Sydney Gap Year

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Welcome to Sydney Gap Year: The Ultimate Working Holiday Intro Tour in Australia.

Perfect For Working Holiday Makers,
Students and Tourists.
Travel Style Fully Guided.
Employment & Travel Help For your entire time in Australia.
Working Holiday Essentials Australian Bank Account, SIM Card, and Tax File Number set up.
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WHERE YOU’LL GO – SYDNEY GAP YEAR INTRO TOUR

Experience the best of Sydney followed by a road trip to the breathtaking Jervis Bay, complemented by an exciting stay at Surf Camp Australia. And of course, don’t forget to check off Bondi Beach from your bucket list.

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WHERE YOU’LL STAY – SYDNEY GAP YEAR INTRO TOUR

Wake Up! Hostel, an acclaimed City hostel that has earned its legendary status as the best in Australia. You’ll also spend 1 night at the renowned Surf Camp Australia as part of our 2 day getaway on the South Coast.

Experience the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Sydney on your Gap Year adventure. Surrounded by iconic beaches, world heritage sites, and famous landscapes, Sydney offers a diverse array of attractions, restaurants, and sights. Many young gap year travelers choose this magnificent city as their starting point for a Working Holiday. Join a group of like-minded individuals on our Sydney Gap Year intro tour program, and kick off your Australian Work and Travel adventure in style.

Our program offers unbeatable value and is the ideal beginning to your working holiday journey (besides Melbourne Gap Year). Spend 8 days immersing yourself in fun and adventure, making new friends, and exploring all that Sydney has to offer. After the first week, jumpstart your job search with the help and guidance of our expert Sydney jobs team.

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Surf’s up!
Sydney Gap Year

Embrace the surf in this city and country where surfing is a must. Get expert lessons and stay at a surf camp for a lucky and unforgettable experience.

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See Wild Dolphins.
Sydney Gap Year

Unleash your sense of wonder as you encounter the incredible sight of wild dolphins in the pristine waters of Jervis Bay.

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World Class Beaches.
Sydney Gap Year

Indulge in world-class beaches, where you can bask on the whitest sand one day and savor the vibrant atmosphere of Bondi Beach the next.

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Be A Cocktail Master.
Sydney Gap Year

Immerse in Sydney’s vibrant vibe, renowned for its cocktail bar scene. Get ready to experience the excitement firsthand with a thrilling cocktail making class!

Whether you’re here for a working holiday or simply touring the country, our program provides the perfect introduction to the Australian way of life. To qualify for a working holiday visa in Australia, you must be between the ages of 18-30 (or up to 35 for some countries). This trip is ideal for individuals with a sense of adventure, a desire to learn about new cultures and a love for new experiences.

If you are planning to work in Australia whilst you’re here you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. The application can be completed through your visa agent, or directly through the Australian Government website (it’s simple).

Please note: If you have a criminal record, you are still able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa, but due to the specific information required while filling out the application form we won’t be able to process your visa for you, and this must be applied individually.

This Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) is available to passport holders who come from:

Belgium
Canada
the Republic of Cyprus
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Hong Kong SAR
the Republic of Ireland
Italy
Japan
the Republic of Korea
Malta
the Netherlands
Norway
Sweden
Taiwan
United Kingdom

Or you’re a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries:

Argentina
Austria
Chile
China, People’s Republic of
Czech Republic
Hungary
Indonesia
Israel
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Peru
Poland
Portugal
San Marino
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Thailand
Turkey
Uruguay
United States of America
Vietnam

People hold one of the above passports can still apply for a similar visa called the Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462). WorkingHolidayGuide.com cannot apply for this visa for you, however once you obtain this visa it will allow you to participate in the Sydney Gap Year intro tour programme.

