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Travel Buddy/Solo Travelling to Perth April 2013

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11. Posted by vikim27 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

hey my flights are booked for the 3rd march to fly home so wont actually be there the same time as you, if i do stay on tho ill let you know x

12. Posted by hannamac1987 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi everybody,

I'm so glad to see there's other lonely travellers! I am planning to go to aus around 21st April 2013 to travel and work although I haven't yet applied for my visa or got a flight (job for the new year!)

I was going with a friend who has now bailed. Would be great to meet other people and maybe start off with somebody. I am not the type to go it alone and am starting to get pretty nervous!!!

Give me a shout if anybody wants to share ideas etc. I'm 25. Female and will probably be flying from Manchester.

13. Posted by jon104 (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys

I'm actually heading to Perth in March March 2013. Have a working holiday visa aswell so hope to work in Perth for a few months and then travel. It would be great to team up with a few other people who are doing the same or will be heading to Perth.
I'm a very easygoing 24 year old male, who doesn't take life all that seriously. :)
If anybody want some help with tips before going, I should be able to help, having been planning this trip for ages, so have done some considerable research!

hannamac1987, I will have been in Perth for about 6 weeks, everything going well, when you arrive, so feel free to message me with any questions, hopefully I will be set up by then.

And if anybody is interested in teaming up let me know.

Thanks a mill

14. Posted by SarahJ1 (Budding Member 7 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

Wow there are a lot of people heading to Perth at similar time -be awesome if we could somehowall arrange to meet up.

I fly into Perth on 1st may 2013 and will be there till June time. Travelling alone, 27 from UK.

Jon104 I'd defo be up for teaming up. Not sure how this all works as my first time travelling.


15. Posted by pempy_89 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Perth 2013 is on!!

hello peeps, i'm sam 23 and i'm also going to perth on me tod and is slightly bricking it. i have my working holiday visa but havnt yet booked flights so im game for teaming up?? late april/early may i reckon, prob flyin from manchester.

Also I'm a carpenter/joiner and plan to work in the trade when i get there so lf anyone else is thinkin of the same thing then let us know.


16. Posted by DenKav (Budding Member 25 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hello all. My name is Denny & I am also in the Perth 2013 crew. Flying out alone on the 20th Feb and probably going to book into the YHA in Perth for a week or 2 to find my feet & decide what to do from there. Bit nervous about travelling alone but I have done similar things before so I'm sure I will be fine. My basic plan is to work on the west coast a little then head north as winter kicks in then head over to cairns & down the east coast for summer, although I'm sure this may change once I get there.
I'm 26 and a carpenter so may do some work in this field if it qualifies for 2nd year but will do anything that pays ok & gets me around the country. Was hoping to buy a campervan or something like that with some people but will just see what happens.
Would be good to chat to a few of you and compare plans & maybe meet up once we're out there.
Hope to speak to some of you soon.

Happy new year :-)


17. Posted by jon104 (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Sarah, Sam and Denny,

I would def be on for a meet up when we all get out there. I'm arriving on the 3rd March and have booked a crowne hostel for the first two weeks until I get set up. hope to Work for a few months and then head for the east coast.

If would be good to meet, exchange stories and see if any of travel pans over lap.

Sarah do you intend to work for a while in Perth or just travel? Denny and Sam from what i hear there is loads of construction jobs out there, so you should be sorted, but I think you need to complete a safe-pass course of something similar. Also I'm not sure if carpentry work qualifies you for a second year visa, I think it has to be farm work or fruit picking.

Woohoo PERTH 2013!

18. Posted by DenKav (Budding Member 25 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Yea sounds good to me. If you are on Facebook & haven't already joined then there is a good group called Australia backpackers 2013 that you should all join. Makes it easy to chat to other travellers.

19. Posted by jon104 (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

How is everybody getting on with their plans for Oz?

I'm travelling this day next week, so time getting short, cant wait to get going!

20. Posted by Elaine89 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys
This my 2nd year trying to go to oz last year all my friends went but I could not get a visa!! This year I got one and 3 or the girls are back home I'm still really kean to go but the furthest I've been is Spain! Have people to meet over there but its just bookin the ticket I'm haven the problem wit Shittin it!! But I'm 24f this week n I feel if I dont go this year I never will :-( I now have a visa in date till aug so just really a plane buddy maybe someone to get excited wit here in ireland cause organising things wouldn't b my strong point to say the least. Just wanna have a good time before I settle like so many of my friends all ready have!! Minus Craic ha :-)
So ne you girls or gasons interested in maybe meetin up/just gettin to no each other just add me on fb Elaine Trainor(Louth) mail me 2 say you got me off this forum or just reply to this. Tried readin through most of your msg but its late just couldn't sleep so better look at it over them tomoro :-)
Never done anything like this before but not too sure how it all works?

Ellie :-)