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1. Posted by Cairbear26 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

Ok so after the worst few months of my life i'm starting to look at running away from all my problems and go see the world like i've always wanted to. I want an open ended trip tbh and have a limited budget so thought working holiday visa was properly my best bet of getting out of the UK however i'm pretty clueless. I've googled alot and been to STA for some info but you guys are most likely the best experts to be asking.

Please can you guys share any information you have if you have a spare few minutes.

How you got started with it?
Who was cheapest to book it with?
How much do you need to go?
Best flights?
What to take?
Any information for a wannabe traveller!

I'd really appreciate any information any of you can share!

THanks in advance

Cair xx :)

2. Posted by OldPro (Inactive 400 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Start with that. Point 4 tells you how much money you need to have at LEAST.

If you are thinking you can find work to fund further travel, think again. Most jobs that those on a WHV find don't pay much more than enough to survive on. A WHV is not intended as a way to fund further travel, it is intended as a way to spend time in that country.

Work to fund further travel is one of those things that sounds good if you say it fast enough but the reality is that while it is possible, it is not probably unless you have something to offer employers that is highly skilled and highly in demand.

3. Posted by Andyf (Moderator 929 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi Cair

As no-one's given you a reply I'll have a go, though I'm a slightly older traveller and haven't done a WHV.

I'd say book the cheapest flight and go, figure it out as you go. Skyscanner is a good place to find the cheap flights. As you're on a limited budget I'd say don't worry too much about the routing, go for low price and just take a few days at the other end to get over the fatigue of the journey and the jetlag.

How much you need - well the more you have, the easier time you'll have - mainly as you won't feel pressured to take the first work available, you will have more breathing space. I'd say £5k is a good amount.

Look through hostel reviews online to select a place to begin, and figure on spending a week or two there while you get your bearings. You'll meet people in hostels, and hopefully hear about jobs.

I'd say simply book a flight direct, rather than paying extra for an oz intro service. Be confident.

What to take. Travel light. You only need a few basics and a small travel pack (say 35 litres). Just take a couple of casual outfits of clothes, things that are comfortable and practical, don't worry about fashion. Take a minimum of toiletries and "stuff", you can't take a year's supply so you'll need to get more out there - anything you need will be available. Travelling light means you can start out more comfortably, and you won't be one of the loonies you see hefting a 80 litre pack around being a slave to their stuff.

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Jul-2016, at 08:54 by Andyf ]

4. Posted by Kristinperry66 (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

You can start from Delhi and train is the cheapest option for booking. Air Asia is the best flight. Also, you can search online and you will get the best information.