Hey Im Michelle.
I am hoping to travel to Australia late this year or early next year. As it stands all my friends are tied with Bf's Jobs etc. I would like to think I am brave enough to go alone (and will!! ) But am still hoping to convince someone to come with me!!
I dont have a real plan as yet except a list of where i'm going and what im gonna see!! Which I think is pretty standard!
Anyone who has traveled to Oz feel free to suggest places,experiance etc
And anyone planning to go similar time to me let me know!!! I am on Fb and Msn!!
Im also thinking about it... and have a list as long as my arm!!! Where were you thinking of going?
Im in the same boat! Wanting to go, but very scared to do it on my own!
I'm the same- friends with jobs and boyfriends so I just booked it lol. No turning back! Doing LA for a month then New Zealand for a year, but am looking at going to Austrailia for a bit whilst I'm in New Zealand around the time you've said. I would be coming from New Zealand, but up for making a plan if you didn't want to do it alone, think it would be fun!
Let me know if you get on with your planning!
I'm 18 and going solo too, need to get away and what's a better way than to head down under! I head out in 3 weeks time! I'm starting off in Adelaide working in a racing yard over winter then heading up to Cairns around Sept then down the East Coast for the summer. If you're in the same area at the same time, I'm up for meeting! Do you have any idea when exactly you'd be flying out? Drop us a message when you know, I'm on facebook too.
Wow ur horsey too Jenna? I'm jealous u go in three weeks! I know the need to get away feeling!! Rachael I have rough Idea would like to start in adelaide, go to kangaroo island, do great ocean raod to melbourne, then tazmania then up to sydney. Then drive in campervan up to cairnes (bondi beach, surfers paradise, fraser island, brisbane etc on way!! ) Then Alice Springs, Uluru, ayres rock then want to stop at perth and possibly thailand on way home!!
Wow thats good for someone who isnt sure!! lol No no idea when I will fly too many factor in play at the moment.
Manda that sounds amazing!! If we are there would be great to meet and hear about your trip!!
Ohhh wow i'm excited!!!
Im also planning on going to oz end of this yr/beginning of next yr. was meant to be going out in the next few months but due to finances its just not happened.
This will be my first time travelling abroad on my own as well! My mates have become boring and started to get married, have babies etc! haha! Trying to get a couple to come with me but im not holding my breath! lol!
Truthfully i havent got a clue where i want to go just know i'm going Oz for 10-12mths, New Zealand for 1mth, Fiji for about 7 days and North America for 1-2mths. what i do and where i go when im there is anyones guess! im a go with the flow kinda girl so always open to ideas. i am wanting to work whilst im in oz though.
i would defo be up for meeting up with anyone who is heading out there about the same time. probably wont be as scary if you know you're going to meet up with people you've already been chatting to.
Has anyone looked at flights, hostels etc? Not sure whether to sort everything out myself or go through a specialist company and let them arrange everything.
I've looked at flights, but not really done anything about it! Similar situation with finances!
I guess the experts might be better as they do it every day, but assuming they cost lots more??
Have you looked at prices? Hostels? I'm normally the kind of girl that takes a suitcase.... Not sure how I'd cope with a backpack... Might still take a suitcase!! Lol!!
I've got a few places I'm dying to see! 12 apostles, Sydney, beaches on the east coast and I've got to go diving on the great barrier reef! I've also got family over in Nz.
Like to think I could cope with 6 months at least, but would like to do longer if I could!
No i haven't looked at anything yet. Not sure if i can get round the world ticket prices at the mo? I've got an appointment at STA in a couple of weeks so i'll see what they say. Not too bothered about sorting the Oz, New Zealand and fiji part out myself its just the American part. I've seen on a few threads on here that you only really need to book a hostel for the 1st few nights and you shouldnt have any problem finding one after that. My mate comes back from Oz soon so i'll ask her bout it all. I'll let you know what she says.
haha i'm the same with the whole backpack sitch! i went to sheffield for one night the other day and my case was fit to burst! How do on earth do girls fit a whole years worth of belongings into one bag!? Im going to stress big time about that! lol!
Yep i defo want to do Sydney, melbourne, darwin, perth, and brisbane if i can, and i want to do all the beaches. Ayres Rock would be fab as well! Not too sure about the barrier reef! i'll get eaten by a shark knowing my luck! haha!
Well i'm praying i dont hate it and want to come back after a month! Really want to be away for the full duration and make the most of it before i have to come home and start settling down! lol!
I know! I'm not sure how I'd cope! But it's just not the done thing to take a suitcase??
What about vaccines? Does anyone know if you need jabs to travel around oz and Nz?
I'd like to work while im out there, luckily I can continue with my job here as I've got contacts in oz and Nz!
Yeah that's what I'm hoping too! Can't decide if I should go for 3 months or just do the year and see what happens! Don't know how I could cram all I want to see into 3 months though! And work whilst I'm there too!
Let me know what she says! I haven't saved any £ ATM for it so need to start saving really! How much you thinking of taking?
I’m thinking of getting a Working Holiday Visa for Oz (12 months) - within this time I intend to work a little, move on and travel work some more etc. Also within the 12 months I hope to have saved enough money to travel NZ in a campervan and to also visit Fiji (not sure for how long though). The plan is then back to Oz for more work and hopefully more saving. I have done a little research and apparently if you have worked 88 days or more on a farm you can apply for a second WHV (not sure if i would do this but it is an option i suppose). Eventually i want to have saved enough after Oz to travel SE Asia (for a long time - i hope!).
Im currently planning this alone as friends cannot afford it or are settled down etc. I have two friends who want to join but cant save enough until like March 2013 but I just want to get out of here and travel the world! I am an outgoing person, love my nights out, sight seeing and adventures. I would love to meet like minded people who are planning the same sort of thing as i dont want to travel alone - its sooo daunting! Nothing is set in stone at the moment but hoping to sort something out real soon
Anyways send me a message if you are up for a chat / if it sounds all good!!