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Travelling alone to Oz...Dec 2013

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1. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Hi everyone!

I'm heading out to Oz at the end of December for a year to travel on a working holiday visa. I'm 22 and travelling alone which is a little daunting but so exciting!!! I'm always up for a laugh and just wanna have time of my life travelling and meet loads of new friends.

I've always wanted to travel round Australia so i thought while i'm young guna go for it. Was looking at doing the Oz intro tour and working my way around Australia, wanna see and do as much as i can and i wonded if anyone else was or if anyone has been and could give me some opinions?

Love a good adventure and if anyone is travelling around same time, would be good to hear from you.


2. Posted by ElliotGardner89 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Hi Nat,

I'm traveling out in march with a mate, Slightly nervous but cannot wait, I've heard off a few people that intro tours are a waste of money, I'm going to brisbane first and traveling down part of the east coast for a around a month.

Then me and my mate are looking to do the 88 days rural work for the 2nd years working visa.

hope you have a good adventure, Will be good to meet up at some point.

Elliot :)

3. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Hi Elliot,

Not long now then for you, how long are you heading out for a year?

Ah right i'll have to look into it and read up on some reviews.

That sounds good, yeah i'm planning on do the fruit picking/rural work too to get my second year visa, it will be a right laugh, guna do it in a few different cities. Working outside in ridiculous weather, earning lots of money is deffo the way forward haaaaa!! Have u looked into the rural work then? What's the pay rate like?

Hope you have a mint time with your mate, yeah that would be good to meet up if we are in similiar places :)

It will be a spur of the moment thing for me, i'll just book a flight for Melbourne and go the next day haha!! Love not planning makes it even more exciting ahhhhh!!

U staying in hostels?


[ Edit: Edited on 07-Jan-2013, at 11:06 by Natg90 ]

4. Posted by ElliotGardner89 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Hi Nat,

I know i cannot wait. Just over 8 weeks. Yeah the plan is to go for as long as possible only got a one way flight, Going to try and play football out there earn a bit of money hopefully from that.

I heard that its pretty easy to get work out there fruit picking, Most hostels have jobs going and also word of mouth as well when out there.

I know i wouldn't even mind picking fruit in ridiculous heat earning a wedge ha. I think most farms are different with wage, Most pay by bucket, but then some pay by by hour just depends how lucky you get!

We don't really have a plan like.. the best plan is to have no plan ha! Were deffo gonna travel the east coast though hopefully spend next Xmas and NY in sydney!

I'm sure you'll have a great time. When i find rural work i will let you know on this whats best places to go hopefully give you some options when booking your flights

Elliot x

5. Posted by ElliotGardner89 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Forgot to mention, Yes i'm staying in hostels. All throughout my trip. Going to an Island just off Brisbane called Moreton Island which looks like paradise so going to be camping on the beach ha

6. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Ah right cool. Yeah that would be great thanks :)

Fruit picking/farm work will be good laugh haaa, working in that heat, earning money n getting a tan sounds good to me.

Morton Island sounds amazing, i wanna camp on a beach too. Heard Fraser Island is mint for camping too, yeah i'm stoping in hostels through my trip too.

Whitsunday sounds amazing so i wanna go there.

Might see u out there then :)

Nat x

7. Posted by ElliotGardner89 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Yeah that's exactly my thoughts, working int he sun earning a fortune getting a tan and have some banter.

I cant wait to go there just gonna be paradise for 10 days. Yeah were going to do Whitsundays and travel to Fraser island as well. Cant miss Whitsundays heard a lot about it.

Hope you have a great time.

Might see you at some point

Elliot x

8. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Nice one. I know tell me about it!! :)

Thanks hope you have a great time too.

Keep in touch and prob see you out there.

Nat x

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Jan-2013, at 10:24 by Natgrant90 ]

9. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Anyone think the Oz intro are any good?