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  • Adventure 3 out of 5
  • Relaxation 5 out of 5
  • Culture 1 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Experience a totally unforgettable 7 days of Fun Down Under staying in a central backpackers hostel.
  • Live the surf dude lifestyle and feel the sea spray against your face as you ride your first wave!
  • Set your sights on the Opera House and Harbour Bridge for the first time - wow!
  • Enjoy real Aussie tucker with lunch at Centrepoint Tower and a BBQ on the beach.
  • Tickle your taste buds while wine tasting at Hunter Valley.
  • Check out Australia's unique wildlife at Sydney Wildlife World.
  • Ease into Aussie life with your fellow like-minded travellers in your group.

 

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Fancy some fun down under? This fun filled package allows you to ease into Aussie life with your fellow travellers, meet people to party with and to continue your Aussie adventure with. It’s the perfect package if you are travelling alone, or for the first time, especially if you plan to start your Gap Year in Sydney.


This exciting package provides you with a memorable first week staying in a fantastic hostel in the centre of Sydney. You’ll enjoy pub crawls, tickle your taste buds whilst wine tasting, board a harbour cruise and experience some surfing lessons (during the summer months). We will even send you a contact list of everyone leaving on your flight so you can arrange to meet at the airport and get to know each another before you arrive!
 


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What will I be doing?

  • Welcome to Sydney! (Day 1 and 2)

  • Wine Tasting and learn to surf! (Days 3 - 4)

  • Centrepoint Tower Lunch, City Bar Crawl and Wildlife World (Days 5 - 6)

  • Bondi Beach BBQ (Day 7)

Welcome to Sydney!: Day 1 and 2

Next Leg

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots - it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the Barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House.  Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.
 

  • Location: Sydney

Day 1 - Arrival and free time
Welcome to Sydney! After checking into the hostel the day is free for you to spend sightseeing, sleeping, shopping chilling out or whatever else takes your fancy!

 

Day 2 - Sydney Harbour Cruise
Depart Darling Harbour on a hop on / hop off Harbour Boat Cruise heading out to Watson’s Bay, swim at Camp Cove and enjoy beach games and tasty Fish and Chips! Jump back on the cruise boat late afternoon back to Circular Quay to check out the sights of Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Wine Tasting and learn to surf!: Days 3 - 4

Next Leg

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots - it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the Barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House.  Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.
 

  • Location: Sydney

Day 3 - Hunter Valley Wine Tasting
Check out Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park in the morning, the park is rich in Aboriginal history and home to many Australian native flora and fauna. Next stop Hunter Valley, famous for it’s vino! Stop for lunch before tickling your taste buds with the ultimate wine tasting experience.

 

Day 4 - Learn to Surf
Surfs up! At last – your chance to become an Aussie surfer! Enjoy a surf lesson with Australia's No 1 Surf School for Beginners where the qualified instructors will teach you how to catch waves, stand up and ride them all the way to the beach!

Centrepoint Tower Lunch, City Bar Crawl and Wildlife World: Days 5 - 6

Next Leg

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots - it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the Barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House.  Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.
 

  • Location: Sydney

Day 5 - Sydney Centrepoint Tower and Bar Crawl
Try real Aussie tucker as you enjoy a buffet style lunch in Australia's highest revolving restaurant - the tower takes around 70 minutes to complete one rotation and provides amazing views over the city. In the evening, we’ll take you to 4 of Sydney’s most popular bars and drinks are on us as we'll get you a free drink in each venue!

 

Day 6 - Sydney Wildlife World
Finally, your chance to come face to face with some of Australia's most unique wildlife at Sydney Wildlife World. From Kangaroos to Koalas you'll be sure to meet the native animals from down under.

 

Bondi Beach BBQ: Day 7

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots - it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the Barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House. Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.

 

  • Location: Sydney

Day 7 - Bondi Beach BBQ
What better way to end your first week in Sydney than to spend the day at the fabulous Bondi Beach. Relax, soak up the sun, practice your surfing and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Aussie BBQ.

 

Please note: Activities may be subject to change due to weather conditions and the itinerary may change depending on day of arrival.
 

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What's included?

  • Airport pick up and transfer on arrival
  • 7 night's accommodation in a centrally located hostel
  • 5 lunches
  • Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tasting
  • Learn to Surf lesson
  • Sydney City Bar Crawl
  • Beach BBQ

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa
  • Meals other than those included

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18

 

Accommodation

You will receive 7 nights dorm (mixed gender) accommodation  in a fantastic hostel in the heart of one of the best cities on earth! You can easily extend your stay at the hostel or take advantage of our accommodation service in the Sydney office after your initial introduction to the city.

