Our Sydney Arrival Package provides everything you need to begin your Australia adventure. This Sydney Mini Pack is a semi-guided tour, meaning you get the best of both worlds.
We’ll take care of all the essentials you may need for the travelling or working holiday experience in Australia so you can spend the rest of your time exploring stress-free. Besides, we’ll take you on a city walking tour and show you the best things. Above all, we’ll also give you support with all things about travel plans and employment across the country.
With a Sydney Arrival Package, our aim is to give you a soft and easy landing in Australia. Our packages typically include airport transfer, a few nights’ accommodations as well as breakfast and a fun city tour. We’ve chosen our favourite accommodation to make sure you’ll have a great stay – and added some fun, local experiences to go along. Our Sydney Arrival Package is something for all travellers – even the seasoned ones!
Get to know the area even better while on foot with the best city walking tours conducted by our local guides.
We’ll set you up with everything you’ll need such as an Aussie bank account, Sim card, and Tax File Number.
You’ll have some free time to discover the unseen, local and vibrant neighbourhoods of this incredible city!
Whether it’s about finding work, finding a flat or exploring Australia our crew is there to help you out.
Learn more: Australia Working Holiday Visa
If you are planning to work in Australia whilst you’re here you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. You can choose to book your Australia Gap Year programme with the visa included (only for Working Holiday Visa subclass 417). If you’re eligible for Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462), Grabatour Travel cannot apply for this visa for you, however, once you obtain this visa it will allow you to participate in the Australia Gap Year programme.
Please note: If you have a criminal record, you are still able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa, but due to the specific information required while filling out the application form we won’t be able to process your visa for you, and this must be applied individually.
This Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) is available to passport holders who come from:
the Republic of Cyprus
Hong Kong SAR
the Republic of Ireland
the Republic of Korea
Or you’re a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries:
China, People’s Republic of
United States of America
People hold one of the above passports can still apply for a similar visa called the Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462). Grabatour Travel cannot apply for this visa for you, however once you obtain this visa it will allow you to participate in the Oz Gap Year programme.
To be eligible for a working holiday visa, applicants need to meet the following requirements:
Hold a passport issued by an eligible country or region
Be aged 18-30 (inclusive) at the time of applying
Not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during their stay in Australia
Meet health, character and financial requirements
Not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (unless applying for a second visa)
Be outside Australia when they apply and when their visa is granted
Apply within 12 months of intended travel to Australia.
Have sufficient funds to cover your expected living/trip costs during your stay
Have funds for a return or onward ticket to depart Australia (or an actual ticket)
Have health insurance
How to apply:
You can choose our inclusive visa booking option and we can process the Working Holiday Visa application for you, or you may wish to apply for your own visa via Australian Immigration.
You will need to apply for Medicare once you are in Australia and in order to do this please ensure that you can provide TWO forms of ID e.g. passport, driving licence, birth certificate.
This semi-guided tour is perfect for those who are short on time but still want a taste of Sydney, as well as access to our expert work, travel and admin help.
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 during your first few days in Sydney. 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!
In order to participate in our Sydney Arrival Package, 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 an Australia 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 by clicking 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.
Sydney Arrival Package starts here. Once you’ve touched down at Sydney Airport (Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport), your arrival transfer will be waiting for you outside. They’ll take you into Sydney CBD to your initial accommodation at a top-rated hostel where you can relax, make some new friends and settle in after your flight! Our hand-picked accommodation features spectacular rooftop views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour.
Begin your day with a morning welcome meeting conducted by our group leaders and get the chance to meet plenty of other global travellers. Set up your bank account and Tax File Number so you’re all ready to start working. Our team will also give you an Aussie SIM card loaded with data, Australian calls & texts and international calling credit, so you can easily keep in touch with loved ones back home!
We’ll then take you on a guided walking tour to discover why Sydney is such an iconic and charming city, and the reason why many travellers love it.
Today is all about figuring out what you want to do with your time here by giving you all the tools you need to make it the time of your life.
Your guide will be helping you with anything and everything from resume writing, to farm work information, to organising any future travel plans you may have. Whether it’s skydiving or strawberry picking, your guide will be able to help you.
By the end of the day you’ll feel prepared, confident and ready to take on whatever comes next!
Today is the day when you can explore the city at your own pace. Escape the tourist crowds to discover the hidden gems adored by locals. Discover a “different” Sydney and delve into the delights of getting off the tourist track. There are heritage listed historical sites, award winning gardens, convict islands and even paranormal places, all ready to be explored and experienced.
After that, you’ll explore Sydney from the city’s highest viewpoint at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck (ticket included). Get 360-degree, sky-high views stretch for more than 80km in any direction.
