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Heading to Australia from Ireland april/may 2012

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1. Posted by degoingitalone (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Hi everyone,
Im planning a year out from work and all the day to day stresses of life starting April/May of 2012. I want to go to Australia the only problem is im going it alone!! I have never travelled alone before let alone half way accross the world!!
Id love to have a kinda working holiday where i can travel for a while and then when the funds start getting low work for a while :) I dont know where to start tho?!? There is so much info on the web that it just seens to be overwelming me, i know absolutly nothing about australia, how much money to bring, what to bring, where to go ect?! everybody seems to say not to worry that its really friendly and that you meet loads of people along the way and to just go with the flow but i just have this vision in my head of me getting out there and not knowing what to do?!
Agh help.......

2. Posted by LeighLeigh89 (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

I'd love to join you, buy am also clueless myself lol x

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

Well the more the merrier :) you thinking of heading out? x

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5. Posted by dieraluken (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Hello,

We are a group of three people and we are planning to do a 2.5 weeks Australian Circuit next spring (end of April - beginning of May). We are planning to visit a few cities like: Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Cains, Perth and stay on a very strict budget. We also found a very good flight offer from Europe to Australia. if you are flexible with the dates you can join us.

regards,
Rachel

6. Posted by dieraluken (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Hello,

We are a group of three people and we are planning to do a 2.5 weeks Australian Circuit next spring (end of April - beginning of May). We are planning to visit a few cities like: Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Cains, Perth and stay on a very strict budget. We also found a very good flight offer from Europe to Australia. if you are flexible with the dates you can join us.

regards,
Rachel

7. Posted by Trishy_Baby (Budding Member 37 posts) 5y

Quoting degoingitalone

Hi everyone,
Im planning a year out from work and all the day to day stresses of life starting April/May of 2012. I want to go to Australia the only problem is im going it alone!! I have never travelled alone before let alone half way accross the world!!
Id love to have a kinda working holiday where i can travel for a while and then when the funds start getting low work for a while :) I dont know where to start tho?!? There is so much info on the web that it just seens to be overwelming me, i know absolutly nothing about australia, how much money to bring, what to bring, where to go ect?! everybody seems to say not to worry that its really friendly and that you meet loads of people along the way and to just go with the flow but i just have this vision in my head of me getting out there and not knowing what to do?!
Agh help.......

Hi :)

Omg I completely understand how you feel!! trust me, Im in the exact same situation. Im planning on going to Oz in April (well around then) too. And like you, Im travelling alone, not having much of a clue about the country and am boggled by everything I find online :) However, as it's something i really want to do, i figure it's better to do it now whilst im out of work! people from other forums have said that it's easy to make friends, however that still doesn't ease the nerves!!

Where are you thinking of flying out from? Have you checked up flights!!

If we were going at the same time, you'd be welcome to travel with me, two clueless heads must be better than one :)