Hey! I'm looking to go around the same time! Going on my own - hopefully for a year...
Let me know if you fancy a chat, we could help each other plan our trips! xx
Hey. Where u heading to first? Heading to Fiji in 2 weeks, then new zealand for a few months n then over to Oz. x
Hey, im in the same predicament as you guys. Im actually travelling in Australia from December- February with a friend then doing S.E Asia in March but have booked a flight to Sydney from Thailand on my own at the beggining of April to do some work in Australia so will also be on my own for the first time. Im considering doing the Oz intro for the first week to get me settled and stuff and go from there! Work should be awesome out there, just a little worried about not knowing anyone!
I'm now looking at going end of March start or April. I have enough money to get me there, visa, and the Ozinto thing but i just need to save money to spend while i get myself sorted. Thats the only thing am lost on, just go no idea how much i'll need. I've heard £2500 is a good amount, anyone any ideas?
RE: The money factor....
I arrived with in country with about $5000 AUD which I think is about 3000GBP. Got my bus ticket to travel from Melbourne to Carins, stopped most of the greyhound stops, skydived, sailed racing yhat (whitsundays), fraser island, castaway, diving the reef and much inbetween etc etc, then came all the way back down on the bus (stopping at a few places again) to Sydney with enough money to live for about a month, so that $$$ lasted me about 4 months. Luckily I found a job just when I was starting to get concerned.
Just remember if you drink alcohol in bars and eat out its going to burn through your money pretty quickly. Cook your own food, it can be much cheaper to make cook with people in hostels to share the cost and its a good social thing to do. Almost all hostels have BBQ's!
Save up every penny you can while you are still working, your thank yourself later on. I think your leaving the same time I left, its low season. Trips and hostels won't be too busy and there will be many discounts to be had.
Enjoy it, Australia is a beautiful country.
I'm now working my ass off in Sydney saving to travel the west coast and then on to SE Asia.