To be eligible for a working holiday visa, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

Hold a passport issued by an eligible country or region
Be aged 18-30 (inclusive) at the time of applying
Not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during their stay in Australia
Meet health, character and financial requirements
Not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (unless applying for a second visa)
Be outside Australia when they apply and when their visa is granted
Apply within 12 months of intended travel to Australia.
Have sufficient funds to cover your expected living/trip costs during your stay
Have funds for a return or onward ticket to depart Australia (or an actual ticket)
Have health insurance

How to apply:

You can contact a local visa agent to process the Working Holiday Visa application for you, or you may wish to apply for a visa yourself via the Australian Immigration website.

Medicare

You will need to apply for Medicare once you are in Australia and in order to do this please ensure that you can provide TWO forms of ID e.g. passport, driving licence, and birth certificate.

Experience the best of Sydney and make lasting connections with a diverse group of like-minded travelers during our 8-day Sydey Gap Year intro tour.

With small group sizes of 5 – 22 people, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others from all over the world and create memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy insider access and the freedom to follow your own interests, with the added benefit of a close-knit group dynamic. So don’t miss out on the chance to make new friends and explore Sydney with a fun and exciting group of people.

Get in touch with other members of your group before you even depart, to get to know each other before your journey starts.

All visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or e-visa/ETA to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA will suffice. Both visas can be applied for online. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information.
Also, check out the general Australian visa requirement here.

Sure! We recommend searching and comparing flight prices using Skyscanner.com.
Travel insurance is highly recommended for all of our trips in Australia. You can get this in the Insurance section of our site.

You can change the date of your booking, unlimited times and subject to availability, up until 14 days before your departure date. Please read our full Booking Policy.

Welcome to the vibrant city of Sydney! We understand that your flight might have been quite exhausting, so rest assured that whenever you arrive, our reliable airport transfer service will be there to whisk you away to the comfortable hostel where you can unwind and recharge before meeting your fellow travelers on Monday. Be sure to be in Sydney by Sunday* night to kickstart your epic adventure.

During your stay, you’ll be accommodated at the renowned WakeUp! hostel, consistently recognized for its excellence as the best place to stay in all of Australia. It’s the perfect spot to mingle with other tour participants, forge new friendships, or simply relax in the coziness of your room and overcome any lingering jet lag. A thrilling week lies ahead, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Arriving a few days early? No worries at all! Your airport pickup is included and can be arranged for any day and time before the tour commences. Need extra nights of accommodation sorted out? Simply book them at checkout, and we’ll make sure everything is arranged to perfection. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re here to ensure your experience is smooth and delightful.

* In High Season (Sept-March): we also offer some additional tours that start on Thursday. For those specific tours, Thursday serves as the designated arrival day. Whichever tour you join, get ready for an incredible adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories to cherish!

Monday.

Get ready for an exhilarating day as you meet your guide and your newfound travel family – an exciting moment filled with anticipation! Once acquainted, we’ll ensure all your essential necessities are taken care of, from setting up your Bank Account, Sim Card, to securing your Tax File Number. With these essentials in order, you’ll be all set to explore Sydney with peace of mind.

Embark on our captivating city walking tour, where you’ll witness firsthand why Sydney is renowned for its iconic charm, leaving travelers captivated. From picturesque landmarks to hidden gems, you’ll discover the heart and soul of this incredible city. And don’t forget to capture the magic on your Instagram – your friends back home will be envious of your unforgettable experiences!

As the day winds down, we’ll come together for a memorable Welcome Dinner at one of Sydney’s most beloved venues. It’s the perfect opportunity to bond with your travel family and create lasting memories on this extraordinary journey.

With a promising start to your Sydney adventure, get ready for an epic week ahead, filled with discovery, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments!

Tuesday.

While visiting famous landmarks is undoubtedly an exciting part of traveling, we believe in offering you a taste of the lesser-known areas and activities too.

In Australia, we have the privilege of being home to the world’s oldest continuous civilization, and we want to share its rich heritage with you. Join us for a captivating morning on our private Aboriginal Cultural Tour, where you’ll gain valuable insights into this ancient culture and its profound significance.

