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Earning money

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:49:55 GMT

Hi guys, I'm travelling with my girlfriend and have come to that wonderful time where we need to do regional work for her second year visa (i have an aussie passport so i dont NEED to do it but looks like i may get roped in unfortunately) So we're looking for somewhere she can get that done but ideally would like the ability to actually earn some dolla to fund future travelling. However the issue seems to be its either one ... [Posted by Rsenior22 - May 21, 22:49]



WHV 2nd Year Help Urgently Needed!!!

Sat, 20 May 2017 05:53:48 GMT

I have a bit of a problem and I'm really confused. I've just moved to Mildura to start my three months (or 88 days) work in order to get my second year visa. I'm staying in a working hostel...the hostel itself is fantastic and I think I really got lucky. However, in terms of working I'm finding things a bit of a mine field. I started working yesterday in a juice packing shed, but I only worked for three hours ... [Posted by jameserob - May 19, 21:53]



Working Holiday Visa - Absent from UK for more than 2 Years

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:10:12 GMT

Hello Fellow Travellers! I am currently applying for my Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand and I'm stuck on the last question of the application! I'm a British citizen but I travelled Australia for 2 years and then South East Asia for 5 months. I returned to the UK in February 2017, and the last question asks if you meet the specific requirements for your countries scheme. The united kingdom scheme specifies that you haven't been out of the UK for more ... [Posted by CloClo871 - May 18, 13:10]



4 Hour Connection in Sydney

Thu, 18 May 2017 01:23:55 GMT

Hey all, I'm currently in Adelaide for a month and I'll be leaving on the fourth. I'm extremely nervous about having a four hour connection in Sydney airport to get back home to the states. I did come through that airport coming to Australia, but a part of me thinks it was just luck that I didn't get lost. This is my first international trip and my first trip on planes. I have bad anxiety and I'm hoping someone can ... [Posted by Jess872 - May 17, 17:23]



Tasting Tasmania

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:15:00 GMT

Anyone planning to come to Australia in May 2018 is invited to a campervan tagalong trip around Tasmania. I have created a new Group here of Australian meetups and this is the first Aussie Meetup. So register your interest on the Australia Meetings Group forum. Should be a fun experience. Cheers, Ann. ... [Posted by aussirose - May 12, 05:15]



Starting in Melbourne

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:47:58 GMT

Me and my girlfriend have had our working holiday visas accepted and our flights are booked for 15th January we are starting in Melbourne but we are very new to this and would like any advice at all like hostels work where to go next we don't drive so advice in travel would be great to just any advice in general would be great Thanks ... [Posted by Billy2389 - May 09, 08:47]



Bunac and Working Holiday Visa

Fri, 05 May 2017 01:14:31 GMT

HELLOO!! I am looking at booking to go on a Working Holiday Visa to Australia at the end of this month. I am hoping to go in January 2018 depending on how quickly I can get my funds together. I've been doing a lot of research about whether to book with a company or go it alone. But I have decided I think I want to book with a company due to my anxiety and really not wanting it to flare ... [Posted by Travel Bear - May 04, 17:14]



Oz Visa Question

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:36:20 GMT

I'm currently in Australia on my first year WHV. I'll soon be completing my three months farm work in order to get my second year visa, however I don't want to use it straight away. I do though want to return to Oz for 3 weeks at some point after my first year visa runs out. Is it possible to do this without activating my second year visa? I don't want to waste my second year visa on a three ... [Posted by jameserob - May 03, 06:36]



Travelling solo for the first time

Tue, 02 May 2017 09:36:07 GMT

I am female, travelling solo to Melbourne on the 3/8/2017 to around 20/8/2017 anyone going at that time too ? need so much ideas for guesthouse and place to go ... [Posted by AmelisaHeng - May 02, 01:36]



Tongaririo Alpine Crossing - a Victim of its own Success

Mon, 01 May 2017 18:48:38 GMT

One of New Zealand's greatest one-day treks through Tolkien's Mordor with a backdrop of Mt Doom is becoming so popular it's no longer a hike in the wilderness. It's quite rightly got such a reputation that it's on visitors' "to do" list before they step foot in the country. Apparently 125,000 people did the walk in 2015 - taking into account the number of days in the year the crossing is walkable, that's almost 1000 per day. ... [Posted by Borisborough - May 01, 10:48]



88 days regional work

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:16:09 GMT

Does anyone have any recommendations or contacts for regional farm work in order to get a second year visa? ... [Posted by TLaverty - Apr 25, 19:16]



Packing

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:36:19 GMT

I am heading to New Zealand in june for 5 months, I am travelling the whole thing, north and south islands but I have no idea what to pack? I have been told the weather is a bit like England but unsure as to how much so! Can anyone help me please?? ... [Posted by livhesterx - Apr 23, 12:36]



