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travelling alone Jan/Feb 2011 looking for buddies or help!

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific travelling alone Jan/Feb 2011 looking for buddies or help!

1. Posted by skyecamp (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


I'm new here just in the process of planning a trip to Asia, Auz and Nz and possible anywhere really! Bored with the Scottish weather and fancy a change. My friends think i'm mad for travelling alone but if I don't do this now I 'll never do it!
looking for info on where to go exactly? I'm think of heading to Auz as I've always wanted to go and i can work if I have to. Planning on going out Jan/feb 2011. I'm excited but nervous about being a female travelling myself especially through Asia.
how easy is it to meet people? how safe is it? was think of maybe booking a planned trip whilst in asia. Looking for some friends or a Buddie for travelling. If anyone has wisdom feel free to share with me as I feel I need it at the moment lol How long does it take to get a WHV?

cheers x

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

I leave in 5 days. Very excited.

We've got 8 days in Thailand, then 11 or so months in and around Australia. My WHV took probably 15-20 minutes to fill out, then a further 30 to get a response, via email.

My mates took over 4 hours though.. So I'd give it a while.

Also, it's best to go direct rather than use a third party company:

You didn't leave any specifics, name/age etc?

But my name is Lewis, I'm 21, will be travelling with my partner and a mate (both also 21).
Maybe one day our paths will cross? :)

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

hi there

I am also going to Australia in February 2011 - female traveller and alone :)
I was thinking about starting in Sydney and then going to Cairns within 2 months.

so if you have any similar plans, just let me know :)

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

Hiya, I'm Irish and my travelling partner Cath is English. We're going to be in Australia same time as you and are then hoping to head on to Asia too. We're thinking of hiring a campervan for East coast of Austrailia, probably from Sydney or Brisbane to drop off in Cairns. We are happy to talk about sharing the van if you still haven't sorted something. Just give me an e-mail. Happy travelling!

6. Posted by cory-mac (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hey,, im from melb and never really been anywhere round aus and was also planning on doing a 12month or so trip round australia,, it may not be as interesting as travveling the world but thats still to come :) ill be travveling alone, so th have a buddy or few buddys to get about with would be awesome, cheers, cory

7. Posted by pablo79 (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys. i am going to be getting to Aus at the end of Feb in time for mardi gras in MArch. Would definately be interested in hiring a van and travelling :-)

What are your plans? I have non except to get tehre and see what happens. Got a whv so will be working to keep me travelling


8. Posted by RubyTash (Budding Member 31 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hey I'm also a female first time travelling alone, in Australia! 25 from Canada. I'm getting into Sydney on Jan. 1 and I'm kind of nervous about meeitng people but would love to have some travel buddies :) I'll be in Aus for 6 months and I don't have any plans just yet, thinking about travelling up the east coast first off. Anyone interested in chatting/meeting up that would be great.

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

Hi all,

I've just booked my flights and will be arriving in Sydney on February 3rd, can't wait now! Spending all my spare time researching places to see and how to get around Oz so happy to swap ideas with anyone that wants to . I too will be on a 12 month whv so will be looking for work to fund the travels x
PS - I'm 27 and from Leeds!

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Dec-2010, at 14:57 by leazg ]

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