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Australia 2nd year

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:53:03 GMT

So I'm weighing up going back to Australia on my 2nd year visa - I definitely don't want to waste the visa after not doing my farm but I'm just not sure if it'll be the same going back now after a few years. I have some family near Sydney but apart from them pretty much everyone else I know has left Aus now. I know I'll make new friends once I get there but has anyone else got experience ... [Posted by Megan_3 - Mar 26, 14:53]

Austrailia 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:18:34 GMT

Hey Guys! Planning of heading solo to Australia in or around September this year on a 1 year working holiday visa. Wanting to travel up the east coast. Not sure on where to start yet though. Any suggestions would be great. Im also wanting to do my 3 months of regional work to gain my second year visa. Anyone else any similar plans to mine? Cheers :) ... [Posted by Richard-90 - Mar 23, 15:18]

Planning on going to Australia sometime between May and Sept

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:59:04 GMT

Been thinking about it for a while and I have decided I want to go to Australia when I finish university. Il be 22 years old and finish uni on the 8th of May and il most likely be free until September. Could possibly have a year but most likely be looking for a grad job September time. Il be travelling solo. I'm a bit undecided as to what I should do in terms of should I travel or go for ... [Posted by Con8722 - Mar 19, 16:59]

Fiji - How Long Is Needed?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:18:04 GMT

I'm planning on going to Fiji in August/September after I finish my farm work in Australia. Can anyone advise how long is needed? I was thinking of just 7 days or 10 at the very most. Also, once I've booked the flights how is best to go about seeing Fiji? Maybe a tour like the Fiji experience? I know Fiji is meant to be expensive, but I want to try and do it as cheap as possible. ... [Posted by jameserob - Mar 17, 02:18]

Work in Australia

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:26:30 GMT

Hey all, I'll be setting off to Aus in October, starting off in Melbourne. I shall be travelling up the coast and hoping to find some work in Brisbane. I'm currently a primary school teacher, but was wondering how hard or easy it is to find work and shared accommodation out there? I'll be on my lonely ones too x ... [Posted by naomicass - Mar 14, 15:26]

Regional Work Second Year Visa

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:34:12 GMT

Hi Guys, Looking for recommendations to do regional work in order to qualify for a second year working holiday visa. I have seen a lot online but just looking to find the best one going by other peoples experience. Ideally a social place and work paid by hour. Looking to start on the first week of April so any recommendations will be taken on bord. Also location with maybe a gym or football field / park would be good. Thanks ... [Posted by Deckyt - Mar 13, 02:34]

TP Meet

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:02:20 GMT

Since I live in Auckland and wizzmor1977 is visiting next month, we've decided to organise a TP meet in Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday 8 April 2017. Mt Eden Village is an easy 10 minute bus journey from Auckland city centre, has excellent cafes and bars and the summit of Mt Eden (Trip Advisor #7 of 256 things to do in Auckland), with brilliant views over the city and the Hauraki Gulf, is less a fifteen minute ... [Posted by Borisborough - Mar 10, 22:02]

Farm work hours query?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:44:11 GMT

Hi, I just have a question in regards to farm work I am completing for my 2nd year visa. I am currently working on a farm picking rasberries for (a fair) piece rate, however it is low season and only work in about 3 hours a day. Will these short days count as a day for my 88 days or do I need to work for a certain amount of hours? I already have 52 days at a different farm so I'm ... [Posted by zcookson23 - Mar 02, 16:44]

Austrlia work help!

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:10:16 GMT

Hi! 😊 I am travelling to Australia at the end of the year, I have planned to go to Sydney for a few weeks then move onto farm work to get 2nd year visa... Recommendations on working hostels and how to apply would be massively appreciated! I would also appreciate any advice on which hostels are good to stay in Sydney (I'm travelling solo) Thanks in advance! ... [Posted by Jadehar - Feb 26, 14:10]

Sydney/Gold Coast 2017

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:18:37 GMT

Hey everyone, I'm a lone traveller looking for a travel buddy to go to Sydney and maybe include the Gold Coast for about 3 weeks in September and/or in December 2017. This is just a holiday trip as I'm at university so can't really stay longer unfortunately. I'm from London, looking for anyone who fancies a trip to Aus, if you fancy it then message me! Also, if I can't find anyone it means I'll be travelling alone, so does anyone ... [Posted by louisexdale - Feb 26, 08:18]

New Zealand's Top Beaches

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:22:31 GMT

For those travellers (and locals) who keep saying that Auckland's not worth a visit, here's a list from Trip Advisor of New Zealand's top ten beaches for 2017. 1. Mount Maunganui Beach - Mount Maunganui 2. Piha Beach - Piha 3. Oriental Bay - Wellington 4. Ninety Mile Beach - Kaitaia 5. Whangamata Beach - Whangamata 6. Ohope Beach - Whakatane 7. Takapuna Beach - Auckland 8. Kaiteriteri Beach - Kaiteriteri 9. St Heliers Beach - Auckland 10. Papamoa Beach - Papamoa Two (Takapuna and ... [Posted by Borisborough - Feb 25, 17:22]

Australian Tax Sting!!!

