UltimateOz Sydney GapYear Package



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Pre-Departure Support

Flying across the globe is a daunting prospect. We’ll take the stress off you, answer any questions you might have and help you plan your trip Downunder.

Travel Buddies

You’re not alone! Meet your group and chat to other travellers arriving at the same time before the adventure begins.

Easy Arrival

When you arrive in Sydney the driver will be waiting for you and drive you direct to your new home WakeUp Hostel, voted the best backpacker hostel in Australia. Everything is pre-arranged so your check-in will be quick & easy.


Let the adventure begin – it’s going to be epic!

Waking Up in Sydney

Check in to your new home before meeting our legendary tour guides and the rest of your group. We’ll introduce you to the office crew, give you a brief overview on what’s going to happen for the week and hand out your SIM card.

We then head out to explore the city. Have lunch in Darling Harbour, see the Sydney Harbour Bridge & the Opera House, take a trip down to the Botanical Gardens. At the same time, you’ll be getting to know your new mates in Australia and taking some awesome photos to make your mates back home jealous!

Tonight we visit our favourite party bar for our Welcome Dinner (dinner & drink included).

Living and Travelling in Oz

After a good night sleep, join our comprehensive info session where we’ll explain everything you need to know about working and travelling around Australia. Our team are all experienced travellers and have started where you are now. We’ll support you in anything you need & answer any questions you may have.

We then jump on our very own UltimateOz Catamaran ‘Rockfish’ for a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Spend the day cruising, swimming and chilling on Sydney Harbour! Enjoy your first Aussie BBQ on deck (lunch included).

Sandboarding, Bushwalk & Dolphin Cruise

Today we head to UltimateOz Basecamp, famous for its stunning beaches, amazing sand dunes and abundance of Aussie wildlife including dolphins, whales, koalas, echidnas and possums. Our eco-cabin accommodation is 5-minutes walk to the beach and home to Josie, a tame kangaroo! (Dinner included)

The next morning we jump in the 4WD and ride to the highest dunes to try sandboarding! Then we take a guided bush walk through National Park to our favourite lookout. Enjoy stunning scenery and breathtaking views and the chance to see koalas in the treetops and migrating whales (May – November). Tonight we enjoy a BBQ dinner and drinks around the campfire. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

On our 3rd day at Basecamp we take an amazing dolphin watching cruise and get up close to wild bottlenose dolphins. There’s also a chance to see turtles and whales. 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 into WakeUp and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. (Breakfast included)

Sydney Pub Crawl & Beach Walk

Get dressed up for a fun night on the town! Meet the group at one of our favourite party bars before starting our Sydney Pub Crawl. We visit some hot spots in the city – VIP express entry and a couple of free welcome drinks along the way!

On your last day, we take a tour along Sydney’s cliff-top coastline from Coogee to Bondi and check out six beaches along the way. It’s the perfect way to unwind after an awesome first week in Sydney!

By the end of the first week, you’re well and truly part of the Ultimate Family! Whether your next adventure takes you up the East Coast, into the Outback or you decide to stick around in Sydney for a while longer, the crew is here to help with whatever you need!


Whether you’re planning to work straight away or explore Oz first – we’ve got you covered!

We’ll sort out the essentials

Bank Account

We’ll help you open your Australian bank account even before you leave home! Your ATM card will be ready to collect when you arrive!

SIM Card

We’ll organise your Australian mobile SIM (any size), with a range of cheap prepaid plans available.

Tax Number

You need a Tax File Number to legally work in Australia. We’ll take care of it for you so you don’t have to worry about any paperwork!

Tax Refunds

At the end of your time in Australia we’ll help you claim a tax refund, which could be worth thousands.

Mail Service

We’ll provide you with a fixed address for your time in Australia. Your mail will be scanned so you can easily access it online – anytime and anywhere.


If eligible, we’ll help you apply for Medicare so you get discounted / free healthcare whilst in Australia.

Find a Job – even before you arrive!

Travellers At Work

You’ll receive a 12-months membership to Travellers At Work, our in-house recruitment agency and voted Australia’s best backpacker job service. We connect employers and job seekers making sure every job we post is a genuine position suitable for working holiday makers.

Genuine Jobs for Travellers

Get started before you arrive: write your CV, browse jobs online from anywhere and easily apply even on your phone or tablet. Set up your profile and be found by employers on short notice.

Individual Job Support

Talk to our recruitment experts to get help with writing your CV, advice on second year visa jobs or necessary certificates and any other questions you may have.

Job Training

RSA Certificate included

For most hospitality work in Australia it’s a legal requirement to have a RSA Certificate (Responsible Service of Alcohol). UltimateOz includes your RSA to work in QLD, NT, SA & WA.

Bar Skills Course included

If you have little to no experience in hospitality our fun and informative 1-day Bar Skills course will help you gain the basic skills and understanding required to get a job in hospitality.

All certificates covered

Depending on the type of work you are looking for you might need other certificates such as a White Card for construction work. We’re part of a Registered Training Organisation and offer discounts on all other courses.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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