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I am Kristyn, 31, from Alberta Canada. I have always wanted to go to Australia and was wondering if there was anyone who would be up for traveling from Canada to Australia with me or up for meeting there and exploring together. I am pretty flexible on dates and also on destinations within Australia.
Hello, I’m visiting New Zealand from mid September to early October 2019. I’ve bought a 4x4 Nissan Caravan camper van for the trip. It’s a Diesel engine with about 112,000 miles on it. It has a bed and a stove. I’d like to find a buyer for the van so that a new traveler can use it. We could arrange hand off in some way that would be agreeable to both of us.
Hello! I used my first working holiday visa for Australia in 2018 when I did an unpaid internship for 6 months and 1 month of travel. Now I want to go back but I understand this is very difficult, as one needs to have done some kind of farm work for three months prior to applying for the 2nd workign holiday visa. Is there a way to do this work in the first months of my working holiday? Or do this work on a tourist visa?
Basically my question is, is there anyway I can still apply for the second working holiday visa, willing to do the work?
Hello! Im going to visit New Zealand for 3 weeks in august/september, my wife and I doesn´t have a drivers license, so we are going to travel by bus. Our probably itinerary is: Auckland (2 days) Rotorua (3) Wellington (3) Nelson (3) Kaikoura or Queenstown (2/3) Christchurch (3/2) Fly back to Auckland (2) It will take us approximately 24/27 bus hours. So we saw that Intercity have the option of Flexi Pass (25hs wil be our choice). But, i compare with the prices of getting that one by one, and we get only a 30% discount. My question is: It´s worth it to get the Pass? Or just getting each trip there is better? We have another options? Thanks in advance!
Hey, I'm looking for a travel buddy who will join my work and travel year in New Zealand. I'm an 18-year-old girl from Germany & my trip will start in November 2019. Preferred is a female between the age of 18-28. I would looove to find someone who would accompany me. You can also contact me on my Instagram @shewalksonclouds.
We will be visiting NZ arriving Mid-April 2020 and we are very flexible regarding how long we can visit each Island. For the moment we will fly into Auckland and Fly out from Queenstown. We want to do lots of hiking, seeing the countryside and rugged coastline, and want to learn more about the Maori culture. We are going to rent a car, so lots of flexibility for traveling to places. I'm working on the itinerary and would like some suggestions as to how many days to spend in the North Island and how many days in the South Island allowing us time to see/do the majority of highlights of each. We are definitely hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing., any other suggestions for good day hikes?
I was really stupid and applied for a NZ WHV before I knew if I wanted my second year in Australia WHV. Long story short, I’m in Australia on my 2nd WHV, but if I don’t enter NZ before October 31st my WHV for there expires.
Can I enter NZ to activate my WHV then return to Australia on my WHV?