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Female traveller hoping to find travel buddies in Oz Dec/Jan

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1. Posted by MaisieJohnson (Budding Member 20 posts) 3y

Hi Guys,

I'm heading to Australia in late December and staying until the end of January. I'm hoping to be in either Sydney or Melbourne for NYE then continue up the east coast after that. But as I'm travelling on my own I'd love to find some travelling buddies to meet out there!

Whose looking to travel up the east coast in Dec/Jan? The link to my Facebook page is on my profile so feel free to add me/message me about your plans.

Maisie :)

2. Posted by ellsbells21 (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Hi Maisie,

I'm heading out to Sydney beginning of January (on my own).
Wanting to travel up the East Coast, not sure whether to do STA tour/oz experience or book things on my own (which scares the hell out of me).

When are you planning on being in Sydney?


3. Posted by Jenhux (Budding Member 38 posts) 3y


i fly out to Brisbane September 30th so i will be about when you're out there and always open for meeting up with fellow lone travellers - we have to stick together!

i' planning on heading to Byron bay then going up the east coast as far as my money will take me before i need to get a job and a place to live!



4. Posted by mollieb (Full Member 108 posts) 3y


I'm a lone traveller too :D

I'm landing in Melbourne on 8th November, I'll be in Sydney for Xmas and New Year and I'm heading up the east coast at the start of January.

I'm up for meeting up too!


5. Posted by MaisieJohnson (Budding Member 20 posts) 3y

Hi guys, great to hear that you're looking to do similar routes!

Ellen, I've booked the oz experience bruce cobber package, got it for £320 with STA. I think it's a good way to do is as it's now with greyhound buses and they travel at least 3 times a day up the coast which makes things more flexible, plus it is a decent price! I'm in Sydney for a few days from 30th - 2nd/3rd Jan, staying at Wake Up hostel!! So exited. Where are you staying?

Jen, hah yes us solo travellers definitely have to stick together! When will you be in Byron Bay? I'll be there for a few nights around 4th Jan, got to meet up for drinks!

Mollie, your plans sound quite similar to mine too :) Where are you staying over NYE? Are you getting a greyhound pass too?

Maisie x

6. Posted by ellsbells21 (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Maisie - that's a really good deal! I'm looking at which one to do - so many choices!
I'm staying with friends, just a bus ride into the centre.

Looks like we will all be in Sydney around the same time so we should definitely meet up for drinks!


7. Posted by casandrakatter (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y


I'm flying to Sydney in late December, gonna stay there for NYE. Just have to find a place to stay that's not fully booked yet.. Seems impossible though.. After Sydney I'm gonna travel up the east coast so I guess we have quite the same plans :) Travelling alone like you guys so im also up for a drink or two!


8. Posted by MaisieJohnson (Budding Member 20 posts) 3y

Hi Ellen, yeah it was a v good deal as it includes a surf lesson at Byron Bay, one night accommodation/ferry transfer to Magnetic Island and a day tour of the Atherton Tablelands in Cairns, too! You should have a look into it :)

Oh that's cool, do your friends live out there then?

Casandra, I'm flying late December too, xmas day in fact! How long are you planning on staying in oz for? Have you got a greyhound pass or are you planning on hiring a car/campervan when you're out there?

My facebook link is on my profile if either of you want to chat more about oz!

And yes, definitely drinks!! x