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Australia - June/July/August maybe?

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1. Posted by magickiss (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


Just general advice, i'm planning some travelling for this year and I was thinking of Australia for June/July August ... wondering how people have found it at this time of year... and what is the cost of living like? Ive seen hostels are around £20 per night... what about food etc? How much would be reccommended for activities/sightseeing and all that.

Also, do people have any tips of what is worth seeing and what is a waste of time?

Also, is it very easy to meet people, is it worth using companies like Real Gap for your first week who offer a week to help you meet others and find work, or is it easy enough to organise your own activities and find your own work, is it easy to get jobs?

Sorry, so many questions, any answers or advice appreciated.

Going alone!


2. Posted by Monstar13 (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Where about are you planning on traveling in Australia??? States???:):):)

3. Posted by magickiss (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Everywhere ;) haha:)

But as much as i can in three months, thinking Queens, N.SW and Victoria maybe? :)

Thinking of maybe going along from Carns to Melbourne../ Adelaide?

Some people have said should go Perth, but its on the other side so i don't know!!
Ive got to be realistic!

I need to do more research though, but wondered what people would say is really worthwhile... and what is the transport like?

4. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

It's a good time to travel up north in QLD but down south in NSW and Vic it'll be quite cold. I guess it depends what you want out of the experience, I personally would start in Cairns and travel to Sydney down the east coast, do all the usual things and if you have time head further south via the snowy mountains to Melbourne then great ocean road to Adelaide and up through central Australia and finishing up in Darwin. 3 Months is about right for this trip if you don't work, I did a similar one in 4 months (May-August), check out my travel map and Australia '07 photos.

If you're going to be working then I'd just do the east coast bit and look for work in either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane and fly in to either Melbourne or Cairns, Melbourne if you need money up front and Cairns if you don't. Staying in hostels you will definitely meet people and have a great time! Transport is ok, between cities you could get a greyhound pass and within cities like Melbourne and Sydney there is a decent public transport system.

5. Posted by magickiss (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Tim travels. So do you know any particularly good hostels? is it easy to meet travel buddies?


6. Posted by crybabygir (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Funnily enough, i am planning the same thing...
Australia from June to August...
though i dont have too much planned i was wondering if anyone knew where to find good work???

7. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Why do so many overseas visitors think Australia begins and ends with the east coast? June/July/August is perfect weather for the Top End and tropical FNQ. The Top End being Darwin and surrounds. FNQ - Cairns, Port D, Cape Trib etc.

A dorm bed is around $30 per night, I'd allow $20 per day for food. this is if you self-cater. Alcohol is extra. Asking how much would be recommended for activities is unanswerable up to a point because not knowing what your likes, interests are it would be difficult to say. If you have to pay Real Gap then give thme a miss. Hostels are a good way to meet others and most of them offer helpo and info regarding work and activities.

Also, do people have any tips of what is worth seeing and what is a waste of time?

What one person thinks a waste of time another might think is a must see.

You speak of getting work - you have a WHV then? If not I'd suggest you apply for one. To work in a bar, pub or where liquour is sold, you will need an RSA certificate, you can't work in those areas without one. You can do thme online too.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Apr-2010, at 13:32 by Whistler 2 ]

8. Posted by swalia1980 (Budding Member 45 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

i land in sydney on the 4th july and have a month, PM me if u goin round then, maybe meet up

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