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MEL (Jan/Feb), SYD (Feb/Mar), SYD to CAIRNS (Mar/Apr)

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1. Posted by chris421 (Budding Member 14 posts) 1y

Well, my plans changed again (as they tend to do). I haven't booked yet but I'm getting there. Been checking flight prices and the CAD/AUD every day for the last few months. Alas, I think I've decided on my itinerary.

I'm planning on landing in Melbourne in mid-January. Working there for a month and staying in a hostel. So if anyone is staying in a hostel around this time, please message me. Hostel recommendations would be awesome as well.

I'll leave Melbourne in mid-February and hopefully hire a van (ideally it will be a cheap relocation rental). I'll allow for a week or so to get to Sydney, as I'd like to stop in Canberra for a few nights, and maybe spend a night or two camping in one of the many national parks.

I'm planning on getting to Sydney mid-to-late February. Spending a month there on the Northern Beaches. Somewhere in the Manly area, at a hostel. Work for a month while I'm there. Let me know if you'll be in Sydney from mid-Feb to mid-March.

I'll leave the last week of March for Byron Bay, making stops along the way. I wouldn't mind catching a day of Byron Bluesfest which is the end of March/start of April. I'll go as far up the east coast as I can make it before I depart for home at the end of April.

If you plans are similar to mine, please message me. I'm doing this trip alone so knowing a few people would be awesome. I'm really up for anything. I'm sure a lot of the days I'll be going out to bars and pubs (preferably the kind where you can have a conversation), spending alot of time at the beach, playing sports, just hanging out - anything. I'm a 22 year old Canadian guy and I'm very easy going. Message me if you'd like.

2. Posted by chris421 (Budding Member 14 posts) 1y

I just booked my flight and got approved for my WHV all in one day. There's no turning back now.

Anyway, I'm flying in to Melbourne on Jan. 24 and I'll probably spend the rest of January and all of February in Melb. Then I'll hopefully hire a car with some other people and drive up to Sydney (via Canberra). I still want to stay in the northern beaches of Syd for a month and then make my way up the east coast.

If anyones staying in any hostels in Melbourne in Jan/Feb let me know which ones and why you chose them. Also anyone who's planning on driving Melbourne to Sydney at the end of Feburary please get in touch with me. If anyone just wants to go to the bar for a beer, I'll always be down for that - just get at me.

- Chris