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21. Posted by EdBarnes90 (Budding Member 13 posts) 4y

Im heading out to OZ in march/april this year. il be getting to sydney, then going up to Cairns along the east coast! again like everyone travelling alone i'l be nervous, but excited at the same time! so many opportunities out there! anyone else know what theyre doing around that time?

cheers
Ed :)

22. Posted by Grace91 (Budding Member 38 posts) 4y

Hey Ed and Kelsey, i think we pretty much have the same idea?

I've heard Sydney is very expensive kinda like london, so im only thinking of staying there for a week or so till i head up the top of the east coast depending on who i meet)

Even though my flights are booked for May, im hoping to change them last minute to end of march/end of april depending on money! IM THAT EXCITED! :)

Think my first 5days/week im going to book into wake up hostel in sydney, its supposed to be pretty good - im not going with any companys like ozintro/ultimate oz x

23. Posted by unabuna88 (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Hey Grace! im a 23 year old planning a solo year in oz too, starting in August just applying for my visa and all now, i am scared shitless tho and also have visions of myself flying home in shame after 2 weeks but im being re-assured this wont be the case! I'm thinking of starting off in perth and then heading east after a while, as its more expensive there but really cant decide yet so going to start studying my lonely planet! Nice to know im not alone!:)

24. Posted by Oz_Mad (Budding Member 52 posts) 4y

Hey Una,

Thinking of heading to Oz for a year or two myself although not until November. Just back from 3 months of travelling down the east coast.....it was fabulous! You will absolutley love Australia and I bet you wont want to leave once you get there :)

25. Posted by aaronhuckett91 (Budding Member 18 posts) 4y

Hey Grace,

I am also travelling to Sydney at around the end of April, I am travelling alone looking for a travelling buddie! My plan is to touch down in Sydney and then go with the flow from there. Looking to book into a hostel and then decide from there

Aaron

x

26. Posted by kelseykline (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Grace,

You're definitely one step ahead of me, because I have yet to actually book a flight! I have the money ready, I just need to get my visa going. Do you plan on working at all on your trip? I'm definitely needing to do some sort of work and really hoping that's not going to be too difficult. I hadn't really heard much of anything about the cost of any of the areas in Australia, so thanks for the heads up on sydney! Although I'm dying to go up to Cairns, which probably isn't too much cheaper...

27. Posted by Grace91 (Budding Member 38 posts) 4y

Hey Aaron, youll have to let me know what hostel so we could be two loners meeting up out there!

Kelsey, i am planning on working out there definately need to! Also, dying to go up to Cairns, then work my way down the east coast, ive heard its pretty easy to get jobs in hostels, work there and get paid and then free accom each week and waitressing etc.. So hopefully well be lucky to find something!!

My visa got approved straight away, so im glad thats out the way, im just thinking now of insurance, australian bank accounts etc, no ideaaaa how to sort that out im so confused! haha

Grace x

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30. Posted by jenniemily ( 0 posts) 4y

Hey guys

I'm a 20 year old, planning on arriving in Sydney in mid May and travelling alone as well. I'm only gonna be in oz around 3 months because I've got my uni studies back home.. I don't wanna have a full gap year so the next chance I'd have to make this kind of a trip would be after I graduate - which is like yeeears from now. So why not now!!

I'm probably gonna book ultimate oz arrival package because they offer the farm work training and I really wanna do some farm work when in oz. Therefore I'll first spend a week in Sydney, then a week at the training but after that.. no-one knows. After the training is complete they do offer one job but who knows if it only lasts like 2 days, so I might have to travel around and look for another job for quite some time.

Anyway! While in Sydney I'll stay in the WakeUp hostel like you Grace. I already looked up and messaged you Grace on facebook but if anyone else is interested in sharing their plans and fears and stuff just msg me and we can look each other up on fb :) It would be fun to know some people who are in Sydney in mid May!

Jenni