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12. Posted by clairesmurf1987 (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

Hi Katie!

The planning that I have done I've done my self but I was thinking to sign up for Ozintro in Sydney as they set up a bank account and other stuff for you before you arrive. They can also set up your visa but I found that it was so easy to do it myself I didn't bother! The good thing about Ozintro is that you get to meet other travellers that go on their own- and so many people have told me that they went alone too so going alone should be fine! Aussies are known for their friendly nature so it should be pretty easy to meet people!

I think I'll stay in hostels while I'm travelling around as it's easier, if I manage to get a job I'll look into other accommodation but like I said my planning is very slow at the moment! I just want to get there and then I think a plan will start to form, I'm finding it a little hard to believe that I'm actually going at the moment!! How's your planning going?? ...Claire :)

13. Posted by xstaceyx (Inactive 28 posts) 4y

Hi, I'm Stacey 22 from Wiltshire. Flying out 20th November to Sydney. Flight, WHV, hostels and bank, tax and simcard all completed :) just saving up now. Hope to stay until mid January then would love to travel the east coast. Anyone else got similar plans or flying out the same date? Xx

14. Posted by clairesmurf1987 (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

Hi Stacey,

Did you go through Ozintro or something similar? They also set up bank account, tax number and sim card.

I'll be in Sydney from the 26th November so we'll be around there at the same time! What are youre plans for xmas? As I'm travelling alone this is my main concern!

Claire

15. Posted by xstaceyx (Inactive 28 posts) 4y

Hi! No I haven't gone through a travel agency, just hoping to meet people out there and I booked the tax/sim/bank through ultimate oz who have sorted that out for me, I just pick it up when I arrive :) I'm staying in hostels, booked my 1st week and 11 days over Christmas and new years! What about you? That's perfect timing- I can meet you over there ! X

16. Posted by clairesmurf1987 (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

I have nothing booked for Christmas or New Year! It's also my birthday while I'm in Sydney too! I've been looking at hostels but can't decide on one yet! How did you decide on which one to stay in?? x

17. Posted by xstaceyx (Inactive 28 posts) 4y

I booked MAZE- Christmas package includes free alcoholic drinks and a meal each day, free tours and themed activity, pub crawl, movie nights each day. It's really central and lively and really good value. Know a few girls that have booked there now! Booked chilli blur for when I arrive, it's cheap and the reviews were fine. If its really bad I'll move to another lol! All trial and error! When is your birthday ? Add me on Facebook, Stacey Lidbitter x

18. Posted by clairesmurf1987 (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

December 2nd. That's the joy of hostels I suppose, cheap enough to give up and move on!!

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

Hi Clare :)

Im also travelling alone, slightly petrified but going to give it a go anyways lol

My flight gets me into Sydney on the 11th Dec so sounds like we will be in Sydney around the same time. Ive got my hostels booked for xmas week and nye week - World Square Hostel and YHA Central

I also applied online for a bank account with Westpac.

Feel free to add me on facebook as Im not on here very often.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/julie.sloan.583

20. Posted by clairesmurf1987 (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

I've looked at MAZE, seems pretty awesome!