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:59:18 GMT

Hi, I have just returned back from Australia last year on the 3rd December, I completed my tax return expecting to receive some money back from my time there. I have just received word back that instead of receiving around 2500 dollars back I instead owe 2500..... I completed both mine and my friends tax returns at the same time and she received back every dollar. They are quoting that I am a non resident due to being there for under ... [Posted by Mattbryan66 - Feb 23, 21:59]


Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:37:07 GMT

Hi, Myself and my partner (25 & 27) have recently returned from almost a month in Australia where we traveled from Cairns down to Melbourne over three and a half weeks. We loved it so much that we are planning on applying for our working holiday visas. We aim to arrive in Australia around September time this year. Has anyone got any suggestions of where to start our trip based on weather, work etc. I work as Family support worker with children ... [Posted by Jaymeee-deee - Feb 21, 11:37]

Questions about setting up an Australian Bank

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:18:27 GMT

Hi, I'm sorting out my holiday working Visa for Australia, that part seems relatively simple (I'm 28 so I'll get Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) ) I'm setting up a bank account before I go ready for employment, I think I'll go with National Australia Bank and I'll get my tax code from -snip- (happy to take any other suggestions on either of those things) I have seen somewhere that I should get a superannuation account, from what I've learnt this is for ... [Posted by Louise89 - Feb 20, 11:18]

Australia work

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:55:38 GMT

Hi! I'm planning a trip to Australia for the beginning of August, where is the best place to find work when travelling about? Also, is it easy for backpackers to get jobs in Aus?! I also need advice on the best way to set up a bank account and getting Tax number... is it best to do it before I go? Or can I be done there? Many thanks! 😃 ... [Posted by Jadehar - Feb 18, 03:55]

One full day in Auckland

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:52:21 GMT

Hey people, I have one full day in Auckland (2 nights) in April, and am wondering on things to do. I will mainly be looking to explore scenery, perhaps some architecture and possibly a cultural experience. Im considering taking the free (donation) walking tour at 10am, this will be done by 1, after this i will probably train up to Onehunga and do the coast to coast walk back to Britomart, taking in one Tree Hill, Mt. Eden on the way, ... [Posted by wizzmor1977 - Feb 22, 19:52]

Bay of Islands, NZ - things to do?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:20:29 GMT

We're hiring a car from -snip- We're taking the kids dolphin watching - can anyone recommend other fun things to do with the kids while we're there? (4 days total) Cheers, Lisa ... [Posted by lisaevans - Feb 22, 23:20]

Travelling Australia on a working visa

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:27:04 GMT

Hi everyone, We are 21 and planning to travel the east coast Australia in 2018 on a working visa, we want to hear from you guys that have either done it already or planning to. We would like to know all about it so we can make our trip the best we can, hearing from others is really going to help us with our planning so just tell us your stories or your plans!! Would be much appreciated and look foward ... [Posted by DanielleChelsea - Feb 03, 04:27]


Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:22:58 GMT

I have a WHV, but I'm not sure if I want to go because my primary goal is to save money so I can continue to travel. I have about 6k American. Should I go to Austrialia to work to fund more travel, or should I use what I have to to see more of the world? Would love to know about your personal experiences working in In Australia. Thank you! ... [Posted by EdgarM - Jan 30, 23:22]

Regional Work - Help!

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 23:03:49 GMT

My friend and I are looking to begin our regional work at the end of February. Can anyone advise the best place we should be looking (as we've heard Bundaberg and Mildura are ones to avoid)? Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you ☺️ ... [Posted by abbield8 - Jan 30, 15:03]

Solo travellers going to Australia in February

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:15:46 GMT

Hi, I'm going to travel the east coast of Australia middle of February, starting in Sydney. Anyone else travelling too or has any advise to give me x ... [Posted by Shannon_rea - Jan 26, 10:15]

29 year old return to Oz

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:30:53 GMT

Hi, I had the time of my life about 6 years ago when I travelled to Australia on a WHV. Foolishly didn't obtain a second year visa. From what I know it's not possible to get another one. Does anyone know ways around this that would allow me to stay longer than 3 months in Australia and live the dream all over again? 😊😊xx ... [Posted by amandatravelot - Jan 25, 05:30]

Working in Australia Solo, ultimate oz it or do it alone??

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:44:27 GMT

Hi, I am just writing this post as I am planning to set off solo on an adventure to Australia and I am planning to get the 12 month holiday visa. Ive done travelling before but longest trip has been like 3 months and its been with friends. So this will be my first real solo trip and its a pretty big one. I am pretty easy going and confident but still the thought of this seems pretty daunting. I know ... [Posted by karolinakatexx - Jan 23, 09:44]

Kauaeranga Kauri Trail

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:17:05 GMT

Are there any public transport option to the start of the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (visitors centre) from Thames town. ... [Posted by wizzmor1977 - Jan 22, 06:17]

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]