Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • New Fodors vBulletin Forum
  • coming soon -- discuss!
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Oct - 30 Day Trip to Australia & New Zealand
  2. 2 5 days trip in South Island
  3. 3 4 weeks in New Zealand
  4. 4 14 day South NZ Trip
  5. 5 NZ's Yellow Eyed Penguins Face Extinction on the Mainland
  6. 6 North Island Itinerary Help
  7. 7 Visa for Australia
  8. 8 Gold Coast -whale watching
  9. 9 Hotel Sydney
  10. 10 Transportation advice needed
  11. 11 Need advice on Blue Mountain trip
  12. 12 Sydney Harbor Marriott
  13. 13 Three days in Cairns
  14. 14 Best Priced Tour for Sydney Harbor Bridge Blue Mountain & Hunter Valley
  15. 15 Gold coast for 6 days in July
  16. 16 2 Nights in Blue moutain End June
  17. 17 Tasmania - looking for bird watching guide for day trips
  18. 18 itinerary for one month in Australia with a kid
  19. 19 Trip Report New Zealand and Australia at last!
  20. 20 Air Tahiti Baggage Allowance
  21. 21 Potts point OR CBD in Sydney
  22. 22 NZ DoC hut fees to rise in some cases
  23. 23 Favorite activities in Moorea, Bora Bora?
  24. 24 Trip Report Trip report: Ultimate 3-week Australia itinerary
  25. 25 Blue mountain or Pacific Ocean drive
View next 25 » Back to the top

Lone Traveler!

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone! My names Jess and Im 21 from the UK, Im kinda obsessed with the idea of travelling but all of my friends are tied up with other commitments so Im thinking about going on my own.

Doing a lot of research this week and looking into flying to Sydney and doing the Real Gap Sydney Intro for 8 days then going off and doing my own thing for a couple of months and perhaps if Im feeling extra brave stopping off in New Zealand or Thailand before going back home. Looking to be travelling Aus from September - December.

Id really appreciate some advice because although Im quite outgoing Im a little nervous about going on my own. Also if anyone's going to be around Aus at that time (Sept - Dec) add me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ewwjess and maybe we can be travel buds.

Anyways I guess my main questions are: What was your experience like travelling alone? Was it safe? How easy was it to make friends in hostels or would it be mostly creeps and weirdos? and if you've ever taken a tour with Real Gap, would you recommend?

Thanks!

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement