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Travelling to Australia in December ☀

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1. Posted by bloorina (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y


I've just booked my flights and will be flying to Sydney on 28th November!

I've got a WHV but i've never been travelling before and am going by myself, so I was wondering if anyone else was arriving, or was in Sydney at that time?!

I'm so nervous about travelling by myself so if anyone would want to meet up that would be great or if anyone has any advice that would be muchly appreciated!


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


Me and my gf booked our trip yesterday we are so excited we are getting in to sydney on the 16 and are staying till just after the new year. We think we are going to book base hostel dont know i you have heard if it is any good ?? Have you got any ideas/plans for NYE?

3. Posted by bloorina (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y


Ah congrats on booking yours yesterday!

I'm actually looking at staying at Base over the Christmas/ new year period -my only plans so far haha.

I've spoken to a colleague at work who highly recommends Base, I've had a look at the website too and it looks pretty good.

Are u guys going to book your hostel for Christmas/ New Years now? I wasn't sure whether to wait a bit or book now!


4. Posted by Peak1985 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Hi guys,

There's another thread on here somewhere with a load of people who are staying at Base for Xmas and New Year, I think it might be fully booked already!

Anyway, I'm arriving a bit earlier than you, going to do Ultimateoz around October but maybe see you at Xmas!


5. Posted by snellingdanny (Budding Member 10 posts) 3y

Hi sarah,

Yeah I have heard from our travel agent at STA that base and also wake up are good, we were intending to book base but I somehow have seem to have booked wake up hostel by mistake for 17 days from 16th dec lol, be careful if you go on there site as I think it is a bit mis-leading when enquiring!

I have seen & heard from alot of people that you should book hostels up asap for xmas and new year as they fill up so quickly, some of the ones we have looked at are already fully booked!

Have you thought/got plans/ideas for xmas & nye ?

Is this your first time travelling?


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7. Posted by bloorina (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Thanks for the warning on booking sooner rather than later guys :)

I've just booked Base up now over Xmas and NYE and feel a lot better now that's sorted!

I have literally no plans or idea's for NYE yet!! Have u guys got any idea what you are going to be doing/ what there is to do/where there is to go?!

Yeh this is my first time travelling, is this yours and your gf's first time travelling too?