I'm not going to be staying with my family, I would rather stay in a hostel & get straight into things & meeting people. I'm staying in the YHA as soon as I get there. I will just visit them & spend some time with them. They live about 40km out of Perth so it's a bit far, I seen mandurah on the map aswell & that is about 70km outside of Perth. I sorted my insurance today, just need to transfer money to my oz account & tie up a few loose ends at home & I'm good to go.
Hits richelliot, no problem mate, have you booked a flight yet? Yea that's pretty much the same as all of our plans by the sound of it. I hear most people in west oz are mainly there to work so I will do my 3 months agricultural work over there & then start travelling. Apparently there are some beautiful places to see out in the west so I would like to travel by road up & round to cairns if possible, preferably a camper van or just a car. Just have to see what my situation is when I'm there.