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Just booked a flight to Brisbane at the end of August!

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1. Posted by HannahRorrison (Budding Member 6 posts) 3y

Hey, I'm Hannah, 24 from Scotland

I just bought my plane ticket (means that I am actually going to go!!) to Brisbane for the end of August. I thought it would be cool to get in touch with other first time travellers that are heading out around the same time. I've got a 12 month working holiday visa and can't wait to get out there!



2. Posted by SophieLea (Budding Member 10 posts) 3y

Hey hannah Im heading out to Australia with a freind in July, but my freind is flying home at the end of August and im staying on with a working holiday Visa. So ill be in Birsbane at the end of August on my own aswell!!

I live kind near Manchester :) and im 22. Be good to know orther travellors before i go!!

3. Posted by HannahRorrison (Budding Member 6 posts) 3y

Hey how ya doing?

Ah cool, what kinda work are ya planning on doing? I was just gonna do whatever I could find, hoping to find something like a 3 month stint at fruit picking to get a 2nd year visa signed off.

I know what ya mean, its just a wee bit daunting heading over on my own, but so exciting. I'll send ya my facebook details.

I'm fairly easy going, looking to work my way around and see a few sights on the way :)

4. Posted by Littlebec88 (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y

I'm the same, heading to cairns end of July but if its not for me I know Brisbane isn't to far To move onto. Very daunting going at it alone but I think once we get there the worries will go away.

Do you get the 'o your going on your own ... I could never do that!' Face?? Very annoying lol

Anyway sorry to butt in on the convo but nice to know there are others gals in the same boat :-)

5. Posted by HannahRorrison (Budding Member 6 posts) 3y

Cairn's looks like one of those places that you have to visit, I'm sure it will be awesome. It looks like it is easy enough to get to Brisbane if you need to.

Had the face from a couple of people lol. It will definitely be fine when we get there and it will be a heck of a lot sunnier than home ;)

I'm sure there will be a lot of us ladies in the same boat out there :)

6. Posted by JamesC51 (Budding Member 52 posts) 3y

Hey, I'm getting to Brisbane a little earlier than you guys, beginning of July on my own too but will probably be there for 3-4 months travelling up to Cairns during that time, possibly August? But it's hard to say at the moment! I'm not worried about going on my own at all, there will be so many others in the same situation. Those that couldn't do it on there own will probably never leave the UK!

If you haven't already joined there is a facebook group called Australian Backpackers 2013 which is great for arranging to meet ppl out there or general advice. There are a fair few people going to Brisbane around that time in the group :). Bec, where are you flying into Cairns from? I wanted to start there but couldn't get any good flights? James :)

7. Posted by Littlebec88 (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y

Yer hopefully, it should be warmer too!

Hong Kong, wouldn't say it was a good flight totalling about 30 hours travelling but it was cheap (600quid) and with a decent airline. I was in two minds though between Brisbane and Cairns.

8. Posted by SophieLea (Budding Member 10 posts) 3y

Hey all....

I'm looking for any work really just anything to keep me going! Yeah send me your details out! And James thats ace im going to subscribe to that fb page!

I'm going to cairns before Brisbane but will be in Brisbane roughly on the 29th of August! We should sort out a hostel meeting point or something for drinks and stuff!!

Yes I get the 'oh your going alone ' face!! Lol annoying!

How old are u guys and where u all from??? Xxxx

9. Posted by JamesC51 (Budding Member 52 posts) 3y

26, Hampshire :) Facebook link on my profile. No problem Sophie, it's really good! Have planned to meet up with lots of people from there, everyone is going on there own so nothing to worry about.

I had the same problem Bec as I'm flying from Bali, are you just stopping over in HK, awesome city. I'm staying in Bunk Backpackers when I arrive so can always let you know if it's a good place to start :)

10. Posted by Littlebec88 (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y

24 and from Nottinghamshire.

I want to go Bali, looks beaut. I'm meeting a friend from the uk for 2 weeks in Thailand so you will have to let me know what bali's like as I may need to detour.

Not staying over in HK just a 6 hour connection between flights.

I'm hoping not to work straight away but did you know you need an RSA certificate to be able to do bar work legit? You can do it online here and they send you the certificate in a PDF document. I went through the Queensland government for an approved trainer so knew it was legit site