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Australia Adventure

Join our action packed welcome tour, live by the beach and learn to surf and then hit the road to experience the highlights of Australia on this incredible adventure!

Prices from US$3,745

If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure package in Australia, then look no further!

Frontier’s incredible Australian adventure takes you through the highlights of this fantastic country and will give you the opportunity to meet some fellow travellers along the way! Starting with an action packed two weeks you will experience the highlights of the Aussie lifestyle with BBQs on the beach, sailing trips, dolphin watching, sleeping under the stars, and spotting kangaroos before heading up the east coast to live by the beach and learn to surf with the professionals at our surf camp.

Then it’s time to hit the road along with your fellow backpackers as you join the famous Oz Experience, the hop-on hop-off flexible bus pass from Brisbane to Cairns!


  • Explore Sydney’s cosmopolitan attractions
  • Experience exhilarating sand-boarding & dolphin cruise
  • Learn to surf
  • Experience the authentic Aussie beach lifestyle
  • Tailor make your own tour of the East Coast of Australia
  • Discover the real Australia off the beaten track with the Oz Experience
  • Make lifelong friends and forge unforgettable memories


  • Minimum age of 18 years


Location Various locations, Australia

Sydney city tour & harbour cruise
Dolphin watching
Sydney pub crawl
Beach relaxation
Daily surfing theory & technique lessons
Explore the Australian coast line
Reguar beach BBQ's
Early morning yoga
Explore the East of Australia from Brisbane to Cairns
Camp on the worlds largest sand island
Learn about aboriginal culture


Transfer to the project site from meeting point

Accommodation  Shared dormitory


Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)

Some meals & accomodation (see specific weeks)
Ground transfers
Travel & work orientation
Surf camp orientation & training
Local orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Sydney Welcome Tour (7 days)

You will start the tour in Sydney where our coordinators will explain everything you need to know, helping you organise your bank card, tax file number and mobile SIM. Then we’ll take a guided walking tour of Sydney including Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. 

Following group introductions and a short info session about working and travelling around Australia, we’ll take a cruise of the stunning Sydney Harbour on our catamaran and check out the sights including Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Dennison, Luna Park and Watson’s Bay!

From here it’s on to our basecamp! We’ll depart the city for 3 days and 2 nights, to an area famous for its stunning beaches, amazing sand dunes and abundance of Aussie wildlife, including dolphins, whales, koalas, echidnas and possums. We’ll get the adrenaline pumping by jumping in our 4WD heading up the enormous nearby sand dunes to try epic sand-boarding, followed by a delicious BBQ dinner and drinks around the campfire in the evening. If that’s not enough, an amazing dolphin watching cruise awaits! Get up close to wild bottlenose dolphins, relax on deck, or ride in the boom net while dolphins swim underneath you, and keep your eye out for turtles and whales!

Once we have arrived back in Sydney, get ready for a fun night on the town Aussie style! Meet up at one of our favourite party bars before heading out on our Sydney pub crawl. We’ll visit 4 bars in the city and receive a free drink at each one! On your last day we’ll take a tour along Sydney’s beautiful cliff-top coastline, from Coogee to Bondi, checking out six stunning beaches along the way. It’s the perfect way to unwind after an awesome first week in Sydney!

Australia Surf Camp (5 days)

Set your own pace on our amazing surf camp. Whether you’re a complete novice, or already king of the waves, our experienced surf instructors will be on hand to guide you and improve your technique. As the days go by, you will develop your skills and knowledge to go surfing independently. You will spend full days on the beach and in the water, focusing on the theory and practice of surfing, each day gaining more ocean knowledge, developing your board skills and your understanding of the ocean. Our coaches will be surfing with you every step of the way.

This surf camp has unique access to 12 different surf breaks all within 30 minutes drive of the base camp; including our beach out the front of our surf camp. Every morning, like professional surfers, we check weather conditions and surf the best break to suit those conditions. This means we could be surfing a beautiful Point Break one day and an amazing Back Beach the next or 4WD* up the beach to find a perfect sand bank. This means your progression will develop faster and you’ll be able to enjoy surfing independently even quicker and feel at one with the waves!

*Point Break, Back Beach, and 4WD are surfing jargon terms. If you didn’t know this don’t worry, you’ll know the surfing lingo in no time!

Oz Experience (up to 6 months)

The Oz Experience is an adventure experience company first and a bus travel company second. While each pass is unique, they all visit some of the most incredible places the East Coast of Australia has to offer.

