Hey I’m Gemma 21, looking at going to Australia January 2016. I’ve never been travelling by myself before so would appreciate any info that anyone has. Would be nice to get to know some people doing the same thing as it can be quite scary doing it alone ! X
I’m heading out in November this year, I’m going solo too. Are you planning on working or travelling around? I’m going to work in Melbourne for six months if I can and then backpack around after before heading home. Nikki x
Hey, Yeah I’m planning on working over there too just haven’t thought about where or anything. Need to sort out getting a working holiday visa.. All abit confusing lol, the STA website is quite good. Where you thinking of going after when backpacking? X
I got mine from here - http://www.immi.gov.au/Pages/Welcome.aspx.
Let me know if you need any help with it. It confused me too.
I really want to head to the gold coast when I backpack. I was thinking of heading to New Zealand and working over there on a working holiday visa and then backpacking home through Thailand x
Thankyou! you going to look for a job once you get there?
Yeah the gold coast looks lovely. Surfers paradise is apparently a good place to go/stay
I was thinking of new Zealand and Thailand aswell
Have you booked your flight in November? x
I think so, I’ve got family in Melbourne so I’m going to stay with them and job search. I fly on November the 16th. Do you know when you’re going to head out? I’m really excited to head to surfers paradise! I want to go now, Instead of being stuck at work x
Aw it will be nice that you have somewhere to stay when you get there!
Im not looking to go until beginning of January i think, i would go earlier but thought ill have longer to save
Same I cant wait!! Need to book my flight then it will be be even more exciting, then i need to think about hostels ahh lol x
Try ozintro.com if you’re worried about travelling alone. I did it a few years back and its awesome! The whole east coast of oz is awesome (the whole country basically!), Sydney, Cairns, The Whitsundays and Fraser Island are particular highlights, all better than Surfers Paradise IMO.
New Zealand is also fantastic arguably better than oz, the scenery is out of this world!
I’d move to either in a heartbeat!! You’ll have a blast!!
Hey sorry to intrude haha I’m Verity and planning on going to australia in january but am pretty nervous to go alone. I was thinking about getting a job in Sydney for a couple of months then backpacking? I’m getting so confused about accommodation and where to find jobs - would you apply before you left? and also when working would you stay in a house share (if so where do you find one?!) or just in hostels?
Just noticed your post im in the same boat as you
Where are you thinking of starting?
and where are you from in england
Would be great to chat
I’m Planning on going in January, handed my notice into work today and booking my flight next Friday.
Was hoping to meet people who are leaving at a similar time before I fly out.
Hi I’m Vania and I’m thinking to fly to Oz by jan/feb next year. Would love to have travel mates so that we could take care of each other.
I’m looking to travel to oz from Essex so looking to see if anyone else would also be leaving from near the Essex area and I will be travelling alone next year and would like to get in contact with people .
I have been over in Australia for nearly three years now and have been lucky enough to get sponsorship managing a travel shop for backpackers over here in Sydney.
I can help with anything from getting set up with free welcome packs that help with your tax file number, bank account set up, Australian Sim card and membership card to Peterpans Adventure Travel.
If you need any advice on where to travel, what to see and roughly budgets, estimated times for certain routes hit me up on skype because I can organise video calls, just chats or even email me and I can help.
I have travelled all of Australia, New Zealand and some of Asia so I am fairly confident I can give you some advice that you can benefit from.
also join the facebook group Kings cross backbackers
it has up to date local deals, events, social nights, job info, and more!