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11. Posted by RC2012 (Budding Member 99 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I dont really have any plans at the moment, only that I should be arriving roughly March 13. I want to see as much as I can and do the gold coast but havent booked anything yet, was thinking of going with the flow and book everything when i'm there, where do you apply for the brochures? I might take a look.

Are you planning on working out there? I have no idea how much I should take either :(

Wish I could be leaving sooner, being in a boring job I hate and not going out because of saving is so hard lol.


12. Posted by McGillagan (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Lorna

Ooo amazing, it would be good if we could get our flights together. If not it will be nice to know that there is someone to meet up with.

I thinking of booking my flight, then booking a hostel for a week and going from there really.

I do want to do farm work when I am out there to save money and so I can get my visa extended for another year.

As long as I see the Gold Coast and go snorkelling I am happy to go with the flow.

How about you? I saw that you was looking to go with a company to begin with, They do sounds like a good idea as they set up your bank account etc. But then I dont know if maybe I did it on my own I could save money? As it is such a big thing to do, I think it might be worth spending the extra money?

Charlotte x :)

13. Posted by McGillagan (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Ryan

I should, well, I'm praying that I have 4k to take with me. Then work and travel while I am out there.

Like I said on my other post, I am pretty much happy to just see what happens, I think thats what the excitment is about. Just waking up one and day and thinking, hmmm I have had enough here and move on.

Charlotte x

14. Posted by Keely21 (Budding Member 30 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Ryan
- I ordered the brochures from the tour operator websites
Ozintro and Oz Adventures.

that would be great if we could arrange to meet up. I'm not sure exactly when Im flying out but around sept / oct time. So it would be great to travel around with someone.
Originally I was just going to go out for a month with my friend and her boyfriend then once they moved on I was going to fly back but I've kinda decided I want to stay longer and see Australia so I've applied for working 12-month visa. But I have no plans of where to stay or where to go lol.

It would be great if we could all meet up! As it looks like we are all going to be out there pretty much the same time.
The reason I was looking to do some tour things was to ensure I got all the correct information like bank accounts etc - save messing about then I can enjoy the traveling without the worry!


15. Posted by T_O'S (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Lorna,

Meant to be heading to Sydney in November with my friend, but if she backs out and i've a feeling she might, i'll be on my own and would love to know someone out there/to travel with! Haven't booked flights or my visa yet.

My main plan was to head out there for a year (or more), to work and travel.
Just worried about heading on my own, have never traveled alone before.
Haven't looked at OzIntro, but was looking at UltimateOz which looks pretty cool.

Will you be flying into Sydney in November? If so do you think you'll stay long there?

I'm 22 and from Dublin by the way :)

16. Posted by McGillagan (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


I am 100 percent wanting to meet up. I'm so glad I found this thread, this is the whole reason I want to go travelling in the first place. To meet new people and have laugh and just do new stuff. I have done no work at all today lol!! Just swanned about online, day dreaming of when I finally get there.


We are all looking for the same stuff really, maybe someone could recommend the OzIntro or UltimateOZ package that we could do together, that way we would all meet up and feel less worried about the big step we are going to take? What do you think? Just an idea :D

Charlotte x

17. Posted by Keely21 (Budding Member 30 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I've been doing the exact same as you today - distracted from work by travel plans lol.
I think thats a great idea trying to organise one of the packages we could all do together. I know I would feel better having some sort of plan and knowing I won't be alone!

18. Posted by Lornaswift (Budding Member 25 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone

Sorry only just replying, been at a funeral, but Im back now!

Loving all the ideas and stuff, Id love us all to meet up and we can travel together it would be so much fun!!!

Im going end of Oct beginning of Nov hopefully, Im getting a working holiday visa for 12 months so Im sorry to say it guys but your all stuff with me now! haha

Everyone adsd me on Facebook, Lorna Swift (im wearing a yellow dresss)

Speak sooooooon x

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20. Posted by kimboA (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi, i'm Kim from Kent. Im looking to book flights to arrive in Sydney in October. Is anyone arriving at that time and can you suggest a hostel? I'm planning to stay in Sydney and find a job then do the East coast.