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1. Posted by yxrxd (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y


I am traveling alone to Aus in Jan to travel up and down the east coast. I have booked to stay in the hostel Bounce for one week when I arrive and then I am just seeing what happens. I have a working visa so will be working along the way but wondered if anyone else was going out that time? Or staying at Bounce too? I've never travelled before and I'm really excited about what's to come!
Also if anyone has and tips on stuff I should defiantly take with me or defiantly do while I'm out there that would be great!


2. Posted by Samk_1 (Budding Member 13 posts) 1y

Hey Yazmin,

When do you fly out?

Do you have any advice for me regardingo the money side of things, I have the funds together in my account but have been advised to get a travel card that is like a debit card. What will you be using?



3. Posted by yxrxd (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Hey Sam!

I should have put the date really lol I fly on the 23rd. When do you go? As I am going for a length of time I will be getting a bank account out there and using that to store my money as it will be easier for when I get a job.

4. Posted by Samk_1 (Budding Member 13 posts) 1y

I fly out on Christmas Day and I can't wait. Little bit nervous though to be honest as I'm going on my own and feel I have loads to do. Thanks for your advice you are the second person to say that.

So what on the list of must do's?


5. Posted by yxrxd (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

That's really exciting! I would love to be there over xmas and New Years but still need the money lol.
How long are you going out there for? Are you planning to work?
Tbh I don't have a list really, I'm just going and seeing what happens. I wanna see what's to offer when I'm there. Anything you want to do?

6. Posted by abivillanueva (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

Always preview an ideal destination before you travel, especially area warnings of DFA. and make sure you pack all your essential things :)

7. Posted by Gooner_Ali (Budding Member 73 posts) 1y

Hey Sam and Yasmin

My advice to both of you is don't take too much stuff, a lot of these lists include everything but the kitchen sink, a lot of the stuff listed you'll never use and will just weigh your backpack down. Australia is a developed country and has all the things you forget or whatever.
Also as your bringing the pound with you, Australia is not as expensive as when I came in 2012, the pound is more or less half Australian at the moment, so great if you bring UK money, not so great if your working out here, as I am at the moment.

Theres loads of stuff to do out In Australia and depends on what your looking do get out of your trip, but If I had to choose 2 things that was definitely u there when I travelled the East Coat was the Whitsundays Islands to a 2 day 2 night boat tri or equivalent if posssible and Fraser Island.

Have fun


8. Posted by Amber-j (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Hi Yasmin! I'm going to be around the east coast on the 3rd of jan!! Would definitely meet up if you wanted to as I'm on my own too! Let me know, Amber:)

9. Posted by yxrxd (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Hi Amber!

I don't arrive until the 25th and I'm in Sydney first. Where will you be at that time? Have you got any plans while your out there?


10. Posted by Lauranewbs (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y

I fly out to Sydney from birmingham and arrive on the 25th. Booked myself in at Bounce for a week then see what happens. Want to travel the east coast

Laura x