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1. Posted by ChelleStar (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hello all,
Im Michelle, and Im planning to travel to Oz from first week in July. Probably around the 8th. Am from Kent, UK and am happy to travel in the UK to meet someone and fly out together to the East coast.
Have never done anything like this before and being a female on my own, I'd like a travel companion to fly out there with me.
Let me know!
xx

2. Posted by nick_taylor (Budding Member 25 posts) 4y

Hi Michelle,
I'm Nick and I've been looking into travelling to Oz on a years working visa too. Would like to start off in Sydney and will also be travelling on my own. Currently looking into OzIntro as it seems they help you out with alot of things, such as bank account, sim card, tax number, job database etc.
Have you got your visa and flights etc booked up yet?
Nick

3. Posted by Victoria231 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hi Nick and Michelle!
I'm looking to travel out in late Aug and go via the YHA to do a Jillaroo course and then, hopefully travel west to find work.

Theres so many different groups to go with Im finding it a bit confusing!!

In terms of your flights, have you booked one way or return? Im under the impression I'd be cheaper to buy a return and then change the return date once Im there, although its a bit of a mystery how much it costs to do this and what flight providers actually allow you to do this. Cheapest flight Ive found is £649 from Edinburgh to Sydney.

Not booked yet, but Itching to get going!!!! Like you Michelle, Im travelling alone!

Victoria

4. Posted by nick_taylor (Budding Member 25 posts) 4y

Hey Victoria,
Im also itching to get going lol but just trying to make sure I've got everything planned and sorted. With the flight situation i haven't booked as of yet but this site may be of help: http://www.statravel.co.uk/ They advertise cheaper flights if your under 26 years old, but as for a return they dont seem to have any for a years time so not sure what to do
But that price seems reasonable judging by some I've looked at from London

Nick

5. Posted by alan84 (Full Member 134 posts) 4y

hey im from kent!! where abouts r u in kent? :)

6. Posted by Victoria231 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

I'm 27 so I've missed the boat on STAs deals! Haha! It's a good website but I've noticed on all the websites, it doesn't go as far as a year in advance. I'm looking for the cheapest flight possible without compromising on the length of time it'll take to get there! Longest I've seen is like 40hours and shortest 23hrs.

Might do some enquiring about the whole open ticket thing. I don't know if you have to leave from the same airport or what!

7. Posted by nick_taylor (Budding Member 25 posts) 4y

Ahh bad times, just missed out. Skyscanner is another good site. Yea ive found that they only go like 10 months from the day you book. Ideally the shorter the better but sometimes the shorter they are its more expensive! Work that one out lol.

8. Posted by alan84 (Full Member 134 posts) 4y

im 28 too vic so i missed out aswell.i talked to sta online other day and i want to do thailand oz and new zealand they said to me for 12 month ticket 1400

9. Posted by fee_5 (Budding Member 7 posts) 4y

Hello,

My name is Fee, i live in Yorkshire and have just decided i will be travelling to Australia this summer (around 20th July) for 4/5 weeks. Hoping to fly in to Sydney and take it from there. Would love to have a travel companion as im a bit wary about being a solo female traveller (i know lots of people do this).

I am pretty easy going and can get on with just about anyone.

10. Posted by Shelley80 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Quoting ChelleStar

Hello all,
Im Michelle, and Im planning to travel to Oz from first week in July. Probably around the 8th. Am from Kent, UK and am happy to travel in the UK to meet someone and fly out together to the East coast.
Have never done anything like this before and being a female on my own, I'd like a travel companion to fly out there with me.
Let me know!
xx

Hiya, I'm Michelle, too. Also from Kent and also looking to travel out to Australia alone in July. Let me know if you're still looking for someone to travel over with.