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Desperately in need of the outdoors...advice anyone?
Posted May 18th, 2011 - 12:49 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
Hey everyone,

I am pretty new to the couchsurfing scene. I joined back in January when I moved to Australia. I stayed with a couple awesome people while out exploring the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas for a week or so but have since then traveled down the coast and moved to Melbourne to save up some money for future travels.

I've been working in Melbourne for about 3 months and have decided that it's time to leave. I'm not really a city girl and am dying to experience other parts of Australia that will allow me to bushwalk/explore/camp/wwoof and just basically do the things I love.

I didn't have much of a plan when I moved to Australia in hopes that opportunities would just present themselves, but I'm now finding that I am in search of some advice.

For anyone who may be experiencing or who may have already experienced the Work-Holiday Visa life, if you have any advice or know of any opportunities, please feel free to throw them my way.

I am throwing around a couple ideas right now. I'm torn between whether or not I should relocate a campervan to Perth/Alice Springs/Darwin...hence, heading west first, or if I should just skip that and head right up the East coast to Queensland/Cairns. Ultimately, I want to go where it's warm so that I have plenty of opportunities to be outdoors. I also just want to be able to meet more people with a similar outlook on life, so if that means fruit picking or camping for months at a time, that sounds great to me.

Enough said, now I'd love to hear from my fellow CSers.

Cheers guys,


Posted May 21st, 2011 - 8:12 am by from Truckee, United States (Permalink)
Hey Jen, I'm in the same boat and was thinking of doing exactly the same thing. Heading west sounds good because I think if I go to Queensland now I might just end up staying and I definitely want to make it to Perth/WA sometime. When were you thinking of leaving? I have no real plan but if you want to meet up and see if our schedules/ideas line up let me know. 0413-754-068