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31. Posted by skippy3587 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi all

Im going over to Australia in September alone, and starting in Cairns! Working my way down the East Coast to Sydney for Xmas and New Year, which i am booked into Wake Up hostel! Would really love to find a travel buddy, and get to know some people before going. I am very worried about being alone, but cant wait to meet everyone who is in the same boat as me and have a great time! Im on facebook 'Lisa Skippen' if anyone wants to add me to chat!

Lisa x

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


I`m thinking about going to Australia in Oktober/November (depends on how much money I can save up). Just came back from a 3 weeks holiday in Thailand for the second time, and I really want to go on a bigger trip to Australia. Think I`ll also be travelling alone, if none of my friends want to go. I haven`t planned so much just yet, have 2 girlfriends who have been to Australia before,so I`m going to talk to them and hear how they planned their trip. Little bit worried about going alone, but I can see here that there is lots of people who are doing the same. I just want to meet some new people,see new things, experience alot and have fun!

Are you guys booking flights and stuff long time in advance? Since I dont know when I`ll be leaving yet,its difficult to book anything right now...

Sorry for my bad english, I should be in bed ages ago..

33. Posted by J0sephine (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hey Alka

I haven't booked anything yet.

I have got my visa. Need to decide when I am going and book flights etc.

Only thing I am going to book before going is a hostel over Xmas and ny as it books up quickly.

It's hard tho I think until you have concrete plans :)

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


I`m going to an travel-agency tomorrow, they have these kind of trips and stuff. And they fix the visa and everything for you, so I have the check it out, and hopefully I`m going to know a little bit more about when I`ll be leaving.

Do you have any idea when you`ll be going?

I dont know if I`m staying there for Xmas and Ny, though I would like to.

Aaah, its not fun when you dont have any concrete plans yet! Hope I will find out something more soon :D

36. Posted by Saskygirl215 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

you guys are starting to make me really nervous about time there over christmas and new years as i am planning on going in early november....i think im just nervous in general...its my first trip anywhere alone and im going for 6 months.....i think im just being pairnoid and starting to get overwhelmd with info....maybe if you guys are still there when i am , we could meet up...anyway hope the planning goes good :)

37. Posted by Maccers84 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi folks,

I'm flying out to Oz in just 3 weeks (eeeeeeeeeeek). Initially i was just going to stay for 5 weeks, so i've got a return ticket bought, but i quite fancy doing a runner and staying out longer if i can find work.

I'll be staying with a friend for the 5 weeks and i've already got my WHV, but i've only got 1500GBP to take with me...... Think i'll manage on that?!

I'm quite good at being tight, i can live off noodles and stuff if i have to!

Any thoughts?

38. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

If your staying with a friend and so not paying for accommodation then you might be okay, but it really depends what all you are looking to do? You need a certain amount of money in your bank to get in on a working holiday visa but i'm not 100% how much it is. However, from what i have heard they don't check your account, but you could be the first one... I have about £5000 but i have a one way ticket, no idea how long i'm staying for and will probably work.

39. Posted by roachelle9 (Budding Member 12 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jo

I am planning on going to Sydney on my own in November but I havent booked anything yet. Really nervous about travelling on my own! I plan on working as soon as possible over there as I will only be about to take £2000 with me but I know people who have just came back and said thats enough if you want to work. I cant wait. Would be good to keep in touch! :)


40. Posted by Gthompson88 (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Quoting chris840

hey jo my names chris im 23 and from southend heading out to cairns around october and hopefully working my way round to sydney for christmas and new years im in the same boat aint got a clue on how much to take but was thinking around the £5000 as ill be on a whv for a year i think at the end of the day i think you would defently get by with taking £3500 but i spose the more you take the more you spend lol

but hey if your out there the same time let me know as im willing to meet up with people as im traverling alone

hi just seen ur from Southend! I'm also 23 and from benfleet! I'm arriving in aus in November and making my way clockwise around oz and back to Sydney for Xmas and nye! :)