I have taken the plunge and booked my ticket to oz! I'll arrive in Sydney on April 13th for three months, I'm travelling alone and although im excited im half dreading my trip as I'm really worried about been a loner! My plan is to travel up the east coast covering all the hot spots!
Is there anyone out there who will be around the same time as me? if so would you like to hook up? also any tips regarding hostels etc will be very helpful! as yet iv not booked into any hostels.
whether your alone or in a group i'd love to hear from you
I am flying into Cairns on the 15th, for 2 months, also on my own. I'm travelling down the east coast probably hitting all the hot spots. I'm also a bit nervous but there are so many people in the same situation! I've only booked up my first 3 nights in a hostel in cairns.
good luck with your trip!
3 months is a long time to do just the east coast, you could probably go a bit further if you want to. Don't worry about finding friends, there's people doing the same thing everywhere!
I fly into Sydney on April 14th and am excited but freaked out too. Also haven't booked any hostels yet and don't have solid plans as far as sightseeing and things. Planning to stay up to two months maybe and then head over to New Zealand. If you want to meet up, let me know.
thanks evryone i guess im just worrying as ive never done anything like this before...but im sure all will be fab! and ill certainly look into covering other areas if 3 months will be plenty of time ...i would like to do melbourne! guess ill see what it brings! xxx
There is a big group of us heading out to Sydney on the 7th April and will be doing stuff around Sydney the week 11th - 16th if you find yourself at a lose end for the first few days.
I get to Sydney on 21st April so if you're still around then I wouldn't mind meeting up!
I'm starting to get nervous about it now too but I'm sure there's nothing to worry about
aw thanks john that would be nice and helen yes that would be great also ill be in sydney for a week or two i reckon!
i still havent booked hostel tho do you have any suggestions? i was thinking the wake up...but few ppl said with it been big its harder to fit in? =/ i also thought about YHA ones to start but then some ppl suggested its more of a flashpackers and older traveller (which that doesnt bother me so long as there not like mum and dad ppl) i do want to do lots and see lots so duno which is best! hmmm
My Little brother has to taken the plunge and has today got his visa and his flights booked and arrives in Sydney april 25th, hes travelling for 3 months to and has never done anything like this before.
I did it a few years back so im giving him as much advice as possible and iv always been a member on here so i thought id get him in touch with people in the same boat, can i put you in touch with him? maybe u message me ure email or facebook or something? cheers
yer sure the more ppl i can meet or be in touch with the better...and im sure he feels the same its scary been alone but im so eager to get there...ive already packed lol
As ive never been before i cant say exactly where ill be an when but my plan is to start sydney and work up to cairns and then if i have time do melbourne, i will be in sydney upto two weeks i think (as i say depends on how i get on there) but would defo meet him at some point and keep in touch along way..as itll be good to share tips!
As you've been before...what do you make of the greyhound/oz experience? im considering using one or the other but wont book until get there (think ill do oz exp if i struggle t meet ppl)
also ) the yhs is more flashpacker but figured after a long flight could use it! but i dont wana arrive and not meet ppl. the wake up is appealing but as much as i love partying i wana do more sightseeing of this trip and i know thats a lively hostel and someone said it was better for under 21s??(decisions decisions)
any tips would be great a few ppl have been good with there advice so guess i need to make a decision lol
[ Edit: Edited on 10-Mar-2011, at 13:57 by natalied ]