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88 day farm work pay

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:23:46 GMT

Hi, couple lads from UK travelling over to Oz early February & just looking for some tips and advice about working the 88 days to secure a 2nd year visa. Our plan is to roam around Sydney area for a couple months til the end of the Aussie summer & then head off to try and find some farm work during the cooler months (April - July) Just wondering where's best to head, what pay is like and whether you ... [Posted by Harpo94 - Jan 18, 02:23]

Sydney febuaray 17

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:21:39 GMT

20 year old scottish guy flying out to sydney on the 6th of Feb 2017 solo, anyone doing the same? Give me a shout! X ... [Posted by ahrenwatson96 - Jan 14, 11:21]

Travelling to OZ 2017/2018

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:51:17 GMT

Hi everyone, Im Luke, 21 and living in Manchester, England. I'm currently in Melbourne at the start of a 3 weeks holiday where I'll be visiting Sydney and Alice springs. I've already fallen in love with the place and I'm already putting pen to paper on coming back on a 1 year working visa (with a possibility of Extending for a 2nd year) starting January 2018, although with a bit more effort I'll happily push earlier than that and could ... [Posted by lukeduigy - Jan 12, 11:51]

2nd Year Australian Visa HELP!!

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:52:49 GMT

I'm currently in Sydney and I'm three months into my Working Holiday Visa. I definitely want to stay for a second year. I'm 30 years old though so my plan was to do my three months farm work pretty soon in order to secure my second year visa. However, I heard recently that the age for the Visa is increasing up to 35, so I was going to do my farm work this year to see cute the Visa for ... [Posted by jameserob - Jan 10, 05:52]

Solo Travelling July 2017

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 17:28:57 GMT

Hi Everyone, I've just had my working holiday visa accepted and was wondering if anyone is travelling to Australia early July 2017? I'm looking to head to Brisbane/East Coast and look for farm work straight away. If anyone is travelling around that time or knows of great work opportunities in the area, it would be great to hear from you :) Happy Travelling! ... [Posted by GJB26 - Jan 08, 09:28]

Solo trip to melbourne

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:32:07 GMT

I'm from Singapore and have been to Perth couple of times. I am abit skeptical when my colleagues said Melbourne is way better than Perth. Therefore i need more info so i can consider going on a solo trip to Melbourne .cheers ... [Posted by PhyrM - Jan 05, 22:32]

Travelling South Pacific Islands

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:19:17 GMT

Hi all, So I've recently landed in NZ and will be working here for about 6 months but in between times or around June I will be looking to venture out into the Pacific Islands So firstly - any suggestions of things to do in NZ would be great. So far I am looking at skiing in Queenstown, great white shark dive in Bluff and Abel Tasman National Park and of course Hobbiton/Waitomo Caves etc. I had my idea's mainly set on ... [Posted by jmayb - Jan 05, 18:19]

Cairns Australia

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:38:12 GMT

Was wondering if anyone's got any tips for travelling in cairns I fly out next week and not sure what to expect ... [Posted by JonnyK - Jan 04, 12:38]

Solo Traveller - Oz Working Holiday - November 2017

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:56:34 GMT

Hello everyone! I'm a 23 year old female from England and I have just been granted my Oz Working Holiday Visa (yay!) and now it is starting to sink in that I will be travelling on my own... I have been travelling before with a friend so I know how easy it is to meet new people however... it would be nice to know of people that were planning to go around the same time. I have not booked any flights ... [Posted by shannon133 - Dec 27, 12:56]

2nd Year WHV Australia Help!

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:04:18 GMT

I'm currently in Australia on my first working holiday visa. I'll soon be starting my three months farm work in order to get my second year visa. Once I've done the farm work though, I'm planning on leaving Australia and spending a year traveling New Zealand and Asia, and I will then return to Australia and do my second year. How does this work though? Do I need to apply for my second year visa as soon as I've finished ... [Posted by jameserob - Dec 26, 23:04]

Backpacker work in New Zealand

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:14:35 GMT

Hi, My boyfriend and I are planning to go to New Zealand on working holiday visas next year. I have looked on and there seems to be lots of jobs going. I just wondered if anyone had experience of doing this type of work in New Zealand? Is it easy to get work? And do the jobs get snapped up pretty quick? Not 100% sure what kind of work we would want but would want it to be paid ... [Posted by ErolGirl - Dec 21, 09:14]

travelling around the east coast of Australia

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:13:22 GMT

Hello. My name is Mahdi, born in Australia and I'm 21 years old. This January 2017 I'll travel the whole east coast of Australia by car. (Starting from Sydney, going all the way to Melbourne then Adelaide, then Uluru, then Darwin, then Cairns, Brisbane and back to sydeny. Of course will be visiting a lot of amazing locations between all these destinations.) I want to give ride to anybody willing from any of these locations to another. All I ask is ... [Posted by MahdiH - Dec 15, 19:13]

Best Place for Saving Money

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:47:44 GMT

Hi All! I was advised to drop a message on this site from someone on TripAdvisor as you may be able to help a little more. After working for 4 months in Alice Springs and then getting sick in Nepal and having to return home to the UK I am going to be heading back to Aus in the new year in order to work and save some more money before going travelling again (on a WHV). Now Alice Springs was ... [Posted by BigDanDubois - Dec 12, 06:47]

