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Oz Gap Year: Paid Work Opportunities in Australia

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  • No AddonsUS $0Available: 25 seats
  • + Extra Night SydneyUS $30Available: 25 seats
  • + Working Holiday Visa AustraliaUS $350Available: 25 seats
  • + Skydive AustraliaUS $210Available: 25 seats
  • + Dive CourseUS $670Available: 25 seats
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Why Book With Us?

  • Deposit now, Pay the rest later
  • Awesome Group Leader
  • Small Group, Insider Access & Personal Freedom
  • Make Friendships for Life
Up to 12 months
Starts: Sydney
Finishes: Sydney
Min Age : 18 to 39
Max People : 25

OUR OZ GAP YEAR: PAID WORK PROGRAM HAS BEEN NAMED THE OVERALL #1 TOP RATED GAP YEAR PROGRAM IN 2018

Meet like-minded international travellers and experience an epic first week in Sydney to kick-start your new adventure. It’s an amazing 8-day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond.
Plus you'll be set up with everything you need for the life Down Under, including a bank account, tax-number, SIM Card and a 1-on-1 advice session with the local travel team. It’s the perfect way to kick off an unforgettable working holiday adventure!

PAID WORK OPPORTUNITIES, BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES AND AMAZING ACTIVITIES

Meet like-minded international travellers and experience an epic first week in Sydney to kick-start your new adventure. It’s an amazing 8-day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond.
Plus you'll be set up with everything you need for the life Down Under, including a bank account, tax-number, SIM Card and a 1-on-1 advice session with the local travel team. It’s the perfect way to kick off an unforgettable working holiday adventure!

Who Is This Trip For?

Most people travel Sydney, Australia with us either solo, or with a buddy and are between 18 and 39 years old.
You should have a sense for adventure, be curious to learn about new cultures and like to experience something different.

Make Friends

You will be travelling with a group of fun, exciting and interesting people from everywhere in the world! And you can easily make new friends along the trip.

Small groups, insider access, and personal freedom to follow the whim of the moment are the order of the day, every day.
Groups sizes are usually between 3 – 12 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!

Start Dates & Bookings

The trip lasts 8 days & 7 nights with start dates throughout the year.
Trips do book out quickly, so get in touch today!

Visas and Travel Insurance

Check out the Australian visa requirement here.
Travel insurance is highly recommended for all of our trips in Australia. You can get this in the Insurance section of our site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our FAQ page.

Deposit Policy

If your start date is more than 40 days away, you can secure your spot by paying a 20% deposit.
Simply select the ‘deposit’ option when you Check out. We’ll hold you a spot on your chosen start date and send you a link to pay the remaining amount.

The balance must be paid in full at least 40 days prior to your tour start date. If you are booking within 40 days of your start date the deposit option is not available so you need to pay in full.

PHOTOS
ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome Briefing, Sydney City Tour & Welcome Dinner

Meet your guides and all your new buddies in the hostel lounge. We then take you to our office, introduce you to the crew and give you an overview of what’s going to happen throughout the week as well as hand out your SIM card etc. Once that’s been sorted, we head out for our walking tour of the city including Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Later tonight, we meet again for our Welcome Dinner and drinks. (Dinner and 1 drink included).

Day 2: Information Session and Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise

We spend the morning talking about everything you need to know about your adventure in Australia including finding work, writing your CV, seasons and things to see & do. Later today, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on our awesome catamaran whilst seeing all the popular sights of Sydney including Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Spend the day chilling, swimming and sunbaking! (BBQ lunch included)

P/s: What are the additional tours you can do instead of the work related stuff?
The replacement activities we organise are a 1-day guided trip to Blue Mountains NP or a half day guided surf tour (perfect for beginners and intermediates).

