Hey there, check out this website......www.ozintro.com they sort out ya visa and all the confusing stuff like ya bank account etc for you, you spend the first week in a group of about 15 doin loadsa group stuff and gettin to know each other so you dont have to worry bout goin alone! hope your feelin better about the break-up, if me n my fella never broke up i woulld never of booked this!!! so im glad it all happened!! im booked with ozintro for the 3rd September group! hope to see you in sydney if your goin bout the same time!! Im 21 from staffordshire, (female) and goin on my own aswell! very very excited! hope you've got your trip booked!!! you wont regret it im sure!! xxxx
Travelling on your own is scary. I had always thought it wouldn't be a bother to me but it was more difficult than I expected. Having said that, it wasn't bad/hard, I just had a different expectation.
I would definitely say that the best place to travel on your own is Oz. It's almost geared for it and people expect it so they're definitely a lot more open to just chatting to randomers.
Ur best bet for meeting people is your roomates. No matter where you go, you'll prob end up joining up with them. Usually if you're on your own and there's others in the room travelling together they'll invite you along if they're going drinking. Don't be afraid to ask though. "What are u doing tonite? Mind if I tag along?" or else "Do ya fancy a few drinks?" People are almost always more than happy....
That Oz intro thing is prob a good thing for getting started in the country. I hadn't heard anything about it till I joined this site. I didn't use it so I don't know anything about it.
I stayed in a great spot in Sydney and am happy to provide the details if anyone wants them.
Oz is a great place. You'll meet so many amazing people and make friends at the drop of a hat. Once you're there and you see what it's like and how it all works you'll settle into it in no time... :D And of course, if you're single Oz is an even better place....
Once you go you will never look back.Good luck,go hard,enjoy it and do it.
Best time to travel is when you're single methinks!
And on your own - youve spent all that money for flights etc so its great if you can do whatever you like and dont have to worry about whether someone else wants to go there or do that.
Australia gets so many people visiting the country and love meeting travellers as many Australians are travellers themselves!
ive been told Aussie is loads more fun to go on your own and single, well thats me so tell me more tell me more!! hehe xxx
defo go on your own. i took the first step with a friend but continued on on my own and was so happy that way. less arguments over what to do etc. way more freedom.
most hostels in oz have organized nights where you pay a tenner and they take a heap of you out to a restaurant or have a BBQ in the hostel. its the best way to meet people when your on your own. im home a year and a half and im still in contact with the friends i made that way. plus you become friends way quicker than in normal life.
also when your doing the circuit of australia, either clockwise or anticlockwise, you will meet the same people over and over as the majority of people are heading the same way just a day or two apart.
youl have a blast. and dont forget to pop over to new zealand.