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11. Posted by Thom2308 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Hey, Hannah.
I think i'll have at least 3k. So i'll be looking to get work fairly soon tbh. I fly from London return flight yet. I didnt want to restrict myself by booking one now!


12. Posted by hanahray1990 (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

my friend has just emailed me and said that its more expensive than you think and that in a year he blew £15,000!! he didnt work though and he spends shit loads on nothing but its making me now scared about not getting a job! he said that transport was dead easy to meet new people like on the grey hound buses so im gonna make sure i travel dead low class haha :) xxxx

13. Posted by Thom2308 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Wow. I guess if I had 15,000 I'd blow it to haha. Unfortunately I wont, though :(. For work I think i'll look at oz gumtree listings a few weeks before going and contact employers then. For now I have to decide what hostel to go with. So many to choose from and they all have such contrasting reviews! x

14. Posted by Soizpic (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

unfortunately I won't be in Australia in September, although I dream about it! Just to tell you that you don't have to be scared about travelling alone in Australia, as it is the backpacker's paradise. Almost every hostel organizes trips for backpackers at really affordable prices and you'll meet thousands of backpackers like you if you spend one year travelling there.
Also, take into consideration that in September it's quite cold and it can be raining, even at the North, so one solution could be to start by the red center, which is desertic climate.
The must be of Australia: Sydney, red centre, Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Cape Tribulation, Brisbane, Surfer's paradise, Kangaroo Island, the Great Ocean Road, Darwin, Tasmania.
Enjoy it!

15. Posted by hanahray1990 (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

thanks for the advice soizpic! didnt realise it would be cold out there haha may have to take less havanas now :)
and booked my visa today!!!
so hopefully it will go through, my friend has now decided to come with me again!! so we've now decided that we are flying on the 11th of sept to birsbane, staying there for 2 nights then getting the train to hervey bay to see all the whales and stuff not too sure how long we are staying there for but then we are gonna make our way down to sydney
im so excited!!! :Dmxxxxxxx

16. Posted by emilyoz123 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Hi everyone!
im going to australia in sept 2012 on my own too, sooo exciting but starting to stress about everything i have to plan!
has anyone got any advice on open ended flight tickets? i dont know whether to book for a return date and if necessary pay the fee to change it? or just buy 2 one way tickets?

thanks for any help, would me much appreciated!

17. Posted by Soizpic (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Check if Australia let you enter the country with one-way ticket. When I was there in 2003, you had to have a return ticket, or enough money with you to pay the ticket to flight back. Many companies allow you to change your return for a small fee, I recommend you to check this.

18. Posted by daver992 (Budding Member 21 posts) 4y

hi all. im arriving in Australia on the 7 sept and do the ultimate oz experiences on that Monday in oz. Anyone else doing the same would be great to speak. thanks all x

19. Posted by Keely21 (Budding Member 30 posts) 4y

Hi Hannah,
I'll be flying to oz around the same time so if your interested in meeting up and traveling together. I have no plans really except spend the first part of my trip in Sydney. I haven't booked my flights yet have you? :-)

20. Posted by hanahray1990 (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

Helloo daver hope your okay, how long are you staying in oz for? Im going abit later on than you but we could still cross paths? And keeley im flying to brisbane first anf i think im staying there for a couple of months. Im deffo travelling to sydney afterwards but will probs be thre around feb maybe? You got any othet plans for in oz? Xxxxx