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1. Posted by hanahray1990 (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

hello everyone, was just wondering if there is anyone out there traveling to australia this september? im looking to go over and do a gap year but going alone is very scary so i was hoping to meet people before hand to either meet up with in oz or to help give me some advice?!
thankyou :) hannah xxx

2. Posted by Tringles88 (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

Hey Hannah, Ya Im thinking of heading to Oz solo in late aug/early sept also.

where u thinking of heading to first? Whats the plan?

Where u travelling from?

3. Posted by Thom2308 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Hey, guys. I arrive in Sydney on September 11th. Travelling on my own. Considering two options at the moment:

-going through a company like Oz intro. Or

- start talking to people on here to meet up when I arrive in Oz! (Alot cheaper). :)

x

4. Posted by hanahray1990 (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

ive not really got a plan sorted yet although i was thinking of starting in sydney and working clockwise as ive heard its easier to get jobs their and a friend of mine said its a good starting point to work from (plus i wanna see the opera house), i also really want to spend a couple of months in relaxing and exploring queensland though so maybe finishing up there?
im looking at coming beginning of sept and ill be coming from manchester most likely, how about you?
and thom are all your flights booked? you guys looked at joing a job agency for work?

xxxxx

5. Posted by cccindyc1987 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hi all,

Myself is thinking of travelling to OZ also, but i have only started looking into it. Thinking of going Aug/Sept time...Is anyone else going alone and is from the UK? As it would be very good to meet up with someone as i am very scared to do it alone :(

I dont know where to begin on what to do?

Can someone please give me some advise would be great?!?!?! :)

Thank you
cc xxxx

6. Posted by Thom2308 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Quoting hanahray1990

ive not really got a plan sorted yet although i was thinking of starting in sydney and working clockwise as ive heard its easier to get jobs their and a friend of mine said its a good starting point to work from (plus i wanna see the opera house), i also really want to spend a couple of months in relaxing and exploring queensland though so maybe finishing up there?
im looking at coming beginning of sept and ill be coming from manchester most likely, how about you?
and thom are all your flights booked? you guys looked at joing a job agency for work?

xxxxx

Hey :)
Yep, all my flights are booked. No going back now haha.
Regarding work, this Ozintro company 'helps' you find work but this is something that travellers can do on their own i guess. I dont know if organising a job would be something which is best done once arrived in Sydney or perhaps organising prior through gumtree listings e.g.?
From what I've read in other forums, most hostels are great for employment networking. Many advertise jobs in reception etc or are affiliated with farms. Hopefully, ill have enough money so getting a job instantly isnt necessary!
How about you?
x

7. Posted by NicoleB17 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Hi guys :)

I will also be in Sydney in September - flights are all booked up! Going to be going alone, so I'm a wee bit scared too haha. How long is everyone planning on staying over there? X

8. Posted by cccindyc1987 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Quoting NicoleB17

Hi guys :)

I will also be in Sydney in September - flights are all booked up! Going to be going alone, so I'm a wee bit scared too haha. How long is everyone planning on staying over there? X

Yes same here awee scarey like.

Have you sorted out your visa and flight etc? Where you flying from?

Am thinking 6 months but if i enjoy then upto 1 year...u?? xx

9. Posted by NicoleB17 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Yep have my visa sorted and my flight is booked - flying from Edinburgh to Heathrow then onwards from there. Just need to look into insurance but it's a drag haha. Have you sorted your flights etc?

Aw ok :) I'm thinking a year but just going to go with the flow! x

10. Posted by hanahray1990 (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

hey everyone, just a couple of questions for you's, how much are you all saving? im hoping to have like 7000 out with me but i dont think thats gonna happen!

is everyone also getting flights from london? looking into it makes more sennse because manchester is so bloody indirect and it would probally be easier in general

i didnt think that many people would be doing it alone so its nice to know people are in the same boat :)

you guys booking your return flight? i might just do that later on in 2013,
i also looked at that oz intro thing it looks good but that £400 charge dosnt even include your visa!! :S

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