We will also give you an entry ticket to a Sydney Bar Crawl which runs every Saturday. Experience the exciting nightlife of Sydney as you discover the city’s finest hidden bars! This is also an opportunity to meet other fellow travellers who are starting their adventure just like you.
With our Sydney Arrival Package, you will get picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation, any day, any time.
Our Sydney Arrival Package includes accommodation at possibly the best-situated hostel in the world, WakeUp! Sydney. Located opposite Central Railway Station, Wake Up Sydney Central features a lively onsite bar/nightclub and a huge range of free activities.
● 1 Breakfast.
● 3 Lunches.
● 3 Dinners.
● Cocktail making and drinks.
● Bar crawl drinks.
● Suitable for vegans.
● Suitable for vegetarians.
● Gluten free options available.
As part of your Sydney Arrival Package you will receive exclusive tips, resources and guidance towards finding a job and farm work in Australia. We will present you with all of the basic information needed to get started, and give you access to our huge database of employers and contacts in sectors such as hospitality, retail, construction, sales and marketing and many more. We also send out a weekly update email that highlights the most recent job and farm work opportunities we come across. We also help you with:
● Bank Account Set Up.
● Tax File Number Set Up.
● Australian Sim Card.
● Employment Information Session.
● 1-on-1 Employment meeting.
● Travel information session.
● 1-on-1 Travel meeting.
● Ongoing customised travel planning.
● Resume writing and interview advice.
● Access to Nationwide employment database.
● Access to Farm work handbook and database.
● Weekly Jobs Email.
● Superannuation Set Up Help.
● Medicare Set Up Help.
● Mail Holding in the office.
● Lifetime Membership & Support.
There are loads of awesome jobs on offer across Australia. We’ll help you find a job and get you set for up to 36 months (3 years) of paid work.
*Under the terms of the working holiday visa, you can work for the same employer for a maximum of six months. You can continue to work for the same employer for a further six months if you switch to another branch of the company.
*Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please be aware when booking with us if that’s merely what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work opportunity/employment help, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.
The following options are available with this tour. Simply select the corresponding add-on during booking at the Check-out page!
Private Room Upgrade
If you prefer a personal space for your Sydney Arrival Package, you can upgrade to a double room for all 3 nights of your stay.
Extra Night Accommodation (Pre-Tour Sydney Arrival Package)
Arrived earlier than the actual Start Date? You can add on some extra nights before your arrival package.
Extra Night Accommodation (Post-Tour Sydney Arrival Package)
Arrived earlier than the actual Start Date? You can add on some extra nights after your arrival package.
Extra Night Accommodation in a Private Room (Pre-Tour Sydney Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want a double room to yourself before your Arrival Package.
Extra Night Accommodation in a Private Room (Post-Tour Sydney Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want to extend your stay but in your own room. The price is per room, not per person. If you’re booking as a couple, just add one of these to the booking during checkout.
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.
Your guided portions of the 4-day Sydney Arrival Package trip can run pretty much every day of the week, so we take this opportunity to keep the numbers low for a more personal experience.
There can be up to 5 people in your walking tour group, or it could be just you and your guide exploring the city on your terms for the day.
During your Sydney Arrival Package, you will get a fully guided city walk complete with facts, great food tips and ideas for the rest of your time in Sydney. You also have your personal one-on-one session with your gap year consultant.
You sure will! You will be taken via bus directly to the door of your hostel, what a service! We will give you specific instructions regarding your pickup closer to your departure date.
Due to the flexible nature of the 4-day package, the order can sometimes differ, but we will always make sure it works for you. Once you’ve booked, we will send over your personalised itinerary so you know exactly what you’re doing during the Sydney Arrival Package.
You can fly in any day and we are able to collect you from the airport. We will then arrange your 4 days for you from there. You will get an email laying out your plans customised to you.
Whatever you want! We want you to feel as ready and relaxed about your next steps and that’s why we will go over all of your plans in your one-on-one session. Whether it’s more accommodation in Sydney, researching farm work, planning the trip of a lifetime to some of Australia’s top destinations or looking for a bar job, we will have the answers.. You will also get a lifetime membership into our Travel Family, so even if you want more help after the one-on-one session, we will be here for you every step of the way.
We will help you with this, including CV assistance, tips and tricks for interviews and our special Employment Guide which has work contacts for various fields all over Australia. This will all be gone over during your one-on-one time.
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.
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 Arrival Package.
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.
The Sydney arrival package was the best way to start my journey in Australia. The team took care of everything I needed (new SIM card, bank account, tax number) so I could enjoy my week full of activities in Sydney
This arrival package is pretty useful. They sorted out all the important things you might need in a new country.
Very helpful. Highly recommend Sydney Arrival Package !!