Roadtrip in Sydney

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:25:53 GMT

Any tips for roadtrip in sydney? ... [Posted by Musyairi - Dec 09, 12:25]

Australia and Indonesia (Bali )

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:15:53 GMT

Hi people , Me and my friend Josefin is in Australia through hole December and wounde if anyone have any advice or knowledge (or if u self are here,) where we can find a Good place to celebrate Christmas- we have rented a car /jeep on our way to Darwin, so during this days will we be in close area to Darwin since we have our next flight on the 28th of December. We are open to suggestions, celebrate ... [Posted by Arsjos123 - Dec 06, 21:15]

Info. required - Perth to Broome by road

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:01:14 GMT

I am planning to visit Australia with my wife and 8 old old twin sons around the third week of May and intend to spend my time driving up the West Coast from Perth to Broome, spend a week there with my cousin and drive back to Perth before flying out. I can spend about a week driving up and maybe 5 days on the road on the way back. Could you suggest what are the must-see places on the route ... [Posted by Rudradeb - Dec 03, 19:01]

Working holiday visa March 2017

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:28:30 GMT

Hey guys, I'm flying out to Australia on 5th March 2017, first time travelling/backpacking and I'm doing it solo I'm flying into Brisbane and starting from there I have my visa sorted, flights booked, first weeks accommodation booked & bank account set up.. How much money should I take? Best way to take it? How easy is it to find work? (Not fussed what work I do, but I have experience in retail, hospitality) Anything a first time traveller needs to know/do? Also anyone else tr ... [Posted by AllanB91 - Dec 02, 11:28]

Living in New Zealand

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:21:39 GMT

Hi! I am currently living in Sydney and my visa is just about to expire so me and my boyfriend will be moving to NZ after Christmas. Honestly - I have no idea about much in NZ, so anything you can post to help me would be great My main concerns are things like places to live? I have heard that Auckland is best for city living and finding employment so my first stop was going to be there to work for ... [Posted by jmayb - Nov 29, 13:21]

travelling around Australia

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:44:55 GMT

Hi, I am planning to visit Australia. Do you have any roads for suggestion? I will start from Canberra. Thanks ... [Posted by swallow_blue - Nov 23, 22:44]

Travelling alone Sydney and New Zealand:12 dec til 27 Dec.

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:49:28 GMT

Hi to all! I just booked my flight tickets to Sydney, I will arrive there on the 12 Dec 2016. I am planning to stay 7 days in town and since it's my first time to Australia (and most probably the last one too), I am planning to travel to New Zealand for the rest of my holidays (8-9 days), which unfortunately aren't much due to working time. Is there anyone in these places at that time? Any suggestions about what to choose to ... [Posted by Anastasis - Nov 23, 03:49]

Australia living

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:08:07 GMT

Hi guys! So I travel through Southeast Asia and then head to Sydney in march for the year. Me and my boyfriend are 23 British and looking to find work as soon as we get there! (I heard it can be a bit tricky) is this true? Our main concern when we get there is to find a place, we would want to house/flat share with other people but would we have to go to an estate agent for that? ... [Posted by Rebekah23 - Nov 15, 13:08]

Has anybody traveled with a dog and done harvest work in aus

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:09:17 GMT

Hi guys, im just about to embark on my adventure around australia in a campervan with my loyal dog, harvesting will probly be the only way im going to earn some money, my only worry is what am i going to do with my dog while i work?? Shes a cattle x kelpie.. Ive had thoughts of tiring her to my van but she will go nutz as soon as i start walking away from her ( let alone leave ... [Posted by Carldavies - Nov 08, 08:09]

Can You Keep UK Mobile Number In Oz?

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:31:05 GMT

I arrive in Sydney in two weeks and will be doing Ultimate Oz where they'll give me my Sim Card. I was just wondering though is there any way I can keep my UK number while I'm in Oz? I have a lot of contacts here in the U.K...personal, work, family and friends. I don't really want to have to change my number. ... [Posted by jameserob - Nov 08, 03:31]

Rent or buy a campervan for WHV?

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 15:23:19 GMT

Hi guys, me and my gf are heading to Melbourne in late Feb 2017 to begin our WHV, we are undecided wether to buy/rent a campervan or stay in b&b's. I'm personally favouring the campervan as I imagine the b&b's will eat up too much of our funds. I've read a few posts about people choosing to rent one over buying because it's a lot less hassle if they break down or get into an accident. Bearing in mind I've no idea ... [Posted by Broadhurst4 - Nov 06, 07:23]


Fri, 04 Nov 2016 20:46:36 GMT

I am coming over to OZ for 2 weeks on 16 nov 2016 and staying with my brother in manly. I also have a friend who is travelling out there who is currently in Sydney so i will meet up with her as much as possible but i would really like to meet some other people within the Manly/sydney area so i am not totally alone. Anyone else going to be there at the same time!? Would like to get talking ... [Posted by trowan - Nov 04, 12:46]