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1. Posted by harriet06 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

hey guys! :)

arriving in sydney mid-june and staying with family for a few weeks, but looking to travel the east coast and see where the road takes me! :) got my WHV and have no set plans. just wondering if anyone is coming out july/aug time and wanted to meet up and explore! im 22 and travelling alone!

Harriet xx

2. Posted by Flembo83 (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Hi Harriet,

I'm planning on arriving mid June too, and staying with a friend in Sydney for a few weeks. I'll then be planning on going north up the coast to try and find some work, and to also do some travelling. Would you also be looking to do some fruit picking?
Have you been to Aus before? I've just created a profile on here to try and find some useful contacts for some work for the months, June/July/Aug and even September.

I'm 28, and have done some travelling before but cannot wait for my year ahead in Aus.

Feel free to message me and get in touch if you wanted to share your travel concerns or look to meet up when we're in sunny Aus!


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

Hey Harriet and Danny.

Im planning on going out the same sort of time although havent booked anything yet .
Was looking at booking through OzIntro, is that a good idea? Ive done a little bit of traveling around Costa Rica but never solo so new experience.
Ill defiantly be looking to work.
If anyone has any helpful information on flights etc would be appreciated


4. Posted by harriet06 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

Hey guys :)

Danny - definitely wanna work and kinda up for anything - would do fruit picking if I decide to stay a 2nd year! I've been to aus once but was with family - wanna see it all properly this time. Sounds like we have similar plans so we could meet up when we get there! :D excited!!

Nick - get booked up!! Makes it all the more real :P I've heard mixed reviews about ozintro - mostly people say its easy to do it alone and ozintro can be a waste of money. I'd mayb wait til your out - then see how you feel/ who you meet. That's wht I'm doing anyway :) can't really sy much bout flights - I leav a week tomorrow for Japan and then Malaysia before flying to Sydney in June! Just look around, I went through sta.

Speak soons, Harriet x

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

Ah cool sounds pretty awesome, yea ive heard similar things about OzIntro but i like the idea of them setting me up with bank account, tax file number, visa etc because i wouldn't know
where to start.
Yea sta seems the better place for flights to be honest, hoping to get out there for June/July ish

6. Posted by harriet06 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

yeah, that is abit tricky. but i just got my visa direct from australian immigration website - sometimes these things can charge more just cause it seems simpler. with the bank account thing - think il just wait til im out. give me a shoout when uv got plans :) maybe see you down under!!!! x

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

Yea thats true, do you know the website to apply for visa? The only problem with the bank account is how to get my money over there without one, dunno if id fancy it all in cash lol.
Yea would be good to meet up with fellow travellers over there x

8. Posted by harriet06 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

The immigration website is - just click on the visa bit. My visa got accepted straight away, although I know it can take a couple of weeks.

Can just take your money over in your bank account here maybe? Or those prepaid travel cards are good too. And then transfer when you get there. I'm gonna think bout that when I get there :P haha. X

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

Thanks, did it today and got an email saying its been accepted straight away lol so visa is sorted.
Just gotta book flights now and get out there, and find somewhere to stay for first few days or so lol.
Yea maybe ill sort that out once over there, may be easier that way.
Thanks for the help, take care x

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

Hi, im arriving in Sydney on the 19th! Be great to meet up and do some exploring with anyone if they fancy it?
19 and flying solo!

Tom, England

[ Edit: Edited on 16-May-2012, at 16:52 by TRichmond ]