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11. Posted by Joanne1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

Im hoping to meet a few people & find somewhere proper to rent.... Prob work out cheaper than to keep staying in hostels! Defo want to find a job out there too :)

Are you travelling on your own Elle?

Joanne x

12. Posted by Elle11 (Budding Member 49 posts) 4y

Yeh going by myself. A few of my friends are out there travelling at the moment and will be passing through sydney for a few weeks when I get out there but I would like to meet some people to rent a place with. I've sorted out my hostel for the first few weeks that I'm there but hope to get into somwhere to rent by January.

What are you looking to do whilst you're out there Joanne? ...job wise.

I'm so excited already! haha.

Elle xo

13. Posted by Joanne1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

One of my friends is hoping to come out with me but just for a holiday so will be on my own aswell :( Praying to meet before i go haha maybe we could all meet up?
Which hostel are you staying in? Ive just been looking at the Wake up & WHA
Il do any type of work really... you got anything in mind? Thinkin about working on the harvest trail for a while aswell :)

Me too.... I sooo cant wait haha December needs to chop chop!!

Joanne x

14. Posted by Oz_Mad (Budding Member 52 posts) 4y

Hi Joanne,

Not sure if I mentioned that there is a big music event that happens on Bondi Beach on xmas day. It was all anybody ever talked about when I was there in Dec. Its called Sunburnt I think :)

I was chatting to a guy called Joe on here and I think if you fancied going (oh and anyone else reading this :P) it would probably be better to get a hostel in Bondi as opposed to the city centre as it might be more convenient.

I will probably stay in the city or kings cross (where the nightlife is at) from 10th to the 20th and then a week in Bondi. That way I get to top up the tan before the Sunburnt event

Julie x

15. Posted by Elle11 (Budding Member 49 posts) 4y

Well that's cool, atleast you have a friend to venture out with. I've got 30hours of travelling solo haha. Yeh meeting up would be a good idea. Where abouts are you from?

Im staying in X Base, had the best reviews that I read. It was out of Wake Up and X Base, but decided against wake up because it only has lifts and I have a fear of them lol. Dont mind them occassionally but not every day. Plus loads of reviews said you usually have to wait about 15 minutes for the lifts because there are only 2. Also, in X Base there is a sanctuary dorm which is females only with: free shampoo, conditioner, towels, feather pillows, hair dryers and straightners and... free champagne between 8-9 every night!! That was the deal maker for me :) Have you booked your flights or anything yet?

Any type of work, I will probably start applying online before I go out. What's the harvest trail?

Elle xo

16. Posted by Joanne1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

Thats why im praying she does haha 30 hours of boredem!! Im from manchester you?

Now that does sound good ;) Is that in the centre of sydney?
Nope ive not booked anything at all yet.... Trying to get a few plans together then going to start booking within the next few weeks! Have you booked your flight?

Its all the farming work like fruit picking etc.... if you do 3 months it qualifies you for your 2nd year visa if you wanted it :)

Joanne x

17. Posted by Joanne1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

Hiya Julie,

Aw yea i have seen a few people mention bondi for xmas.... its a must do haha
Well hopefully we could all meet up & find somewhere we could all stay in bondi? Really scared about doing this on my own!

Think im going to be asking you for lots of advice julie haha

Joanne x

18. Posted by Elle11 (Budding Member 49 posts) 4y

Yeh I've booked all of mine, I arrive December 1st. Only things left to do are my visa and travel insurance. If you google X Base Sydney it should come up. Yeh, it's a 5-10 minute walk from everything, closer than Wake Up. Just look on all the review webistes and you'll find the right place for you. How long is your friend going out with you for? I'm from Southampton, so other end of the country.

Oh sweet! Yeh I wanted to do something like that so I have the option of the second year. Or hopefully get sponsership from an employer to keep me out there. What do you do at the moment?

Elle xo

19. Posted by Joanne1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

Ive only just started planning so im miles behind you not got a thing booked as of yet.... How long have you booked into the hostel for? Im gonna have a nosy now and look at all the hostels
She will only be coming out for 2 weeks at the most! Oh gosh thats miles away isnt it...... could have even got the same flight!!

Soon as i get out there i want to look for work so i definately find something :)

If you dont mind me asking how much have you paid for your flight?

Joanne x

20. Posted by Oz_Mad (Budding Member 52 posts) 4y

Honestly Joanne ask away I could talk about Oz all day and all night haha.

Was researching hostels in Bondi at the weekend.....only came across two that had availability for the xmas period which goes to show just how popular Bondi is around xmas time.....its only May!!

One of the places was called Noahs, cant remember the other one but im thinking I need to get it booked pretty soon.

Julie x