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1. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 6y

hey all last year i came on here looking for help on my trip to oz now iv done it and i loved it and now i would love to help others im putting together some top tips but if you need help on thing to do or places to see when you are in oz drop me a line and ill try my best to help this was the best thing iv ever done iv traveled from Melbourne to cairns and im still here

chat soon all

2. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

i can see you coming in very useful lol
i get to oz dec 27 this year, flying into sydney,how hard will it be for me to find a hostel while im there, i hear there always booked up because of christmas/new year

3. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 6y

hey razzaefc ok imm not going to lie there going to rip you off every one put there prices up so bad and then they go down jan 4th-8th so the best thing i can say to you if you have your tick then book your hostel from now and you will get and good rate i paid near to an 100$ a night for an 27$ dorm you can go to hostal world or hostel.com to check the price but dont belilve some of the review on there see if they have made few review on there profile of other hostel
if you need help on picking an hostel i can give you an few names hope this help

keep an eye on my post as soon as i get some free internet im going to upload some top tip and other info thing to do and thing to miss lol

have fun m8

4. Posted by andyh99 (Budding Member 32 posts) 6y

Hi hench

I'm looking to be in Sydney for Xmas and New Year, if you can recommend some hostels that would be great. They all look much of a muchness on the review sites. I was thinking of opting for one of the YHA's or Big Hostel.

5. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

who are you goin with andy?

ye i would appreciate it if you could give me a few names to check out aswell,thanks

6. Posted by Robynhar (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y

I am spending the month of Oct in Oz, tentatively plans in the making now. I am thinking Sydney , blu mts , zoo,daytrip Manly maybe) Cairnes..Great Barrier naturally, Daintree for cape trib tours...canopy and night hike? Maybe Frasier. Dont know if I can get to Alice Springs and is it worth it to see a big rock? Heron Is is almost a must. Thats all I know right now with my research. I am a 56 yr old widow, never backpacked before but bold and fit. I am not limited to backpacking totally but have traveled light before and its ok with me. Life is boring now and friends dont seem to want to leave the couch so I figure, drop me off in a friendly environment across the world and I will find adventure. HElp me all you can !!!!

7. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 6y

Quoting andyh99

Hi hench

I'm looking to be in Sydney for Xmas and New Year, if you can recommend some hostels that would be great. They all look much of a muchness on the review sites. I was thinking of opting for one of the YHA's or Big Hostel.

I stayed here Blue ParrotAnd liked it. Its close enough to downtown to walk, but just outside downtown to be in a fun neighborhood. Nice family runs it too.

8. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 6y

hey andyh99

ok first thing how much money do you wont to spend plus do u wont to be where are the party is or just in an chill area

one of the main streets is PITT st most of the clubs and bar are close to this street and the other place is kings cross

you also have bondi beach and coogee beach check spelling lol have a think and ill find some good hostels for you

thank m8

9. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 6y

hi Robynhar

well the one thing i can say is you will have loads of fun nice sun and great places to see first of i think the YHA would be an good hostel for you more chill out and clean alittle bit more money but you will have great comferts some of you tour i have not done but can help you on the one i have first of all you need to make a plan with date and placese that so you can get around an you will know where to be and how much time to give your self in each place im not sure but i think the drive to Alice Springs from cairns is 20-26hrs peter pan is an cheap place for you to look for your tours ill try and find some more info out for you

buy
Robynhar

10. Posted by andyh99 (Budding Member 32 posts) 6y

razzaefc - I'm going on my own, first time travelling. I've always wanted to go to Australia/Sydney and it's either now or never. I've got a Working Holiday Visa sorted, so I'm biting the bullet. How about you?

hench - thanks for the advice. I'm after a happy medium with the party/chill thing. As I'm going, initially, for xmas/new year I realise everywhere will be party central and more expensive than normal. I'm just nervous of booking somewhere and finding I'm stuck for 10 days with 17/18 yr olds who vomit after 4 pints ;) (I'm 31 btw and partial to a drink or two, but like a quiet night now and again!)

Dodger - thanks, I've been looking at that one :)

Robynhar - I've never backpacked before either, I'm 31 and will have to leave a well paid job to do it. It's now or never!