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1. Posted by mattyc (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

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Hey Everyone.

Im travelling to australia sometime after August for about 3 months depending on funds and stuff. maybe with a mate but not sure yet. Anyways a few points of advice wanted.

1. HOW MUCH MONEY TO TAKE? i was thinking around £2000 english pounds for about 3 months travelling
2. CHEAPEST WAY TO TRAVEL IN AUSTRALIA?
3. BEST PLACES TO VISIT? obviously wanna get the best places in as we are only going for 3 months
4. IS IT WORTH HAVING A STOPOVER ON ROUTE TO AUSTRALIA?
5. ANY GENERAL ADVICE FOR TRAVELLING ALONE OR WITH A MATE?

I also heard its good to go over xmas and New Year and im pretty flexible on when i travel so your opinions on when best to travel will be much apreciated.

cheers

matt

2. Posted by goodwood21 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

1. You'll struggle a little with 2000 especially in Melbourne & Sydney.
2. Last minute flighs on budget airlines are usually cheaper than buses.
3. - Great Ocean Road
- Wilsons Prom.
- Rottnest Island
4. If your interested in seeing Asia it couldn't hurt.
5. The only place I think is a bit dodgy in Australia is parts of the NT.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 8, 2008, at 8:40 PM by goodwood21 ]

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 8y

hi matt

I think you will struggle on £2000 for 3 months - I spent £3800 in 3 months and I was being pretty careful – staying in dorms and cooking in hostels etc all the time.

the best way to so it is probably a combination of buses and flights - greyhound are good, and try jet star and virgin blue for flights.

I loved all of Oz but my 2 favourites states were Victoria and Tasmania as I thought they were the most beautiful; Sydney was my favourite city but I loved Melbourne too. I preferred the west coast to the east as it was far less touristy.

there are numerous options for stopovers in Asia and I would highly recommend it - I spent 3 months in that region and loved it.

I travelled on my own and would prefer that over travelling with a friend - in my opinion you have the best of both worlds as you are your own boss but you can always meet people to travel with if you like.

4. Posted by Tittle12 (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

Quoting bex76

hi matt

I think you will struggle on £2000 for 3 months - I spent £3800 in 3 months and I was being pretty careful – staying in dorms and cooking in hostels etc all the time.

the best way to so it is probably a combination of buses and flights - greyhound are good, and try jet star and virgin blue for flights.

I loved all of Oz but my 2 favourites states were Victoria and Tasmania as I thought they were the most beautiful; Sydney was my favourite city but I loved Melbourne too. I preferred the west coast to the east as it was far less touristy.

there are numerous options for stopovers in Asia and I would highly recommend it - I spent 3 months in that region and loved it.

I travelled on my own and would prefer that over travelling with a friend - in my opinion you have the best of both worlds as you are your own boss but you can always meet people to travel with if you like.

That £3800 you say you spent. Is that For the whole 3 month trip,( flight, activties/expeditions, food, accomadation etc) or just money that you spent while there??

Thanks :)

And mattyc i reckon a stopover is worthwhile, 1 so you can see a new place like hong kong! and 2 so the journey is less exhausting its nice to break it up!

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 8y

Quoting Tittle12

That £3800 you say you spent. Is that For the whole 3 month trip,( flight, activties/expeditions, food, accomadation etc) or just money that you spent while there??

that was not including my flight there - just what i spent when i was there. i did buy an internal flight, between adelaide and perth, which was around £120 and did a couple of short group tours but other than that i was pretty careful. It's probably possible to do it on less - but i reckon no less than £3000 for 3 months.

6. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 8y

£3,800 seems like alot of cash for just 3 months in Oz. I havent been yet but but I was planning on taking £4,000 for 6 months!
Seems like I will need more cash or will need to work out there to get by.

7. Posted by mattyc (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

thanks for all your advice guys.
everyone seems to think its better travelling on your own. i dont find it hard making new friends or talking to new people but the person i might be going with i've known my whole life so i think it would be better. i still think i might only take £2000 and do some cash work to supplement my spending money. not that i want to. hopefully i will enjoy my 3 months if i do im going to get a years working visa and do a year doing carpentry prob in perth where i hear there is plenty of work.

matt