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1. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Hi everyone,

I'm 22 and heading out to Oz end of December for NY and i've been thinking about doin Oz intro, as i'm travelling alone and thought it would be a good way to make some new friends and travelling buddies.

I just wonded what people thought about it as i've read mixed reviews on it. Some say it's a waste of money?

Any help would be great and anyone who is travelling round similiar time would be great to meet up.

Thinking of starting of Sydney and then working my way up east coast, be good if could meet a group of people and maybe all travel together?


[ Edit: Edited on 21-Jan-2013, at 04:25 by Natgrant90 ]

2. Posted by becky.e.m (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hi Nat,

I too was thinking of doing oz intro as friends of mine had recommended it - great way to meet a group and they sort a lot of admin-type stuff for you etc etc... but have since spoken to a few more people who think its not worth the money, seems it's just as easy to meet people by turning up at a hostel and getting chatting to the groups there, so I've decided not to do the oz intro week after all... I posted a thread about oz intro a little while ago, link here if it helps at all,

Becky x

3. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Hi Becky,

Thankyou, read the comments on your post, sounds like a waste of money too so i'm not going to do it either. People on the fb backpackers page say it is too.

When u heading out to Oz, whats ur plans? x

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Jan-2013, at 14:34 by Natgrant90 ]

4. Posted by Jenner89 (Budding Member 32 posts) 4y

Hiya, I'm also going to be in oz for christmas and nye.... I was thinking of doing the oz intro but after speaking to friends who have been travelling there before it sounds easy enough to be able to go on bus tours around oz (ie Melbourne to cairns) which is now what I will be doing instead.

5. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member 47 posts) 4y

I too was thinking of oz intro, Im going in november but I have been told the same, I have a friend who is out there at the moment and he has said its a waste of money and just go to a hostel and they help you sort everything out and you meet loadsa people there x

6. Posted by Brownie4789 (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

Hey hey! I'm heading out to oz in April. I will be doing the same nearer the end of the year. Looking to work until sept time then travel over the summer. X

7. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Hi everyone,

Thanks yeah i've decided not to do oz intro now and just meet people in the hostels and on here. I will be in Sydney for New Year :) x

8. Posted by Brownie4789 (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

Me too! It's a must, Sydney will be amazing for nye! X

9. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 4y

Definitely, i've heard the fireworks are amazing!

Hopefully loads of people will head out there for NYE too, so can meet lots of people.

When u heading out? x

10. Posted by lisaj89 (Budding Member 24 posts) 4y

Sydney NY! OH YEA :)