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1. Posted by SDH92 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Heyy everyone, i'm a 21 year old lad from the UK and had plans to go to Oz last october but my mate bailed on me! Haven't stopped thinking about how good it would of been so i'm looking into going alone fairly soon...

Does anyone have any advice at all for me?
I'm thinking of flying into Sydney then doing the ultimate oz or oz intro (not sure which one is better?!) mainly just to meet a group of people my sort of age and settle in on my first week. I honestly have no idea what to do after that though, i'm easy going and happily just go with the flow. I'd be happy to work in Sydney for a while, although i'd also be happy to just keep travelling around and explore! I'm a qualified spark so i'd always have that to fall back on or a labouring sort of job, although once again i'd happily do any sort of work.
To be honest it doesn't bother me having no plan, my main concern is finishing the intro week then not having anyone to travel with! Has anybody been alone or know anyone that has? If so did these intro groups work in terms of meeting new people?!

Any help or advice will be helpful and hopefully give me the final push to go!
Cheers, Scott :)

2. Posted by Megan_3 (Budding Member 66 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey Scott,

My friend did the same to me last summer so I decided i'd go alone! I'm flying out to Sydney on the 23rd Jan and i've booked into a hostel for the first week. I've spoken to loads of people going alone and everyone that's already been has said it's so easy to make friends!
When are you thinking of going?


3. Posted by SDH92 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for that it's really good to hear that a lot of people go alone! I bet you're so excited to be going so soon?! You'll have to let me know what it's like when you get there.
Probably around the end of feb, the more I speak to people about it the more confident I'm getting about going! :)

4. Posted by Megan_3 (Budding Member 66 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Yeah I am really excited, bit nervous too! Not too long for you to wait either then.
Yeah I might still be in Sydney by then anyway, have you got my facebook?

5. Posted by Kerry.o (Budding Member 12 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi im kerry im going to sydney in september 2014 and have the same position. when are you both going to be over there?

once you are there could you give me some info, a bit daunting as im going on my own.

best of luck!


6. Posted by Megan_3 (Budding Member 66 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey Kerry,

I'm sure I can give you some info once i've been there for a bit :)
I'm pretty nervous about going alone but i'm sure it'll be fine. Feel free to add me on facebook!

7. Posted by MelissaB23 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Heya Everyone,
I'm planning on travelling to oz a bit later on in September hopefully after Thailand! I'll be alone and wanting to meet some drinking partners :) any idea which hostels you will be staying at heard wake up is a good one?
:) Melissa x

8. Posted by Liamkoopa (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I've been looking and wake up seems really nice but a bit more on the expensive side compared to some! I think OzIntro use Base Sydney so I guess i'll see what that's like :)


9. Posted by rjanderson91 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys

I'm in the same boat as you but leaving in the summer either august or September time. For a while I thought there was no way i could go alone but after speaking to people and looking on here it seems like it's the better option. Least you'll get to do your own thing!

Bit of a cheeky question but how much money are you planning on taking? I'm hoping I can save up enough by then to have a good time but like you I'm planning on working when I'm across there.

Trying to decide if I should book like a sta travel package or that. Any of you guys done that or just booked flights and that yourself?


10. Posted by kiera.h (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hiya :)

Im also in the same position as all of you guys and im heading out to oz on the 10th of april through this company called bunac , seems really awesome and im going on a group flight so I'll meet people before I land aha :)
Im not too sure about accomodation though, have booked my first 2 nights at wake up in sydney through the company for the first 2 nights to see how it is and what everyone else is doing, and im hoping that if I wanted to I could book a few more nights there. But during my travels would I have to prebook anywhere???
Not even sure what I want to do yet, definetly want to do the east cost and quite like the sound of melbourne and brisbane ...
Would be good to meet some people for company !!