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Travelling to Cairns end of September 2013

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1. Posted by benito12 (Budding Member, 9 posts) 9 May '13 05:15

Hey everyone!

I'm a single traveller of 24 years of age, hoping to make a few buds before i head down under! I'm posting to see who will be in cairns for the last week of september/first week of october? I arrive on the 25th september.

I will be on a working holiday visa, so i intend to travel down the east coast for the first 3 months working in agriculture (as i can get another 12 months on top).

My ultimate plan though is to get to adelaide and drive from there to perth, to darwin, back down to adelaide with a stop in ayers rock inbetween.

Just seeing if anyone out there is doing anything similar?

if you are send me a message. Cheers tom!

2. Posted by slg6 (Budding Member, 17 posts) 9 May '13 15:54

hi tom

im also travelling out there on my own and just un sure of the best place to start.

i want to do the 3 months agriculture as well to get my 12 months extra and want to do this first so i am then free to do what ever i want just not sure the best place to start to do this?

3. Posted by benito12 (Budding Member, 9 posts) 9 May '13 16:17

Alright mate.

I was originally unsure at first too, I wanted a good starting point and was really looking at Perth. However I went to one of those sta presentations and got talking to one of the travel agents who was australian.

From what I researched and susquently learnt from him, is that while Perth is good for work, you're heavily secluded from the rest of Australia and may not get agricultural work straight away. Also it does cost quite a bit to travel to the east side.

The Australian travel agent told me there is lots of work in Queensland and more so at the start of summer (hence going in September). You can also look at the haverst trail which tells you right time and place to head to certain farming towns and communities.

I choose cairns as it is the most northern city on the east coast and also on the great barrier reef. I've booked everything in advance, so I'm hoping for limited problems. For me though, it seemed like the logical choice!