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1. Posted by rox616 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y


My name is Roxanna, I'm 18 and I'm going to Oz in October. Just wondering if anyone else is going around that time that I can meet up with. I'm gonna stay in Sidney for a cppl months and then working my way to Melbourne.

If anyones intrested in meeting up, let me know!

- Rox.

2. Posted by justin9 (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y

Hey Roxana -

I'm headed there in early October as well. I'm 24 and coming from the US. I may have a travel buddy, but then again that may fall through. I'd love to meet other travellers that are new to the area. My plan is to fly into Sydney and then play things by ear. I'd like to eventually work my way north up the east coast to Cairns and look for work (ie dive boat or something). How long do you plan to stay in Australia?


3. Posted by leedslad82 (Budding Member 48 posts) 8y

You'll have no problems meeting people in Sydney, especially as it's heading into summer at that point, whether it's at the hostel, work or just down the beach, my advice would be to not worry about the 'alone' part as there's many ppl in the exact same situation. don't stress, have fun & you'll enjoy Australia. ;)

4. Posted by rox616 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

I'm staying in Australia until around April/May. Justin; when r u arriving in Sydney? It's pretty open as to where I'm gonna go after I've been in Sydney a while, but I HAVE to make it to Melbourne in January to catch the Australian Open.

And I'm not worried about the 'alone" part, just think I'd wud be fun to meet up with ppl ;)

5. Posted by justin9 (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y

I'm looking at flights now, but haven't gotten one yet. I'd like to get there sometime during the 1st or 2nd week of Oct. I was just granted my WHV and I technically have to arrive before Oct 22 at the VERY latest. Do you know your exact arrival date? I'd like to stay there the full year (depending on how things go). After some good advice, I'm now planning to stay south until about Apr/ May and then I'll head north to Cairns. I'm just gonna be openminded and see where it takes me.

PS: My travel buddy dropped out for sure last night. I've talked to a few former travelers who say it's even better to go it alone anyway and meet people there. That way you aren't tied down by other peoples schedules.

6. Posted by kfromusa (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Hi! I am going to be in Sydney in October too. I am going alone, so it would be nice to meet up with other travelers. I am hoping to find a job in Sydney for a couple months then travel around Australia. I saw that two other people will be there about the same time. It would be fun to meet up. Do you guys know where you are staying? are you nervous at all!? i am, but mostly excited to travel.


7. Posted by justin9 (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y

hey Kim... I don't know exactly where Im staying yet. I'm still checking out flight prices. Were u able to find any deals from the states? Wereabout are you traveling from in the US? I'll probably book a hostel in/ around Sydney in advance and just wing it from there ya know. Keep in touch.

8. Posted by rox616 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

I think travelling alone is the best option too, I don't like to rely on other ppl. I'm going October 7th, have no idea when Ill be arriving tho. All i know is that I have to sit on a plane for bout 20 hours without a smoke, and Ill look like the dawn of the dead when I get there. Hey Kim, u got MSN or iChat? Have only gotten that stuff from guys (strange, huh?) , so wud be nice to keep intouch with a chick for a change ;)

I get nervous sometimes, mostly for missing people here, but I'm convinced itll be worth it. I'm meeting up with a girl down there to live with at first, were gonna rent an apartment and crash in Sydney for a cppl months until we get restless and move on.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 29, 2008, at 12:24 AM by rox616 ]

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10. Posted by kfromusa (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y


Justin, I am leaving at the end of October from San Francisco Ca arriving in Sydney. I found some airfare deals through
Where are you leaving from? I am not sure what hostel I will be staying in yet. Anyone have any suggestions? I have heard good things about Wake Up.

Rox, I would love to keep in touch. Lets meet up in Sydney. I don't have msn or ichat, but send me a message. It would be really nice to know a few people who are going over too!