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11. Posted by Oz_Mad (Budding Member 52 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Clare,

Yeah this will be my first time travelling alone and its safe to say that Im bricking it haha. Hopefully its just a fear of the unknown and Ill chill out when I get there and meet people who are also travelling alone

Its great for partying! I know Im gonna have to rein it in a little this time round and get a job for when the funds run low but for the 1st few weeks ill be wanting to get out and dance at every opportunity

Well if you do decide to fly into Sydney in Jan, ill still be there so keep in touch.

Here is my facebook -!/julie.sloan.583

Oh and im from belfast :)

12. Posted by ClareM84 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Georgie - I trained at London South Bank. Ha yeah it's a good job really, Im glad I've got the option to work as a nurse but it was such a pain getting the Aus reg and because of it I've had to have chest X-ray and medical etc for my visa! Altogether cost put me back 1500 never mind the visa and flights so ur def better off, specially if newly qualified! I'm not sure how long I'll be over there, would love to say a year as loved it so much last time, even went back to north QLD on hol to visit friends last year! It's all money permitting tho as last time I came back with so much debt, which having just got out of, I'm not prepared to do that again! Ha my motto used to be.. If in doubt wack it on a credit card - I don't even own a credit card now lol! As for your accommodation try an sort some more out if you can, or u really will be sleeping on the beach as I know it was a few years ago now but we had a nightmare trying to get somewhere over Xmas/nye! X

Helen - hey, I added u on fb. Ha well I think I did!! Belfast, my dad and half my family are from Bangor, small world aye. You'll be absolutely fine soon as u get there, sure we all will be its just that initial thought of being Billy no mates I guess I'm pretty sure I'm booking Sydney now as I know some ppl think its a waste of money but I've decided to do ultimateoz first wk I'm there. i pretty much know all the bank/tax stuff etc already from last time so I'm not really bothered bout it from that side of things, just think it'll make things easier and less scary having something organised for me to start with and the trips look great!! U thinking of doing anything like that? If u haven't already, check it out. Makes me want to leave now!! :) x

13. Posted by georgie0226 (Budding Member 32 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Oh yeah i bet it was a bit of a hassle. Haha i don't blame you, gonna be living off dust and air. Yeah i'm pretty up for the beach though to be honest, would be quite nice to wake up to the sun xx

14. Posted by Carls travels (Budding Member 22 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I'm staying at base in Sydney from the 5th jan to 15th.
I'm travelling alone, so it would be great to meet up with people in the same boat :s
This is my first time backpacking and have made no plans whatsoever

If anyone wants to meet up, send me a PM !


15. Posted by Carls travels (Budding Member 22 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

16. Posted by ClareM84 (Budding Member 23 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the link Carl, good idea!!
I land in Sydney on 27th Jan but by sounds of it u'll be gone by then.... either way let us know how ur getting on!

Clare x

17. Posted by Little em (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone! I'm in sydney at the moment, arrived about three weeks ago! Live it here Si far but heading up the east coast in January... All on my own so would love to meet a few if you doing the same. I've booked on the greyhound as seemed to be the cheaper option. Don't have any definite plans yet but want to be going early jan for sure :) if anyone wants to get in touch and go for a drink in sydney or speak about plans please do! All very intimidating alone... Oh I'm a 22 girl from UK. Can't wait to hear form you x

18. Posted by jay86 (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi em

i'm arriving on the 31st in brisbane and going to be there for a couple of weeks. after that i'm planning to do the oz experience starting in darwin until cairns. that's probably what i'm going to do, never no what happebs :D
For how long is going to be your oz adventure? Got any plans?
So when you arrive in brisbane, if you want to grab a drink just say something.
Until there, have nice trips :)

19. Posted by Little em (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Not actually sure when il be in Brisbane I'm thinking will be mid or late Jan. my only plan is heading up the east coast (sydney to carins) and I'm doing it on the greyhound but that's all so far... Got a three month pass so can take my time!

20. Posted by steph5946 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Clare...

im a nurse too! all that paperwork was a real hassle wasnt it! how long did it take for AHPRA to get back to you? I sent my form off at start of november and still havent heard anything back! I fly out to sydney end of march! would be great to meet up if youre near :)

hopefully chat soon x