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11. Posted by mquinn (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

hey everyone im also doin the same, heading out solo at the start of sept on a whv. kinda scary thinkin of goin out on my own so would love to get to know ppl who are also heading out. iv got my visa all sorted for goin. has anyone else booked anything yet?

12. Posted by iced.gem1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


Going it alone is scary, I did it alone a few years back and the worry didn't really kick in until I got on the plane, but I needn't have worried too much as meeting people was so much easier than I had imagined! I met so many individual travellers in the first couple of days and ended up travelling around with a group of them, I am still in contact with them all now!

Things like Oz Experience are great if you are on your own. I booked a work and play package through STA travel, which pays for a few days accom, excursions, job listings, bank account set up, phone set up, all sorts of things and it was really good because most of the people in that hostel at the time were there for the same thing so were in the same boat. I would highly recommend that package to any solo travellers!

13. Posted by lemonie (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


New member here

I'm looking to travel to Australia in September/October time. I'm in the same boat as you. I put off travelling when I first graduated as the thought of going alone scared the crap out of me. Now it's nearly 8 years on and the wish to travel still hasn't disappeared. I've already got my funds sorted as I was meant to be buying a house, but being made redundant has killed that particular dream.

How long do you want to go for? What do you plan on doing out there? I want to get a WHV and travel around a bit. I've got friends in Bondi and Melbourne that I want to catch up with so those two places are definitely on my places to visit. I've started looking at maybe travelling with BUNAC on their Work Australia package... it seems pretty good and I've only heard positive things about the company.

It would appear that there is a small group of us all feeling the same way and all wanting to do the same thing, so this could be fun

Message me people if you fancy organising something together.


14. Posted by lemonie (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


Just spotted this deal:

Pretty awesome

15. Posted by mquinn (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

hey mel im totally the same, i have always wanted to go and was waiting on other friends but they have backed out so im going on my own. i know if i dont ill regret it. im planning on going for the year. thinking of going to sydney first but thats all i know lol. Do you have any idea when you would like to go?

16. Posted by lemonie (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


Well I have to work out my contract which finishes end of July. I reckon I'll need a month or two to sort things out so I'm hoping to leave the UK around September/October. I want to go for about a year and then maybe go on to New Zealand as my brother is about to emigrate there. I've just posted a new thread giving more details about what I'm thinking of doing, so go check it out :)

17. Posted by Danni_107 (Budding Member 21 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey mel, I am in exactly the same boat as you! I'm getting made redundant end on June, I'm already goin to Dubai on holiday in July so I am Planning september for Oz so that will give me enough time to get everything sorted! I can't wait! Pretty scary too though! I'd love some company. :)

Danni xi

18. Posted by lemonie (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey Danni,

I'm going to America on holiday in August, so planning end of Sept I think for Oz. I'll PM you now :) x

19. Posted by tina_fla (Inactive 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

hey all on the same boat as most you...travelling to oz alone mid september...heading to Melbourne..sooo scary!! anyone else for Melb?? :)

20. Posted by s74ceylou (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys!!

I was going to travel to oz January 2014 but some how changed my mind.
now traveling solo in sept/oct.. not booked flights yet, in the process of
applying for a year visa.
bit daunting about going on my own.. but its nice to know I'm not the
only one.

want to travel oz.. nz and fiji be nice to meet people planning to do the same.

love stacey xx