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Travel Forums Travel Companions AUSTRALIA SEPT 2005

1. Posted by laurajc (Budding Member 26 posts) 12y


I'm Laura and live in the UK.

Anyone planning on going to Australia this year? I hope to go Sept for a year! Only thing is i'm going alone! any advice would be appreciated!

Thank you

Thank you

2. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y

me too-i've never been abroad before-let alone stepped foot in an airport-and i'm going to oz in October-i know its hard but i think you just have to do it-and i know people on here will shoot me now i've said that-i've ben faffing about for ages you see!

I'm just a bit nervous and don't know what to expect! Bit it's always the unkown that has the fear factor! It's one of those things in life i suppose!

3. Posted by laurajc (Budding Member 26 posts) 12y

i did go to australia 2 years ago with a friend (for 5 weeks) but going alone is abit scary!!

what part you going to? i'm hoping to stay in sydney for 4 months then start making my way round.

4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y

I know i'll be flying straight to sydney and then i want to go to cairns and work my way down the wast coast-it'll only be for 3 weeks! then depending on how that goes i'm going to take a career break and travel for as long as i like!-hopefully!!

So what was Oz like then-easy to get around? laid back?-that's what i'm hoping for!

You'll find that after a while of planning and searching stuff it wouldn't seem right the thought of going with someone else-that's how i've got anyway!


5. Posted by stonefish (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Hey Laura ...i'm traveling by the end of this year ( HOPE SO ) still i'm like you don't know anything about how it is there ...and i'll be staying for a reall long time maybe more than 1 year ...if you are interested just reply to the thread see ya;) bye

6. Posted by Brenie (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

hey Laura ,

Well I'm planning to go to australie for a year probably around the same time as you ...One of my friends was going to come with me but sadly she found the love of her life .So now I will go alone or if I found somebody who would like to share this amazing adventure ,somebody like you ?,just send me a message if you're interesed we would have great fun ,see ya Brenie

7. Posted by Smiley (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

Hey all, me too im travelling in Oct and going alone but hey this website is great to make good contacts before leaving. I plan to see the East Coast, Ayers rock (must see) & spend time in Syndey hopefully around New Years, of course want to stop off in Thailand (need to do some research, spend a few weeks in New Zealand and some Islands- well it all depends on who i meet up with along my way.
Happy Travels!

8. Posted by buttmunch (Inactive 77 posts) 11y


I too will be arriving in Sydney in September on a WHV. I will be staying in Sydney for a few months and then moving on somewhere else - will decide when I get there! I am not sure if I will be alone or whether I will manage to persuade anyone to join me. I have my ticket!