- Tour Guide
- Airport arrival transfer
- 7 nights’ Accommodation
- Welcome Briefing, Guided Melbourne City Walk & Welcome Dinner
- Work & Travel Information Session
- City Walking Tour, Food & Drink Tour
- Phillip Island Overnight Tour
- Wine Tasting
- Phillip Island Penguin Parade
- Epic Surf Lesson
- Get Up Close With Kangaroos and see Koalas
- Melbourne’s Biggest Bar Crawl
- Rooftop BBQ
- Paddle Boarding At The Famous St Kilda (Summer)
- Visit The World Famous Eureka Skydeck (Winter)
- 12 Month Jobs Support
- 2 x lunches, 2 x dinners, inclusions on Food & Drink tour, 4 drinks on bar crawl.
- SIM Card, Tax File Number, Bank Account, 12 Month membership to Travellers At Work
- Ongoing support from the Ultimate Crew
We recommend a travel budget of approx $20-$30/ day for meals when not included in the itinerary.
BEFORE THE TOUR
When you arrive catch your transfer from the airport directly to your central CBD hostel. Everything is pre-arranged so your check-in will be quick & easy. The Melbourne Gap Year Adventure starts on Sundays throughout the year beginning April 2019.
All Melbourne Gap Year adventure departures are guaranteed! Trips do book out quickly so secure your start date with a deposit today or get in touch for help planning your trip!
WHERE WE STAY
Your Ultimate Melbourne Gap Year Adventure package includes your first 7 nights' accommodation in Melbourne.
We spend 6-nights total at at our Central CBD hostel! The location is a perfect base for you to explore Melbourne, just minutes walk from the famous Queen Victoria Markets and close to all the action of the CBD.
We also spend 1 night on the popular ‘Phillip Island’. The accommodation is a short walk to beaches, rugged coastlines and is home to Aussie wildlife such as kangaroos, cockatoos and koalas.
Accommodation is based on 6-10 bed shared dorm arrangements. Upgrades to private rooms are available during our city stay.
Keen to stay in Melbourne? Extra nights at YHA Metro hostel can be selected when you book online.
YOUR GUIDE & CREW
Our awesome guides will show you the best time! Your Ultimate Melbourne Adventure guide will show you around Melbourne, guide your group activities and will be there to provide you with any support you may need throughout the week, as well as handy Aussie travel and work tips! Our guides are professional, experienced and first-aid trained.
At Ultimate, we live and breathe travel! Our crew are experts in Australia travel and are here to support you throughout your time in Oz!
GAP YEAR ESSENTIALS
You’ll receive a 12-months membership to Travellers At Work, our in-house recruitment agency, 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 holidaymakers.
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.
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.
AUSSIE BANK ACCOUNT & TAX FILE NUMBER
We’ll help you open your Australian bank account from home so your bank card will be ready to collect when you arrive! You'll need a Tax File Number to legally work in Australia. We’ll take care of the application so you don't have to worry about the paperwork.
12-MONTH 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.
We’ll organise your Australian mobile SIM (any size), with a range of cheap prepaid plans available.
At the end of your time in Australia, we’ll help you claim a tax refund, which could be worth thousands.
If eligible, we’ll help you apply for Medicare so you get discounted / free healthcare whilst in Australia.
TRAINING COURSE DISCOUNTS
For most hospitality work in Australia it’s a legal requirement to have a RSA Certificate (Responsible Service of Alcohol). UltimateHQ can help you book your RSA and any other training courses you may wish to book including Bar skills, Cocktail skills, White card (construction work) and more. We’re part of a Registered Training Organisation and offer discounts on all other courses.
HOW TO BOOK
To book the Melbourne Gap Year adventure, select your chosen departure date and any optional extras you would like to book. We'll send you a booking confirmation as well as important information about your tour.
If you have a travel date in mind but you're not ready to pay in full, you can secure your spot with a 20% deposit.
FLIGHTS, INSURANCE & VISA INFO
Flights to Melbourne are not included. Compare flight prices here.
Your Sunday night accommodation is included, so we recommend booking your flights to arrive into Melbourne on Sunday. Then you'll be ready for the tour to start on Monday morning. Arriving later? No worries! Your arrival transfer can be organised for any incoming flight.
Travel insurance is not included. Get a quote from our recommended travel insurance partners here.
ESSENTIAL BOOKING INFORMATION
The Ultimate Melbourne Adventure starts in Melbourne on Sundays. There are no tour arrangements scheduled for the first day so you are free to arrive anytime on this day. You will meet your tour leaders and group on Monday at 11.30am when the itinerary officially begins.
The tour ends in Melbourne on the following Sunday afternoon. Extra nights can be selected when you book online. Read our full booking terms and conditions here.
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