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Backpacking Australia solo, late Sept 2011... Are you?

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11. Posted by nicky88 (Budding Member 20 posts) 5y

Hi james, im landing in sydney around 5th sept but am aiming to be in cairns for late sep, i also want to be in sydney for new year.

Its scary going on your own, im so nervous about not meeting people.

Coffs harbour ive heard is meant to be fab for xmas and new year.

Jimmy, ill be 23 when i leave so not that much older than you lol xx

12. Posted by boycey123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

Hey, lesley, tracy nicki, james and jimmy!.

Im travelling to oz late sept/begining of oct 2011.
Im going with my mate and possibly another, 1 of them is only staying out there for a month, but im looking to quit my job and do 6 months to a year?
Went to new zealand for 3 months last year, amazing country, the flights are quite cheap from oz so maybe looking to go over there at some point to?
Im 29 will be 30 by then, im from southampton (uk).

Are any of you on facebook?

much love,


13. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member 48 posts) 5y

Hi everyone!

Im Sarah, 24 from Somerset. I'll be arriving in oz around the beginning of oct, after doing a little leisurely tour round Singapore and Malaysia for a month or so on my own (eek!)

I'll be starting at the top in Cairns and working my way down, I'm thinking of spending xmas and new years in Sydney too. I'll prob only be in oz for about 3 months travelling down the east coast with hopefully a detour to Ayers Rock. I'm hoping to go over to NZ on a WHV after, but I'm not on a time frame of any sort.

I'm also quitting my job and ebay has become my best friend for selling all my unwanted things for travelling funds lol!

Let me know if anyones doing something similar or fancies a chat!


14. Posted by nickhunter (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hi Everyone!..

I havent got round to reading all the posts in this topic, just flicked through a quick few i am planning on going to australia travelling towards the start of autumn 2011. I have alot of saving to do been a graduate unable to find a well paid job.

I just saw your post sarah we should chat if you want? who knows we may end up meeting up, oh yeah just a bit about me am 22 from Middlesbrough and plan to spend the full year in australia and got no set route as such am just going for the adventure

If anybody fancies a chat then add us on FB as Nick Hunter

Thanks x

15. Posted by orpheus (Budding Member 52 posts) 5y

my email is and my name is jamie mitchell feel free to add me on facebook abyone for a chat about oz i need all help and advice i can get before i go!

thanks! jimmy

16. Posted by boycey123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

jimmy that hotmail addy doesnt work?. mine is mboycey@tiscali

17. Posted by anh1987 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hi all, glad to see there's lots of people out there in a similar situation to me.

I'm flying to Sydney in August from the UK, hoping to find work there but no set route at the moment. I'm 23 years old and going on my own but really excited about going and exploring Oz. If anyone wants to add me on facebook feel free (Adam Humphries) Would be good to chat with people about their experiances/plans for when they travel to Australia.

18. Posted by pixiebaby (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

Wow there's so many of you!
I'm heading over to Sydney in less than 2 weeks!
, don't know anyone & super excited but also nervous! I've got a job contract for 6 months then want to travel around a bit... then off to Europe to see family & find some more adventure!
I'm livin in New Zealand atm, for all of you considerin adding it to your travel itinery DO IT !there are ao many amazing places to see & the kiwis are a fun lovable bunch, they drink hard party hard but will find you a place to sleep & a friend to chat to no matter what!

If anyone wants to chat or share tips / nerves / stories or catch up in Oz flick me an email, won't let me write my email but it's ailis2 at hotmail :) Sweet hope you all have a blast!


19. Posted by boozyfloozy_si (Budding Member 40 posts) 5y

Hi All

Gone quiet on this thread - have you all made your travel plans???

I'm being made redundant in July and am thinking about hot footing it over to Oz, Whilst I've still got my freedom (and own teeth). Was thinking predominantly the east coast and south australia for a month or to suggestions and ideas and even a meet up for a bit as I feel like a bit of a charly no chums on my tod :-)

Message me if poss!!!!



20. Posted by onepromise (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y

Thought I'd join in!

I'm Rach, 23 years old (bit younger than some but what does age matter?? ) and heading out to Cairns late Sept. Love to meet up with anyone who's heading out around the same time. I'm going on my own so feeling a bit nervous but excited too!

Sim - Sorry to hear about the redundancy but sounds like now's the best time to do it! Love the East Coast idea - what I'm hoping to do too!

Rach x