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Traveling alone to Aus in June!! Advice??

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1. Posted by Neato24 (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

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Hello Everyone!

I am from the US and am traveling to Australia from Taiwan in June. I am going to Taiwan with friends for two weeks and afterwards I am heading out on my own to Sydney. I have never traveled alone and am a bit scared, but more excited than anything!! I have heard about bus tour programs and was wondering if anyone had any advice on those. I want to head from Sydney up the east coast.

Also was hoping to hear from anyone who was also traveling that way. Love to meet fellow travelers :)

2. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 6y


I arrive in Sydney on the 7th May 2011 on my own. I am then going to travel up the east coast and hopefully pick up work along the way. Looking at doing Oz Experince, they are a bus tour company who cater for backpackers so everyone will be in the same situation :)


3. Posted by Neato24 (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

Hello Claire,

Yes, I was looking at the Oz Experience, seems like one of the main programs offered. Where is your destination up the coast? Have you traveled alone before? (sorry for all the questions :) )

4. Posted by ilmi9 (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

hey neato,

you juz go for it. it will b a nice experience for you in travelling alone you will enjoy it. you should go by bus. this is really a good programme so dont worry and go for it.:)

5. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 5y

Hi Neato24,

No i've not traveled on my own before, so this is all new to be too. I don't have a spcifice destination on the East Coast, possibly somewhere around Ayr as there seems to be a few decent working places there.


6. Posted by leona866 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

Hi Neato

I arrive in Perth on June 17th, where are you hopen to arrive in Oz??


7. Posted by Neato24 (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y

To Leona -

I'm not 100% sure yet where/when I am arriving. Still have to book my tickets to Taiwan, once that's all planned out I will start really planning the OZ trip. I was pretty much just thinking of flying into Sydney, but I guess there are a lot of places to start my trip! Where are you going to travel to from Perth?

8. Posted by leona866 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

Hey Neato

To be honest Ive heard so many stories about people who make plans, only for them to be tossed out the window as soon as they arrive!! For me Perth is more laid back then Sydney to start, Ideally id like to get to Sydney harbour for new year but what i do, or where i go is completly up in the air!!
On paper ill travel anticlockwise perth, broom, darwin, cairns then down the east coast to Sydney!! Although thats just a rough plan, basically im as flexible as I can be!! All im booking is 3nights in a hostel in Perth and ill take it from there!!

Everybody at home thinks im a bit nutz with my lack of plans

Leona xx

9. Posted by Neato24 (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y

HI Leona,

I took a look at Perth, looks like an awesome place! Yeah, I don't really have much of a plan other than to travel up the east coast as the months get colder. I have never gone on a trip that is not really planned out before either. My friends and family also think I'm crazy (but they are also secretly jealous). We should keep in touch, maybe we will cross paths along the way :)


10. Posted by leona866 (Budding Member 35 posts) 5y

Hey Kailey

yeah I reckon a lot of people are jealous they didnt do it when they were younger!!Dont get me wrong, im really nervous, but im also very excited!! We shuf defo stay in touch xx