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61. Posted by harryga (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning on leaving at the beginning of September, but nothings certain as i will have to see with work etc. Im from Plymouth btw. I was thinking about route 66 as i thought it might be best to get the expensive part out of the way first and then work in Oz, also ive read that its best to start travelling in a western country if you've never travelled on your own before. So really i could go anywhere.

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63. Posted by julzys (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys

Is anyone traveling to Thailand and then onto oz beginning of June??? Im going on my own and looking forward to meeting nice people

64. Posted by holmesyboy (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys - I'm going to australia at the beginning of September with Ultimate Oz, so i fly into Sydney and stay there for about a week i think. Not sure what to do after the week, do i stay and work for a while or is it best to go travelling?

I've heard that xmas in sydney is fantastic so thought i might get the travelling bit out of the way and head back for xmas/new year. Is there much work in sydney during that time or is it taken up by all the schoolies on holidays?


65. Posted by joelim (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


I'm Joe from Malaysia, as i'm 1st time traveling solo to Melbourne on end of August till begin fo September.

Anyone one around at this time? Maybe we could visit Great Ocean Road, philip island and ect together.

Even my Hostel havnt been selected yet. But think of staying at YHA hostel. is it the best location?

66. Posted by David1892 (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,
Just joined this site, the thread looks great! Ha. Me and my mate are heading to melbourne sept 6th! From Newcastle (eng not aus)
Were gunna find work there till Xmas then Sydney new year then get a campervan early jan and spend what we've saved up and down the east coast before settling down again, maybe in brispane or Somewere like that. Looks like there's some similar plans with most of you.
Keep in touch if youre gunna b around our way the same time! Also check out

67. Posted by cattyb (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey David.
Im heading to melbourne and will be arriving on the 26th of sep! Im going out with my friend Laura. I live just outside of newcastle :) I cant wait to go! Really not long now. Heard so many great things from my friends who have been out there.
Catherine x

68. Posted by TerryD (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone, I have flights booked for melbourne on 4th July from london. I'm 22 from chester UK, travelling alone after my partner dropped out a couple of weeks ago.

My rough plan is to stay in Melbourne for a few months and try and get a job to fund my travelling, hopefully enough work so i can get 2nd year visa. or if theres no work there then go to Sydney.

I just cant wait to go now tho :)

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70. Posted by David1892 (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

alright catherine!
other side of the world and we'll still be bumping into geordies ha.
i havnt heard much about the place to be honest but from what i see on websites and places like this it sounds really good and loads seem to be going! do you have any plans when you get there? where youre staying or getting work etc.
i think we want to go city center for our first week, party the weekend and hand out cv's everywhere we can, the head to the beach and chill and hopefully let the job offers roll in lol.
were looking at going to Base@ st.kildas it looks really good. x