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1. Posted by navensr (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

hi my names billy 21 male from chichester. im goin to oz in july 2011 mayby starting at cairnes and traveling through queensland gold coast sydney and all over and am looking for other people wanting to the same thing. iv sorted my visa just need to book flights and somewher to stay for the first week to get my feet settled.if your interested let us no

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

Hi Billy

Im arriving in Perth, June 17th!!im nervous bout going alone but excited too. Im hopen to travel around Oz but have nothing set in stone, id like to find someone easy going to travel with and have some fun!!

Leona, 24 from Dublin:)

3. Posted by navensr (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

hi leona how you doing?i cant wait either! im easy going and up for anything wher are you heading after perth?im thinking of starting in darwin then cairnes, to see the great barrier reef and other excersions round there staying in hostels and heading south down to brisbane , gold coast and try and see as much as possible!,but im up for anything so if you got any idears let me know x

4. Posted by navensr (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

and how much did you pay for your travel insurance?

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

I got my visa insurance sim card bank acc and tax file number for €399 from a travel agents in Dublin, it was a grand deal cause its all done for you!!
not too sure where im heading after Perth, but in theory Darwin then Cairnes then down the east coast but im easy going and if that changes so be it!!!
nice to hear from you x

6. Posted by navensr (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

cor thats a well good deal! iv got my working visa and getting my insurance friday,then just flights to book. i want to leave 1st of july sooner if i can,how long are you planning on going for?i think thats the best way to go because its hotter in north australia in july so better to start ther if you like the sun.are you staying in hostels or thought of getting a campervan?probly get to see more and go wherever you want, good to hear from you to x

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

Im hopen to stay for a year or 2!!I love the campervan idea but dont drive, so id need to find sumbody to share with!! i can cook and make a few sweet cocktails so that will be my imput!!
At first I wanna stay in hostels though, to meet people and find my feet. Then its wherever the road takes me, plans are just made to be broken, so why bother!!!


8. Posted by brenny48 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hi Guys! I know this thread is a bit old but thought id reply anyway. Ive just booked up to go backpacking (alone!) I fly to Sydney on the 18th of July on a working holiday visa. I have no solid plans at all! Maybe ill bump inot you guys over there!


9. Posted by mistycastle15 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

It sounds like some of you might be wandering through Darwin, so I thought I'd give this a shot!

I'm looking for someone/a small group who feels like going through Kakadu national park for a few days... I am going to be in Darwin from Sept 23rd in the afternoon until the morning of the 27th, and I'd much rather rent a car, drive around and camp out than sit on a tour jeep for several days, which seems to be the only other way to do it! If anyone is interested in camping, hiking, and doing a bit of the boat and nature walk thing for 3 nights (or 2), I'd really love to chat, so lemme know! I like the idea of driving with people much more than alone.

And, I know, too short a time, but I've only got a month and I'm spending most of it with a friend in Perth - hearing about all of the longer trips is making me so jealous!


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