hi im heading to sydney on the 6th nov doing the ozintro thing for first week then no plans as of yet for after that was wondering if anyone else is gonna be there round same time and if so does anyone want to meet up? ill prob be looking to share accomadation so does anyone fancy talking bout it. i leave from scotland on the 4th then fly from london to sydney. also if anyone in oz looking for tennant let me know.
Welcome to Australia - for your Nov arrival! How long do you intend to stay do you think?
Just a few suggestions - if you don't get many replies re: a place to live before you arrive.
I used to own a couple of Backpackers Hostels here in Western Australia and I found that the notice boards in many hostels were good places to look for information on people to share houses/accom. So I would suggest possibly booking yourself into one for a few days and spend some time getting your bearings eg finding the sort of area you may like to live in. You could then "make the rounds" of many of the Hostels and read their boards or leave notes yourself.
Please be aware that housing prices have gone through the roof here in Australia in recent years and therefore rentals are also very very high. In many places there are many people "fighting" over one house and some will offer more than asked for. Not trying to put you off - just to make you aware of possible hassles.
It would be best if you could find someone already in a house as you may also find that some owners - once they realise you are a traveller - will bump the price up.
Hope you enjoy your stay in Australia. I know I am biased - but it is a beautiful and HUGE country. Lots of places to see.
Feel free to let me know if I can help in anyway.
hi thanks for the reply and advice like i said i have a place to stay for the first week but can you or anyone else recommend any cheap places for after that while i find somethin a bit more permanent, ive been lookin on the net but most places wont entertain because it is in the future.