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Travelling and working in Oz for a year 26 female

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1. Posted by claireyfairy (Budding Member, 5 posts) 21 Jan '13 06:43

Hi everyone,

I am planning on getting my working holiday visa and travelling around Oz & Nz from about June 2013. My friend who was supposed to be coming with me cant anymore! Circumstances change unfortunatley! Initially this put me off as im not going to lie though thought of travelling on my own did scare me a bit However I have now got over this initial fear and have decided to man up! Is anyone else going around this time?? I have looked at the pre arranged groups such as Ultimate Oz, does anyone know if i will be too old to go with these groups? I dont really fancy being with 18 year olds on their gap year! Dont get me wrong i love a party but would prefer similar age groups! I will have just turned 27 by time i go! Anyway any info off anyone would be greatly appriciated

Thanks

Claire! :)

2. Posted by Brownie4789 (Budding Member, 22 posts) 22 Jan '13 01:52

Hello! The exact same happened with me. Me and my friend were meant to be going and she changed her mind. My nerves are kicking in big time haha! I leave in April to head to OZ on a WHV. I am 23, from Scotland. Laura

3. Posted by claireyfairy (Budding Member, 5 posts) 22 Jan '13 03:04

Hi Laura. Nice to know other people are in the same boat! What are you doing about accomodation and meeting people when you get there? I really cant decide wether to use one of the organised groups Ultimate Oz/ Intro Oz or just go it alone and chance meeting people in hostels! Everyone keeps telling me it'll be fine and i'll meet loads of people but i its still scary ha. Are you planning on working as soon as you get out there?

4. Posted by Brownie4789 (Budding Member, 22 posts) 22 Jan '13 03:07

Yeah that's exactly same for me! I know a few people over there at the moment but the initial getting there where to stay etc, scary haha! I would like to work when I get there, work over their winter and travel a bit more from around sept onwards. I fancied trying out fruit picking. Will you be working?

5. Posted by claireyfairy (Budding Member, 5 posts) 22 Jan '13 04:07

Yeah my plan was to work and save up some money to be able to travel a bit over the summer. Weirdly enough the fruit picking appealed to me as well, my friends who are over there now say its hard work though! Think i would prefer it to being in an office. Still feel pretty clueless about it all, think i have a lot of research to do! Visas ect. Are your flights booked?

6. Posted by Brownie4789 (Budding Member, 22 posts) 22 Jan '13 04:15

Yeah I have my visa, my flights booked, just to open my bank acc and get my tax number and insurance. So I'm on the right track just no idea when I get there. Yeah meant to be really hard work but I'm the same I've worked in an office since I left school so anything must be better haha. Where are you thinking of heading first?

7. Posted by claireyfairy (Budding Member, 5 posts) 22 Jan '13 05:11

Your slightly more organised than me then, ha. I have the funds just need to put everything into place. My plan is to fly into Sydney then go on from there. Where are you heading?

8. Posted by Brownie4789 (Budding Member, 22 posts) 22 Jan '13 05:19

I'm heading to perth first but only because I'm visiting my uncle there. But will be moving on from there. Thinking Darwin for fruit picking maybe. I would like to have a job&apartment set up for me heading over. But will see what happens. I just have no idea really ha.

9. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member, 47 posts) 22 Jan '13 05:45

I'm doing the exact same thing but not until november this year, I will be just about to turn 27 and right now i'm so clueless as to what im doing where im going etc!!

10. Posted by Brownie4789 (Budding Member, 22 posts) 22 Jan '13 06:10

So all 3 of us in same situ haha. Ill be heading over first so when I go I will give any tips, advice etc.