After marveling at the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, we’ll delve into Sydney’s local essence, just like the residents do. Embark on a unique adventure as we indulge in Sydney’s vibrant bar culture, learning the art of cocktail making during our private class – how cool is that?! As your appetite builds, we have a delightful surprise in store – dinner at a hidden gem known only to Sydneysiders. Here, you’ll relish an incredible array of mouthwatering cuisines from around the world.

Get ready to discover the soul of Sydney, uncovering its lesser-known treasures and immersing yourself in authentic experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Wednesday.

Good morning, it’s time to embark on an unforgettable road trip! As we venture through Australia’s first National Park, we’ll make a stop at a stunning waterfall, setting the tone for an awe-inspiring journey ahead. Prepare to be captivated by breathtaking lookouts and picturesque coastline scenery as we cruise along the mesmerizing Sea Cliff Bridge, heading towards our ultimate destination – Surf Camp!

After a satisfying lunch, it’s time to gear up for an afternoon of surfing – an experience like no other! Riding the waves is an exhilarating feeling that will leave you beaming with joy. With sun-kissed skin and saltwater-kissed hair, we’ll come together for a delightful dinner, where friendly debates about who was the best in the water will undoubtedly ensue.

Get ready to make memories that will stay with you for a lifetime, as this road trip promises to be an adventure filled with fun, laughter, and the pure joy of riding the waves.

Thursday.

Today is an exceptional day, filled with awe and wonder. Following a delightful breakfast at the surf camp, we’ll hit the road once more, venturing towards the breathtaking Jervis Bay area – a place renowned for two extraordinary things.

Firstly, prepare to be amazed as we encounter dolphins! Yes, you read that right. We have an incredible morning planned on a boat, where you’ll have the unique opportunity to watch these majestic creatures leaping alongside you, while the beauty of the bay area surrounds you.

But that’s not all – Jervis Bay is also famous for boasting the world’s whitest sand. And guess what? You’ll get to experience it firsthand in the afternoon! Embrace the tranquility and pristine beauty of this stunning beach as we spend quality time on its immaculate shores.

We’ve got even more excitement in store for you with beach games to keep the fun going. And wait, there’s a secret stop-off we’ve planned, adding an extra touch of magic to your day. As the sun sets, we’ll journey back to Sydney, cherishing the memories of this incredible getaway.

Get ready for an unforgettable day that will leave you with a sense of wonder and gratitude for the natural wonders that await us in Jervis Bay.

Friday.

Now it’s time to embrace a little “adulting” in the best possible way as you consider the next thrilling chapter of your Australian adventure. Are you eager to venture up the enchanting East Coast? Or perhaps you dream of sleeping under the stars in the mesmerizing Outback? Maybe you’re excited to dive right into a bar job or start farm work? We’ve got you covered with two informative presentations to help you decide. One will focus on employment opportunities, while the other will unveil the wonders of travel, providing valuable insights to make the most of your time in Australia.

Once the presentations wrap up, we’ll get back to doing what we do best – helping you tick off those must-see experiences on your Aussie bucket list. Our next destination? The iconic Bondi Beach! You’ll have the entire afternoon to immerse yourself in its vibrant ambiance, whether you’re on the lookout for the Bondi Rescue team, basking in the sun, or taking a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters.

Get ready for a day filled with insightful planning and unforgettable explorations as we make your Australian adventure even more extraordinary!

Saturday.

Welcome to our highly anticipated 1-on-1 work and travel sessions! After attending the insightful presentations, today is your golden opportunity to seek answers to all your burning questions. We understand that each traveler is unique, and that’s why we’ve arranged personalized sessions with our work and travel experts. Whether you’re curious about specific opportunities, seeking guidance for your next adventure, or simply looking to fine-tune your plans, our experts are here to provide comprehensive assistance.

