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AUSTRALIA JULY 2011- Anyone going at the same time?

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31. Posted by bradderss (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

i too am going solo in October, Got my WHV direct from the aus immigration website as posted above, £160 it worked out, no checks for money in the bank at this point!

boldywoldy, where in lincs are you?

32. Posted by boldywoldy (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

haha, bradderss, just looked at your profile, im just down the road from you in Louth, what a small world, lol.

Have you been travelling alone before? :)

33. Posted by bradderss (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

haha char, indeedy! nope never done it solo, in fact new to the whole thing but have been talking the talk for many years, and this year i am finally walking the walk!

i too am doing OZ wanting to be in sydney for new year then going to wing it in a clockwise route I think... trying to keep warm :-) .. seen enough snow/cold in the last few months to last a life time lol, bout you?

34. Posted by petenico (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

Quoting boldywoldy


I'm in Lincolnshire and want to go as soon as i can, but i really don't think i'm brave enough to go it alone! :).

How much do you think i need to save for flights, visas etc??

Seriously.....having the balls to go alone is ace! I was actually glad I did Thailand on my own rather than travelling with someone. It was so much random brilliance.

I have been quoted about £1150 for a round the world ticket stopping in Bangkok and then going Melbourne with a return to Manchester next year. and that includes my working visa. Flights were about £950. Think if you are going direct to Oz you could get a return right now for about £650ish?

35. Posted by Kim_123 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

To James - I was researching into a few things but not haven't too strict an idea of what i'm doing.

To petenico - Thanks. The more people i talk to that are all enthusiastic about having done it before and alone the more confident i feel about doing it.

36. Posted by petenico (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

No problem. Just saying it as it is. And it just so happens that a bit of travelling is the dogs!

37. Posted by chelsey93 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

I'm going out to aus from july until august and by backpacking and staying in hostels or couchsurfing you'll meet people who are in the same boat as you so it shouldn't be too hard to talk, it is england where you pretend to read adverts as to avoid eye contact with anyone else :)

38. Posted by petenico (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

yes I found being in Thailand a whole lot more friendly than being out in England! haha

39. Posted by VictoriaER (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

bradderss, i'm heading to Oz in Oct! where you thinking of starting?

Vic x

40. Posted by bradderss (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

hey vic, hmmm somewhere to chill and shake off the jetlag, then sydney for xmas and new year before moving on to sound work, moving clockwise around oz and following the sun lol what about you??