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1. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

hi guys,

im planning on going to aus on a whv on my own for a year starting over xmas and new years. im doing bondi beach for xmas day and harbour bridge/ bondi beach for new years eve.

how many other people are travelling over to sydney on their own in dec, and what hostels are you planning on staying at? ive not booked any yet but have a small list of potential ones that still have rooms avail and are at a reasonable price.
are you guys planning on staying in sydney after new years or planning to move on to another place?
would like to hear from anybody else planning on going to aus in dec and what your plans are.

2. Posted by ZMC1986 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Me and my boyfriend are getting to Sydney on the 5th December. We were going to stay in Sydney but the hostels are so expensive. So were trying to find somewhere else not to far away. Starting near the bottom and travelling upwards I think. So we don't back track.

3. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

heya zmc

yeah im doing the same thing, im going to stay in sydney for a week or 2 after new years then heading straight down to south aus and working my up the east..do you guys know the route your gonna take or are you just going to play it by ear?

4. Posted by lizzie86 (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y

Hey. I am travelling alone in Australia, also got a working visa and planning to stay in OZ for about 8months in total, starting in sydney from 18th Nov till about 10th Jan and then heading up the east coast. I think a lot of the hostels are booked up up over xmas and ny now.... booked mine back in July! How are u planning to get around OZ?

5. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

Quoting lizzie86

Hey. I am travelling alone in Australia, also got a working visa and planning to stay in OZ for about 8months in total, starting in sydney from 18th Nov till about 10th Jan and then heading up the east coast. I think a lot of the hostels are booked up up over xmas and ny now.... booked mine back in July! How are u planning to get around OZ?

hey lizzy, yeah ive looked and been in contact with a few hostels that still have rooms avail, i should be booking my room during this comming week.
im planning on staying in sydney for a week or so after new years then im gonna get a flight down to adelaide and work my way around and up the east coast, im planning on spending a couple of months in each state then back to sydney before i go home. all going well im planning to stay out there for a whole year. im gonna get around, trains, buses, planes, hitch rides with other travellers heading in the same direction..what about you? have you planned out what you want to do and the places you want to go and visit or are you just going up the east coast and play it by ear?

6. Posted by lizzie86 (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y

Yea I havent really made any firm plans about where I am going, how I am getting there etc. I will just wait n see what happens and who I meet along the way. I would like to hire a camper van for part of it but will obv wait n see who else is up for this when i get out there. Cant wait now :-)

7. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

Quoting lizzie86

Yea I havent really made any firm plans about where I am going, how I am getting there etc. I will just wait n see what happens and who I meet along the way. I would like to hire a camper van for part of it but will obv wait n see who else is up for this when i get out there. Cant wait now :-)

yeah tell me about it, im like counting down the weeks lol. its gonna be a amazing year and all the different new pple we're gonna meet along the way.
im kinda looking at some of the places i want to go to so i have a rough idea of my route so im not going into it completly blind. your campervan idea is a good one, be able to get around in your own time and will save you on accom in some places. see if i met pple along the way that were doing that and were heading in the same kind of direction as me, id happily be up for it.
what made you decide to go to aus?

8. Posted by ZMC1986 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Were just going play it by ear. But deco starting south then working upwards. Still looking at hostels but not sure where to stay if not in Sydney. The party on bond beach sounds good, looking forward to meeting loads of new people. But still got 2 months till arrive. What hostels have people been looking at?

9. Posted by emma6684 (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

I'm a 26 year old solo traveller from London. I'm going to be in Sydney from 22nd Dec-2nd Jan and have no idea what to do for xmas and new year! Any suggestions would be great! Where is everyone staying - I haven't booked a hostel yet, but have a couple of recommendations...

10. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

Quoting emma6684

I'm a 26 year old solo traveller from London. I'm going to be in Sydney from 22nd Dec-2nd Jan and have no idea what to do for xmas and new year! Any suggestions would be great! Where is everyone staying - I haven't booked a hostel yet, but have a couple of recommendations...

heya emma, im planning on flying out to aus between 18th -22nd dec. im heading straight to sydney and im gonna spend my xmas and new years on bondi beach. i think there are quite a few pple that have wrote in these forums that are planning on doing the same thing. there are only a few hostels left that still have rooms avail.
are you planning on flying out from gatwick or heathrow?