I have been thinking about a big adventure around the country they call OZ. I am not the most organized person and also very new to the world of travelling and would just like to write my plan and then hopefully get some views from you all.
My travelling plan i would like to do is to get a 1 way flight to Sydney and sign up to ozintro, this is because as i have said im not very organized and also very new to travelling. I like the look of ozintro this is because they sort important stuff out for you and also offer a great week of activities and accomendation for a reasonable price. I would like to stay in Sydney for a while then move down to Melbourne so i can find work and live there for a while to gain some money to travel back up the north coast finishing in Cairns. I plan on staying in Sydney for 1 month before i head down to Melbourne where i hope to stay for 4-5 months earning some money to plan my 6 month trip up the north coast. If i don't get a job in Melbourne i will travel back up to Sydney to try and find some part time work.
When and if i do complete this plan i want to travel home via Asia and Europe and just travel as long as i can before i run out of my hard earned cash. I plan on working all through asia and europe if i can find the jobs that is. I am hoping on having a budget of £11,000 maybe £12,000 and i intend on going in june time this is because it is low season and i can hopefully get a job before the rest of the like minded travellers arrive. The budget i hope to have will have to pay for everything from my backpack and underwear to my flight and accomendation. I plan on spending ;
- £1,000 on my 1 way flight to Oz and my ozintro start up
- £1,000 on travel insurance, backpack, and all travel gear i wish to take
- £1,000 this is for my back-up money for a flight home and to cover me when i get home
- £8,000 this will be for all my accomendation, food, water and trips while travelling
- £1,000 this is for extra plane tickets i may have to buy to get to asia and europe
I plan on saving alot of money on accomendation and food this is because i plan on doing a volenterring project on either workaway or helpx website buy getting a family or hostel to take me in for my hard work in exchange for accomendation and food. I plan on doing this over christmas and new year in Oz this is because i know the price of accomendation will be at its highest around these months so i hope on saving alot of money then. I also will be saving on money by staying in cheap dorm room hostels and cooking for myself, i also hope to get cheap transport by hitchhiking and being as cheap as possiable. I have also been looking into signing up for the couchsurfing website.
I am not one for sticking to a plan i have set so this is really just a outline i may even get a cheap campervan and travel up the coast of Oz with a few backpackers i meet on the way and i might skip travelling through asia and europe and get a long flight to America and try and travel through there i really dont have a plan that will stick and i suppose that is all about travelling.
The questions i want to ask are;
- Do you think the budget i have i reasonable for a trip like this?
- Is it as easy as i think to get jobs around the world as a backpacker?
- Anyone else done a trip like this?
Thanks for you views in advance i will look forward in hearing them