By the end of your appointment, rest assured that you’ll be brimming with confidence and enthusiasm for the exciting journey that lies ahead. Now it’s time to celebrate, and what better way than with an epic bar crawl through the vibrant streets of Sydney? Embrace this final night in the city with your travel family, forging lasting memories and toasting to the incredible experiences awaiting you.

With our dedicated support and a night of jubilant celebration, we’re certain that your Australian adventure is off to an unforgettable start!

Sunday.

Today is a day of reflection and appreciation, as we look back on what has undoubtedly been the best week of your lives. Throughout this journey, you’ve ventured beyond your comfort zones, embraced novel experiences, and forged incredible memories. But perhaps the most cherished aspect is the lifelong friendships that have blossomed along the way.

As a family, we’ll come together one last time to prepare a final farewell meal. Amidst the laughter and shared stories, we’ll reminisce about the wonders of this city and how much richer the experience was because we shared it all together.

As emotions may run high, remember, “I’m not crying, you’re crying!” These feelings are a testament to the meaningful connections formed and the profound impact of this extraordinary adventure.

With hearts full of gratitude and memories to treasure, we bid farewell to Sydney, knowing that the bonds we’ve created will endure far beyond this unforgettable week.

Optional Add on.

Your incredible journey with the group doesn’t have to end just yet! In fact, around 90% of our travelers choose to extend their adventure by adding on our unforgettable road trip option.

Introducing The Blue Mountains & Port Stephens Road Trip add-on, a 5-day exploration filled with breathtaking landscapes and thrilling experiences. We’ve taken care of all the details for you:

  • 5-day car hire
  • 4 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • An advanced itinerary, ensuring you make the most of every moment

This remarkable road trip is scheduled to commence right after your tour. You can easily add it on at the Extras page during the checkout process, or if you prefer, book it at a later date. We understand that plans can evolve, so don’t worry if you’re not sure right now. You can decide to join the road trip during the week, but we do recommend keeping the week after the tour free just in case you do want to join this incredible adventure.

The Blue Mountains & Port Stephens Road Trip promises to be an extraordinary continuation of your Australian journey, offering you even more opportunities to create lasting memories and share unforgettable experiences with your newfound travel companions.

Get picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation, any day, any time.

We recommend that you should arrange your flights to arrive in Sydney (airport code: SYD) on your Sydney Gap Year programme start date, this is always a Sunday. In case you want to arrive a few days early, we can help you arrange extra nights at our top-rated accommodation in Sydney central before your intro week begins.

Enjoy hassle-free airport pickup and transfer to your comfortable hostel, available any day, at any time. Witness the awe-inspiring views of the Sea Cliff Bridge during the tour.
Start your journey with Day 1 Group Meet and Greet Session, making you feel welcome and at ease. Experience the thrill of a boat cruise where you can marvel at playful dolphins.
Explore Sydney’s vibrant cityscape during our guided Walking Tour, led by knowledgeable local guides. Relax on the world-famous beaches of Jervis Bay, renowned for their pristine white sand.
Savor a delectable welcome meal at one of Sydney’s iconic locations, immersing yourself in the city’s culture. Ride the waves and feel the magic of surfing with a surf lesson from expert instructors.
Delight in the bustling atmosphere of the Queen Victoria Market, cherished by locals. Discover a secret inclusion that will add an extra touch of excitement to your trip.
Immerse yourself in the rich Indigenous Culture on our Aboriginal Heritage Walk, gaining unique insights into the heritage of the land. Unwind and bond with fellow travelers as you stay overnight at a surf camp, creating unforgettable memories.
Admire the architectural wonders of Sydney – the Harbour Bridge and Opera House – up close and capture unforgettable moments. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Bondi Beach during an afternoon visit.
Master the art of cocktail-making under the guidance of skilled mixologists. Raise a toast to a fantastic journey with a memorable Sydney bar crawl, enjoying farewell drinks.
Embark on a two-day private tour to the south of the city, exploring Royal National Park, Australia’s first National Park. Culminate your week with a delightful rooftop BBQ, reminiscing about the incredible experiences you’ve had.

