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Solo travel to Australia Nov 2013

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1. Posted by Dken89 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y


I'm Dale, I'm 24 and I'm travelling on my own to Australia sometime in November, Just need to book the flights!!
Basically im still deciding on flying to Perth or Melbourne, would love to see the west coast as i've heard it's a beautiful place but then again it is a bit of a trek getting to the east coast, would be great to meet some like minded people to chat with who are in the same boat and maybe make plans to hook up out there partying, sight seeing ect.

Cheers x

2. Posted by Alicia297 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

Hi Dale

I'll be flying out solo to Melbourne on the 4th of November. Be good to meet up if you decide to head out to the east coast :)


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

Hey guys,

I land in Melbourne on 8th November, would be good to meet up for a drink and some company for sure!


4. Posted by Dken89 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Hey girls, my Internets been down a while sorry!

I'm looking at booking my flights this week so should have a final arrival date soon :) what company did you guys book flights through? I've been looking with STA Travel and they seem to come up with good prices, just wondering if there is anywhere better??

Oh and does anyone know what kind of risk there is in just getting a one way flight as i may want to fly out to NZ after and wont need a return flight, just heard a few horror stories of people being turned away before they even get in the country, which would be quite sucky lol

Cheers x

5. Posted by agusia80 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Hi there,

It really depends what do you intend doing. Melbourne is a rather large city and as much as I loved living there (a paradise for Aussie people as it has a European feel into it) I would recommend that you fly to Brisbane or Perth if a purpose of your trip is to visit the country. You will be able to get a cheaper flight from the West to the East cost with Virgin Australia or JetStar. The flight is quite long thought.

Queensland is an amazing place to visit and you are closer to the Great Barrier Reef while on East coast. Although there are plenty of things to do on the Western Coast as well – watch the big fish while surfing ;-)

In relation to your question regarding the return ticket, you will normally need it while applying for your visa online, wouldn’t you? Again, you can get some cheap flights to New Zealand when you book them in advance so that should not be a problem to book your return ticket.

Hope that helped.


6. Posted by Alicia297 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y


I bought my flight from STA (cheapest i could find). I've only bought a one way ticket too as i want to travel to other places before heading home. If you dont have a return ticket you need to take proof with you (bank statement) to show that you are able to pay for your flight home. :)


7. Posted by Dken89 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Yeah think I'm going with STA, getting a bit nervous now :) it feels like i'm just going to be floating around for the first few days/weeks as i don't have any solid plans in place, anyone in the same boat?? x

8. Posted by Dken89 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Just seen this Hostel in St. Kilda just out side Melbourne sounds awesome!!
and its well worth having a look on the page, it has some great information about tourism in and around Melbourne and a lot of helpful tips about getting work and other things, well worth a look!