Most people travel Melbourne, 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.
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 5 – 15 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!
The trip lasts 8 days & 7 nights with start dates throughout the year.
Trips do book out quickly, so get in touch today!
Please visit our FAQ page.
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.
Your Melbourne Gap Year & Jobs week will start on Monday morning, so you need to be in Melbourne for the Sunday night.
Landing a few days before? No worries! Your airport pickup is included for any day before the tour and we can organise any extra nights required at the YHA accommodation.
Our morning meet and greet will see you get to know your new travel family before we put you at total ease by organising your bank, phone number and tax file number. This means that you’re organised for life in Australia from the start!
After that it’s time for us to take you on a guided tour of Melbourne where you’ll learn why so many travellers love this incredibly diverse city.
We’ll end the day with a riverside group Welcome Meal (dinner included) on Southbank, one of Australia’s most iconic settings.
INCLUDED MEALS: Dinner and drink.
Melbourne is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest open air market and it really is a true treat for all the senses.
After haggling a bargain and exploring the wonders of Queen Victoria Market’s many stalls, we will spend the afternoon in the most Melbourne way possible, eating and drinking.
It feels like Melbourne has more food establishments than anywhere in the world so we thought the best way to showcase that was to create an exclusive food tour just for you….SO WE DID!
INCLUDED MEALS: Snacks+Tasters, Dinner and 2 drinks.
Sure we want you to experience this fantastic city, but we also want you to see it’s beautiful surrounds. Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island are two of the most incredible yet barely touched spots in Australia.
We will be having some much needed BEACH time, we’ll be WINE tasting, heading to spectacular SCENIC lookouts and to finish off we’ll be watching over 500 PENGUINS running across the beach, yes you read that right
INCLUDED MEALS: Drinks at vineyard.
* We have organised great deals for both lunch and dinner meaning they will cost just $9-12 per meal.
Australia is known for its famous SURF and this is the day that you’ll complete another Australian must do as you learn how to ride a wave. This day includes a few a few hidden secrets along the way but the main thing you need to know? You will get the chance to get up close to KOALAS and KANGAROO. Another bucket list item ticked, two in one day!
INCLUDED MEALS: 1 lunch.
*In winter surfing may be replaced by kayaking/mountain biking (depending on weather)
Melbourne has many celebrated suburbs and St Kilda is as famous as they get.
We’ll head to this quaint beach suburb taking in its iconic promenade, alfresco cafes and famous landmarks. The afternoon will be spent lazing on the beach, paddle boarding (included!) or if you’re feeling adventurous….Skydiving!
*In winter this day will be replaced with a beautiful City river cruise before a visit to the famous Melbourne Aquarium. After that you’ll get a chance to see Melbourne from nearly 300m high when we visit at the world famous Eureka Skydeck.
Do you want to go in to work or do you want to travel? Either way we will get you organised! Saturday is the perfect time to look at everything you will need after your first week in Australia.
We’ll go through all of our job resources including resume writing, employer database and farm-work opportunities, as well show you how to explore this magnificent country. This will be done in a group AND one-on-one setting meaning you’ll leave with all questions answered.
What do we need after that? To join Melbourne’s biggest bar crawl of course.
INCLUDED MEALS: 4 drinks and pizza
And just like that, it’s nearly over.
What better way to spend our final Sunday afternoon together than lazing on a rooftop overlooking the city with your new travel family? We’ll crank up the BBQ, hand out the beers and soak up the skyline as we talk about memories made over the best week of your life.
INCLUDED MEALS: Dinner and drink.
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.
No matter what time you arrive at Melbourne International Airport, we’ll be there with our one-on-one pickup service!
Landing a few days before? No worries! Your airport pickup is included for any day before the tour and we can organise any required extra nights at the YHA accommodation.
• City Walking Tour.
• Food and Drink Tour.
• Phillip Island Overnight Tour.
• 2 day/1 night getaway.
• Amazing Surf Lesson.
• Get Up Close With Kangaroos.
• See Koalas.
• Phillip Island Penguin Parade.
• Food, Drink, and Street Art Tour (includes chocolate, ice cream, beers and dinner!).
• St Kilda Beach Day.
• Wine Tasting.
• Melbourne’s Biggest Bar Crawl with 4 drinks, pizza, and club entry.
• Rooftop BBQ
• Paddle Boarding At The Famous St Kilda (Summer).
• Melbourne River Cruise (Winter)
• Visit The World Famous Eureka Skydeck (Winter).
We only work with the best. YHA Australia is the most reputable hostel chain in the world and we include:
– 6 Nights at YHA Metro Melbourne (extra can be arranged).
– 1 Night at YHA Phillip Island.
Meals: 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Inclusions on the Food and Drink tour, and 4 drinks on the bar 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: A private western Group Leader will be part of your 8 Days Melbourne Gap Year & Jobs Experience.
Our leaders are professional, fun, have expert local knowledge & will show you the best time!
All transfers included.
WE COVER THE ESSENTIALS
– Australia Bank Account
– Australian SIM Card
– Tax File Number
– Medicare Guidance
– Free Mail Holding
– Life Time Membership
– Luggage Storage
LIFE TIME MEMBERSHIP
As long as you’re in Australia we are here for you. We are either an email, WhatsApp or call away. We can, and often meet up with you in person!
Finding your feet in the working world overseas can be tough so we make it easy and aim to get you employed as soon as possible by including:
– One on One employment meeting
– Lifetime Access to Employer Database
– CV Writing Assistance
– Interview question advice
– Weekly Job Update E-mails
– Farmwork Help and Contacts
PART OF THE TRAVEL FAMILY
Not only will you make friends in the week, you’ll also meet people at our regular exclusive Welcome To Travel events.
FURTHER TRAVEL HELP
We are all about being there for you after that first week. Not only do we assist with employment but also with travel too! We can help plan a customised dream trip for you and your new friends you’ve met on tour, all within your budget!
– International airfares.
– Travel Insurance (mandatory for all of our Asia trips and highly recommended for Oceania trips).
The following options are available with this tour. Simply select the corresponding package during booking as your choice!
Double / Twin Room Upgrade
Cuddle up with a loved one or share a room with a mate. PRICE PER PERSON AND MUST BE BOOKED IN MULTIPLES OF 2.
Extra Night Accommodation
Land early? No problem we will still pick you up and drop you off at the hostel.
Your Own Double Room
Want to dance around the room with nobody watching? You can have your own room.
Extra Night Accommodation (Double Room)
Cuddle up with a loved one or share a room with a mate for the nights before or after the tour. THIS IS THE TOTAL PRICE FOR THE ROOM, NOT A PRICE PER PERSON.
An incredible way to experience the country. Wonderful mix of different activities and their job support program was very helpful.
Tour was amazing! so many activities crammed into one week. Definitely appreciate the help given for finding jobs and booking travels as well.
Everything was planned so well and it was worth every penny!
Come on this tour you will not regret it! The friends and memories you make will be with you for life! And with all the help from the team I finally got a job in Melbourne CBD. 100% recommend this!
The whole experience was AMAZING and I’m super glad I’ve done it. Our leader was helpful, knowledgeable and great fun, making us all feel at ease from day one.