● 6-night dorm accommodation at WakeUp! Sydney Central. One of the best hostels in Australia.
● 1-night dorm accommodation at legendary Surf Camp Australia as part of our 2-day getaway on the South Coast.
Extra nights/Private upgrades are available at an additional cost.

After your intro week, you can choose to extend your stay at the hostel accommodation or look at getting a shared apartment with other gap year travellers you’ve met. Our travel experts in Sydney will be able to help you out on this and advise you on finding paid work, places to visit, and travel plans.

1 Breakfast
3 Lunches
3 Dinners
Cocktail making and drinks
Bar crawl drinks
Suitable for vegans
Suitable for vegetarians
Gluten free options available

A private western Group Leader will be part of your 8 Days Sydney Gap Year intro tour.
Expect a professional, entertaining, and knowledgeable guide who will ensure you have a great time.

● Tram.
● Private bus For 2 day getaway.
● Airport shuttle.

Once your Sydney Gap Year intro week is over, its time for you to find a great job, earn money, and fund your travel adventures in Australia! You’ll be set up with all the practicalities you need to live and work in Australia, including:

● Bank Account: You’ll get help setting up a bank account so that you can start earning and spending money.
● Tax File Number (TFN) Set Up: If you want to work in Australia. Sorting a tax file number out can be complicated, but you’ll be helped every step of the way.
● Sim Card: You’ll be provided with a SIM card so that you can make and receive calls in Australia. Perfect for organising job interviews and keeping in touch with your new friends! Just remember to unlock your phone before you arrive.
● Employment Info Pack: Useful advices and local contacts.
● Hostel Membership & Support: A 12-month hostel membership which will score you hostel discounts all across Australia. Luggage Storage & Mail Holding.
● Employment & Travel information session: We will present you with all of the useful information needed to get started.
● One-on-one Job & Travel meeting: Where you can ask questions and receive helpful jobs or travel advice.
● Jobs Database: You’ll have access to a jobs database that details opportunities, recruiters and employers all over the country.
● A Social Group: You’ll be invited to join a social group that connects employers and working holiday job hunters.
● Ongoing customised travel planning.

● Resume writing and interview advice.

● Superannuation set up help.
● Medicare setup help.
● Mail holding.

Some types of jobs you could find in Australia
Wages vary, but you can expect to earn somewhere between $25 and $35 an hour!

Hospitality
Labour Jobs
Rural World
Admin
IT
Sales
Customer Service
Finance.

2nd and 3rd Year Working Holiday Visa Australia

If you wish to stay and work in Australia for an additional year after your first visa expires then you just need to do 88 days of specified regional work during your first year in Australia. This Melbourne tour package can help you apply for regional jobs which would qualify you for the 2nd year visa!

Furthermore, if you qualify for a 2nd year working holiday visa and then spend 6 months during your second year doing regional work, you can also apply for a 3rd year working holiday visa too!

*Under the terms of the working holiday visa, you can work for the same employer for a maximum of six months. You can continue to work for the same employer for a further six months if you switch to another branch of the company.

*Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work opportunity/employment help, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.

International flights are not included.
We recommend searching and comparing flight prices using SkyScanner.com or contact us for a great flight deal.

Travel Insurance is NOT included, however it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance for the duration of your tour. If you require travel insurance, WorkingHolidayGuide.com has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here.

The following options are available with this Sydney Gap Year intro tour. Simply select the corresponding package during booking as your choice!

Blue Mountains + Port Stephens Road Trip

A 5-day exploration filled with breathtaking landscapes and thrilling experiences. We’ve taken care of all the details for you:

  • 5-day car hire
  • 4 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • An advanced itinerary, ensuring you make the most of every moment.

Private Room Upgrade (Sydney Gap Year)
Upgrade to a double room for all 3 nights of your stay.