Day 3: Travel to UltimateOz Basecamp

We depart Sydney and travel by bus to UltimateOz Basecamp in Port Stephens. Basecamp is set within 6 acres of rainforest, just 5 minutes walk to the beach. On arrival, check out the beach and have a swim before we enjoy tasty pizzas for dinner. That night, grab a torch and come possum-spotting or take a moonlit stroll along One Mile Beach. (Pizza dinner included)

Day 4: Sandboarding & Bush Walk to Tomaree Head Lookout

After breakfast we jump in the 4WDs and head to the top of the sand dunes to try sandboarding! We return to Basecamp for lunch and then take a guided bush walk through Tomaree National Park. Enjoy stunning scenery and breathtaking views and the chance to see koalas in the treetops (all year round) and migrating whales (May – November). Tonight we have an Aussie BBQ and drinks around the campfire. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5: Dolphin Cruise & Travel Back to Sydney

We take an amazing dolphin watching cruise and get up close to wild bottlenose dolphins. Relax on deck or ride in the boom net while dolphins swim underneath. Then we hit the beach for a swim before heading back to Sydney. Check back into WakeUp at around 7pm. (Breakfast included)

Day 6: Party Night in amazing Sydney CBD

Time to explore Sydney’s nightlife! Join our pub crawl to some of Sydney’s best backpacker bars. (Express entry and some free drinks included)

P/s: What are the additional tours you can do instead of the work related stuff?
The replacement activities we organise are a 1-day guided trip to Blue Mountains NP or a half day guided surf tour (perfect for beginners and intermediates).

Day 7: Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Walk

It’s been a long week, so we’re taking it easy today. Our guides pick you up at the hostel and we catch the bus to Coogee to start our stroll along the coast line to Bondi. See 5 stunning Sydney beaches, stop for lunch along the way and spend the afternoon chilling on Bondi Beach. Bus tickets need to be bought at own expense (about $7 return).

Day 8: Planning the gap year

The intro week is over, but that’s only the start of your Aussie adventure! Whether it’s about finding work, finding a flat or exploring Australia our crew is there to help you out.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

Airport Pickup

We’ll pre-arrange your Airport Shuttle and email you a voucher with details instructions and contact number in case you get stuck. Your driver will be waiting at the ‘Meeting Point’ in the Sydney Airport arrivals area, just outside the customs area. You’ll be dropped-off at your hostel in no time.

Amazing Activities

• Airport pickup arrangement
• Tour around the city, Botanical Garden & Sydney Opera House
• Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise
• Enjoy a lunch BBQ at the world famous Sydney Harbour
• Bondi Beach & the scenic Coastal Walk
• Port Stephens trip
• Immerse yourself in nature, get some food and drink/go swimming (the beach is 5 mins walk)
• Sandboarding at Port Stephens
• Dolphin Watching Cruise
• Mt Tomaree Bush Hike & Lookout
• Sydney Party Nightlife (Pub Crawl)
• Return/transfer to/from Bondi
• Farewell Dinner

Accommodation & Meals

5-nights at WakeUp Sydney, one of the world’s best hostels and right in the heart of the city. Everything is pre-arranged so your check-in will be quick & easy.
2-nights at Basecamp, 5min walk from the beach.
Meals: Welcome dinner, BBQ lunch on the catamaran cruise, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch at Basecamp, Free welcome drink at the pub crawl.

This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

Group Leader & Transportation

Group Leader: A private western Group Leader (First aid trained) will be part of your 8 Days UltimateOz Gap Year Experience.
Our leaders are professional, fun, have expert local knowledge & will show you the best time!
All transfers included.

Support During & After Your Trip

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. Customers 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 easily online on your phone, tablet or pc
Make profile available to be found by employers
Resume Review Service

An impressive CV / Resume will greatly increase your chance of finding work fast. The Job Consultants at Travellers At Work will be available to review your CV / Resume and provide recommendations for any essential improvements required.

‘Just Arrived’ Info Session

Our Work & Travel Experts will provide an ‘all you need to know’ overview of living, travelling, working and partying in Australia! We will answer any questions and explain in detail everything you need to know to get the most of your adventure in Oz.

12-Months Mail Service

Every traveller in Australia needs a fixed mailing address. It’s essential to set up your Tax File Number, bank account and Medicare (if eligible) and a great way for family/friends to send you letters and parcels. UltimateOz’s Mail Holding Service provides a safe and secure fixed mailing address for your client’s entire stay in Australia. With an UltimateOz mail service clients can access their mail from anywhere at anytime. Mail will be uploaded to a secure server and can be viewed online.

