anywhere in NZ as I've got family in the south island!

I'm worried about getting there on my own. Id much prefer to meet someone at the airport and go together!

The idea of 88 days of harvest work...hmm! I'm not really an outdoor working person! But maybe I could cope for an extra year??


16. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member 18 posts) 5y

Hi Rachael!

Your plan sounds ideal...haha @ the harvest work! I'm not sure if I could either! But I will see once i get out there. Are you planning on working then? Is anything set in stone yet? x

17. Posted by rachael_85 (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

Yeah I'd like to work. I'm a veterinary nurse and can get work over there fairly easily. I dont have anything set in stone yet though! Need to save first! X

18. Posted by vicki31 (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y

Hey ladies...just stumbled upon this site today..and breathed a huge sigh of relief to see that you're all feeling exactly the same as me!!

I've decided to take the plunge also and go travelling solo..although only going for two months (not nearly as brave as some of you!!)

Im heading out in December this year, although was thinking of stopping in Thailand first - would love to spend New Year there - then off to Oz for around 5/6 weeks after that.

So if any of ye are planning to be out there around the same time let me know!

Vicki xx

19. Posted by Handen91 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hey Guys, i came across this site today whilst looking to make a start on my travelling, i am very much the same as you guys with yours ideas around Oz etc, and going solo too! which seems to be the thing, but would much prefer like someone said meeting someone at the airport much more reassuring and fun :)

I have nothing set in stone as of yet, but i aim to go out for the end of/ beginning of next year, while i crack on with the saving until then. I would also like to work out there too, and cant rally say i'm fussed with what kind of work anything until i find my feet i guess :)
If anybody wants to get in touch for ideas, etc it would be much appreciated
or message me
thanks Hannah x

20. Posted by rachael_85 (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

Have any of you looked at the intro packages - ultimate oz and intro oz? Would be nice to get there and have something lined up!

I'm heading out in September for 3 weeks for a short trip an then if all goes well ill be heading out next year for a longer working one! Very excited! X

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