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261. Posted by Richafcmac (Budding Member 8 posts) 2y

Hi guys & girls,

Travelling back to Oz for 2nd time this year - Spent 3 months March- end of May travelling the east coast and can recommend hostels and places to go

Flying back out on Nov 4th from heathrow - not sure if I'm flying into Sydney or Melbourne but this time I'm planning to pick up some farm work asap and get my 88 days done to extend my Visa

Anyone looking to do the same? Get in touch


262. Posted by Jamesleeds (Budding Member 25 posts) 2y

Hi rich. I'm starting in cairns next week. Love some recommendations on hostels down east coast!

Many thanks, james

263. Posted by Richafcmac (Budding Member 8 posts) 2y

Hi mate,

Cairns - Nomads - wasn't the best hostel along the way but good social side but set a bit far from main area - try Gilligans - lots of people recommend this one

Airlie Beach - X Base - 1 Mins walk to the Lagoon and really close to main strip of shops etc, short walk to harbour - pick up a Whitsundays sailing trip, or visit Daydream island - only 30mins away - well worth a day trip

Noosa - Nomads - pretty close to everything (10 mins walk from Noosa main beach and good party atmosphere - went with them to Fraser Island 3 day trip - HIGHLY Recommended probably one of the best trips you will do

Brisbane - X Base - really close to everything in the city - clean & modern, make sure you take advantage of the free city ferry that runs every day & night - 5 mins walk from hostel

Surfers Paradise - Islander Resort - Reminded me of a 2-3 star cheap Spanish holiday lol but bang in the centre of everything - coach stop next door , beach is 2 mins walk - good social and party atmosphere

Byron Bay - Nomads - Chill out on Byron beaches by day and party by night, great place to stay, central to main shopping and close to beach

Coffs Harbour - Hoey Moey - Chilled out hostel/motel - lot of backpackers stay here when working on farms close by , 1 mins walk to beach which is just behind the hostel

Sydney - Wake Up & Bounce - Both near central train station - both clean & modern - great to meet people when you first arrive in the city. Bounce tends to be a little more expensive but worth it ..

If you need to arrange travel/activities etc g see the guys at UltimateOZ - just round the corner will sort alot out for you - if you cant surf yet - go on the Surf Camp week.. Lads that run it are a great laugh!

Melbourne - Space - another decent city hostel

264. Posted by Jamesleeds (Budding Member 25 posts) 2y

Really appreciate that mate! I'm booked in gilligans to start with!

265. Posted by KathrynK85 (Budding Member 8 posts) 2y

Hi Dianne

Sounds like we have similar plans. Might be easier to chat on facebook if u wnt to add me? Its Kathryn Kain.x

266. Posted by Roxyp (Budding Member 68 posts) 2y

Quoting dianneos

Hi everyone,
Im Dianne Im thinking of travelling to Melbourne from Ireland at the end of October or start of November. I haven't set the date yet. I'm travelling alone and absolutely terrified at the moment. I was wondering if there is anyone else travelling to Melbourne around the same time?

Hi dianne

I'm travelling to Melbourne and arrive there 25th October :) also travelling alone and am excited but nervous! I'm booked to stay at base hostel in Melbourne for my first 7 nights so far and then don't have set plans yet after that will probably book into this hostel a little longer Roxy x

267. Posted by PippaWalker (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y


Im travelling to Sydney from Dubai on October the 25th. I'm 22 from Yorkshire and just wondering if anyone else is heading out around that time, so nervous about going over there but also really excited, it's a mixed bag!

Pippa x

268. Posted by Brightontom (Budding Member 5 posts) 2y

Hey guys!!
Leaving from London to go to Australia on a working holiday.. Haven't got a plan or route to take yet.. Is there anyone else here in the same boat that needs a travel buddy????

269. Posted by Ben1876 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Hi all. I'm Ben, 26 from N. Yorks.

Looking for travel buddies heading to Melbourne area on or around the 10th of November. Dates mostly flexible (can't travel any earlier than the 9th) and I don't really mind where I depart from. If anybody is in the same boat it'd be good to hear from you :)

270. Posted by Jamesleeds (Budding Member 25 posts) 2y

Hi, I'm currently on the train to the airport. Il b in cairns by Wednesday then heading down to Sydney. If u wanna meet up just ask. I'm from west Yorkshire!