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1. Posted by AilsaMcD (Budding Member 21 posts) 2y

23 year old female from Scotland looking to head solo to Australia June 2014. Hoping for a 3 month trip doing either Sydney - cairns or cairns - Sydney.

Anyone else in the same boat? Any tips/advice?

Never travelled alone before, so thinking of ozintro or ultimate oz to get started?

Cheers :)

2. Posted by Danielleashurst (Budding Member 36 posts) 2y

Hey have you booked your flight yet I'm planning on heading over on June the 24th I stop over in Bangkok so might spend a few days there to break up the flight an do a little exploring x

3. Posted by AilsaMcD (Budding Member 21 posts) 2y

Hey! Not yet, hoping to next week. Hopefully get to sydney 15th/16th june then home the end of august.

How long are you in auz for? Planning to to the eastcoast too? x

4. Posted by Danielleashurst (Budding Member 36 posts) 2y

I have a 12 visa but I'm hoping to get accepted for a second year I don't have any plans as to where I will be heading when I get there just gonna see what happens add me on Facebook we could meet up whilst we are out there x

5. Posted by chrismch1 (Budding Member 34 posts) 2y

Hey I'm heading out to sydney at the end of May alone too Pretty nervous just booked my flights last week and it feels so definite now haha. I'm planning on doin Sydney to cairns as well! i thought about the oz intro and that too but it seems like a lot of money especially when lots of people on hear say its pretty easy meeting people in hostel and that, still kind of daunting though. Are you planning on just bussing it up or down the east coast?

6. Posted by AilsaMcD (Budding Member 21 posts) 2y

Hey chris, starting to think the same about the oz intro packs too! Was hoping to get one of the hop on/off bus passes or something. Doesn't seem too expensive that way! How long are you in oz for?

7. Posted by chrismch1 (Budding Member 34 posts) 2y

Hey ailsa, I've booked a return ticket for december because it only cost £60 more than a single so I'm hoping i make it till then! was going to try and travel the 1st couple of months with the money I've saved then try and get work after that but I'm not planning too much just going to see what happens when i get there! yeh i was looking at the greyhound busses for getting about too! have you looked at travel insurance or that yet?

8. Posted by AilsaMcD (Budding Member 21 posts) 2y

Aww brilliant, wish I could stay for that long! I'm the same, hoping to get to sydney then make plans from there. Not looked into insurance yet...hoping sta travel will help me there! Have you? So many wee extra things to think about!

9. Posted by chrismch1 (Budding Member 34 posts) 2y

Yeh should be good got a yea visa but my mates getting married at xmas so need to be back for that! I know all the wee things start to pile up as it gets closer to going that u don't even think of at first! Yeh had a look at some insurances cheapest I've seen is around £300. Are you planning on working or anything when you get out there or just travellingthe whole time?

10. Posted by AilsaMcD (Budding Member 21 posts) 2y

Aww nice. Definitely, wish I'd started saving earlier! Going for the 3 month holiday visa i think. Hopefully just travelling, only there till start of sept so hoping to have saved enough.
Getting pretty exciting! Planning on staying in sydney for long?