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11. Posted by kmwain (Budding Member 77 posts) 4y

Hi Alix

I am looking at the first week in June. I have been talking to a few people on the Australia Backpackers 2013 page on FB. We are going to look to travel all together so it's less daunting!!


12. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

Hi kmwain

I've been on the page, it's really good - there are so many posts haha!

It would be good to meet some people once over there - what are your plans?

13. Posted by Dorothyyy123 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

I am in the same situation, but flying to Melbourne in June instead. I also have 7 days in a hostel, but I don't know whether to prebook more time in a hostel before I get there. Hmmm

14. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

Hi Dorothyy
Now from what I have read I think it is easy enough to book in a few extra days at a hostel in either city because there are so many.
I am not planning on staying in Sydney, unless I find a job there so will probs get the job first and then go off. I have been looking at pub hotels in the outback which seem really cool with accomidation included, good way to save some money before moving on!

15. Posted by Bethan.94 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

Hi all, i've booked my flights arriving in Sydney on the 2nd June and leaving Brisbane on the 2nd August. I'm off by myself and hoping to meet people there and travel with them up to Cairnes and back down to Brisbane, or failing that i think i'll do the oz experience bus. But i'm hoping i'll make at least one friend haha.

Anyway i'm extremely excited, is anyone else going to travel or are you all looking to work there?

16. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

It all depends on how much money I can save before I get there because being there I need to take every opportunity to travel! It may be at the beginning, or after I have saved a bit by working.

Not really fussed on where I travel either - would love to just hire a car and see where it takes me.

Are you going to be working too Bethan?

17. Posted by Bethan.94 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

Yeah, all i know is i want to see Sydney and i want to visit Cairnes and go scuba diving!! Apart from that i think i'll just go with the flow.

Noo, i've been working two jobs all this year to save up haha, i was originally going to look for work but i just want to travel now!

18. Posted by alix77 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

Are you going on a working visa? How long are you planning on going for?

I've been like that - every time I think, oooh I may go out for dinner or have a drink or whatever I tell myself NO that means one less dinner in Aus! I am so excited now!!

Have you thought about doing a PADI? I defo want to go to great barrier reef - but not sure about proper diving!

Have you thought about Adelaide? For some reason it really appeals to me haha!

19. Posted by Cornishsal (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

My friend and I are coming to Australia in June too, however we're heading to Brisbane first and working in the outback for 3 months before we start our travelling! Haven't booked flights yet as we're waiting on our applications completing, but we should be booking within the next week or so!!!
We're intending to get our second year's visa, so we'll hopefully be in Australia for 2 years, but also visit New Zealand and Tasmania, and then hopefully we'll just keep on travelling!!
The only other thing I know for certain is that I want to be in Sydney for New Years, other then that we're just going to go with the flow!!!
Super-excited and can't wait to get there!!!
Sal x

20. Posted by Bethan.94 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

Nope, it's probably too late for it now anyway haha. Two months, how about you?

Same, however every month i break and buy some clothes or go out, but i'm getting there slowly! SAME, eeee.

Is that a diving course? I was looking at them all in my guide book (Lonely planet, who else), but i'm really confused as to what to go for and what not. It's my birthday whilst i'm over and my plan is to scuba dive on it woo

It's not even crossed my mind haha, is there anything good in it or do you just want to go because it's Adelaide?:P