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1. Posted by za.193 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 5 Jul '14 03:56

Hi all!

as stated,i will be spending roughly 3 months in this lovely country. Form of travel will be solo backpacking (budget), and WWOOFING (working holidays) for a more than a month.

currently in the planning phase, would love to ask a few questions. would greatly appreciate if you folks could shed some light on it!

i am wondering if a 60L travel backpack will be enough for 3 months? in my opinion i think carrying a baggage would be "bulky".

besides the usual attractions and places, what are other unique interesting/exciting things/events/adventures/festivals do travelers alike do, tryout?

how much does a train ride from melbourne to sydney costs on average?
or hopping onto a bus is a better alternative?

not sure if I would want to include a visit to Hobart too..

the longest I have been away from home is 1.5 months.
unsure of the "complete" packing list.

Arriving on the 17th of August, leaving on the 12th of November.

Much thanks in advance all!

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Jul-2014, at 03:58 by za.193 ]

2. Posted by smcgregor33 (Budding Member, 10 posts) 5 Jul '14 07:42

Im travelling to melbourne alone in oct time x

3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 670 posts) 6 Jul '14 05:21

From previous Travel Gear threads 60L is considered more than many travellers need. For example: http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=101163

Check rome2rio.com for comparison transport prices between Melbourne and Sydney/Hobart.

You can use this packing list as a starting guide but do think about leaving out unnecessary items, especially things you can buy (and use) while you're here.

I feel like there are so many unique things around the country. Are you just interested in activities/events in Melbourne and Sydney? If so, take in an AFL (football) match before the season ends in September. There's always some great graffiti and laneway tours around Melbourne, plus plenty of quirky bars. Likewise, there are always a number of festivals in Melbourne; you should check out the Melbourne Fringe Festival which celebrates new, independent and innovative art.

Anyway, hope that helps! Good luck with your planning

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 670 posts) 6 Jul '14 13:59

You might also want to check out Events and Festivals in Australia and Outdoor Music Festivals In Australia

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Jul-2014, at 14:01 by KellieBarnes ]