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Looking to travel to OZ in oct 2011 1st time alone!!

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1. Posted by sammymac13 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hi all,

My name is Sam. Im 27 years old and have finally had enough of boring 8am-6pm job i currently have.
Im looking for something different and was thinking of travelling to OZ in oct this year, alone.

This will be my first time in travelling and is quite intimidating...

Does anyone have any tips to help me out.

Would be really appreciated!


2. Posted by Rosieb79 (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Hey Sam,
Not that I can give you any advice but I am doing the same thing this October, on my own. But reading these forums it seems alot of people do it on there own and seem to have a great time doing it. Roll on the 27th of October!


3. Posted by philr1 (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

Hi Sam ,

Same as Rosie , im travelling alone to Australia in September and will be landing in Sydney on the 26th . Only advice I can give is that you wont be alone and if you fancy chatting or mailing me feel free .

I also got sick of the day job and booked it on a whim but im over the nerves and cant wait now . going via thailand so roll on August when I head off from London.


4. Posted by sammymac13 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hi Rosie and Phil,

Cheers guys for answering. Cant believe how many people are travelling to OZ by themselves!

Im really looking forward to some adventures and good times.

Was wondering if anyone is doing the working holiday visa or if your just going out with money saved up? i only ask due to lack of experience and unsure how to go about booking and planning this trip.

also not very sure about accomdation and hostels ect... dont know if its turn up and pay or book in advance?

sorry for all the questions!!

kind regards


5. Posted by philr1 (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

Hey glad to help ,

I got a 1 year working holiday visa to allow me the option of work . Long term im looking to get sponsored for a four year visa and work a career job if it works out .

I had some money saved as i have only a one way ticket and was paranoid id be pulled through customs in sydney . Hostel wise ive the first couple of nights booked in sydney until i get my bearings and will probably book ahead from city to city depending on my situation .

no problem with the questions trust me i still have all the same worries ,


6. Posted by Kaz88 (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y

Hi,i'm planning on going to oz around October. Have my whv and now just have to book my ticket. Planning on flying into Melbourne and will probably book a hostel for a couple of nights in advance. I'm also travelling alone and quite nervous but really looking forward to it at the same time.

7. Posted by philr1 (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

hey kaz ,

its crazy the nerves are killing me too i just want to get there now . Only two weeks left in London then moving my stuff home and then gone . Melbourne is supposed to be beautiful .

Its really daunting even booking it knowing you will be travelling alone but its all good ha


8. Posted by Katie1424 (Budding Member 69 posts) 5y

Hey everyone,

Another one in your boat here!!! Land in cairns on the 3rd on a whv, one way ticket so hoping to stay for as long as possible!!! Will be in Sydney for Xmas and ny if any of you are about?? xx

9. Posted by mojo-jojo (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y


Me and my boyfriend are flying out to cairns on 4th nov, stop over in hong kong first, am nervous too but really looking forward to it. I know will not b there by myself but heard loads of people go out there alone an make loads of friends so dont worry. We wanna b in sydney for new year. Mite meet some of u out there :)

Happy Travels


10. Posted by ieuhigh (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y

Hey Im planning on goin out in october but think im gonna go to adelaide first as thats one of the states that you can do the 3months work to extend your visa,thats the plan anyway but im just trying to sort out flights and work and stuff!!

cant wait to get out there though and get my first surf in!!

take it easy