austrailia april 2011....travelling solo!

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1. Posted by natalied (Budding Member 14 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I have taken the plunge and booked my ticket to oz! I'll arrive in Sydney on April 13th for three months, I'm travelling alone :( and although im excited im half dreading my trip as I'm really worried about been a loner! My plan is to travel up the east coast covering all the hot spots!

Is there anyone out there who will be around the same time as me? if so would you like to hook up? also any tips regarding hostels etc will be very helpful! as yet iv not booked into any hostels.

whether your alone or in a group i'd love to hear from you

spk soon :)

natalie xxx

2. Posted by Lubinski (Budding Member 35 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I am flying into Cairns on the 15th, for 2 months, also on my own. I'm travelling down the east coast probably hitting all the hot spots. I'm also a bit nervous but there are so many people in the same situation! I've only booked up my first 3 nights in a hostel in cairns.

good luck with your trip!

3. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Natalie,

3 months is a long time to do just the east coast, you could probably go a bit further if you want to. Don't worry about finding friends, there's people doing the same thing everywhere!

- Tim

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5. Posted by skycastles (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Natalie,

I fly into Sydney on April 14th and am excited but freaked out too. Also haven't booked any hostels yet and don't have solid plans as far as sightseeing and things. Planning to stay up to two months maybe and then head over to New Zealand. If you want to meet up, let me know.


6. Posted by natalied (Budding Member 14 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

thanks evryone :) i guess im just worrying as ive never done anything like this before...but im sure all will be fab! and ill certainly look into covering other areas if 3 months will be plenty of time :) ...i would like to do melbourne! guess ill see what it brings! xxx

7. Posted by johnrowley (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

There is a big group of us heading out to Sydney on the 7th April and will be doing stuff around Sydney the week 11th - 16th if you find yourself at a lose end for the first few days.


8. Posted by Helennnn (Budding Member 18 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I get to Sydney on 21st April so if you're still around then I wouldn't mind meeting up!
I'm starting to get nervous about it now too but I'm sure there's nothing to worry about :)

9. Posted by natalied (Budding Member 14 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

aw thanks john that would be nice :) and helen yes that would be great also :) ill be in sydney for a week or two i reckon!

i still havent booked hostel tho do you have any suggestions? i was thinking the wake up...but few ppl said with it been big its harder to fit in? =/ i also thought about YHA ones to start but then some ppl suggested its more of a flashpackers and older traveller (which that doesnt bother me so long as there not like mum and dad ppl) i do want to do lots and see lots so duno which is best! hmmm


10. Posted by Nicip (Full Member 112 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Natalie
My Little brother has to taken the plunge and has today got his visa and his flights booked and arrives in Sydney april 25th, hes travelling for 3 months to and has never done anything like this before.

I did it a few years back so im giving him as much advice as possible and iv always been a member on here so i thought id get him in touch with people in the same boat, can i put you in touch with him? maybe u message me ure email or facebook or something? cheers

Nici x