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30yr old travelling solo to Australia, NZ and Fiji in April

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1. Posted by Becki81 (Budding Member, 42 posts) 26 Nov '11 16:14

Hi

Im planning on travelling solo to Australia the beginning of april nxt yr and was wondering if there was anyone else about my age going at that time?

Ive not booked flights or got visa yet but will hopefully be going on a WHV. Never done anything like this before so im feeling a lil scared about the whole situation but really excited! A bit worried about meeting new people if im honest as i am expecting everyone to be alot younger than i am. The plan was to save for a year and go with a friend but as i turn 31 late next april i obviously can't wait that long. Been trying to figure out where to go, stay etc but i really havent got a clue!

Where are the best places to go?

Is it easy to book into hostels and what is the best method of travel between states/cities?

Cheers

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Nov-2011, at 16:47 by Bex30 ]

2. Posted by adamlockett (Budding Member, 15 posts) 27 Nov '11 03:51

Hey I'm 27 and will be heading to oz end of June next year on my own never done this before either nothing booked up yet either so ur not alone .

3. Posted by Becki81 (Budding Member, 42 posts) 27 Nov '11 04:44

Glad to hear im not on my own!

My heads pickled with it all at the min! Trying to find the cheapest visa, flights etc. Havent got a clue where to start!

Are you just going to oz or you going other countries as well?

4. Posted by GarethS (Budding Member, 9 posts) 27 Nov '11 11:28

Hey I am also in a simliar position to you Becky, I am 27 will be 28 by the time I travel. First time I have trvalled solo and I have got to the stage where its now or never (only going for a month though).

I think I am travelling Feb-March been looking at flights/visa then going to sort my accomodation out.

I have been checking flights out used Sta travel as a starting point but also going direct to companies. Being flexible with flights ie midweek it seems to drop the price.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Nov-2011, at 11:40 by GarethS ]

5. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member, 326 posts) 27 Nov '11 13:44

Hey Becki!

You won't have a problem meeting anyone! I did the same trip two years ago when I was 30 (having never travelled before), and it was easy, age isn't an issue when you are travelling.

It is easy to book into hostels, I just did it as I went round, get your visa direct from the Australian Government website, it is easy and cheaper than going through an agency.

I got my flights with Round the World Experts as they allow you to change dates of flights for free.

Make sure you leave enough time to see New Zealand as it is a fantastic country, and has far more to offer than Oz (just my opinion!) and Fiji is almost paradise!

6. Posted by Becki81 (Budding Member, 42 posts) 27 Nov '11 13:52

Thats exactly what i think!

Yeah i have been looking at them. They have a branch in Birmingham so im thinking of popping in to get some prices. Need some professional advice as i havent got a clue what i'm doing!

Im so excited about it all! Just gotta try and keep it quite until i hand in my notice! ha!

7. Posted by Becki81 (Budding Member, 42 posts) 27 Nov '11 13:58

Thanks for the advice Steve! I'll have a look at those and see what prices i get.

Do i need a visa to enter NZ since i will only be travelling? i have heard its amazing.

As long as the money lasts i have all the time in the world! Even considering coming home at the end of my trip and getting a working visa for NZ and going back for a year if i like it!

8. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member, 326 posts) 27 Nov '11 14:03

No you will get a 6 month visa on entry I think to New Zealand, and it is an amazing country! So much to see and do, and the people are so friendly

9. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4402 posts) 27 Nov '11 14:35

Quoting Becki81

Even considering coming home at the end of my trip and getting a working visa for NZ and going back for a year if i like it!

No need to return home for that; you can apply for a New Zealand WHV from anywhere in the world (unlike the Australian WHV you can even do so when already in New Zealand, though that does come with extra hassle).

10. Posted by adamlockett (Budding Member, 15 posts) 28 Nov '11 09:37

Just going to see how it gose in oz then prob travel on my way home I think not sure yet got plenty of time to decide want to travel about but oz will be my starting point