Australia May 2011

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1. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

I was wondering if there are any fellow travellers hitting Oz in May time?

I Just got my WHV and currently looking to book flight as soon as however unsure where to fly in to.So far I have a budget of around $4000 to start me off lol. I was thinking maybe Brisbane or Cairns to start as weather is warmer in the winter season then gradually travel down the coast and be in Sydney by xmas :-). Doing this trip alone so would be great to get in contact with others on the same boat. I am ready to get and and start my new adventure

Laura x

2. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Laura,

6 months is a long time to do just the east coast, were you planning on stopping and working somewhere for a few months? I guess starting in Cairns in May is a good idea, that way it's a one way trip to Sydney and you have the chance to stop along the way if you find work. Have a great trip!

- Tim

3. Posted by navensr (Budding Member 55 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hi my names billy im leaving may 24th,flying to thailand first for a month then over to cairnes to travel down the east be in cairnes by 24th june if you are still there and fancy meeting up?

4. Posted by cartrz (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hey im flying out to thailand on the 3rd of may then on to oz 2nd of june. i am excited but a lil nervious at the same time! no1 i have spoke to has any sort of conserne about beeing on there own but it is something i have been thinking about and it does worry me a little lol billy what jabs have you had for thailand i have had just hep a and b i hope that will b sufficiante?


5. Posted by Leanne s (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


Im flying out to cairns on the 30th June, meeting up with a friend a few days later.

Hopefully staying in Gigilians hostel, meant to be a good place to start.

If anyone is around that time then let me know, the thought of being in oz by myself is a little scary but still cant wait!!

Leanne x

6. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

Thanks for the replies. Tim I am planning on working as I make my way down the east coast most likely looking for anything that will help with the funds (If they dont run out)

Jealous you's guys are hitting Thailand, thats a place I would love to see. Yeah its seems Cairns best to start however its looking difficult with flights. I am going from Dublin so another 2 flights to get there ends up being 2 days flying.. Argh so annoying.(Airports stress me out) Unless I get into Brisbane Direct from London then get an internal flight up to cairns for June to meet you guys. Heard Giligans hostel is good too Leanne.:)

Yeah its a but daunting going on my own ave got so much to organise just need to pick a place to fly into then the rest will follow (Time is going too fast). Anywhere as long I can leave here, happy to meet new faces wherever I go.xo

7. Posted by richjb78 (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Yeh I know what ya mean about flights to Cairns! All require 2 connecting's a right bummer!

8. Posted by Kirsty Mac (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hey laura, im flying to cairns on the 24th April, i think alot of people are starting there as the weather is warmer, you should join me, as im traveling alone, meeting my friends a few days later aswel, staying in gilligans hostel, you shu chek it out :)

9. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

Yeah good crowd of yas going to cairns it seems. Its just putting me off all the connecting flights! Went to usa last summer and had the worst experience with changing ova.. ended up 1st 2 days new york with no luggage.:(

Kirsty I might try meet up with ya! really wana go there! decisions decisions wana get meself sorted asap before I leave it any longer. That gilligans hostel looks great. Be a good start to the trip.xx

10. Posted by Pandora28 (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey Guys,

Im looking to travel to Aus in May time, I havent booked anything yet as I cant decide were to head into first, any suggestions !!! x:)