 

Meals

A total of 5 lunches are included in the first week. You are responsible for all other meals not included. You can either eat out at one of the many restaurants in Sydney, or you can visit the local supermarket and prepare your own meals in the self catering kitchen at the hostel.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. What time do I need to land on the start date?

You can arrive anytime on the start date. During the day is recommended.

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2. How many people are usually on the Fun Week?

The maximum group size is 20.

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3. How much spending money will I need?

You will need to budget for most of your meals, so a MINIMUM of £60 for the week.

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4. What happens after the week?

You are free to travel Australia! The most commonly travelled part of Australia is the East Coast.

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5. What is the best way to travel up the East Coast to Cairns?

Our most popular way to travel the coast is the Oz Experience - Cozzie Pass

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Geneva Shepherd - May 2013

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Jenny Hirji - March 2013

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BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE!

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What were the highlights of your trip?

The hostel was amazing, the wine tasting day and the surf lesson were absolutely awesome :D and the bar crawl was the most hilarious night of my life haha :)

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Bring jackets/ trousers as it can be cool some days, bring LOADS of money as Oz is pretty expensive and most importantly, don't be shy!

Would you travel with our company again?

yes

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Yes

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Becca Claxton - February 2013

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Great introduction to an amazing country, met some awesome people and saw and did lots of new things in one week.

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What were the highlights of your trip?

The winetasting. Im not a big fan of wine but the guide smokey knew his stuff, not just about wine but Australian history/geography/wildlife. I also really enjoyed surfing and the harbour tour.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Remember sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes and more sunscreen.

Would you travel with our company again?

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Hulya Alagoz - February 2013

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great intro to sydney! got my moneys worth! glad I booked this trip.

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What were the highlights of your trip?

managed to do more or less everything sydney has to offer with the sydeny intro. Id say it was more than an intro. Defo got my moneys worth:)

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

sydney is expensive so save! dont stay too long in sydney! enjoy!

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Esther Kilgallon - July 2011

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Fun times, friends made for life, Great start for people staying.

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Meeting fellow travellers! Getting to see sights that you would probably not have been interested in originally. Excellent way to start. Overall I had a great time.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Relax and have fun. The people your with are there usually for the same reason as you.

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Charlotte Brown - July 2011

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Made new friends, trip was just an unforgettable experience! truely was!

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Sydney itself! its such a remarkable city! and loved every minute of it!! :)

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Apply plenty of sun cream everywhere including your feet loads!! Dont pack loads of clothes as its hard travelling with a suitcase! (go back packer style!) Enjoy every minute of it even if you havent tried an experience before just go for it cos your only there once!

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Sophia Robinson - July 2011

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Awesome! yeeeewww! Gday unforgettable

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All weather clothing Suncream Open Mind

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Sarah Allman - July 2011

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One of the most unforgettable experiences ever!

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I had an amazing time during the whole week. I think the highlight was definitely the Harbour Pub Crawl on the Fun Boat, the weather was amazing and everyone really got into the spirit of everything!! Our rep was so friendly, and I met so many people during this first week, and I'm still in contact with them! Loved everything about this week, and RealGap were really good both before I left and while I was there! I would definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wanted to get started travelling in Australia and get their bearings before travelling on.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Don't pack just vest tops and shorts - you WILL need jeans, no matter what you might think! Have a care with money- it goes faster than you expect it to, especially with all the nights out! Don't be afraid if you're on your own, it's suprisingly easy to meet new people, most of who are in the same situation as you are!!!

Would you travel with our company again?

Yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

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Scott Wakefield - July 2011

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Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Meeting the people on the same course - although it would have been better if we had all been on the same flight as promised with the Group Flight. Our guide was nice - but got a lot of things wrong and some of the things we did were different to the information provided.

Would you travel with our company again?

No

Would you recommend us?

Yes

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Louise Fagents - July 2011

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Fantastic experience, met lots of wonderful people, would do it again.

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
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What were the highlights of your trip?

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Surfing (Surf Camp) Sydney Harbour Bar Crawl Daytrip. Bridge Climb (organised myself) Bondi Beach

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1) Work and Save before you travel (I did and it was definitely worth it) 2) Make the most of all experiences, try everything, even food 3)Pack lightly- pack strappy tops, flip flops (limit yourself to 2/3 things of each item as you will wear it most days)

Would you travel with our company again?

Yes

Would you recommend us?

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