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11. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 5y

I am currently looking at flights now.. Yeah It is so hard to decide aint it! Cairns is good for the weather in May although it may be quieter to start as I am going alone. Sydney could be a good base for meeting and socialising anyone ideas?? looking to book next few days.x :-)

12. Posted by Pandora28 (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

I think im going go to Cairins now as it has the best weather then go to Sydney in the summer, Let me no what you book and maybe we could meet up out there or book the same hostel.
x

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

how much is a week at gilligans? jabs iv had hep a and hep b, typhoid i had last year to go to egypt and an up to date tetnes.iv got an 8 hour wait for a connecting flight from sydney to cairnes!long! but will be worth it. im leaving 24th may to thailand till 22nd june then out to oz (cairnes) for a year or mayby more. if anyones around at the same time write back

14. Posted by Leanne s (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

Quoting navensr

how much is a week at gilligans? jabs iv had hep a and hep b, typhoid i had last year to go to egypt and an up to date tetnes.iv got an 8 hour wait for a connecting flight from sydney to cairnes!long! but will be worth it. im leaving 24th may to thailand till 22nd june then out to oz (cairnes) for a year or mayby more. if anyones around at the same time write back

Hiya

im flying out to cairns on 30th June:) my friend has just booked 4 night in gilligans including airport transfer and some meals included i think, she paid about £90, meant to be a real good hostel to start with, think thats where im going to stay but book closer to the time. my friends flying out in a couple of weeks so depending on where they r n that so need to wait.

Yeah my plans are to stay out for a year but have to come back for a cmas because i stupidly booked a cmas holiday with the family before i decicded to go oz, im hoping to come back out in time for the new year:) dont fancy another winter in england any time soon. You travelling alone or with friends?

I can not wait, im on countdown, cant wait to leave my 9-5 office job. good good times!

Leanne x

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

I arrive in Sydney on the 7th May. Plan on staying there for a few weeks then flying to Cairns. I was going to work my way up the east coast but because of the weather i'm going to work my way down instead :) Should be in Cairns around the end of May.

Claire
xx

16. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 5y

Yeah Tanya I think Cairns is going to be the starting point.. I will be in the process of booking my flight this wkd. Weather will be better but it will be much easier to start there and settle in whereas with the high cost of living in Sydney you il be needing to find work straight away. I have been looking at reviews of hostels. Shenanigans is smaller than Gilligans but it looks to be a very sociable hostel and a but cheaper too so I may book there. I will update when I have flights and all booked if ya wana go sametime.;)

Cairns il be pretty small so I am sure we will al be able to meet up easily..I am dreading the long flight over but it should be worth it. Claire give us a shout when ya in Cairns.. I am looking at mid May to go. Mite stil be there june to meet you's guys? I think some hostels you can stay up to a month so should be around to meet yas all :)..I cant wait to get outa here.

Laura xx

17. Posted by Pandora28 (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Hey Laura,

Have a look at the northern green house hostel it has the best reviews and looks really nice and includes loads of free stuff like breakfast and bbqs, pancake days and pizza and film nights ,plus free transport to various places I always check reviews on tripadvisor dont really trust any other site , so think I might book in there. Have been looking at flights there coming up about £650 on skyscanner with ba and quantas Im just gonna get a one way flight??? what will you be getting. Il be flying from Heathrow hun and I guess you will be flying from Ireland but if we fly simular times we could meet at a certain hostel shouldnt be too hard.

Im really getting excited now was worried about going on my own but since joinng this site so many other people are doing It makes me feel better.

Also on gumtree there are loads of flatshares and jobs so if I like it there I might get a flat share for a few months.

:)

18. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 5y

Hey sorry for the late delay hun,

Yeah its does seem to look a good hostel. I always check tripavisor for reviews seems a good few ones am sure any of them will do good for meeting people.:)

I have been checking travelsupermarket for flights here. Got one for Saturday 14th May £620. I am booking one way it goes from dub-London Heathrow-Sydney- Cairns. What date suits you? they have good offers if you wana check flights be handy for you. I will have to go through Heathrow for any flight ova lol. This one does a technical stop in singapore only.

Yeah be nice to start off there while weathers good and see the sights then if anyjobs are going and I like it may stay for a bit. Some of the hostels have airport pick ups too which is dead handy. First thing would be to get flight sorted and the rest will follow. xx

19. Posted by slk2011 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

hello

im flying out on 25th april !! getting close now :) im staying in perth to begin then going wherever i please probably going to hit thailand and other places in that area.

I was orginally going with friends and even meeting people out there but now im all alone and tbh after speaking with other people who have done this i think its the best way to do it!!

If anyone will be round perth area im staying in fremantle pirates hostel its meant to be amazing!!

cant wait to meet loads of new people!! - ive had typhoid injection also for thailand! (it wa sa combined one with hep b)

Steph - North East England (24)

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

sweet look forward to seein you there leanne and amy,iv had a look at gilligans hostel and it looks preety good with lots to do aswell. i cant wait only 5 weeks left now so saving all the pennys!