I am new to travelling although always wanted to go and see the world. i am planning on going to australia on my own in feb or march time 2013.
i am quite nervous to go half way round the world on my own and would love to meet or chat to people that are in the same boat as me or even people that have been and done it already.
I would like to meet up with people in oz and make some new friends, i am planning on starting in cairns and travelling donw the coast eventually following the coast all the way round to perth. I'd love to go with someone but i dont think many people would like the same idea of the amount of travelling that i plan but i would love to meet up with people and like i say make some new friends.
If anyone has any advice i would love to hear from you like money, car, tax, hostels, attractions, things to watch out for and avoid...etc
Thankyou for helping or chatting
Hey! Iam planning on going to Australia for 5 months, working and travelling and will also be on my own which Iam nervous about too. I arrive in Melbourne on the 1st of April. so perhaps we could chat plans or something?
Also planning the same thing Going to oz mid feb time add me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/josh.g.payne1
Also a few of us are using a group thought up through here http://www.facebook.com/groups/Australianbackpackers2013/
My name is Dáithí (Irish for David). I'm sure you will have a ball, I'm hoping to go to Sydney in early-mid Feb on a working holiday visa. Everyone is in the same boat, I'm nervous just researching and planning what to do. My best advice is to research what you can, plan ahead. I'm contacting people I know in OZ, making contacts and sending out CVs. Decide what you want to do and go for it.
I purchased a city guide to Sydney. I will work for a while and then travel, before working to obtain a second year visa. There are hundreds of great websites like the lonelyplanet and bbmlive.com. Super excited already