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1. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member, 18 posts) 23 Feb '12 13:46

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 would like to chat / if it all sounds good!!

Emily

2. Posted by xjoannax12 (Budding Member, 23 posts) 24 Feb '12 02:21

Hello Emily

Sounds like we are in similar situations. I am really up for travelling and Oz/NZ are my top picks. I had thought about doing Oz Intro to meet people as I am a little hesitant about going alone.

Would be great to chat more with you?

Jo

3. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member, 18 posts) 24 Feb '12 10:09

Hi Jo

Thanks for your reply. I've been doing some research around Oz Intro (and others) and most people on various forums say don't do it as its alot of money when you can easily set a bank A/C up yourself, tax file online and meet plenty of people in your hostels etc so it's put me off the intro a little, plus i can save more money.

Yeah would love to chat more, are you on facebook? Are you also hoping to go around late sept / early oct? And how much are you hoping to save? Sorry for the q's haha!

Em x

4. Posted by xjoannax12 (Budding Member, 23 posts) 24 Feb '12 11:08

Hey Em,

Yeah the money aspect of it is putting me off, I just thought it might be a good way to meet people, but I guess if I can meet people on here then that would be better.

Yeah I am - Jo Reynolds - should find me with that. I am not 100% on the timeline but after July for sure.

Not sure how much but I know you need either a return ticket or £2/3000 so somewhere about there.

I don't mind the questions at all.

Jo

5. Posted by Micmac85 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 27 Jun '12 08:55

Hi,

Add me on fb and we can talk travel plans.
Mine are very similar to yours.

Michal Rebecca Heggs.

Thanks. X

6. Posted by alex_emily5 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 27 Jun '12 10:14

Hi em,
Im travelling out to oz mid september and am hoping to travel/work, then maybe go to new zealand and fiji... so my plans are very much like yours too.

Add me on facebook for a chat if you like as it is easier on there, http://www.facebook.com/alex.emily?ref=tn_tnmn

thats the link :)
Anyone else with similar plans should get in touch too.
Alex x

7. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member, 18 posts) 27 Jun '12 10:54

Hi Alex

I have added you on fb Emily Welsh haha! You booked your flights yet? Im soo scared of going on my own, eeek!

Emily x

8. Posted by Micmac85 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 27 Jun '12 11:10

Hi Emily,

I just added you on fb. I got your request Alex, thanks!

I have my visa and m planning on sept too. which emirates flight are you on Emily?

My sister is in Brisbane so if I head straight there I better some time with her family but I have a WHOLE year to do that I guess, yay!!

I Intend to head to Sydney and settle over the festive period then get a van and drive dive drive. New Zealand and Fiji are also on the cards for me.

So excited! X

9. Posted by Neeelio (Budding Member, 10 posts) 19 Aug '12 11:03

Hii, I know I'm about 2 months late and not sure if you guys check this any more, but I sort of booked everything very last minute - I'm heading out to Sydney on the 17th September and after working for a bit I'd love to get in a camper van and drive down to Melbourne... I'm also planning on travelling round new Zealand and the Fiji islands (so pretty much the same as you) but that'll be after celebrating New Year in Sydney.

I'm a bit nervous, and not sure whether to do the oz intro. What have u guys decided?

Would be good to hear back from you

Thanks

Neil :)

10. Posted by Majestic87 (Budding Member, 18 posts) 21 Aug '12 06:36

Hi Neil

By the sounds of things and other forums i have read, Oz Intro isnt worth the money and alot of things you can do by yourself for free (TFN, Bank A/C etc). I land in Brisbane on 14th September, plan on meeting a few people from here and other sites out there and will hopefully meet people in my hostel so ive decided against any intro's etc. Your trip looks amazing and just what i want to do too. I would love to campervan NZ and eventually head to SE Asia and rot on a beach somewhere haha!

Do you plan on heading up the east coast at all then? Are you on fb?

Emily :)