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Solo travel to Melbourne. Help! :)

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Solo travel to Melbourne. Help! :)

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

So, I'm off to Melbourne for 3 months on June 12th to September 15th, travelling alone on a working holiday visa and hoping to find work in Melbourne and maybe go to Sydney for the last 2 weeks.
I am totally new to this! I've never even been outside of Europe and I'm a bit nervous if I'm honest, but I just wanted to have an adventure in the time I have off uni.
My question is, what part of Melbourne should I stay in? I want somewhere lively with lots of other travellers to make friends with. St Kilda looks
good, but I'd like more suggestions.
Annnnnnnd also, I'm planning to stay in the first hostel for a month, and then see what happens after that, do people normally do this?
I'm also scared that I wont make friends! Any tips?

Thank you!! :)

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

Forgot to add - If anyone is travelling to Melbourne around the same time get in touch :)

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


4. Posted by presti20 (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y


Fitzroy is a nice area (and maybe slightly cheaper)?

I'm from melbourne - planning on travelling to Europe mid August, but happy to show you around and introduce you to some people, before my travels :)


5. Posted by benny1314 (Budding Member 109 posts) 4y

Hi Dorothy,

I'll be in Aus from October 2013 for 6 months...

We may cross paths at some point?



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

I have looked, it looks very nice :)
Thank you, sounds good I want to make as many friends as possible!

And Ben - I fly back home in September, but where abouts are you going?


7. Posted by James30m (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hi Dorothy,

I will be out in melbourne a week before you I should arrive on the 4th april i'm still looking into which hostel to stay at but can't wait to go.

Hopefully see you out there