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Travelling to Oz and NZ alone in nov 2010- anyone else?

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1. Posted by Dazza_82 (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y

Hi all,

Thought that I would give this site a go, heard good things about it. I'm Darren, im 28, come from near London and off travelling around Oz, NZ and maybe Fiji for 12 months from November 2010 and wondered if anyone else was going around that time and wanted a travelling buddy.

I hope to go on the 14/15th of november via Hong Kong to Adelaide and work my way up and around the coast and of course squeeze NZ and Fiji in as well. Have also sorted out a WHV for Oz so I can top up my money along the way. To be honest I am hoping to just wing it and book up with hostels/hotels along the way when I get there, am I crazy?

I was wondering if anyone else was going around that time and wanted to perhaps meet up? Also has anyone got any advice/tips as this is my first time away travelling on my own and I am bricking it, what should I have done? Essentials required? Any help/feedback would be greatly appreicated.

Hope to hear from you.

Darren :)

2. Posted by Libbyjayne (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y

Hey! Me and my friend are in Fiji at the mo and heading to NZ, OZ then Thailand. Its best to wing it....wouldnt bother booking to much in advance cos plans change. Travelled Oz the year before last aswell so if u need any advice or anything, just message me! x

3. Posted by amelia88 (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

Hi Darren,

I'm travelling to Australia on my own on the 27 December and travelling up the East Coast for a month. I want to spend New Year in Sydney but finding it really hard to find a hostel. Depending on where you are spending new year it may be worth booking something for then but I'm just hoping I can wing it up the east coast then without booking anywhere yet!

Do you have any ideas where you plan to go yet? If your around in any of the same places be good to meet with people! It's my first time travelling too and not too sure what to expect and essential to pack either. Really excited/nervous! :)


4. Posted by Dazza_82 (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y

Thanks for the reply! Sent you guys a PM! :)

5. Posted by JoeBean (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

Hi Darren,

I am going to be flying in to Oz on the 24th November and spending a year travelling/working there starting with the east coast.. Im going on my own aswell and although Im looking forward to it, as a first time lone traveller its a bit nerve racking! Im gonna fly fly in to Brisabane, then head straight up to Airlie beach then work my way down to Sydney for New Year. Then after new year start looking for jobs.

What kind of work are you looking for while you are there??

I know a few people that are gonna be there at the same time but it's good to have plenty of contacts. Well up for a meet up if you're about the same time/place.