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1. Posted by Emmie45 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 17 Sep '12 17:34

Emmie45 has indicated that this thread is about Sydney

Hi all,
I know I am organising this a bit way to in advance but wanted to get some people's advise and opinions. I am travelling alone to Sydney next year and wondered this a good idea, how long would you recommend. What things to do? Where's best to stay kinda things?
Lookin forward from hearing from you
Em x

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1496 posts) 17 Sep '12 19:56

Dear Emily,

You state: "... I am travelling alone to Sydney next year and wondered this a good idea..."

I guess my question would be why do you think it might be a bad idea?...

If you're a nervous traveller without much experience then Australia is an excellent choice. As I've mentioned on this forum before you're choosing a destination country that speaks (sort of, haha) the very same language, listens to mostly the same music, eats much the same food, wears mostly the same clothes, shares a long and close history with your homeland, etc. etc. etc.

Australia is not intimidating or difficult in the slightest. It has an excellent infrastructure for backpackers and budget travellers. Honestly, it's a really really easy place for a first time traveller - but it's just different enough to be fun and exciting.

Relax, have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1496 posts) 17 Sep '12 20:00

As for "how long you should stay and what should you see" those are questions only you can answer right now... do you like big cities or small towns or nature?... what are your likes/dislikes?... how long are you planning to travel?... how much of your time will be in Australia only?... are you into museums and opera or underground raves and punk?... etc...

Cheers,
Terry

4. Posted by AThomas92 (Budding Member, 27 posts) 18 Sep '12 11:43

I am also looking at travelling next year round about that area, in regards to what you want to do out there i think thats best to plan then and there in the moment.

what time were you thinking of going next year?

Angie

5. Posted by Emmie45 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 18 Sep '12 12:30

Nov/Dec to Jan..
Same time as you? em:)

6. Posted by iamNATx (Budding Member, 43 posts) 18 Sep '12 12:51

I'm hoping to go this November, also a 23 year old travelling alone :P

Are you planning on staying in Sydney or travelling around a bit?

7. Posted by Emmie45 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 18 Sep '12 12:55

Starting at Sydney then working way up to Brisbane and then Cairns

8. Posted by iamNATx (Budding Member, 43 posts) 18 Sep '12 13:50

That's cool :)

I'm thinking of doing the same

how long you looking to be away for?

9. Posted by Emmie45 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 18 Sep '12 14:50

That is :)
4 weeks.. Cant go longer :(
You ?

10. Posted by iamNATx (Budding Member, 43 posts) 18 Sep '12 16:18

likewise
i'll be doing half the time sydney-cairns or vice versa
then about 2 weeks in adelaide