Your Complete Australia Gap Year

Trip code: QAUS

  • Adventure 3 out of 5
  • Relaxation 3 out of 5
  • Culture 3 out of 5
Your Complete Australia Gap YearYour Complete Australia Gap YearYour Complete Australia Gap Year

Trip Highlights

 

  • See the sights of Sydney including the famous Zoo and a harbour cruise
  • Learn how to surf the waves like a true Aussie! 
  • Sail the stunning Whitsunday Islands along the East Coast
  • Volunteer and help protect Australia’s amazing flora and fauna.
  • Live and work alongside the locals in Australia to fund your trip 
  • Be flexible with your time… it’s your trip!

 

Trip Summary

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 When it comes to gap year travel, Australia really does have it all; beaches, rainforests, miles of open outback and a diverse mix of cultures! Live life on the road and earn money while you’re there!

 

Spend your Australian gap year experiencing only the best of life ‘Down Under’! Not only will you have access to a range of working options, you’ll be able to get a real taste of life in Australia through worthwhile conservation volunteering, learning how to surf the waves and taking to the seas in the stunning Whitsunday Islands learning to sail a tall ship! And remember, this itinerary is totally flexible so feel free to mix and match our trips to suit you.


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What will I be doing?

  • Paid work in Australia (Up to 12 months)

  • Surf's up! (5 days)

  • Ahoy there! (Up to 6 days)

  • Time to roll your sleeves up! (2 weeks)

Paid work in Australia: Up to 12 months

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Destination info

Australia has a much more outdoorsy culture than the UK, revolving around the beach and barbie lifestyle! This jostles alongside suburbia in Oz, which is every bit the Neighbours dream. There is a wonderful indigenous culture - suppressed for a while but now wholeheartedly embraced in Oz - you just have to visit Uluru to see that.

  • Location: Sydney

 

Australia Paid Work – plus working holiday visa
Earn as you travel and fund your trip of a lifetime on a hassle free gap year. Work your way along the stunning coast or head to the outback for the ultimate outdoor travel experience! There are loads of opportunities available to those on a working holiday visa so you're bound to find a job to suit you. You won't be on your own either- we'll hook you up with other travellers so you can kick off your trip in style by hitting Sydney hard! 
 
 
 

Surf's up!: 5 days

Next Leg

Destination info

 

Australia has a much more outdoorsy culture than the UK, revolving around the beach and barbie lifestyle! This jostles alongside suburbia in Oz, which is every bit the Neighbours dream. There is a wonderful indigenous culture - suppressed for a while but now wholeheartedly embraced in Oz - you just have to visit Uluru to see that.
  • Location: Sydney

 

Learn to Surf Camp – 5 days
Perfect your boarding style as you learn to ride Australia’s highest waves.
You'll be living the surfer dream and riding the waves in no time with surfing lessons on Seven Mile Beach, one of the best beaches in the country. The instructors will find waves for all abilities, from complete beginner to advanced, so don't worry if you've never surfed before- you'll be in good hands! Once you've worked up an appetite riding the waves all day you will experience a real Australian style barbie and there will even be the opportunity to catch a movie at the outdoor cinema! 
 
 
 
 

Ahoy there!: Up to 6 days

Next Leg

Destination info

Australia has a much more outdoorsy culture than the UK, revolving around the beach and barbie lifestyle! This jostles alongside suburbia in Oz, which is every bit the Neighbours dream. There is a wonderful indigenous culture - suppressed for a while but now wholeheartedly embraced in Oz - you just have to visit Uluru to see that.

  • Location: Whitsunday Islands

 

Live life on the open seas aboard a 105-year-old Tall Ship, explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays and become a sailing expert with tips from the hardy crew! You'll also have the opportunity to go snorkelling and explore the underwater world, admire the colours of the amazing coral reefs, swim amongst hundreds of fish species or just relax and soak up the sun on board. You're in for a unforgettable cruising adventure!  

Time to roll your sleeves up!: 2 weeks

Destination info

Australia has a much more outdoorsy culture than the UK, revolving around the beach and barbie lifestyle! This jostles alongside suburbia in Oz, which is every bit the Neighbours dream. There is a wonderful indigenous culture - suppressed for a while but now wholeheartedly embraced in Oz - you just have to visit Uluru to see that.

  • Location: Cairns

 

Work at one of 10 amazing locations, play an important role in innovative conservation work and help out with a range of activities including tree planting, habitat restoration and track construction! But it's not all work and no play. The team leaders know the areas like the back of their hands and they will take you to the best places for sunsets and sunrises, show you Kangaroo spots, and you might even be lucky enough to spot wallabies, koalas and platypus!

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What's included?

  • Flights from: London – Australia – Bangkok – London

What's not included?

  • Travel insurance
  • Any necessary visas
  • Extra activities not on itinerary

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

18 years.

 

Accommodation

As you have several different programmes included in your trip, you will stay in a variety of accommodation possibly including hostels, lodges, home-stays, volunteer houses and maybe even tents! Please look at the specific programmes included in your multi-stop trip for more specific information.

 

Meals

Some meals are included for certain parts of your time in Oz. Please refer to specific programme information to find out what’s included.

 

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. Can I go for less time?

Yes, you can go for as long or short amount of time as you like – it’s your trip, you choose!

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2. Can I change the itinerary?

Yes, you can can the itinerary as much or as little as you like. You can take trips out and/or add trips in to suit your budget and duration.

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3. What happens after the first 5 nights on the Ultimate Aussie programme?

The guys in the Sydney office will give you loads of advice as to whether you wish to rent a flat/house, extend your stay in the hostel or go off travelling!

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4. Do I have to work for a set amount of time?

No! Our work programmes are really flexible which means you choose when you want to work and when you want to travel.

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5. Can I go anytime?

You can chose when you would like to leave the UK. We will then need to take a look at the start dates for each programme and put an itinerary together for you based on your starting month.

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This trip requires a Police Check to be carried out - please contact us for further information on how to do this. 

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