Never Been out of th USA. Visiting Australia/NZ for a month

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1. Posted by movingzach (First Time Poster 1 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

I am 28 and I hav never been out of th USA. Visiting Australia/NZ for a month. I am open to a travel partner even if it is just for a short while. I am probably going to fly into Sydney and stay in a hostel and try to meet others and do the same in NZ. I might get an opporunity to transfer to Sydney with my job. I am very seriously looking into migrating over to that area in the future regardless.

I am from California and I a run XTC Radio London a very popular online MP3 streaming radio station. Its at I also mix records on my of course its a lot of fun. I know a lot of people know of it but not sure how many on this board might recognize it.

I am hoping to hit the beach in Australia see the sights and do something fun. I am basically going to see where the wind takes me but I hope to meet some cool people there and find out what the scene is like. I am a fit hiker and love to hike around if anyone is looking to do that. I would like to check to see if any major DJ's will be in the area's I'm going to when I visit. I love good conversation and want to enjoy my visit as much as possible.

I am planning to leave in December/January or so not immediately sure. I want to visit New Zealand and Australia but I'm not sure How I am going to make due with my time yet :) I'll seee where the ball bounces. I have lots of questions in regards to what is good to know but seeing as everyone else speaks English I don't know what problems I'd have that would be too major.

I hope to hear from anyone who would like to comment on what I should expect or get to know anyone who wants a travel or meet upon my arrival to have a good ole chat.

- Z:)

2. Posted by New Guy (Full Member 22 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Welcome to the board Zach. I come from Australia where you say "everyone else speaks English" (that's not entirely 100% correct, but that's neither here nor there right now), but I for one am having extreme difficulty working out just what it is you want !!:)

So let me get this right - you're 28yo, never been out of the US of A, but planning a month in Australia and NZ around December 2004/January 2005, with the long term view to emigrating here.

You want to do this 1 month trip with or without a travel partner, if you DO (have a partner), that will either be pre-arranged or by simply "hooking up" (my words) with someone from a hostel when you arrive. You want to "hike" as well as "hit the beach", in between meeting "major DJ's" and other "cool people" who just happen to be in the area at the time, and might be able to advise you what the prevailing "scene" is like.

In conclusion, you welcome comments from people as to what you should expect. To that last one Zach, I THINK I can give you an honest answer ..... CONFUSION !

3. Posted by Melina (Budding Member 12 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Nice one "New Guy" give 0 advice but I give you a 10 for taking the Mickey!! Don’t worry not all Oz/Kiwi’s are so rude.

You will love Australia beautiful country full of exciting things to do and generally the people are pretty friendly and helpful.

NZ is just as nice with so much to do, great beaches, white/black water rafting, bungy jumping, hiking the list is endless and Auckland has a stomping dance scene check out