WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Day 1: Welcome Briefing, Sydney City Tour & Welcome Dinner
Meet your guides and all your new buddies in the hostel lounge. We then take you to our office, introduce you to the crew and give you an overview of what's going to happen throughout the week as well as hand out your SIM card etc. Once that's been sorted, we head out for our walking tour of the city including Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Later tonight, we meet again for our Welcome Dinner and drinks. (Dinner and 1 drink included).
Day 2: Information Session and Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise
We spend the morning talking about everything you need to know about your adventure in Australia including finding work, writing your CV, seasons and things to see & do. Later today, enjoy a trip on our awesome catamaran and see all the popular sights of Sydney including Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Spend the day chilling, swimming and sunbaking! The tour includes a tasty BBQ lunch.
Day 3: Port Stephens Basecamp
We depart Sydney and travel by bus to Port Stephens. Basecamp is set within 6 acres of rainforest, just 5 minutes walk to the beach. On arrival, check out the beach and have a swim before we enjoy tasty pizzas for dinner. That night, grab a torch and come possum-spotting or take a moonlit stroll along One Mile Beach.
Day 4: Sandboarding & Bush Walk to Tomaree Head Lookout
After breakfast we jump in the 4WDs and head to the top of the sand dunes to try sandboarding! We return to Basecamp for lunch and then take a guided bush walk through Tomaree National Park. Enjoy stunning scenery and breathtaking views and the chance to see koalas in the treetops (all year round) and migrating whales (May - November). Tonight we have an Aussie BBQ and drinks around the campfire.
Day 5: Dolphin Cruise & Travel Back to Sydney
We take an amazing dolphin watching cruise and get up close to wild bottlenose dolphins. Relax on deck or ride in the boom net while dolphins swim underneath. Then we hit the beach for a swim before heading back to Sydney. Check back into WakeUp at around 7pm.
Day 6: Party Night
Time to explore Sydney's nightlife! Join our pub crawl (we have different themes every week) to some of Sydney's best backpacker bars. (Express entry and some free drinks included)
Day 7: Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Walk
It's been a long week, so we're taking it easy today. Our guides pick you up at the hostel and we catch the bus to Coogee to start our stroll along the coast line to Bondi. See 5 stunning Sydney beaches, stop for lunch along the way and spend the afternoon chilling on Bondi Beach. Bus tickets need to be bought at own expense (about $7 return).
Airport Shuttle Transfer
An airport shuttle will be provided and a voucher will be supplied for you to present to the driver at the airport. The instructions on the voucher will explain in depth what to do and where to go once landed.
Hostel Accommodation at WakeUp
You’ll be staying at WakeUp – voted the best backpacker hostel in Australia. Everything is pre-arranged so your check-in will be quick & easy.
‘Just Arrived’ Info Session
Expert staff from our local partners will provide an ‘all you need to know’ overview of living, travelling, working and partying in Australia! We will answer any questions and explain in detail everything you need to know to get the most of your adventure in Oz.
12-Month Job Service with Travellers At Work
Travellers At Work (TAW) is Australia’s leading job network for travellers in Australia. Hundreds of jobs are available nationwide, with new jobs added daily. You will receive TAW Membership with job offers from all over Australia. Other benefits include:
Access TAW’s online database of jobs all over Australia
Receive daily email updates of new job vacancies
Create online resumes, apply for jobs directly through the site
Resume Review Service
An impressive CV/Resume will greatly increase your chance of finding work more quickly. The Job Consultants at Travellers At Work will be available to review your CV/Resume and provide recommendations for any essential improvements required.
12-Months Mail Service
Every traveller in Australia needs a fixed mailing address. It’s essential to set up your Tax File Number (like an NI number), bank account and Medicare (if eligible) and a great way for family/friends to send you letters and parcels. This Mail Holding Service provides a safe and secure fixed mailing address for your stay in Australia and you can access your mail from anywhere at anytime as the mail will be uploaded to a secure server and can be viewed online.
Australian Bank Account
Our local partners will open your Australian bank account before you leave home. Before your departure, you will receive an email from the Commonwealth Bank with your account details, allowing them to transfer funds into the account online.
Tax File Number
During the Just Arrived Info Session, local staff will help you apply for your Tax File Number. The TFN is usually issued within about 2 weeks after arrival and will be uploaded to your Mail Service Account. It is possible to work whilst waiting for your TFN.
Mobile Phone SIM Card
Ultimate Oz will reserve your client’s Australian mobile phone SIM card. Upon arrival, UltimateOz will help your client choose a suitable pre-paid plan and activate the service.
Tax Refund and Superannuation Advice
We will assist you with any gap year tax queries you may have throughout the year, help you claim a tax refund after working in Australia and help you claim your Superannuation after leaving the country.
Australian Harvest Work Guidebook
This 170-page Guidebook contains in-depth information about harvest work opportunities across Australia. The Guide is packed with Maps, Harvest Calendars, Tourist and Travel Information, plus contact details for local Tourist Information and Harvest Information offices nationwide.
Free unlimited WIFI Internet access during office hours at our UltimateOz office.
Responsible Service of Alcohol Course
RSA provides hotel, bar and club staff with the knowledge and awareness required to responsibly sell, serve and supply alcohol within licensed venues. An RSA license is essential for most hospitality work. As there are different regulations in every state, our course is valid for QLD, WA, SA and NT. The course is done online, so whenever you're ready and wherever you are.
Bar Skills Course
The course provides you with all the skills you need to work in a busy bar. Learn how to pour beer, open and present wine, mix drinks, pour shots, use the post-mix guns, ice machines and much more. This course is offered in the showcase bar of our Sydney training center.
If you're from the UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium or the Republic of Ireland you may be eligible for free healthcare (Medicare) whilst in Australia, although its always advisable to have adequate travel insurance also. We'll help you arrange Medicare once you arrive in Sydney if possible.
If you plan to stay and work in Sydney for a while, you’ll save money and make great friends in a shared house and we can assist you to find one!