I'm travelling on the 23rd of September from Heathrow to Sydney and have just booked 3 days in a hostel for when I get there. Apart from that I have nothing planned. I was scared about going on my todd but think it will be fine. Plus I'm too excited to worry now.
Would be great to meet some of you when you are out there.
Hi Emma, I'm Ffion who plans to travel from Heathrow to Sydney on or about 5th Oct. I plan to book a week with Ultimate Oz then who knows. I've already got my working holiday visa.
I too already have my WHV. Just over 3 weeks to go. Would be good to arrange to meet up or do some travelling while we are out there. Is re-assuring that so many people are going on their own.
Looks like there are quite a few in the same boat as myself. Im 21 from Alberta and will be getting into Melbourne Sep 7. I leave tomorrow and I don't know what to expect. Ive got a few days at BASE Melbourne booked but after that is open ended. I'm going on a WHV until the end of december.
I'm going Mid to end of Nov. I know a few people there but going to stay in a hostel as I want to meet others. Going to Sydney. I know that money here is worth nothing out there, so I'm not going to bother saving too hard before I go, just focus on getting straight back into work when I'm there. The cost of living is about double what it is here, but the wages match it, so basically, savings won't go a long way but working will. I was looking at the Wake Up Hostel looks the best but the most expensive too.
I didnt have time to read the whole thread but im also a 1st time traveller, going it alone too, broke up with my boyfriend after already booking my flight so a little petrified if im honest ha ha.. eek!
i arrive at Brisbane airport on the 7th of November as i've seen a hostel by southport beach thats $17.95AUD (CHEAP!) + looks niiiiiice
Get in touch, would love the company, need to find work too..
Aaaalso, it's my birthday on the 8th and wanna celebrate with a few draanks if you fancy it :-P x x x
Glad to know that so many girls are embarking on solo trips to Australia (makes me less worried). I'm from Singapore and I'll be heading to Melbourne alone for a week from November 13 - November 20 and besides the booking for the flights, I have not booked anything else and is currently doing tons of research for this trip. It's my first solo trip so I'm excited and worried at the same time.
Will share a tip or two on my findings and hope to get in touch with other solo travelers too!
I will be going to Sydney on the 27th December this year on my own and spending NY in sydney and then going from there.
Michelle- I'm in a very similar situation to you, although i've travelled alone before so it wont be my first time, I was booked to go with my bf too and we have now broken up (but im still going) so im suddenly getting used to the idea of travelling alone again!! It's really good fun on your own though and everyones in the same boat. I've found ive always met more friends when im on my own.
If anyone is going to be in Sydney around New Years it would be great to hear from you!
Hi, I'm also traveling on my own pretty much for the first time (I did study abroad in Northern Ireland during college, but I don't know if that counts as much!). I land in Sydney on December 7th. Already arranged visa and flights and have booked an UltimateOz intro pack. Everyone here sounds in similar situations, so it would be great to talk and meet people to hang out and travel with!
I am just taking a year out before uni and also planning on travelling and working in Australia, just booked my ticket for the 1st of November so it is final now!! I haven't applied for my WHV yet and I was just wandering how long it took for yours to come through (those of you who already have it). I am thinking of trying to work in Port Macquarie for November and December then getting a Grey Hound bus ticket from Sydney to Cairns and go with the flow!!
Can't wait to get out there now!! haha. Has anyone else considered the Grey Hound ticket?