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Travelling to Australia in March alone

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1. Posted by Sam_H_88 (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

Hi,

I am planning to travel to Australia this coming March on my own. I haven't booked my flight ticket yet but I already have some friends over there but don't know where they will be when I arrive. This is my first time travelling alone and I am not sure where to go first? Is anyone else planning on going in March time?

Thanks :) Sam

2. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 6y

Probably best to find out about where your friends will be and fly into the closest major city, that way you won't have to travel far to meet up. Otherwise, the Perth area is nice in March as is the area around Byron Bay on the east coast.

3. Posted by Sam_H_88 (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

Thanks! they're in Mildura at the moment but don't know if they'll still be there in March, was thinking of flying to Melbourne as I wanted to see some of that but it still looks like 300 miles away!

4. Posted by mat p (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

hi sam, im heading out in a few days all on my own but know few peple over there. get it booked up it will be awsome.

5. Posted by Sam_H_88 (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

I'm trying to get my visa sorted at the moment but am finding it hard! I've read through all the terms and stuff on the Australia government website but it won't let me apply online........how did you get yours?

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 6y

Quoting Sam_H_88

I'm trying to get my visa sorted at the moment but am finding it hard! I've read through all the terms and stuff on the Australia government website but it won't let me apply online........how did you get yours?

How do you mean, it "won't let you"? The immigration website is set up a bit confusingly, with you needing to click through far too many times to get to the actual start of the application process, but it should just work from that point on.
Maybe go diretly to the next to last step, and press "start your application" there? (Alternatively, what browser are you using? Maybe try a different one, or enable javascript if you have it disabled or something like that?)

7. Posted by Sam_H_88 (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

I've managed to do it now :) now just have to wait...

8. Posted by andyuk2010 (Budding Member 45 posts) 6y

off to sydney two weeks time cant wait!! anyone else out there this time of year (march) give me a bell
andy

9. Posted by WillT (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

alright guys,

hope sorting your visa was easy enough? i did mine with STA travel, made life alot simpler, gives loads of different travel options for when in oz too :) i'll be arriving in nz in march, then oz in early april. looking to do loads of travelling down to melbourne and up the east coast, got an Oz Experience trip in mind. whats everyone elses plans? would be great to meet people out there, feel free to gimme a shout :D

Take it easy and good luck with travelling,

Will

10. Posted by Sam_H_88 (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

Hi Will! Thats sounds cool! I sorted out my visa through the Australian government website. Have you booked your flight? I've booked a one way ticket to Melbourne, should arrive there on 25th March, then I think I will try and look for work there and then head North. I would like to go to NZ aswell for a few months :)
Sam x