The Blue Mountains National Park is just a 1.5 hour drive from Sydney. With so many options you’re not stuck to a set group itinerary. There are short walks, long hikes and everything in between, all with incredible views, it’s up to you! After two nights in the mountains, it’s time to hit the beach and explore the underrated yet beautiful Central Coast area.
The Blue Mountains has over 30 walks and several swimming spots to choose from, you won’t be bored!
We can give you and your group all the advice for the absolute best spots to start and end the day, your Instagram will thank us.
We can help you with additional heart racing activities such as caving, kayaking and abseiling.
The Central Coast area has stunning beaches but it also has awesome sand dunes you can walk or even board down.
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 10 – 18 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!
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.
If your start date is more than 40 days away, you can secure your spot by paying a 10% 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.
ROAD TRIPPIN’, HIKES AND SUNSETS
What time is it? Road trip time! We’ll give you the details for your car pickup and an advised itinerary and you and the crew are on your way! As long as you have a driving licence* you’re able to drive.
The Blue Mountains National Park is just 1.5 hours away and we will give you so many recommendations for walks when you get there.
Not only that but we have a recommendation for the best sunset stop in the whole place 😉
*Your Driving license must say ‘Driving License’ in English. If it doesn’t please bring an International License or a certified translation of your license.
EXPLORE THE BLUE MOUNTAINS AREA
There are so many options for today, it is very much your day. You’re in a group but you definitely have options to break off into smaller groups. You have the choice of so many walking options around the Blue Mountains, a trip to the Jenolan Caves or the opportunity to go abseiling/rock climbing*.
*Abseiling/Rock Climbing is at an extra cost and can be organised with our team in Sydney.
MOUNTAIN SUNRISE AND BEACH TIME
Travelling is about living for the moment and seizing the day. Nothing says that like SUNRISE! We’ve got the best spot for you to see the daybreak.
Following that you’ll be saying goodbye to the mountain landscape and this part of the world, it’s time to head to the Coast, Central Coast to be precise. We can point you in the right direction for that too.
Once there you can relax in the hostel pool or at the beach. Don’t forget to take a bodyboard from the hostel, they’re free!
EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL BEACHES
If you like pristine beaches and clear blue waters, you’re going to like this area. You have the choice of a few to visit but also things to do when you’re there. You can top up the tan or you can try something new with sea kayaking and paddleboarding being options.
When in this area, you must visit the sand dunes. They are so unique as they are just so big. Heading here in a group is great because you can get some spectacular group photos. You can also laugh at your mates, or they laugh at you as you have a go at sandboarding!
CRUISE THE COAST TO SYDNEY
This can be as relaxed as you want it to be. You might fit in some activities you missed out the day before or do some beach hopping on the way back.
Then it’s time to drive back to Sydney to reminisce about the best two weeks ever. You and your crew might even want to join the bar crawl again and meet this week’s Welcome to Sydney group for one last big Sydney night as a family.
We don’t want you to worry about sorting out a roof over your head, we just want you to enjoy the road trip with your friends!
We’ve organised your hostel accommodation in the Blue Mountains National Park and on the Central Coast.
Vehicle hire, accommodation and advised itinerary.
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, Grabatour Travel has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here.
Other activities and services not included. They can be added during payment step.
You don’t know them now, but you’ll make friends for life on your Welcome to Melbourne tour. Make sure your time with them doesn’t end early and join them for a road trip you’ll remember forever.
Yes you do! If you’re coming here just as a tourist to visit Australia, you’ll need a Visitor Visa.
If you’re coming here to work while you’re on holiday, you’ll need either a Working Holiday Visa (417) or a Work and Holiday Visa (462), depending on which country you’re from.
You can find more information and a list of the various visas HERE.
We recommend organising this as soon as possible.
The application can be completed through your travel agent, or directly through the same Australian Government website as above.
We always recommend checking Australian Government website for any specific enquiries.
Absolutely! It doesn’t matter if you’re coming to this beautiful country to work, visit friends or family, study, sunbathe with the kangaroos or perfect your Australian accent. All of our travellers will still get the full package: a lifetime membership to our wonderful little travel family, a week full of food, friends and fun and any support you may need along the way.
Our tours cater for people aged 18-39 years old. The average age varies each week and that’s what we love about it.
This depends on trip length, your travel style (backpacker or flashpacker) and what you are wanting to experience here in Australia.
According to the Australian Government, you need $5,000AUD in your bank account on arrival if you’re coming on a Working Holiday visa. This is a good savings target if you are wanting to either travel for a month or set yourself up for working and living in Australia after the Sydney Gap Year: Working Holiday Intro week.
However, everybody is different and to give yourself the best chance of experiencing as many things as possible in Australia, we would recommend just saving up as much as possible before you come travelling.