Extra Night Accommodation (Pre-Tour Sydney Gap Year)
Select this addon if you want to add on some extra nights before your Sydney Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation (Post-Tour Sydney Gap Year)
Select this addon if you want to add on some extra nights after your Sydney Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation in a Private Room (Pre-Tour Sydney Gap Year)
Select this addon if you want a double room to yourself before your Sydney Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation in a Private Room (Post-Tour Sydney Gap Year)
Select this addon if you want a double room for yourself after your Sydney Gap Year. This is the price per room, not per person. If you’re booking as a couple, just add one of these to the booking.

Absolutely! It’s completely natural to feel that way, and rest assured, we understand because we’ve been in your shoes.

One of the most remarkable aspects of our tours is how our travelers form close bonds and become like one big, tightly-knit family by the end of the journey.

We have witnessed individuals who were part of the same tour group with us a year ago, and they are still traveling the world together today! Everyone is in the same situation, embarking on a shared adventure, and you will undoubtedly make lifelong friends during your Sydney Gap Year intro tour.

Certainly! If your purpose of visiting Australia is for tourism, you will require a Visitor Visa.

However, if you plan to work while on your holiday, you will need either a Working Holiday Visa Australia (subclass 417) or a Work and Holiday Visa Australia (subclass 462), depending on your country of origin. Check your eligibility HERE

For further details and a comprehensive list of the different visa options available, you can refer to the provided link HERE.

We advise you to arrange your visa as early as possible.

You can complete the application either through your travel agent or directly on the Australian Government website. For more information about the visa, please click HERE.

It is always recommended to visit the Australian Government website for any specific inquiries and to stay updated on the latest information.

Definitely! Your purpose for visiting this magnificent country, whether it’s for work, visiting loved ones, studying, immersing yourself in nature, or mastering the Australian accent, doesn’t affect the incredible package we offer. Regardless of your intentions, all our travelers receive the complete package: a lifelong membership to our delightful travel family, a week filled with delicious food, cherished friendships, and boundless fun, along with any support you may require throughout your journey.

Approximately 70% of the individuals on our Sydney Gap Year intro tour are solo travelers. It’s important to note that this tour offers a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people and embark on new experiences together. Many of our travelers have formed lifelong friendships during our Gap Year tours.

Our Sydney Gap Year intro tours cater for people aged 18-39 years old. The average age varies each week and that’s what we love about it.

Expect for an extraordinary experience! With politeness and friendliness, you’ll have an amazing time. To maximize your experience, we suggest initiating conversations with fellow dorm mates as soon as possible. Meeting new people is a significant aspect of travel that broadens your horizons. Listen to their travel stories, favorite destinations, recommendations, and hilarious anecdotes. Before you know it, you’ll have your own collection of captivating tales to share!

Rest assured, all dorms are equipped with lockers. However, you’ll need to purchase a small padlock to secure your belongings.

Our aim is to accommodate everyone on the Sydney Gap Year intro tour in the same dorm. However, if you have any special requests such as an all-female dorm or upgrading to a private room, we are here to assist you.

You sure can! We create a WhatsApp group chat the week leading up to the tour.

Yes! You just need to let us know who you’re travelling with beforehand and we’ll make sure you’re in the same room.

Certainly! If you inform us about the individuals you’re traveling with, we will ensure that you are assigned to the same room. If you prefer to upgrade to a private room, you have the option to do so on the Extras section of the tour page.

Absolutely! You can conveniently do this at the time of booking by selecting the corresponding options on the tour page. If you prefer, you can also add them closer to the tour date. We will send you an email four weeks before the tour to inquire if you would like to include any additional nights.

Certainly! We highly recommend booking an additional two nights after the tour. You can conveniently do this at the time of booking by selecting the corresponding options on the tour page. Alternatively, if you prefer to add them on at a later date, you can do so. We will send you an email four weeks before the tour, where we’ll inquire if you’d like to include any extra nights in your booking.

