I am also looking at heading over to Sydney in September but have no plans to do the Ultimate Oz trip.
Plans so far are that I would like to arrive in Sydney first, find somewhere to rent or room share with people or someone then hopefully get some work for about 6 months then would like to go travelling after that as I hope to try and save some money from working.
But I think getting myself into a routine would help me settle in a bit better and make it my new home for the 12 months WHV.
Do any of you have similar plans to mine? Because like I said I will be looking to find somewhere to rent or share with someone when I get there as I will be arriving alone too from Dublin Ireland.
Really nervous as I would be a shy person at first so I wouldn't be the most confident person but excited at the same time for my new adventure!
I haven't even thought of doing the rural work to get a 2nd year visa but its something I would be willing to give a go, but it would be in the second half of my 12 month WHV as I want to work first. I hope to try and find something in the first 2 weeks of arriving in Sydney once I familiarise myself with the place!
If anyone would like to chat or has any questions please let me know,
Thanks & best of luck to everyone on their travels