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1. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

Hello I am thinking of going to Australia at the back end of the year on a working holiday , wondering if anyone else is in the same boat? Where to start ? How much to bring with me at beginning ? Work etc, would be good to meet up with anyone who is going at same time :)

Tom

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3. Posted by KellyJM01 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hi Tom,

I am 21 and I am heading out to Australia on a working visa, I am going on my own, so pretty scared!!! I am flying out on at the end of July to Melbourne... Whats your plan.

Kelly x

4. Posted by taylaporter (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

Hiya Tom!
Im tayla, im 20.. me and my friend are going the beginning of september and were in the exact same boat.. where to start?
I got my WHV yesterday cos im hoping to work while im over there. Think were gunna fly to Sydney first and spend till after christmas there then move on.

Tayla x

5. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

Kelly I've not got a fully sorted plan yet, I've thought about maybe starting in Darwin and working down the coast ? Also have any of you two thought about going anywhere else whilst your there ? New Zealand maybe or visiting Thailand as for the odd week?
Tayla have you got a specified job in mind? I'm gonna be working just not sure what really aha

Tom x

6. Posted by taylaporter (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

Hiyaaa, yeah we're going to go Thailand on the way home I think for a month or so.. I'm getting so excited now.. Flying out to Sydney on the 31st of August! Aaaah.. xx

7. Posted by Jodi_0405 (Budding Member 52 posts) 2y

Hi All,

I am also going to be travelling to australia on my own end of septemeber after 2 months in asia. flights all booked just saving for my WHV now :-)
Not made any plans past the first week of landing in sydney am hoping i will meet people and come up with a plan while im there :-)

Have you guys got any plans when you get to Aus?

Jodi

8. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

Hey Jodie , no I haven't really, I'm gonna stay in a hostel for first few days I think till I sort myself out, what you planning on doing for work or you not fussed , have you thought about doing New Zealand aswell maybe ?

Tom

9. Posted by Jodi_0405 (Budding Member 52 posts) 2y

Hi Tom,

Sometimes thats the best way to do it by not planning anything :-) Erm I will probably start with fruit picking as after 3 months of doing the fruit picking I will be eligable for my 2nd year WHV and then not sure, am quite happy to do anything really as long as I can still travel around.

Yeh I plan on going to NZ after a year in Aus but not really thought much about what im going to do there yet. Basic plan is to hopefully work my way around for a year maybe but will def have to go and see where they films the films Lord of the rings and hobbit while im there :-)

Are you thinking of going anywhere else other than Aus?
Jodi

10. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

I didn't know fruit picking got you another year ? I thought it had to be something like rural construction or something ? Yeah I've thought about NZ as you can get 23 month visa straight away which is easier , this might be a stupid question but how much stuff are you taking like you just going round with a backpack ?
Tom