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11. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 28 posts) 2y

Hi Lisa

I'm heading over end of feb so we'll be in the same boat. I'm totally clueless about Aus so be lovely to travel with. This your first time visiting?


12. Posted by LisaM93 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Hi maria, im the same all i know is that if it can kill me it most likely lives in australia! haha and yep will be my first time there. yours too is it? im really excited tho always wanted to go but trust me to choose the furthest country to travel alone to for the first time haha. :)

13. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 28 posts) 2y

Haha me and you both! Few of my friends are saying Im fleeing to the other side of the world. I've recently got back from travelling in Thailand but I went with a friend but first time going solo, and yes never been Aus before. I'm excited but yet nervous you sorted your accomdation etc Im still trying to decide on hostel for when j first arrive.

14. Posted by LisaM93 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

em no im so unorganised haha! gonna stay with my family for the first week or so anyways then just book a hostel i think when im there!

15. Posted by huzbull32 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Hi all,

I will be travelling to melbourne and gold coast in the end of feb , travelling solo and hoping to watch a world cup cricket match in melbourne and then head to gold coast for a couple of nights or so. Would love to meet up if anyone would be around there at that time..i land in melbourne on 20th feb ..cheers!


16. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 28 posts) 2y

That's great you've got family there takes the pressure off slightly, think I'm with you on that just going to book into one when I arrive, going with the flow as some would say.

Hi Huz

World cricket match eh should be amazing! You planning on venturing to sydney or you just sticking to Melbourne and Gold Coast? Think l might be heading to surfers paradise at some point of my travels.

Maria x

17. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

Hey mariah you on facebook ? Give me a message when you get to aus ? Or I'll message you ? :) x

18. Posted by Bellab91 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Ah im super excited, but no haven't booked a hostel yet, was thinking of cronulla beach or maybe bounce?(ah I'm so last minute) I'm open to any suggestions as well.
I want to get a phone/bank/tax number things out of the way in the first few days too.

PS. are most of you bringing a backpack? I think packing will be the death of me haha.

19. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 28 posts) 2y

I need to sort out a tax file number too as well as getting a Aus sim.
I don't know whether to pre book a hostel or just to book when I get there :S Im going to look around at hostels so I can least have in mind who ones I like.
I'm taking a suitcase only because when I took a backpack in Thailand my back was in torture!
I was looking at sky dives the other day think I might book one if Im brave enough

20. Posted by Bellab91 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

ahh skydiving would be so much fun! yeah i still have to decide about booking since its only a month away! I've never stayed in a hostel so I'm not sure about how you can store your things when your out.