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Eight days of surf camps, road trips and job support – spend your first week with travellers just like you. Our guided 8-day Ultimate Australia includes everything you need to get set up for life living and working in Australia. Don’t have a week? Check out our 4-day Essential Australia instead.

8-day Ultimate Australia

Starts Sydney, Melbourne or Perth

Half road trip half work trip, this is our most popular option. Fully-guided by our work/travel gurus, you’ll find your feet with 1-on-1 job support and find new friends with a week of adventures – from overnight surf camps to rooftop BBQs.

  • Pre-departure support
    Visa application assistance
  • Trip length 
    Fixed date 8 days/7 nights 
  • Group size
    Max 22 new friends

 

  • Work essentials
    Visa, bank account, tax file number, SIM card
  • Social stuff
    8 days of surf camps, road trips and adventures
  • Job and travel help
    For the duration of your trip

Sydney itinerary 8 days/starts Sunday

Day 1: Arrival day

The fun starts on Monday, so you’ll need to jet in by Sunday night. We’ll pick you up from the airport and get you checked in at the Sydney Harbour YHA – home to the best hostel rooftop view in the city. 

Landing a few days early? No worries. Contact us to bring your transfer forward and book any extra nights. We'll also invite you to a WhatsApp group the week before so you can arrange to meet the others before the trip starts – or sleep off the jetlag, traveller’s choice.

Inclusions:

  • Airport transfer
  • 6 nights’ at the Sydney Harbour YHA

Day 2: Meet the fam

Day 3: Culture club

Day 4: Surf and sunsets

Day 5: White sand and wildlife

Day 6: Work admin and Bondi

Day 7: 1-on-1 work session and bar crawl

Day 8: Rooftop BBQ and byes

Melbourne itinerary 8 day/starts Sunday

Day 1: Arrival day

The fun starts on Monday, so you’ll need to jet in by Sunday night. We’ll pick you up from the airport and get you checked in at the Melbourne Metro YHA.

Landing a few days early? No worries. Contact us to bring your transfer forward and book any extra nights. We'll also invite you to a WhatsApp group the week before so you can arrange to meet the others before the trip starts – or sleep off the jetlag, traveller’s choice.


Inclusions:

  • Airport transfer
  • 6 nights’ at the Melbourne Metro YHA

Day 2: Meet the fam

Day 3: Cuisine and culture

Day 4: Beach, wine and penguins

Day 5: Surf and Skippy

Day 6: Work admin and St Kilda

Day 7: 1-on-1 work session and bar crawl

Day 8: Rooftop BBQ and byes

Perth itinerary 7 days/starts Monday

Day 1 – Welcome to Perth

Welcome to Perth - The city of Light and the capital of Western Australia! Check in to your new home before meeting our legendary group leaders and the rest of your group at 4pm. We’ll introduce you to the office crew, give you a brief overview on what’s going to happen for the week and start preparing you for your time in Australia. Our evening involves a group Welcome Dinner and a visit to the Lively Northbridge - popular for our favourite small bars, modern art galleries. Asian eateries, stylish cocktail lounges and casual backpacker bars!

Day 2 – Ingo Session & City Exploring

Day 3 – Perth Basecamp

Day 4 – Margaret River

Day 5 – Freemantle Fun

Day 6 – Rottnest Island and Quokka Selfies

Day 7 – Free time and Farewells

4-day Essential Australia

starts Sydney, Melbourne or Perth

This semi-guided itinerary is an essential mix of exploring the city, free time and graft time – where we help you organise your working holiday essentials and give you 1-on-1 travel and job support, now and for the duration of your trip.

  • Pre-departure support
    Visa application assistance
  • Trip length 
    4 days/3 nights 
  • Group size
    1-5 new friends
  • Work essentials
    Visa, bank account, tax file number, SIM card
  • Social stuff
    City tour, pub crawl
  • Job and travel help
    For the duration of your trip

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Welcome to Australia! Long-haul flights can be a killer, so we’ll save the exclamation marks until your driver has met you at the airport and dropped you at your city-centre hostel for a nap/beer. 

There's nothing you need to do until the next day, so kick back and chill on the rooftop. Landing a few days early? No dramas. Contact us to bring your transfer forward and book any extra nights.


Inclusions:

  • Airport transfer
  • 3 nights’ at the Melbourne Metro YHA or Sydney Harbour YHA. Both famous for their rooftop views, chilled spaces and friendly backpacker vibes.

Day 2: Get set up and get out

Day 3: Work and travel help

Day 4 Time to explore

2022 departure dates

The Essential and Ultimate have regular start dates throughout the year. Places are on a first come first served basis, so save your spot with a deposit now and pay the balance eight weeks before you fly.

Ultimate Australia (always starts on a Sunday)

Sydney

  • March 20
  • April 3, 17
  • May 1, 15, 29
  • June 12, 26
  • July 10, 24
  • August 7, 21
  • September onwards – every Sunday

 

Perth (Always starts on a Monday)

  • September 5, 12, 19
  • October 10, 17, 24
  • November 7, 21
  • December 5
  • January 9, 23
  • February 6, 20
  • March 6, 20
  • April 3, 17

Melbourne

  • March 13, 27
  • April 10, 24
  • May 8, 22
  • June 5, 19
  • July 3, 17, 31
  • August 14, 28
  • September onwards – every Sunday

Essential Australia

Sydney

  • Daily from 20 March 2022

Perth

  • Daily from 5 September 2022

Melbourne

  • Daily from 27 February 2022
Just the visa

Just the visa

If you’re just looking for your working holiday visa and work essentials – including tax file number, Aussie bank account and tax refund help at the end of your trip – then check out the Kickstart Australia.

 

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