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1. Posted by katyf (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Im looking to leave for australia between sep and nov 14 for 6-12months. I havent travelled before or decided which part of aus i want to go to! would love a travelling buddy so this doesnt seem so daunting. I will be 21 years old at the time of travel and am hoping to start working a month or so after I arrive - hopefully flat share whilst im there!.

Ill be leaving from UK - anyone else looking to go at this time and have any more fixed ideas of where to stay? I dont have any specialisms so whilst im over there hoping to just wait tables, bar work or retail jobs to fund my travels!:)

2. Posted by bamboo_flute (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I have just left Australia :( what a pity.
But if you want to go to Vietnam, I can help. my yahoo id is -snip- we can make friends and share some experiences.

[ Edit: Sorry, no personal details please. ]

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4. Posted by katyf (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Aw, how did you find it ? how long did you stay for? were you alone?

5. Posted by Naomi1234 (Budding Member 24 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Katy,

I go to Australia in July for 12 months maybe more if i really like it and can apply for another years visa :). I'll also be 21 when i get there and I'm planning on staying and working in Sydney for a few months but i havent really planned anything other than that, i was just gonna see where i ended up :).

Holla at me if you wanna meet up or anything while your over there :)

Naomi

6. Posted by Wales to aus (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Katie I want to leave in September, I have no concrete plans as of yet where to start ect.. But there's a Company called ozintro iv been looking into, I would be leaving from uk to, very daunting goin alone that's why I'm on here seein how everyone does it and stuff needed ect.... Also would like a travelling buddy as it's a long way lol
If u wana chat I'm defo goin September :)
Jess

7. Posted by Amor13 (Budding Member 30 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey!
I was hoping to head out to Oz aug/sept time too. Maybe stopping over in Thailand on the way, not to sure yet.
Ive been looking at the UltimateOz package which looks like fun but its still a pretty scary concept going alone for the first time!

8. Posted by katyf (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jess

Sounds good I would love to speak to someone going.. where abouts would you be leaving from- what part of uk? Im looking at doing a starter thing with STA travel- have you looked at those too? which look the best?

What kind of work are you planning on doing over there or are you open to anything?

And Hi amor13 - Which company does the ultimateoz package- what are the costs like?

9. Posted by Amor13 (Budding Member 30 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

The company is called Ultimateoz :) Its based in Australia. Its pretty much the same as all the other starter packs from STA/Gap360 etc. Think its about £450 and you can do it in either Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns or Melbourne. They get really good reviews for helping you out after the week is over too :)
I know you could do it a lot cheaper by just going it alone but as a first timer knowing il be surrounded by like minded people doing fun things for the first week sounds a lot less daunting!

10. Posted by Wales to aus (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Umm anywhere that's the easiest probably as il be goin from Cardiff :)

Work wise I'm not sure, I'm a hairdresser but i think if I'm on the move that would be difficult so maybe bar work or something ? Open to stopping places on the way guys, maybe a few of us could meet up n go in a group maybe ?
Umm I haven't heard of sta, I looked at ultimate oz but I know more ppl have used ozintro

Where would u be goin from and what work are u looking into? I'm so excited I want to book my flight Asap lol

Jess x