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1. Posted by karolinakatexx (Budding Member 2 posts) 17w 1 Star this if you like it!

Hi,
I am just writing this post as I am planning to set off solo on an adventure to Australia and I am planning to get the 12 month holiday visa.
Ive done travelling before but longest trip has been like 3 months and its been with friends. So this will be my first real solo trip and its a pretty big one. I am pretty easy going and confident but still the thought of this seems pretty daunting. I know people just say go and you will meet people and find jobs but it can't all be that easy can it? I just want to hear advice from anyone and stories of how you found jobs and made friends. Would be great to hear anyones interesting stories of settling into Australia and how it all works about finding jobs. My biggest fear is ending up homeless in the middle of Australia by myself. I know it might sound silly but hey can't help it, I know its all about throwing yourself in there but feel like i need to hear some real stories from likeminded travellers that have already been through this as theres only so much tips and books you can read before it gets repetitive :) also if you're planning a solo trip and maybe wanna meet up then do get hold! Thanks guys!!!! :)

2. Posted by Shannon_rea (Budding Member 3 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

Hey, I'm doing the same as you I'll be in Sydney on the 14th February and I'll be alone, scared as well about the whole making friends and travelling by my self thing, would be nice to hear your plans and maybe meet up there

3. Posted by karolinakatexx (Budding Member 2 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

It's good to know that there will be other people doing the same thing! yes its all quite nerve-wracking but as long as we turn those nerves into excitement it will be all good :) and I'm not going until May!! but would be happy to meet up once I'm there for sure :)

4. Posted by Shannon_rea (Budding Member 3 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

Yeah exactly always gotta throw yourself in the deep end and just go for it with everything, I am very excited! Yeah for sure what's your plans

5. Posted by lukeduigy (Budding Member 10 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Hi karolina, I'm currently in Melbourne spending the final week of my 3 and a half weeks in OZ. I've only come for a long idea and I've fell in love with the places, plenty of work in Sydney, Melbourne and even Adelaide, whilst in Adelaide I've got a guys number who would put me up for 3 months to get the second year visa. ( fruit picking )
I'm heading back to the UK on Wednesday then I'll be coming back out roughly the same time as yourself, May/June/July, to start my first year working visa. I'm 21from manchester so if you want any help with anything feel free to get in touch. Luke

6. Posted by evankesteren (Budding Member 7 posts) 11w 1 Star this if you like it!

hi! I am travelling alone as well, in July! I feel the exact same as you about the whole thing. If you decide to go late June/July let me know, and we can totally plan to meet up!

7. Posted by Con8722 (Budding Member 7 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Hey, I'm planning on heading out around June time, what are your plans ? Where are you all flying to ?

8. Posted by joker696969 (Budding Member 14 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

im planning on heading to hong kong in oct but will be in melbourne on 2nd week of dec then heading to sydney for a month im finding it a bit daunting tbh

9. Posted by 514KevinB (Budding Member 10 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Ill be landing in Melbourne on August 2nd with m girlfriend. if any of you would like to make friends and enjoy travels together, dont be shy to reach out.

-Kevin

From Canada.

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