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1. Posted by daniella22 (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


Ive just applied for my WHV which is kinda scary considering id be going on my own! Feeling really nervous and just had my manager tell me I should go travelling right now but its all I can think about it so in two minds.

Is anyone else looking to start in Sydney and be there for xmas and NY. Be good to hear from some people in same position!


Daniella x

2. Posted by Lewwy (Budding Member 56 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hey Daniella,

I will be in Sydney from Boxing Day (26th) - 2nd Jan, when we (Me, My Girlfriend and 2 friends) will be heading up the east coast to do some exploration.
What did you have in mind whilst in Sydney, I've heard very mixed reviews, kind of a love hate place. Good for work, but apparently reminds people of London a little too much.

Maybe we will bump into each other at some point,

Good luck!

3. Posted by sxe_scrags (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Myself & a friend leave UK on 27th Nov, be in Sydney till 2nd Jan then moving up the east coast! Also doing the Oz intro, ive heard mixed reviews on them but i feel much more at ease for the fact they do so much!

Whats your plans? Were do u plan on staying in Sydney? Everyone i know has said to keep well clear of Kings Cross! Were staying at Strattons over Xmas & NY, That was the cheapest although its still worked out VERY EXPENSIVE!!!

Good luck, Hope all works out


4. Posted by Lewwy (Budding Member 56 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Why stay clear of Kings Cross?

My mate said someone told him it was 'the place to go'?

Am I gonna die? :/

5. Posted by sxe_scrags (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Apparently its really rough, Alot of drugs, prostitution & bad people there

Not just one person whose told me that either, quite a lot infact Eeeeek.

Hope ive helped :)


6. Posted by jjones42 (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I live close to Sydney and I can tell you guys a little bit about Kings Cross. The reason people say that is because is use to have an under world drug scene in the 80s and 90s with police corruption. The drugs will always be everywhere, but now its more of an awesome place to party and its patrolled by cops constantly so its really safer than other places if you look at it like that. If you go clubbing in a group you will have a blast as long as you don't turn up pissed because no pubs/clubs will let you in as they are very stricked on this. Its not a place to live or go to during the day, but at night it comes alive and you will never have an experience in Australia like it when it comes to partying!
We have an Ausie drama called 'Underbelly' and the last season was set in Kings Cross, so if you're interested pick up a copy on ebay. I'll be the first to admit that australia makes tv shows almost as terrible as the Britts, however everyone loves this show!
Hope this helps! xo

7. Posted by shoegal24 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


im flying out to sydney on 13th dec, my brother out there at the min so going to spend xmas and new year with him, but then hopefully do some travelling without him.

bit scared about doing it alone :( im hoping to meet a few people to do a road trip with.

iv also been told to stay clear of kings cross....think im stayin in the wake up hostel for my 1st couple of weeks

hopefuly see some of u out there

8. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

hey daniella

im in the same boat as you.

im going on my own over to aus in dec, starting in sydney, definetly doing bondi beach for xmas day and then new years at the harbour bridge then over to the party at bondi beach.
im not that nervous, im pretty exited actually. alot of people say to me are you not nervous aout going out there alone but the way i see it that im gonna meet loads of people out there that will be in the same situation anyway and your not really gonna be on your own too much, your always gonna be around pple at hostels or when your travelling and we're gonna make soo many new friends.

what are your plans for after new years, are you gonna be staying in sydney or are you planning on moving on someplace else?

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