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1. Posted by DarrenA (Budding Member, 2 posts) 9 Aug '12 00:30

Hi Everyone.

Life has come to a stand still here in the uk so want to get out to Oz and do some much needed travelling.
It's not something I really want to do alone and all my friends are tied down or not that adventurous!
I'm a young at heart 30 year old from Essex, work in London but am bored with my life.
I wana do what I should have done after leaving college - travel.
Looking for like minded guys and girls to share this amazing experience with.
I don't plan on working to much just saving enough money to keep me going.
I do have work lined up in Gladstone, Queensland which is on a farm.
I have no real plans as such but a camper van up east coast sounds awesome.
Please get in touch if this is something you want part of.
I'm think about early next year sometime to give me enough time to save some dollars!
Speak soon.
Darren

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3. Posted by tanyaw (Budding Member, 7 posts) 20 Aug '12 09:23

hey i am looking to travel out to oz dont no where to start tho looking for a travel buddy!! or even just some advice how have you got work b4 getting over there??

4. Posted by Rach-P (Budding Member, 5 posts) 20 Aug '12 09:28

Hey Darren, I'm feeling the same! I recently came back from travelling solo round China and after having a job for all of 2 months I've got the massive urge to get out here again!

I'm thinking about going to Thailand, Vietnam (a mate of mine is over there), then Oz (another mate is on a WHV there) and then New Zealand, possibly back via America if I have the money. Not too fussed about staying for that long in Thailand or Vietnam just long enough to experience a full moon party and catch up with my mate. I've been looking into working in Oz and would probably get a WHV just so I could prolong the trip if I wanted.

I'm thinking of leaving as soon as I have the money so probably December time-ish. I'm 23 and live in London. Give me a shout if you would like to combine forces.

Rachel

5. Posted by kate-92 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 16 Sep '12 08:05

Hey Darren

I am thinking the same, just scared to go alone. I am only 20 yet all my friends would rather stay here in the UK. I am thinking OZ and New Zealand.

Kate x

6. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Budding Member, 93 posts) 16 Sep '12 08:24

Hi Darren, and the rest of you,

I have just turned 30 and also have WHV, i am in the same position, life changes here in the UK and various aspects i want to take a different step and go off do something I have always wanted to do. So I am leaving for Sydney end of OCT, its all booked, apart from some accommodation.

Have you looked into WHV? You realise you need to apply before you reach 31, and if you plan on the possibility of a second year visa you need to do 88 days of regional work to qualify, and again that application has to be submitted prior to you reaching your 31 birthday.

If you are planning on doing New Zealand then NZ is the same before 31, but you might be able to do one through BUNAC, but you can only apply from the UK not from OZ.

I would say, go off and do it, don't wait, but if you have any medical stuff, get applying because it can take some time as well.

I'l be in OZ from OCT anyone is welcome to join me.

7. Posted by AThomas92 (Budding Member, 27 posts) 16 Sep '12 08:26

Completely agree with you, I'm only 20 and would feel terrified going by myself especially the first time round.

Quoting kate-92

Hey Darren

I am thinking the same, just scared to go alone. I am only 20 yet all my friends would rather stay here in the UK. I am thinking OZ and New Zealand.

Kate x

8. Posted by kate-92 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 16 Sep '12 08:30

I only came across this site before, so hoping to find some like-mind people.x

9. Posted by kers300 (Budding Member, 34 posts) 16 Sep '12 13:17

Hi guys, im heading over to Oz from Dublin the start of Dec, First time traveling alone, but its now or never... I have the WHV, im also 30 so doing it before i run out of time... :)

Flying into Brisbane, and backpacking my way down to Melbourne, it would be great to meet up with some fellow travelers so if anyone wants to meet up please get in touch

Kerri

10. Posted by tamara312 (Budding Member, 15 posts) 16 Sep '12 13:40

hey darren, keri and fellow travellers. I am interested in going to australia. I am thinking end of november or december. Fellow travellers i am interested. Has anone booked tickets yet.