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Going solo Sydney to Cairns (23 Feb - 6 April) anyone else?

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1. Posted by packer1992 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hello :)

I've just booked some last minute tickets to Sydney for a month and a bit. Im planning heading up the Golden Coast on the Greyhound bus service - at the moment alone....

Can anyone coment on how easy it is to meet people on the bus / in hostels who are in a similar situation?

There seems so much to do that i dont really know where to start - any recomendations for particular areas / day trips to stop off at?

Finaly, if anyone is in a similar situation (Specificaly ariving in sydney around the 23rd) feel free to get in touch :)

(for the record im 18yr old male, easy going, friendly etc :) )



2. Posted by alpal7 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Hi Will,

I'm heading out to Australia in a few weeks, leaving on the 7th March. I'm going solo, planning to hang about in Sydney mostly, explore Byron Bay, do a bit of surfing here and there and then check out Melbourne.

My brother lives in Sydney (which is a big reason for me going out) but before he lived there he went through the whole hostel thing and said he couldn't believe how friendly everyone was! I'm quite nervous about going, but if you think about it, everyone's in the same boat! You just have to smile and be friendly!

Have you looked at any hostels in Sydney? I'm thinking about going to one called WakeUp, its got awesome reviews and sounds pretty fun.

As for day trips, definitely Byron Bay, I've heard its amazing. China Town, the Zoo, and Palm Beach has come highly recommended off a few of my mates!

I'm an 18 year old female by the way, easy going, fun, friendly and always up for a laugh.

Never know, might see you out there!

Let me know if you need anything else,


3. Posted by alpal7 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

I've also just seen that you've already left! Hope you've adjusted to the time difference and are already having a blast! x