I am hoping to travel to Australia in March/April 2012 - I am going travelling solo and never been travelling before. I am 22 years old and like to go out and have few beers, but am also interested in what I can learn & see in Australia.
I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me or is going to Australia/Sydney at the same time as me?
I look forward to hearing from you
[ Edit: Edited on 05-Jan-2012, at 13:06 by chelle323 ]
I'm 22 and going to Oz for a year, its my first time travelling too and going solo; rather nervous and really excited.
I'm starting in melbourne hoping to working there and then make my way up the east coast.
Loooking for people to meet up with. what are your plans so far?
I am unsure where to start my travels as Melbourne would seem like a wise idea and work the way up the coast as your planning too, but so far my research shown it is cheaper to fly to Sydney and also that I want to do a starter package which includes things such as sorting out tax codes, couple nights free hostels when first get to australia etc and the best package I've found is for sydney! So I'm torn between where to go first!
Yeah would be great to get to no each other & have someone in similar position whilst out there & meet up if paths cross! X
I was also looking at doing a starter pack, but the more i looked into them they seemed like a rip off. Spoken to a lot of people on here and it seems like it fairly easy to sort out bank account and all the other bits. Going to take the plunge and do it myself :0
I will be going to sydney after Melbourne hopefully keep going east to Cains. Very hard to plan the rest of trip just see what will happen
I have noticed that alot of people seem to starting off in Melbourne (and it makes sense geographically!)
Think I need to re look at flight prices & starter packs (as you have) and see what I can find out.
When you looking at heading out to Melbourne?
I got my visa of visa bureau - were really helpful and was accepted in few days.
Booked my flight for 12th march, I may still go for a starter pack just need to see how easy it is to sort the paperwork bits out by yourself. Most hostels are very good on helping people. I have had good advice of people here as well.
There are many sites you can go on to get a visa. Best to get it directly of Austrailian gov website that be cheapest
Where did you book your flight from? and if you dont mind me asking how much it cost you?
Booked my flight from STA travel was the site that a lot of people from here recommended and for flights they did work out the cheapest. I got a one way flight to Melbourne, it was around £480 can't Remb actually but it was the best price I saw x