Our Sydney Gap Year intro tour package includes a generous number of meals, along with delightful tastings. In addition to that, you can expect to find lunch options ranging from $6 to $15, and dinner options from $10 to $20. If you’re looking to save some money, teaming up with fellow travelers and preparing dinners at the hostel is a great idea!

For drinks, you can typically expect prices between $7 and $11. However, we can guide you to plenty of establishments with happy hours where drinks are available for $5 to $6.

Considering that accommodation, activities, and some food and drink are already covered in the package, we would recommend budgeting around $200 to $250 for extra spending money during your week with us.

The amount of money you’ll need for your trip to Australia depends on various factors such as the duration of your trip, your travel style (backpacker or flashpacker), and the experiences you wish to have.

According to the Australian Government, if you’re arriving on a Working Holiday visa, it’s recommended to have $5,000 AUD in your bank account upon arrival. This serves as a good savings target if you plan to travel for about a month or if you intend to set yourself up for work and living in Australia after the Sydney Gap Year intro week.

However, everyone’s financial situation and travel goals differ. To maximize your opportunities and make the most of your time in Australia, we recommend saving as much as possible before embarking on your journey. This will give you the best chance of experiencing a wide range of activities and adventures throughout your time in the country.

Exclusive tips: Best way to transfer money to Australia

To confirm your booking, a 10% deposit is necessary. Don’t worry! The full payment is only required 40 days before your departure date, allowing you ample time to save up for it.

However, if you happen to make a booking within 40 days of your departure date, the full amount will be required at the time of booking.

As soon as you’ve made the decision to come to Australia and want to ensure the best possible welcome, we highly recommend placing your 10% deposit right away. This is particularly important because we offer free date changes, providing flexibility for your travel plans.

Please note that our Sydney Gap Year intro tour is frequently fully booked up to 2 months in advance, so securing your spot early is essential.

Yes! If you pay your deposit and later realise you have to change your date, don’t panic.

You can change the date of your booking, unlimited times and subject to availability, up until 28 days before your departure date. Read more: Booking Policy

The Blue Mountains & Port Stephens Road Trip Add On offers an incredible opportunity to continue your journey as a group. Although you may not know these individuals right now, you’ll forge friendships throughout the week.

After the conclusion of the Sydney Gap Year tour on Sunday, we have arranged 5 days of car hire and 4 nights of accommodation starting from Tuesday. This allows you to embark on a self-guided group adventure together. We provide you with a suggested itinerary, and then you’re off on an amazing road trip adventure!

The choice is entirely yours! Everyone has unique plans for their time in Australia, and it’s possible that your plans may evolve after meeting new friends during the tour.

Rest assured, our team is here to provide continuous support before, during, and after the welcome week. Whether you need assistance with organizing work or travel arrangements, or if you simply seek advice, we are available to help you.

During the one-on-one sessions on Saturday of the tour, we will discuss options tailored specifically to your preferences. Additionally, our dedicated Travel Experience Team will be there to support you throughout your entire stay in Australia, ensuring you have a seamless and memorable experience.

Absolutely! As part of our travel presentation, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the stunning and captivating destinations and experiences awaiting you throughout Australia.

Moreover, during your personalized one-on-one sessions with our dedicated team, we will delve deeper into your specific interests and desires. We’ll discuss in detail what you want to see and do, and our aim is to assist you in planning every aspect of your journey. Our goal is to ensure that you have the most extraordinary adventure imaginable during your time here!

We’ve got you covered! As part of your Sydney Gap Year intro tour package, we provide comprehensive assistance to help you find a job and farm work in Australia.

You’ll receive exclusive tips, resources, and guidance to kick-start your job search. We offer all the essential information you need to get started, along with access to our extensive database of employers and contacts in various sectors such as hospitality, retail, construction, sales, marketing, and more.

Additionally, we send out a weekly update email that showcases the latest job and farm work opportunities we come across, keeping you informed and connected to new possibilities.

Your Australian SIM card will be provided to you during the meet and greet session on the morning of the tour, depending on when you arrive.

