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Welcome to Cairns

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Welcome to Cairns

Thinking of traveling or moving to Australia? This short package provides you with everything you need!

Prices from US$495

Australia is a land of contrasts and dramatic scenery, from the endless desert plains to tropical rainforests. As one of the world's 12 "mega-diverse" countries, with high levels of endemism, it is a must for anyone with an interest in travel and conservation. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and lowest of Earth's landmasses. It is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, and boasts 34,218 km of coastline. The Great Barrier Reef, which extends for 2,000km, lies off the northeast coast. Being the world's 6th largest country, Australia encompasses a wide array of habitats, ranging from arid desert, to temperate forest, to savannah grassland, to tropical rainforest. 40% of the country is classified as semi-arid desert and covered with sand dunes, with the country's only fertile soils being found in the more temperate southeast and south-west corners.

If you plan to travel in Australia for an extended period or even plan on moving there for a working holiday, getting yourself organised when you arrived can be daunting! Especially if you don't already have some friends or family to help soften the landing. This package is an excellent way for you to arrive smoothly, meet some new people and organise yourself ready for work or travel with things like a bank account and assistance with finding a job already done for you!


  • Shuttle bus transport from airport
  • 2 nights accommodation in central Cairns
  • 1 day waterfall tour
  • CV writing help
  • Job-search assistance
  • Bank account


  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Bookings must be made no later than 3 weeks prior to intended start date


Location Cairns, Australia

2 nights accommodation in Cairns
Meet new friends
1 day waterfall tour
CV writing help
Beach relaxation


Shuttle bus transport from airport

Accommodation  Hostel


Before you go

Pre-departure support
Travel advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit


2 nights accommodation
1 day waterfall tour
Shuttle bus transport from airport
Travel assistance from local staff


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.


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.

2-Nights Hostel Accommodation in central Cairns
You’ll be staying 2-nights at one of our favourite hostels, fully equipped with rooftop terrace, BBQ and an awesome bar downstairs. Upon check in you schedule a time for your info session, where you'll be told everything you need to know for your adventure down under and loads more.

1-Day Waterfall Tour
Explore the tropical rainforest on a 1-Day Atherton Tablelands tour! This tour should not be missed! We’ll take you on a secret adventure tour with waterfall sliding, walking, diving, jumping and lot’s more!

Other package inclusions:

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 will be 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.


Before departure you will receive a shuttle bus voucher to present to the driver at the airport and will be transported to the city.


During the project you will be provided with comfortable, clean, shared accommodation. Facilities include a kitchen, internet, laundry, bar, toilets, showers, and lockers, whilst you will be sharing a room with other travellers (mixed sex), the perfect way to make a load of new friends for your travels!


Australia is well known for its variety and quality of awesome food, so you’ll definitely never be left feeling hungry. The project is self catered, which means that you will shop and cook for yourself. 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!

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Whether you want to travel independently or with Frontier, visits to sites like Ayers rock, diving on the Barrier Reef, canopy tours in the northern rainforests, or river rafting (as well as many other adrenalin sports) are a must. 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. 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!


Project fee US$295

Registration Fee US$195


Please arrive the day before your project start date.


3 days - please aim to arrive the day before your tour starts


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel advice & documentation
  • Advice on equipment & visas
  • Discounted medical kit


  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Shuttle bus from airport
  • 1 day waterfall tour
  • Project orientation
  • Travel assistance from local staff


Nearest airport(s): Cairns (QL) (CNS)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

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


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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