The Banana Bender Pass

The Banana Bender pass includes lots of travel flexibility including hop-on, hop-off, 12 months to begin your travel and then 6 months to finish it - fitting perfectly if you are searching for other tours and adventures in Australia. With stops outside popular hostels, the bus pass is a great way to meet fellow likeminded travellers.



We’ll pre-arrange your airport transfer to our accommodation hostel in the city. Before departure you will receive a shuttle bus voucher to present to the driver at the airport. You will then be driven to your hostel in comfort with no worries, ready to begin your adventure with the ultimate tour of Sydney!

Please aim to arrive in Sydney on the weekend, as your tour will start on the Monday of each week.

Following your Sydney tour you will be met at the pre-arranged meeting point in Sydney on Monday morning at 7:15am and taken to the surf camp. You will arrive at our lodge around 2pm and will be out in the water surfing for the afternoon, possibly until the sun goes down. Surf all day Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning. After lunch on the Friday; around 2pm, you will depart and return back to Byron Bay, arriving at 8pm, where you will be responsible for making your own way to Brisbane, your start destination for your Oz Experience pass. You choose when you want to move onto the next destination on your route. Equally, if that destination doesn’t appeal to you, you can travel straight through to the next place. The choice is yours. You are advised to book the next leg of your journey at least 3 days in advance (longer in busier periods) to ensure a seat on the bus of your choice.


During your Sydney tour and surf camp you will be provided with comfortable, clean, shared accommodation. The volunteer facilities include a kitchen, internet, laundry, toilets, showers, and lockers, whilst you will be sharing a room with other volunteers (mixed sex), the perfect way to make a load of new friends for your travels! 
Accommodation is not provided during the Oz Experience phase of the project.
The Oz Experience is all about flexibility. You can choose where you stay and we'll do our best to get you there. Between the popular east coast route of Brisbane to Cairns, part of the drivers job is to help you book or assist you with your accommodation bookings. You can typically expect to be paying around US$17 per night for a comfortable and clean dorm.


Australia is well known for its variety and quality of awesome food, so you’ll definitely never be left feeling hungry. The Sydney tour and Oz Experience is self catered, which means that you will shop and cook for yourself, apart from the two days you’ll be spending at the base camp on the Sydney tour, where we will provide you with three meals a day. Joining your fellow travellers in rustling up an evening meal is a great way of bonding with them, so make sure you dig out a few tried and tested recipes before you set off! There are plenty of places to buy fresh food including lots of fruit and vegetables, giving you the chance to venture out into the bustling Sydney area and experience day-to-day life.

At the surf camp you will be provided with three meals a day. The food will have a strong focus on healthy, wholesome meals to satisfy your hunger after a long day of surfing. You’ll definitely never be left feeling hungry after one of our meals!

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Before or after your project why not stay in country a little longer and explore a range of adventure, environmental, and cultural activities such as visits to sites like Ayers rock, diving on the Barrier Reef, canopy tours in the northern rainforests, or river rafting (and many other adrenalin sports!). Why not take take time out to get to know some of this amazing country's wildlife? The diving and snorkelling off the beautiful beaches is absolutely spectacular and you may even see pods of dolphins, seals or perhaps whales if you’re lucky.

If you fancy something more adventurous then there are plenty of adventure activities and water-based sports to get involved in. Other water sports available include water skiing, windsurfing, bodyboarding and more. Try a bungee jump for a full blown adrenaline rush, or mountain biking for a great way to take in the staggering landscapes. Venture into nearby towns with your new friends for a taste of the raucous Australian nightlife, the bars and clubs are sure to be jam packed! You can arrange in-country activities like those listed above with help from the project staff. As you can see, there are plenty of exciting opportunities and activities on offer throughout Australia, so you’ll definitely never have a dull moment.


Up to 6 months US$3,745


Weekly. Please aim to arrive in Syndey on Sunday.


The Sydney intro tour and surf camp experience will take up the first two weeks of your stay before you join the Oz Experience on the Banana Bender pass which you then have up to 6 months to complete. It is therefore possible to complete this project in around six weeks if you have a limited amount of time available, or alternatively you may wish to take your time and slowly make your way up the east coast, it's up to you!


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on equipment & visas
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)


  • Some meals
  • Accommodation (see specific weeks)
  • Transfer to the project site from meeting point
  • Ground transfers to project
  • Project orientation
  • Project equipment
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup


Nearest airport(s): Sydney (NS) (SYD)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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