Australian Bank Account

We will provide you with the necessary information and instructions on how to set up their Australian Bank Account before you leave home. Once you have submitted the online application form which only takes about 3 minutes, you will receive an email from the Commonwealth Bank with your account details, allowing you to transfer funds into the account online. Upon arrival in Sydney, the staff at UltimateOz will direct you to the Commonwealth Bank branch (maps and directions in welcome letter for regional arrivals), where you can collect their ATM card straight away.

Tax File Number

The staff at UltimateOz will apply for your Tax File Number. The TFN will be issued within about 2 weeks after arrival and will be uploaded to your UltimateOz Mail Service Account. You may work whilst waiting for your TFN.

Mobile Phone SIM Card

Ultimate Oz will reserve your Australian mobile phone SIM card. Upon arrival, UltimateOz will help you choose a suitable pre-paid plan and activate the service.

Free Internet

Free unlimited WIFI Internet access during office hours at our UltimateOz office.

Responsible Service of Alcohol Course

RSA provides hotel, bar and club staff with the knowledge and awareness required to responsibly sell, serve and supply alcohol within licensed venues. An RSA license is essential for most hospitality work. As there are different regulations in every state, our course is valid for QLD, WA, SA and NT. The course is done online, so whenever you’re ready and wherever you are.

Bar Skills Course

The course provides you with all the skills you need to work in a busy bar. Learn how to pour beer, open and present wine, mix drinks, pour shots, use the post-mix guns, ice machines and much more. This course is offered in the showcase bar of our Sydney training center.

Medicare Assistance

If you’re from the UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium or the Republic of Ireland you may be eligible for free healthcare (Medicare) whilst in Australia, although its always advisable to have adequate travel insurance also. We’ll help you arrange Medicare once you arrive in Sydney.

Find Housing

If you plan to stay and work in Sydney for a while, you’ll save money and make great friends in a shared house. We’ll help you beat the rush of thousands of other travellers on our tour of furnished share houses by the beach, inner city and all of Sydney’s top locations.

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.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

– International airfares.
– Visa.
– Travel Insurance (mandatory for all of our Asia trips and highly recommended for Oceania trips).

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

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

Extra Night Sydney
Arrived earlier than the actual Start Date? You can add an extra night in Sydney.

Working Holiday Visa Australia
Coming to Australia for a Working Holiday? Take the hassle out of arranging your Working Holiday Visa and let us do it for you! We’ll arrange everything for you, all you have to do is sit back, relax and get excited for your trip of a lifetime!.

Skydive Australia
Get the Ultimate adrenaline rush and book your Skydive today! Multiple locations available, including the incredible Mission Beach – Jump over the Great Barrier Reef and land on the beach! Excludes $35 levy payable on arrival. (Please note, depending on the Skydive Location you choose, you may need an extra night in Cairns to include this activity in your package).

Dive Course
Gain your PADI diving certification during our 5D/5N trip which includes 2 nights on a live-aboard vessel on the Great Barrier Reef! Includes all your accommodation in one of our favourite hostel in Cairns, all meals whilst on the live-aboard, all equipment and theory/pool lessons! This trip is open-dated so you can travel when it suits you!

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Sara Sidle

Solo Traveller

the group leader made us all feel really comfortable. The help was so useful I got a bank account instantly on the second day in Sydney. Such a great experience and would recommend to everyone

April 17, 2019

Milly Angove

Solo Traveller

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip! It was a big group and we were all so well looked after. Thanks a lot :)

April 15, 2019

Nicholas Hernandez

Solo Traveller

The trip was a great fun. our group leader was totally upbeat and enthusiastic which made things so much more enjoyable!

April 13, 2019

Paul Klee

Solo Traveller

All the activities were amazing, and exceeded my expectations massively. Plus the hostel was brilliant too.

April 10, 2019

Joanna Gaines

Solo Traveller

Great tour! Activities were amazing!

April 4, 2019
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