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21. Posted by melanie 14 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Dan,

Wow that is quick for the visa! I thought it would take a while to sort out so that's good news. I'm going to sort it all out next payday. Won't be booking my flight for a good few months yet though as I'm looking to fly through Bangkok because I used to live there and want a week layover so I'm gonna have to get saving :) you sorted put your flight yet?

Melanie x

22. Posted by Saylor (Budding Member 13 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys! Just came across this thread and wanted to respond. I have exactly the same plans, and am also going it alone. Dan I too fly on the 20th July leaving heathrow for sydney. Got my working visa sorted also. Ive booked my first night hostel in sydney, after that im going with the flow. Im going to be looking to get work , fruitpicking, bar work, whatever i can really. Good to meet others in the same position.

23. Posted by Dan90 (Budding Member 39 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Melanie,

Yeah i thought it was going to take long but was pretty quick getting the visa. I've got my flight all booked just waiting to go know :)

Just still saving the money and starting to buy my stuff know, got my backpacks all sorted the other day :) You getting nervous going solo?


24. Posted by Dan90 (Budding Member 39 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Saylor,

Im going June 20th.. Cant wait to get out there know feeling the nervous abit though ha. How are you plans coming along? I still need to sort out my hostel.. I've got a hotel sorted for the first night so i can sleep of the jet lag, then just taking it as it comes really see what happens.


25. Posted by Saylor (Budding Member 13 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

oooh i read it wrong. I was thinking it was July 20th ha. Yeah same, excited and nervous. Hoping its going to come around quick. Plans are coming along okay. im looking into either booking an intro starter pack for a couple of days in sydney to help set me up looking for work and meeting people, or doing things independently staying there a couple of days and getting a hop on hop off bus pass that will take me up to cairns (over a long period) as and when i'm ready and i can stop off anywhere along the way to work or see things. Hoping to meet people wanting to do the same kind of thing though , or that will give me better ideas. Seeing what happens is the best way to be so your flexible to anything that comes your way.


26. Posted by Cherylc1 (Budding Member 12 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Stacey,I'm booking my flight in the next month I was originally going to fly from Manchester however, going to fly from London too. I'm starting in Sydney and the plan is to work my way up to Cairns, what hostel have you booked? I'm not going to tie myself down to anything and just see what happens. I have a few friends in Perth, Melbourne too.


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28. Posted by Dan90 (Budding Member 39 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Stacey,

Im looking on doin the same thing really gonna stay in Sydney for abit hopefully get abit of work and make my way up the east coast and on to cairns. I looked into some of them intro programs aswell, but gonna do it on me own a think save the money i would of spent on it.. What hostels you looking at?


29. Posted by Saylor (Budding Member 13 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

when are you planning on heading cheryl? sounds like we are all planning similar trips to eachother. im staying in a hostel by hyde park right in the centre for my first night. Then we shall see where i end up.
ive thought the same about them programs dan. we will see though. If anyone wants to stay in contact through facebook during our planning send me a direct message and ill send you my add. :)


30. Posted by Clareemerson (Budding Member 43 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Heyyy! I'm heading out on the 19th june heading to sydney but then gonna fly unto cairns for a bit :) then travel around from there when is everyone heading up?

Clare x