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Travelling to OZ in October.

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Travelling to OZ in October.

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

Hey Guys and Girls !!

Im off to Oz on a working holiday visa in October, so excited to meet new people and have a year of fun! Im going alone so i would love some advice from anyone whos been there done it, or even anyone whos planning to go around the same time as me? Planning to head to Sydney first of all and stay at the " wake up" Hostel.

Would love to get in touch with anyone whos planning to be in sydney the same time... this would probably make me a little less scared about going alone!!

Get in touch!!

Kirsty

xxx

2. Posted by Wake Up (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hi Kristy, it's wake up! here, we are looking forward to seeing you in Oz! You will meet plenty of people at wake up! and we have free city and beach tours each week where you are sure to meet some people doing exactly what you are!

3. Posted by DannyUK (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y

Wow a talking hostel! lol how cool!!

seriously tho Kirsty you will meet so many like minded travellers especially at somewhere like wake up! Im currently in Sydney on the same visa, like you i was on my lonesome but its very easy to meet people. The only thing id advise you is Sydney can be a very expensive place...going out is very tempting especially if your in a central location (anywhere near George st!!!) i have spent bout $1000 in a week! on hostels n eatin/drinkin thats why i did alot of my travellin first.

Do you plan on workin in Sydney?? or you gonna go for more of the fruit picking work???

Anywayz im prob rambling on...

Good luck

Dan

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

Wow Wake-up hostel!!! Hey!!!!! Iv been looking at your web page and it seems that you are the place to be!! So exciting... Do lots of people come and stay with you alone? Im a little scared.... xxx

Hey Dan !!

Yeah iv heard that it can be expensive, I do plan to work but would like to have a few weeks chill out time before hand. Not sure how long i plan to stay in sydney as im just going to see what happend when i get there!! Is it easy to get work? Im just thinking od doing bar work etc.. something not too serious!

How long have you been out for now? Ur soooo Lucky! Wish i was there!

K xxx

5. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 8y

I know a couple of girls that went on their own they were exact the same at the start but they seemed to meet enough people. In particular they seemed to meet plenty of Irish and i think both ended up renting a house with them...... They then did some travel from there..... (....but wait they may have know people over there for short periods..)

I know this wont be what your wanting to hear but it would make things a lot different if you had a travel friend of knew people over there though... or at least its good to see a familiar face from time to time....... Am sure you will be fine...

6. Posted by Wake Up (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

We have over 500 beds and more than 50% arrive by themselves. Tourism research shows that the majority of backpackers arrive by themselves. Ps, we also have a ver busy bar called side bar, so it will be very hard not to meet someone! You should join the wake up! facebook page, lots of others who are on their way to wake up are already communicating. There are also some cool photos and videos on there as well as a weekly activities timetable.

7. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 8y

Quoting Wake Up

We have over 500 beds and more than 50% arrive by themselves. Tourism research shows that the majority of backpackers arrive by themselves. Ps, we also have a ver busy bar called side bar, so it will be very hard not to meet someone! You should join the wake up! facebook page, lots of others who are on their way to wake up are already communicating. There are also some cool photos and videos on there as well as a weekly activities timetable.

So what is the address for the wake up facebook page?

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

Just do a search for wake-up hostel Sydney. Thats what i did and it came up on the first page. Looks amazing!

xxx

9. Posted by brad143 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

hey all, traveling to oz in september, fly into melbourne, then move to sydney, then looking at making way up to cairns, before looking for some work so i can afford to stay as long as possible, at the moment just thinking about crop picking, just wondering if anyone is thinking about doing something like that. would love to know any tips and meet up with ppl along the way.