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1. Posted by Happystew (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


So i land in Melbourne on the 7th of May via Thailand!! Packed in my job and have acquired a WHV or both OZ and NZ!

Heading over from Scotland, all on my own so bricking it a wee bit but excited all at the same time!

Does anyone recommend any decent hostels to starts off with?

My plan is to head up the coast, on a bus probably, to Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and then Carins. Then i probably should get a job!
But if possible it would be great to have a couple of travel buddies that fancied doing with a camper van or something!

Plans can change also but this one seems doable at least!

So if anyone is about Oz at that time and fancies a travel buddy or has any good advice just give me a shout.



2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Stewart,

Welcome to Travellerspoint!

It's great you have both the Oz and NZ visa sorted already—what an epic three years you're up for

Don't worry about doing it on your own, you will definitely meet people as you go. Some of Melbourne's most popular hostels are listed here and you'll make a lot of friends with people you meet there. Personally I lean towards The Nunnery because it is fairly central with the city's cool northern suburbs on its doorstep.

Incidentally, I'd recommend getting a job first and then travelling up the coast. Waiting until your money gets low can be difficult as it will no doubt take time before you actually land a job. I think my partner didn't get a job until almost two months after he arrived!

Anyway, see how you go and have a great trip!

3. Posted by William75 (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I was there in December, I love Melbourne, very friendly city