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1. Posted by steff_cullum (Budding Member, 16 posts) 13 Nov '12 13:19

Hello!

My name is Steff and I will be travelling to Sydney at the end of January. I am going by myself so am a bit nervous and hoping to meet up and join with other travellers! I will be doing the Ultimate Oz kick off week starting January 28th, 2013. I am in Australia for 3 months and will be leaving at the end of April. I am looking at spending some time in Sydney as well as travelling to Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Brisbane along with some stops on the way :) If anyone is going to be there at a similar time or going to those locations, give me a shout!

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Nov-2012, at 13:20 by steff_cullum ]

2. Posted by ClareM84 (Budding Member, 23 posts) 26 Nov '12 18:27

Hey Steff, I haven't booked my flights yet but looking to head out to Sydney in January. Im so excited and even tho ive been before im starting to get a bit nervous as going alone this time eeek, so i know how ya feeling! Have been looking at ultimateoz for either 21st or 28th! Have u booked with them yet?

Clare x

3. Posted by steff_cullum (Budding Member, 16 posts) 26 Nov '12 21:08

Hey Clare!

Good to hear I'm not the only one whose nervous about going alone! I've also been before but was only there for a few weeks and was with friends. I haven't booked with ultimate oz yet but will probably be doing so this week! My flights are booked and I arrive in Sydney on January 26th so I will be doing the one on the 28th! Are you leaning towards one date?

4. Posted by sawwah (Budding Member, 7 posts) 27 Nov '12 00:36

Hey!! Im flying over to Sydney first week in February and want to head up hold coast cairns etc :) andil be alone :( lol was is this ultimate oz thing? X

5. Posted by AndreiaI (Budding Member, 2 posts) 27 Nov '12 07:01

Hi steff,

I was wondering how did you find accommodation there? Are you staying at a friend or managed to book something?

6. Posted by OliDavis (Budding Member, 3 posts) 27 Nov '12 07:20

Hi Steph,

My name is Oli, and i am travelling to Sydney on the same day as you! Unfortuately your doing Ultimate Oz where as i have chosen Ozintro!! Im travelling on my own as well, but im in sydney for the first week at least. One one hand i am pretty nervous, but on the other im like a kid all excited i cant wait! Where are you flying from?

7. Posted by ClareM84 (Budding Member, 23 posts) 27 Nov '12 09:01

Hey, its all depending on the flights to honest, looking at a couple at the moment so hoping to book in the next couple of days. I'll let you know though as, once my flights are booked i'll be booking up ultimateoz - love the look of the camping trip in a big group! Could well be 28th.. Would be good to know someone ive been speaking with is on the same trip :) so i'll let ya know!

Sawwah - have a look and google ultimateoz, alot of the stuff like sorting bank acc/tax number etc is easy enough to do yourself when you get there, i personally just like the thought of having the first week organised for me in a big group as hopefully will make me feel less nervous when im flying there by myself! :)

8. Posted by steff_cullum (Budding Member, 16 posts) 27 Nov '12 09:21

Hey Sawahh!

Like Clare said look ultimate oz up! It's an intro week tour where they arrange your accommodations for that week and take you on different outings/activities with the group. It helps you meet people if you're travelling alone and makes the transition a bit easier on you!

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Nov-2012, at 09:26 by steff_cullum ]

9. Posted by steff_cullum (Budding Member, 16 posts) 27 Nov '12 09:27

AndreiaI,

I won't have any of my accomodations booked besides that first week. I have been looking into hostels in the places I plan to travel to but I don't think I will be booking those ahead of time!

10. Posted by steff_cullum (Budding Member, 16 posts) 27 Nov '12 09:30

Hi Oli,

I just heard about this OzIntro week and have been comparing them! They look so similar. The only thing with Ultimate Oz is that I arrive on the Saturday so they arrange my accomodations for those two extra nights before the tour starts on Monday. Where are you staying that weekend? I'm very excited as well! It sounds like there are a lot of people travelling alone at this time so we should be fine. What are your travel plans after Sydney? I'm flying from Canada! What about you?