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1. Posted by stacey_g (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone,

me and my sister are thinking about travelling the east coast next year about september/november time, I'm 24 and my sister is 18. We are wondering if anyone can give us any advice about which area is the best to work, to travel from cairns to sydney or sydney to cairns, what things should we definately do out there. Also we have been looking at the cost of bus passes to travel around, we checked greuhound and it seems quite costly just wondered if anyone knows a cheaper site.....WE ARE ON A BUDGET!!!!

We are also interested in meeting people on here who are planning on travelling over there around that time, so we are not complete loners haha!

Any advice will be appreciated


Stacey & Lauren x

2. Posted by MatTarrant (Budding Member 14 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey Stacey/Lauren!

Buses (over long distances) are actually pretty expensive in Australia for some reason, I usually find you will get cheaper Plane fares or sometimes even Train fares. Not sure why our bus system is so costly. Another option would be to hire a cheap car if you wanted to do the drive!

How long are you thinking of staying in Aus?


3. Posted by Jillaroo (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

If you hire a campervan or buy a car and get some tents you will save heaps on travel expenses and accomodation.
Currrently travelling the east coast now and whatever your budget is double it because it is so expensive here especially in the cities.
I'm doing Sydney to Cairns but have heard from fellow travellers that Cairns to Sydney is better :S
Make sure you visit Port Stephens (stay in the YHA there) its off the beat and track but well worth it and if seeing dolphins is your thing the boat trips are fantastic. The best experience so far for me here.
Have fun!

4. Posted by orpheus (Budding Member 52 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


oz experiance also do the buss pass i think there a bit cheaper but people say there not as good. im 20 im going over to cairns late ausgust on my own. pooing my pants about meting people! haha


5. Posted by stacey_g (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

hey mat, thanks for your reply. We are planning on staying for about 12 months we are going to apply for the 12month working visa. I dont really want to drive, im an awful driver over here so dont want to risk crashing over there haha!

Hello kim, thanks for your reply. What do u think the best kind of budget is to take if we are going for a year? will also being working for a little time while we are over there. I cant wait to see the dolphins!!

Hey Jimmy, thanks for replying aswell! haha we are nervous about going aswell and meeting ppl! We are thinking of going sept/oct time. Have you got your visa yet? where are you thinking of travelling?

Stacey/Lauren :)

6. Posted by orpheus (Budding Member 52 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

im going over to cairns in august after ive turned 21 and im gonna make my way down the coast to spend christmas and new years in sydney then if i have the money and i like the whole travelling thing im gonna go over to bangkok and do a few places over there as my friend told me its amazing over there. have any ideas yourself yet or are you just going to go with the flow?


7. Posted by stacey_g (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

i havent got a clue yet, just looking where to go, how to get around and how much money we should take. I get lost over here at the best of times so going to just stay in australia dont want to risk going anywhere else haha! but i may change my mind once im out there. What are you going to do about transport when you are out there?


8. Posted by orpheus (Budding Member 52 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

errmm for transport il just get one of the hop on off pass things with either the greyhound one or oz experiance. like you need to get money sorted first think il need more then i acpected from begining hopeing to get about 4000 and something not that easy staying in every night untill then though! haha. haha getting lost is fun thing about it lol gonna get lost at some point just gotta get unlost haha.