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1. Posted by ayrlass (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi, i'm travel to Australia on th 19th of Nov 05.Firstly i am startin of in Melbourne as i have family there and plannin to stay with them for a few months.But i dnt no what to do or where to go after that!!!I am going on Working holiday visa.So really nervous but excited at the same time.

So if anybody going or doing the same thing or on the same boat as mee plz get in touch lolxx


2. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 10y

ayrlass, dont frett, it's natural to be nervous, I too am going alone prob in July and will work fruit picking for about 4 months. I've never been 100% certain about anything, by the time it's a week away like yours, I'll probably be nervous too, but hey chin up and go for it girl! Test yourself!!

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

No need to worry, Jenna! Australia is the perfect country for travelling alone as a girl (done it myself ;)) and I guarantee you, you´ll have a great time and will easily meet many other backpackers. Be excited and a bit nervous, it´s part of the fun!

4. Posted by jamessun (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

Me and a mate of mine will be coming out at the end of Nov.

We've already got a job on a farm in Holbrook (just north of the Victoria border).

Come the end of January, we'll be looking to travel ourselves.

Drop me a message and we'll meet up out there.:)

5. Posted by nekoi (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Hmm, I'm travelling alone during the 2nd and third week of Jan too. As nervous as you are, coz I'm not sure what kind of people I'll come across, but hope it will be a nice memory!
Meanwhile... still wondering which hostel I should stay in... and what kind of activities will be fun for loners?


6. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Travelling on your own is great and you are bound to meet people.

Australia is a great place to travel and specially alone, people are helpful, everything is done for you, its such an easy place to travel-that's just from my personal experience.

7. Posted by ayrlass (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Yeah thanx fur the help guys made me feel much better!!Maybe we'll meet out there or somethin, drop me a message lol


8. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Hi Jenna,
Being nervous is part, albeit a minor one, of travelling.
I've backpacked most of Europe and Asia many times since I was a wee 18 year old from Aberdeen Scotland, and I still got a bit nervous when I first landed my first time in South America (Santiago-Chile) in late January this year.
Welcome to Oz, God's own country.
Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy.
I'm sure you will have the greatest adventure.


P.S. If I ever lose that nervous, what's coming next, feeling when I travel again (off to Myanmar next March), I'll book into a seniors rest home and fade away.