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

Hello everyone, Im Abi from lincolnshire 21 years.
Me & a friend are heading to sydney end of nov. Found this thread very interesting although im quite anxious to know what youve heard about oz intro?? We've booked with them Im sooooo excited to get there but im very worried about not having enough cash & not being able to find work! I know a few people who have all said its hard living at xmas, NY time We have already booked our accomodation with Strattons, they seemed to be the cheapest at the time of booking.
Any advice is a great help, Thanks

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23. Posted by Ema3 (Budding Member 12 posts) 6y

Wow, this all sounds so exciting..for those of you who have booked your flights where are you stopping over on the way? I really want to book my flights but am ridiculously indecisive and just can't make the decision. My friend's went to Singapore and said it was amazing and i'd love to go to Banghok but am really scared on my own so thinking of bottling it and going via Los Angeles for a couple of weeks :S x x x

24. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 330 posts) 6y

Singapore is nice, but Bangkok is great, in a crazy, manic kind of way! I was in South-East Asia for three months and had no problems whatsoever, I absolutely loved it.

I've come back to Oz and am working in Sydney. If you are prepared to sign up for a few agencies and put a bit of effort in looking, you'll be fine :)

25. Posted by shoegal24 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

hi guys, im travelling out there on 13 dec to see my brother for xmas and new year then hopefully do some travelling without him.

i love the idea of doing a road trip, i was looking to do sydney - cairnes to visit whitsundays and fraser island on the way.

my brothers done a road trip since hes been out there an says its really easy to rent a car / camper van and fairly cheap too if there a few people to split costs.

he went alone and loving it, didnt do the whole ozintro thing and think hes glad he didnt, i just cant wait to get over there!!

if any1 fancies the road trip thing get in touch would love to meet other people in same situation.

26. Posted by Jay89Uk (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

Hey Guys, posted on another travel to Oz but november one. Basically get into Aus on 2nd December, flying into Melbourne and working our way up to Sydney for NYE! Were in Oz till end of feb and trying to meet a few people before we get there. Theres 2 of us going, but ive heard awesome stories about meeting up and going around as a group, its cheaper apparently lol.
Also anyone in Sydney in NYE, were gonna be there, would be cool to meet some other fellow travellers :)
James:)

27. Posted by Fraycam608 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

Wow, there's loads of us getting to oz at the same time!

Good info on the bank account, I'll get one sorted. I'm staying with my cousin in Brisbane but he and his family are coming back to the uk for Christmas. I was hoping to meet up with some other people and hit Sydney or Melbourne (where's best!?) for new years but also wanted to tour the east coast a bit too and definately see the whitsundays! I'll hopefully have 6 - 8 weeks to travel.

If it's any help, I've bought a one way ticket with Qantas through Travelzoo It cost £630 flying from Manchester and changing at Singapore.

I heard that most hostels in Sydney are fully booked for Xmas and ny's, is this true?

Fraser

28. Posted by seanlinds (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Quoting Fraycam608

Wow, there's loads of us getting to oz at the same time!

Good info on the bank account, I'll get one sorted. I'm staying with my cousin in Brisbane but he and his family are coming back to the uk for Christmas. I was hoping to meet up with some other people and hit Sydney or Melbourne (where's best!?) for new years but also wanted to tour the east coast a bit too and definately see the whitsundays! I'll hopefully have 6 - 8 weeks to travel.

If it's any help, I've bought a one way ticket with Qantas through Travelzoo It cost £630 flying from Manchester and changing at Singapore.

I heard that most hostels in Sydney are fully booked for Xmas and ny's, is this true?

Fraser

We really struggled to find a hostel for Sydney, took us hours. We arrive in Brisbane on November 10th, is that where you are flying to?

29. Posted by Lewwy (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y

30 Days till I leave. Stuff just got real.

We found a hostel for 2 weeks in Sydney over Christmas/New Years, booked up and paid the deposit, then a friend changed the plans a little and we've had to cancel. Do'h!
We are wondering if it will be difficult to just walk into hostels around the Coff's Harbour or Byron Bay areas and get accomodation?
I think we are gonna wing it. I think we are gonna regret it.

Be awesome to meet up with a few of you around this time!

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