Best Pocket Wifi Choice

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:07:26 GMT

hi all, i will be newzealand next month, traveling south island. kindly advise which reliable pocket wifi company that provides unlimited data in newzealand? i cant find anything else besides pocwifi which seems to have bad review, unreliable, slow, short battery life. thank you. regards, audrey ... [Posted by SpaceCadet - Apr 24, 05:07]



Hiking the LARAPINTA tra solo tips

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:41:08 GMT

Hey all, I'm a keen hiker who is planning on doing the full LARAPINTA trail by my self. Does anyone have some tips about the trail? I'm aware that I will require food drop offs at some point in time haven't figured out where yet exactly. I'll be coming from Hotham (Victoria) so I'm not sure if I should hitch hike In Oder to save fuel or just drive my car or fly up. Any advice would be grand. -snip- [b]Moderator comment: please ... [Posted by travelwithalex - Apr 21, 09:41]



Hostel information

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:30:38 GMT

Hello! I am wondering if anybody on here has stayed in the Jolly Swagmans backpackers in Sydney? My boyfriend and I are flying to Sydney on a budget in October and have reserved Jollyswagman to stay in for a while when we arrive. We are livley and wondering if it is a good livley hostel good for meeting people and going out? :) the website seems to say it is but a lot of reviews seem to say it's quiet. Any ... [Posted by AimeeRebbecca - Apr 18, 14:30]



Travel buddy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:51:38 GMT

I am going over to Australia on my own on the 8th of may and will staying with a family in Canberra. During the Christmas period and a few times through the year. I would like to travel some parts of Australia but would prefere to travel with some other people. Let me know what places you like the best and the "must sees of Australia" ... [Posted by Georgina211 - Apr 18, 11:51]



Travel Buddy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:33:26 GMT

Hey all.. So ive got just over a week to kill in New Zealand and then a night in Sydney. Ive never travelled on my own, so if anyone has any hints or tips, or knows of anyone that will be around from the 10th May just let me know. Xx ... [Posted by Ruthiej1986 - Apr 18, 09:33]



Australian 2nd yr visa farm work

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:34:28 GMT

Hi All :) I am currently mid way through my farm work for my second year visa in Australia. I'm just wondering if anyone is able to advise me on my correct finishing date. My first pay slip is dated 23rd of Feb - 1st of march (They are weekly) I've counted up 88days of farm work (13weeks) and I think my end date is the 18th of May. So far I have received 8 payslips. the reason I'm concerned ... [Posted by Alleycat031 - Apr 17, 02:34]



Advise for travelling around tasmia for others

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:02:24 GMT

Hey all, So I'm from Tasmania and I'm 23 years old. I have solo hiked lots of mountains in Tasmania and I'm willing to share my local advise. Please comment below or -snip- for more information. Thanks Alex ... [Posted by travelwithalex - Apr 15, 15:02]



Perth to Sydney in a week! (Mad I know, but I love a challen

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:02:25 GMT

June 30th I arrive in Perth ready to start the drive....flying out of Sydney July 9th.....anyone up for a journey? ... [Posted by alexthegreek - Apr 13, 15:02]



1st time solo travel australia march 2018

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:30:44 GMT

Hi everyone I'm starting to plan my first solo trip to Australia next March - any tips for a female solo traveller in cairns? ... [Posted by moph8rc2 - Apr 10, 12:30]



1 year WHV/Freelance Travel in Australia.

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:01:43 GMT

My girlfriend and I are headed out to Melbourne from Canada on July 31st, 2017, landing on August 2nd. Now, she's a little nervous because this will be her first time flying and shes pretty much running across the globe with me. She's also a little bit nervous about the whole backpacking thing seeing as is obviously something shes never done before. I just want to know if there are any people out there (Solo or not) who will ... [Posted by 514KevinB - Apr 09, 17:01]



Solo travelling to Australia checklist

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:51:57 GMT

Hi guys So iv just booked flights to Cairns for the 16th of May and just wanting a checklist of things I should prepare now before I leave. Il be going over on a working holiday visa and I plan on making my way down the coast. Some of the things I can think of is: Alert my bank I'm moving country Book a few nights accommodations for when I land What's the best way to use my phone over there? Thanks ... [Posted by Con8722 - Apr 09, 09:51]



Planning a road trip from Perth to Sydney 5/1/17, Advice plz

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:35:42 GMT

Hello All, I am relocating from Perth to rural NSW next month and I am planning to road trip it there. I am an American guy so not sure what to expect really in terms of terrain and accommodation , can anyone give out some pointers, tips, and advice? It would be great to find someone to take the trip with but keeping expectations low. My plan is to go down to Albany then Esperance then from there I'm not ... [Posted by Wangs_World - Apr 08, 03:35]



Australia Aug/Sept 2017

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:28:51 GMT

Hi there guys! I've worked hard for the past year in a job in events, before that I did a three week break to Berlin then three years at university. I feel now is the time to get out to Oz and I'm thinking of heading out in August up the east coast but start in Sydney. I'd be going alone I'm going to Oz in June for a few weeks so I think I'll go on a visitor visa then ... [Posted by kittygib - Apr 06, 14:28]