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Hi Everyone,

 

I was hoping to go on a working holiday to Perth next year but decided what am I waiting for and have decided to go in November, I'm 20 years old and I'll be going on my own as friends are at uni and others have bailed but I want to go really bad. Its four months away, I'm a little nervous to be going over and traveling on my own, as well as finding a job. I'm thinking of doing farm work for the first few months? Any tips?

 

Thanks,

Yaz :ssign19:

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Hi Everyone,

 

I was hoping to go on a working holiday to Perth next year but decided what am I waiting for and have decided to go in November, I'm 20 years old and I'll be going on my own as friends are at uni and others have bailed but I want to go really bad. Its four months away, I'm a little nervous to be going over and traveling on my own, as well as finding a job. I'm thinking of doing farm work for the first few months? Any tips?

 

Thanks,

Yaz :ssign19:

 

Hi Yaz,

I think my top tip is always stay in hostels and back packing locations, especially ones that serve food. So much easier to introduce yourself during meal time. You'll meet loads of other travellers and they are usually the best people to get information about jobs and the best locations to visit during your stay. You won't regret it, it will certainly be an eye opener for you, keep us all posted how you get on.

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Backpacker hostels is definitely the way to go to meet people. I did 12 months in new zealand a year ago and met loads of cool people at hostels. Everyone is in the same boat so real friendly :)

 

Im flying out to perth in 4 weeks, give me a shout if you want to know anything when you land.

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I agree with FttB and Casson, hostels are the way to go, you will meet people with similar plans and no doubt end up travelling part of the way round Oz with them. I did when I went backpacking with my girlfriend, ended up buying a car with a girl we met in the hostel, travelled round Oz with her in the car (believe me that was a chore somedays) and then rented a flat with her when we got back to Sydney !!

 

Jealous of you, go and enjoy yourself and stay safe !

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Thank you guys, yeah thats hopefully the plan to stay in hostels, just nervous being on my own, its just that first step, that'd be great to get in touch with you (Casson35), if you have any other tips please share!

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Hi Yasmin

 

I didnt stay in hostels, but I have loads of friends that did and crashed a few times at parties there. The Ocean View Backpackers in cottesloe is one of the best from what I've seen and heard, its only around $160/170 a week. Plus its right on the beach (literally), and plenty bars/transport etc in the area. I came to Perth in January this year on a WHV on my own and havent looked back :D

Best of luck

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