Off to Oz in the new year!

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1. Posted by TomK (Full Member 66 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello there. I am planning on coming to Oz on a 1 year working visa end of Jan time.

I went out to visit a couple of riends who were out there last year for a couple of weeks and I got the bug! So I am plannign a trip now!

It would be good to chat to people who have been, or planning to go or those of you who are already out there!

Will be grilling my friends on all the details but for now if anyone has any good tips, must see places, and those hidden away places let me know!

Message me and we can chat! I have MSN messenger.

2. Posted by fimbria25 (Full Member 120 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


im planning to start in OZ around the same time as you, also on a working visa ...

Get in touch if you wanna meet/chat ?


3. Posted by skillybilly78 (Full Member 29 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning to go too in Jan/Feb time, feel free to get in touch if you want to chat ect!


4. Posted by TomK (Full Member 66 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

You both have messages!


5. Posted by Jo D (Full Member 64 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I'm also planning on travelling Oz next year; end of Feb for one year. Feel free to email me.


6. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I am planning rtw travel as of November 04 until - whenever I get bored late 2010 I hope

First time traveller and am starting off in hong kong, venturing onto Sydney, Melbourne, Thailand (longest stay), Us then back to sunny England.

I may be in Thailand around the same time so lets keep intouch and catch up closer to the time, if you fancy it. Travelling alone so would be nice to have some company.

Chow Nx

7. Posted by sophsmurf (Budding Member 2 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

hi there, am new to this so HELLO!!!
i am off to Oz 5th jan onwards, spending about a month and 1/2 there then onto looking for tips on where to go between melbourne and sydney(am flying into perth out of sydney). would like to go up the east coast but only have about 2 weeks spare but dont want to miss out on the best bits! any ideas????there maybe a pint in it for u!!!

8. Posted by spike99 (Full Member 25 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello people.

I'm also off to OZ at the end of Jan for a year on a working holiday visa. After Oz it's off to NZ for another year hopefully.

Starting off in Sydney and then working my way around.

Any suggestions on where to stay, work, live would be much appreciated.

It would be good to here from anybody with similar plans.


9. Posted by belair22 (Budding Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


Just caught the end of this thread and noticed the majority of you are all from the U.K and are leaving soon.

Perfect timing!!!! You should all arrive near the beginning of Summer - and close to the peak of most of the Australian Spring Racing carnival (horse-racing). This is one of the biggest few weeks of the year and you can do no wrong by putting on your Sunday best and having a few beers or glasses of champagne at any of the local race tracks.

Also if you're looking for decent priced flights specifically departing london check out

Enjoy - and if you want anymore info don't feel free to PM me.

10. Posted by ninemadcow (Budding Member 10 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

It seems quite a few people have got the right idea, especially those from the UK. I too am leaving for warmer climes,Sydney to start with then maybe Melbourne, definitely New Zealand and would like to see the Far East.
I am going with two friends but I think we all have slightly different ideas about what we want to do. I would like to keep my options as wide and as open as possible, so would like to hear from anyone who will be in the Sydney area from early December onwards.

Drop us a message.

Sean :)