No need to worry! Prior to receiving your SIM card, you can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi available at the hostel and airport. This way, you can easily connect with your loved ones back home and let them know that you’ve arrived safely in Sydney.

The Tax File Number (TFN) is an individual identification number issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). It is a crucial requirement for individuals who intend to work in Australia, as it ensures accurate taxation of your income from the very beginning.

During your time in Australia, you will need to provide your TFN to every employer you work for. Your tax deductions will then be calculated and deducted from your wages in a similar manner to how it would be done in your home country.

If you’re visiting Australia as a tourist for a short duration of a few weeks, there’s no need to worry about opening a bank account. A pre-loaded travel cash card will suffice for your financial needs during your trip.

However, if you’re planning to stay in Australia for an extended period, such as on a Working Holiday Visa, it is highly recommended to open an Australian bank account. This will help you save significantly on exchange and transaction fees, and it’s also necessary for employers to pay your wages directly into an Australian account. Don’t worry, the process of opening a bank account is straightforward, and we will assist you with organizing it.

To expedite the entire process, you can consider creating a Wise (formerly Transferwise) account, which will allow you to have Australian dollars in your account before your arrival. With Wise account, you can easily transfer money from your home country’s bank account to your Australian bank account, and vice versa.

Read more: Best Way To Transfer Money To Australia

Medicare is Australia’s healthcare program that provides access to certain health services at minimal or no cost for eligible individuals. While the eligibility criteria may vary, only a select number of countries are eligible to apply for Medicare in Australia. These countries include:

Belgium, Finland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, The Republic of Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

To check your eligibility and obtain enrollment details, including the required documents to bring to service centers, you can click HERE. Rest assured, when you arrive, we will provide a more detailed explanation and guide you in the right direction.

Yes. Apart from Sydney Gap Year, we also have other Gap year programs, Tours and Arrival Packages. Please click here: Australia Gap Year learn more. Or check out some quick links below:

Sydney Arrival Package

Melbourne Arrival Package

Melbourne Gap Year (8 Days/7 Nights)

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    Jax

    The local staff’s exceptional service has made my time in Australia both fun and enjoyable. Despite the heat, the excitement of being here is palpable. Australia is not just a destination; it’s an incredible experience enriched by the warmth of its people.

    December 22, 2023
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    Brody

    The team consistently creates a positive atmosphere, focusing on your experience. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this and can’t wait to make it a reality!

    December 7, 2023
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    Sydney

    Outstanding service! I’d choose to travel with them again without a second thought. Their assistance with my flight and living arrangements in Sydney was invaluable.

    November 19, 2023
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    Xander

    The service is top-notch, and the local staff go above and beyond to assist. Enjoying the experience so far, finding it fun and delightful. Despite the extreme heat in Australia, my excitement remains high. It’s a blast, and the people are friendly.

    November 15, 2023
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    Alaya

    Thrilled to be exploring Australia with the fantastic support of the Working Holiday Guide. Grateful for their assistance in organizing everything seamlessly. The accommodations are excellent, and meeting people from around the world adds to the charm. The city is delightful, and the weather is perfect.

    October 8, 2023
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    Tyson

    The team really knows how to create a positive atmosphere, focusing on your experience. My excitement has been off the charts, and I’m eagerly anticipating the upcoming adventures!

    June 27, 2023
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    Charlotte

    Australia has been a dream, and the Working Holiday Guide has turned it into a reality. The assistance with flights and settling into Sydney has been exceptional. The people and the overall atmosphere have made every day enjoyable, regardless of the hot weather.

    June 23, 2023
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    Mason

    The service was outstanding, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience. I’ll enthusiastically recommend these gap year packages to my friends.

    June 5, 2023
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    Kieran

    The service was top-notch, and everything was handled smoothly, making it stress-free. I’ll be enthusiastically recommending these gap year packages to all my friends.

    May 4, 2023
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