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Traveling alone to Aus, hopefully Jan 2014!

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1. Posted by Megan-1991 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

I'm hoping to travel to Aus in January 2014 (if everything goes to plan!). I'm planning on starting in Perth, but that may change if I decide to book a package, as they seem to all be in Sydney. I then plan on meeting friends and hopefully getting a campervan with one, and traveling Aus at our own speed and budget! I'm really exited and was hoping to get a head start on making friends through forums like these! So if anyone is planning on going at the same time please reply and help advise me! X

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Jul-2013, at 10:28 by Megan-1991 ]

2. Posted by RICH234GHA (Budding Member 50 posts) 1y

Hi Megan, it sounds like you have a rough idea of what you'd like to do which is good! I land in Cairns at the end of September and am planning on buying a campervan, make my way down the east coast, Sydney for NYE, Melbourne, Adelaide, Ayers Rock, Darwin then onto Perth,

Cant really advise you yet until I get going!

Good luck :)

3. Posted by Megan-1991 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Not as much as you by the sounds of it! Are you going alone? The main reason I'm starting in Perth is because I'm desperate for a decent beach!!! Perth's look beautiful! I'm jealous you are in Sydney for nye! That was my original plan! X

4. Posted by RICH234GHA (Budding Member 50 posts) 1y

Yes going alone unless some one else joins me, haha, I was going to start in Perth but id like to finish in Perth and spend a year there for work,
Have you got your WHV sorted?
:)

5. Posted by katyford1991 (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y

Hi Megan

I'm landing in aus in jan!! I'm starting in Melbourne but love the idea of the campervan!

Are you planning to work whilst out there?

Katy xx

6. Posted by Megan-1991 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

How long are you planning on travelling? I was planning on going for a year or 2! But most seem to be going for months?! I haven't sorted it yet because I'm tied down slightly ATM so want to sort that before!!! Have you? I think I'm gonna book it through sta travel, they sort it all for you! Katy, it seems so much cheaper and convenient than hostels! I'm planning in working, but not constantly just here and there and then3 months farm work! What about you??? How comes Melbourne? X

7. Posted by AJRsenzu (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Hey Megan - I'm landing in January too but I'm not sure where to fly to (haven't booked it yet). I've got a WHV so planning on staying in Oz for a year then doing New Zealand, Vanuatu and if I have any money left over then East Asia! Campervan sounds immense, plus you get to see all the places on the way that you'd miss with a train/coach/plane. If you have facebook feel free to add me to discuss Oz in any way - it would be great to find travel buddies out there! It's Alyssia Rosiak :) x

8. Posted by samwid (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y

Hi megan ... I'm sam and I am also hoping to go to aus in january ... Iv been looking at visa's and thinking I might be better working for the few months first ?
Are you planning on working or just travelling ?
I love the camper van idea ... Like a proper road trip !
Please feel free to follow me on twitter and we can chat there ... And anybody else who is going around then :) xxx

9. Posted by ellsbells21 (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y

Hi,
I arrive in Sydney first week in January. Looking to travel up the East Coast for the first few weeks then head to Perth as I have a job in Esperance starting end of January.

Ellen