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11:07:40 AM

Hello, I'm Julien, 26, I am a climbing and canyoning instructor from France and I'm looking for a climbing partner for 1 year ( male or female)

My project:

To buy a car for 2 people, to visit all Australia, I want to work in Fruit Picking and to climb ( arapiles, grampians, tasmania...)

If you are ready and motivated for the adventure call me soon at 04 05 84 85 16

For information :

I arrived in sydney on December 10 th and I will go to the blue mountains on december 14 th.

I have all the gear for climbing ( nuts, friends, rope, quickdraws...)
I am interested in sharing the cost of a car.

and I don't speak english very well but I am learning.

10:31:29 PM
Don't worry, we don't speak very good English either! (we speak Strailain).

p.s. your written English is MUCH better than my written French.
10:34:55 PM
i'm goming to australia in september 2009 youl be around
i'm from the netherlands
7:56:58 AM

a few places you might not have found that are useful places to find out about climbing areas include:

The Australian Climbing Association (on-line guides for areas across AUS - see the "routes" tab, then search by state, climbing area etc);

Sydney Rock Climbing Club (you can buy a bunch of guides from here):

The Victorian Climbing Club (you can guy a bunch of guides from here):

The Sarvo (Tassie only - lots of great info and on-line guides):

There are some inspirational climbing pics on these sites if you're still planning where to go and want to see what's on offer:
(see the gallery tab)

Hope you enjoy your trip...

12:51:43 PM

> I want to work in Fruit Picking and to climb ( arapiles, grampians, tasmania...)
Unless you have some experience in picking it isnt easy to earn much money fruit picking . It can be very hot over 40 degrees as well as humid in an orchard . work may vary according to the type of fruit to pick and due to the drought vast areas of orchard have been let go and wont need picking . tomatos are probably the worst , bending and in the open for $50.00 a bin yet some people can pick a bin in a little over an hour others are working 10 hours to pick 2 bins in a day . 15% of your pay is witheld for tax and growers need to see your work permit . Immigration do raid orchards and lock up people to deport who are working only on a tourist visa. A lot of growers use labor hire people to provide all staff . There are agencies in shepparton who try and manage the supply of pickers to jobs avilable check to see if there are jobs before you go to an area . Dont be put off just be aware of possible pitfalls . season in goulburn valley is mainly jan to april

2:16:42 PM
as for buying a car, go to backpapers in sydney and check the notice boards. try to find a car with a rego (registration) that doesn't expire for a few months.

i drove mine for 6 months until the rego expired, then drove some more.
9:54:33 AM
Make sure you sort out changing the rego in the state you buy it in, you need a roadworth certificate to do this , a french couple we met didnt do this in nsw and tried to then do it in victoria and had to re roadworthy the vechile and cost a huge amount of time sorting out the mess of being in another state . Whilst the rego is expensive most of this is for third party insurance which pays all medical costs etc associated with an accident but wont pay if not actually insured . It is very good value insurance especially as it is no fault and country driving involves risks of hitting animals . Hit a kangeroo at 100 kmh and the car may well be a write off . Large areas of outback australia the risk of hitting a roo make driving between dusk and dawn very dangerous

10:17:21 AM
You can pick olives at the olive groves within walking distance of Stapylton Campground (Grampians). There were a few germans doing it last winter and they reckoned it was pretty good money.
10:32:20 AM
Salut Julien,

Quand tu arriveras à Mt Arapiles, n'hesiteras pas à me contacter. J'habite a Natimuk, 10 km de Mt Arapiles et j'aimerais l'occasion d'utiliser mon français. Si tu soit ici en mars-mai, tu pourrais peut-être travailler ici, il n'y a souvent pas assez de guides dans la saison. Ca depend peut-être sur le progès de ton anglais!


10:35:18 AM
je voudrex un baggete sivous plait

3:33:14 PM
On 13/12/2008 fargier wrote:

>and I don't speak english very well but I am learning.

Well, you seem to write it better than most here.
10:10:26 PM

I'm travelling to Australia for a year around March next year. Planning to spend March/April around Arapiles and Grampians if you want to hook up. Have heard its easy to find partners in Arapiles but less easy in teh Grampians - so would quite like a partner for that. Send me an email if you're interested.


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