I am a 26 year old female from England planning to take a year out as from Sept to travel Australia and then maybe New Zealand, does anyone have any advice they can give me on where to start or point out any important factors that are easy to oversee! Also, is anyone travelling at the same time (male/female) that would like some company during their journey!
hi, im in the same boat and i found that www.journeywoman.com has alot of advice and handy tips for a women travellers.
also channel 4 has a page up at the moment with links to other travelling sites http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/T/travelling_into_trouble/
hope that helps,
Sorry no tips but I too will be travelling alone and I would love some company even if it's just for a day or two. It's not carved in stone yet but it looks like I'll be leaving in September as well. Keep in touch.
Hi Billybliss (nice name ), suggest you try flying to Singapore and then into Darwin which is Australia's northernmost outpost and capital city of the Northern Territory (check your map). Soak up the relaxed tropical lifestyle of Darwin and majke your way south along the Western seaboard before the Big Wet begins (October) to Broome and work your way to Perth (capital Of Western Australia) rated one of the top 10 cities in the World (with a big pinch of salt). You may wish to check out the SW region (best wine and surf in the world and call in and say hello. From Perth work your way across the Nullabor to Adelaide (capital of S Australia) and then to Melb (Victoria) and finishe up in Sydney. From Sydney, go across the Tasman Sea to Middle Earth (Kiwiland). Alternatively, proceed to Brisbane (Queensland) and further north to check out the Great Barrier Reef before going to Middle Earth. Sounds so good, maybe I could tag along? Hope this is helpful Ed
I'm in the same situation as you and will also be leaving in September, spending a week in Fiji then a month in NZ, a month in OZ and then to South East Asia, so if you're about let me know and we could meet.
However, if theres anything I've discovered when researching my trip ( and I've been very sad and researched it for ages as I was initially a huge scaredy pants at the idea of going it alone) it's that there's soooo many other guys and gals doing exactly the same so I'm sure it wont be hard to meet other people. I looked on the Lonely Planet, Virtual Traveller and rough guide forums and there are so many people out there who give encouraging and inspiring advice.