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exploring australia for free - camping, hitch-hiking, looking for some people up for the same thing!
Posted January 12th, 2013 - 6:47 am by from Camberley, England (Permalink)

I'm Emma, I'm 19 and from the UK.

I came to Australia with not a lot of money and I've already gone through about a third of it just on hostels and food and I'm starting to realise that everything is way too expensive for me. Most of my money was only spent in he last two weeks.

Basically I want to travel around Australia for as little money as possible - buying/finding cheap food, getting around by hitch-hiking and dodging barriers at train stations, camping under the stars etc. etc.

Just generally being a bit trampish.

I came to Australia with a huge rucksack which weighs a ton and I've realised now unnecessary almost everything I have in it is. I'm currently transferring essential (for me) stuff into a much, much smaller rucksack - change of clothes, camera with some rolls of film, sketchbook, passport, purse.

I really want to do this but I can't do it on my own. It's half a safety thing and half because I want the company of some interesting, like-minded people. I'm in Australia until August so I've got a lot of time to do this and hopefully you'll become a friend for life!

If you are up for this just let me know. I want to leave ASAP because like I said - I'm running out of money incredibly quickly.

Contact me on here or send a message to emma-schroeder@hotmail.co.uk

Speak to you soon!

Posted January 12th, 2013 - 8:00 am by from Beaver, United States (Permalink)
Hi Emma,

I may be able to help you with some rides. I'm landing in Brisbane Feb. 4th and will be in AU for 3 months, going to Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth/Freo, Sydney, back to Brisbane.

I bought a used van and plan to camp in natl parks as well as Couch Surf.

Take care - Jim

Posted January 13th, 2013 - 3:25 pm by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Hi Emma where are you now ? I am going to Perth in two weeks time, planning to get a van and travel together with a friend of mine.. you re welcome to join us if you like ! take care, its so dangerous to travel all by yourself and i actually wanted to do the same, as i myself dont have much money for all this travelling, but i just realized that is not worth it, its too risky !

talk to you soon


Posted January 14th, 2013 - 7:21 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted January 14th, 2013 - 6:59 am by from Dali, China (Permalink)
I just tell my story 2years ago
one day I read a book about travel essay the writer he's been traveled around Europe without money , anything ,,
and I was impressed of him so we met in Seoul(I'm Korean:))
he told me his lots of crazy story and then I bought one way ticket ,, traveled like him but it was first time to go out from my country even I couldn't speak Eng properly
so I decided to do Couch surfing .. while 3month belong to my Visa of Europe I could traveled around Europe with almost no money, Couch surfing, Hitch hike,, met nice people on the road , learn from all situation,, if I had money enough I couldn't realize that was life..
when your pocket is empty people learn more than enough to have.. for sure I will have unforgettable memories in new land :) and people are supposed to help you anywhere
think good and positive mind..
now I'm still travel around the world
this time just came to Australia for making money then go back to traveling .. i'm sorry this might be unhelpful message but I just wish you will have crazy time ~!!


Posted January 14th, 2013 - 7:29 am from Sydney, Australia
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