HI FLYING OUT ON THE 16JAN ON MY OWN. STAYING IN MAZE HOSTAL IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO WOULD LIKE TO MEET UP? ALSO GOING ON A CONSERVATION PROJECT DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THERE LIKE WITH "REALGAP". MY MATES THINK AM NUTS FOR GOING SOLO SO IF ANYONE IS UP FOR A BEER LET ME KNOW CHEERS.
I know this is really really harsh as you are just arriving in Oz and have probably booked Maze hostel, but I have to give you advice (i could be wrong, you may like it), but I have heard all bad reports about it, I have not stayed myself but I lived ina hostel in Bondi for a few months as I was working there and many people came from there complaining about it. If you have it booked, at least you only have to stay a night and can move on? Its not unsafe or anything I don't want to worry you, I just don't want you to have a crappy start to your trip in a dump hostel! Hope this is of some help rather than a scare factor!
Ps. Wake Up and YHA are good starter options in Sydney centre, Noahs Backpackers in Bondi, and I think Manly has a couple of nice ones. You are not mad travelling alone, you will have a ball. I travelled half alone and half with a friend. It was fab with my friend but when on your own you are your own person and make your own decisions and can do whatever you like, whereas with someone else it can be more difficult to fit round what they would like to do as well, a lot more compromising.