Im in Perth - so on the wrong side of Oz to help you with hostels deets, etc.
I have driven from Sydney to Brisbane and its fairly breath taking, if you have the time. Byron Bay was just gorgeous as we came up to that area.
I'd recommend looking for jobs before you actually need one, its not as easy as you could think at the moment - could take up to 3 months depending what youre looking for. seek.com.au is the best place to find work here.
You'll be totally fine to book accomodation just before you get here, and directly with the place, recommend looking on wotif.com.au for hotels but just before - a week or so. Get in a taxi when you here, theres specified lines at every airport for taxi's and most drivers wont bullshit you - well in Sydney they could do. Ask if they know where youre headed to before you get in there, most of the taxi lines are manned by someone too so even ask them to help you a little.
You can buy phone sim cards everywhere, theyre about $2 in service (fuel) stations, 24hr convenience stores & the usual shopping centres.
Let me know if I can help with anything else.
I'm flying to Perth on the 28th Jan, then going from there with absolutely no plans (lots of ideas, just no plans!) I have accomodation for the first 2 nights and after that i have no clue on what to do... so any help/advice would be great!
It would be good to talk to people before i get there as i'm starting to get nervous about being on my own out there! I know everyone says its fine when you get there as you meet so many people but its a scary thought!
hey guys, i am in asia until the end of january. then fly into oz, i plan to travel however I am a nurse, so need try sort out some agency stuff before i go up east coast. Heard weather rubbish up east coast jan feb early march anyway.,
Hey Craig, I have similar plans to you! Wanting to be East Coast for Feb/March 2014 haven't anything booked yet hoping to get the money sorting and book it nearer the time! I'm going alone (so scared) would be nice to get to know each other swap ideas ect! xx
Yeah that would be good! I haven't got anything booked yet either but looking to apply for my visa in the next couple of weeks then flights etc after that. What plans have you got so far? x