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1. Posted by linz08 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

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Just in the first stages of planning my trip to Melbourne going to look at going next sept/nov 2015 not sure where to start really.
If anyone can share there ideas or is also thinking about travelling at the same time be great to hear from you. Looking at going for a month :)

2. Posted by meganjane03 (Budding Member 48 posts) 2y


One idea is to travel on the later end of September/November period as the weather will be much nicer. It's September in Melbourne now and the weather isn't the greatest. We've had a couple of nice sunny weekends but last week also saw hail storms and flooding. Where are you looking to base yourself? I hear St Kilda is backpacker central and it's not too far from the CBD. Just looking to see the city or get out and about as well? Great Ocean Road e.g is a great drive and there's fairly cheap flights to Sydney/Hobart/Gold Coast.

3. Posted by linz08 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

Thanks for you reply. The weather doesn't sound to great so will probably leave it to late September/ or early November. St kilda's I will look into. Thinking also about visiting Sydney & Perth when I am there.
Hope you are enjoying your stay.

4. Posted by meganjane03 (Budding Member 48 posts) 2y

Nice! Perth is a bit dearer to get too but very nice to visit, Actually I live in Melbourne :)

5. Posted by linz08 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

Lucky you living in Melbourne. Need to start reading up on the city loads of planning to do & only staying a short while as well. Not sure I will have time to explore lots of it.

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7. Posted by Sophieyoung1209 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Hiya I'm from near you in Middlesbrough ! Lol.. I work in the Lake District at the
Minute but I'm looking to travel around the same time as u if u would like a travel partner! Let me no add me on Facebook.. Sophie Shannon young . Profile picture is same as on here xx

8. Posted by linz08 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y


Yeah defo up for a travel partner be good to see the sites with someone will add you on facebook.

I cant wait to go working around the clock to save for it mind at the min. Melbourne is a most but my friend has just gone off & she mentioned cairns as well.


9. Posted by Naomijay1987 (Budding Member 12 posts) 2y

Hey Linz,

I am also looking to be in Australia Oct/Nov next year as well as Fiji and NZ looking to spend from Oct - Jan in this part of the world for my birthday, Christmas and New Year.

Would be good if we could work something out before or hook up once we are there?

I am going as a solo traveller, looking to set off next June time to India, SE Asia and Japan and then down to Oz etc.

Get in touch if you want to try and work something out,


10. Posted by linz08 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

Hi naomi

Yeah that sounds like a plan looking to be in oz for the beginning of Nov next year stay for a month if not longer.

Looking at Melbourne & cairns if you want to look at sorting something out before you go. Looking at sorting dates out end of Oct this & putting my deposit down. Booking it through STA travel.

You will have a fab time going to all those places beforehand.

Linz :)