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February 2016 - Travelling SOLO WHV to Australia

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific February 2016 - Travelling SOLO WHV to Australia

1. Posted by Liamaw (Budding Member 4 posts) 42w

Hi all,

I'm looking at going to Australia by myself sometime around the start of February, it's all a bit last minute but I'm just deciding what the best options are. Nothing is booked as of yet as I am pretty flexible.

Firstly, I'm thinking of heading to Bangkok to travel to Koh Tao for a week or so to do my diving qualification (as I've previously done Thailand before). Then a couple nights stopover in Singapore then onto Bali and to chill out there for a good few weeks before heading over to Australia for the year.

Alternatively I would miss out the previous destinations and head straight to Australia. But unsure whether to start in Melbourne or Sydney first?
Is anyone thinking of doing something similar or have any advice in which city to start in Australia? Or anyone who wants a travel buddy?!

All help would be much appreciated!

Liam :)

2. Posted by Amber23 (Budding Member 10 posts) 42w

Hey Liam 😀

Bali sounds lush!! I'm going to Australia in Feb my flight is booked for the 15th! I'm going to Sydney and then doing ultimate Oz for a week. Then hopefully going travelling up the east coast. Have you been travelling on your own before?

Amber X

3. Posted by Liamaw (Budding Member 4 posts) 41w

Hey Amber!

I looked into that Ultimate Oz and it looks pretty good! Sounds quite a similar plan with travelling up the east coast. I'm just wondering whether to work for a bit first before road tripping it or doing that straight away! Not been solo before, just with another mate last year have you?

4. Posted by Amber23 (Budding Member 10 posts) 41w

yeah i thought about working first but im just going to get a job when my money starts to run out lol. If there's a place i really like il just stay there and hopefully find a job. No never i just think if i don't do it now i never will!! Thats why i thought i would do a tour first and hopefully meet some people who want to do the same thing. When are you thinking of booking everything?

Amber x

5. Posted by KimmTx (Budding Member 9 posts) 40w

Hi Liam, I just arrived in OZ last week and I would say start at Melbourne and work your way up the east coast. Melbourne gets pretty cold in the winter which starts in May. I'm currently in Gold Coast and it's absolutely amazing! Also, I wouldn't waste your money on the OZ Experience. I've heard some stories from other travellers and it doesn't really sound like it's worth it. Once you get to OZ you can find really cheap tickets to Bali and Thailand so you'll definitley be able to make that happen still. I would get to Australia first since it's summer and the beaches are just as amazing as Bali.