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1. Posted by mhairi2222 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

I'm looking to take the plunge and head over to Aus mid - late October. Not sure where yet. I'm going on my own, which is pretty !

So if anyone is going to be down under then, or might be looking for someone to start off their trip with, send me a message.

Also, any advice on where is best to start off in Australia? I'm planning on being there for a while. Got my WHV filled in and ready to go.

Mars x

2. Posted by Buckra (Budding Member 61 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Okay at the time of the year you will arrive will be late Spring almost so I would advise packing lightweight clothing and probably enter Australia via the North, either Darwin in the Northern Territory or Cairns in North Queensland. They will be quite warm to hot at that time of the year and also warm nights. You could also pick up work at that time of the year in both places if you are prepared to get around and seek it out and are not fussy. This will also give you the chance to rake in some dollars to buy up more heavyweight clothing later on when you move South and into their autumn/winter. It will also be humid in both places I have mentioned but most accomodation obviously have air conditioners as do the backpackers and they have swimming pools. You can travel by air or bus from both places down South and if you wanted to go from one to the other you can fly from Darwin to Cairns I think or at least to Brisbane up to Cairns. From Cairns you can fly I think to Darwin or to Alice Springs and back up to Darwin. Once you are in either place you can then research where you want to go and you will get good advice on best and cheapest places if money is a problem. Have fun. :)

3. Posted by mhairi2222 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the reply! I was under the impression it was spring/summer all over Aus during oct - feb. Doh! Glad I got that sorted out. I'm thinkin the weather will be better over there than it is back here in the UK that time of year, so all good.
Yeah, I won't be fussy about the work I do, I have heaps of experience in all kinds of jobs back here, so I'm hoping that will keep me in good stead. Just hope it will all be an adventure.
Thanks for replying, hope your well,

Mars x

4. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Maybe it's best to start up North and work your way down. You don't really want to be up the top when summer comes in December. If you are going to do the red centre, then you DEFINITELY should avoid doing it in summer: they have about 3 months on 46C there, and the flies!!!

5. Posted by 'Katie' (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


my friend and i will be flying into Sydney in the middle of october and staying there for about a week then flying up to cairns and traveling back down to brisbane for about a month on and off buses for part of our gap year. we are currently on volunteer projects in south india. so if your still around sydney then idt be great to meet antother traveller! x

6. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Gonna be in sydney around early/mid december.
But if your in Cairns late october or the red centre early november i'll be bumming around there.

7. Posted by Helena224 (Budding Member 54 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I will be in oz for a month, starting end of nov in cairns and finishing in sydney on christmas day (after visiting various places as i go). If you recon that you may be in a similar place along the way, let me know. xox

8. Posted by Bubbly (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey :)
Im going travelling to Oz the 3rd of October..just ovr a week to go..yipee
Im traveling alone and starting off in Cairns and gonna travel dwn the east like to do the east coast wit a few more travellers mayb in a campervan if it's possible. Id like to visit Ayers Rock as well and mayb Tasmania if i dont run out of money. Im only ment 2b travelling Oz for 3 months and den on to New Zealand for 4 weeks after the new year..but if i really love Oz i might jus stay longer and try and get a job..i hve my WHV got. Gonna b in Sydney frm the 20th December til the 3rd of January..really looking forward to the fireworks New Years Eve in Sydney :) Also wanna do the Great Ocean Road. If u wanna meet up sumwhere along the way or mayb even do abit of travelling together jus let me no :)

9. Posted by raych (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

im looking but im not going till next year or else id deffinantally go with you :(

10. Posted by lara1987 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey, i leave for Sydney on Nov 14th and arrive in Sydney on the 16th! So i'll be round and about and up for meeting lots of new people :) Alot of people are doing it by themselves so i'm sure if all of us lonely travellers stick together we'll be fine!! :) xx