Adventure and Fun Arrival Week.
Perth is the UTLIMATE destination in 2022 to kick start your your Working Holiday or backpacking adventure in Western Australia. From vibrant cities that blend the old and new to idyllic island playgrounds, your arrival week will showcase the very best that this city has to offer. Jam-packed with social activities, we we arrange everything you need to start work in Australia and settle into life Down Under with ease. You’ll experience our Perth Gap Year Adventure with a group of new mates and a fun group leader. Are you ready for your ULTIMATE Adventure?
We recommend a travel budget of approx $20-$30/ day for meals when not included in the itinerary.
Our Perth Group Adventure includes 6 nights accommodation in hostels located in Perth, Fremantle and Dunsborough. Rooms are 6-10 bed shared dorms, but private room upgrades are available if you prefer some more comfort and privacy.
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 Perth 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 $99 deposit.
FLIGHTS, INSURANCE & VISA INFO
Flights to Perth are not included. Compare flight prices here.
Travel insurance is not included. Get a quote from our recommended travel insurance partners here.
ESSENTIAL BOOKING INFORMATION
The Ultimate Perth Adventure starts in Perth on Mondays at 4pm. There are no tour arrangements scheduled for earlier on the first day so you are free to arrive anytime on this day. You will meet your tour leaders and group on Monday at 4.00pm when the itinerary officially begins.
The tour ends in Fremantle on the following Sunday. Extra nights can be selected when you book online and a return transfer back to Perth is available. Read our full booking terms and conditions here.
DAY 1 WELCOME TO PERTH
Welcome to Perth – The city of Light and the capital of Western Australia! Check in to your new home before meeting our legendary group leaders and the rest of your group at 4pm. We’ll introduce you to the office crew, give you a brief overview on what’s going to happen for the week and start preparting you for your time in Australia. Our evening involves a group Welcome Dinner and a visit to the Lively Northbridge – popular for our favourite small bars,modern art galleries.asian eateries, stylish cocktail lounges and casual backpacker bars!
DAY 2 CITY EXPLORING
After a good nights 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 most have started where you are now. We’ll support you in anything you need to set up live in Australia & answer every questions you may have.
Our day is then spent exploring Perth City by foot. We will pass through Kings Park and all the city sights learning about the History, Architecture, Art and Nightlife that the city has to offer. Our afternoon finishes with the ULTIMATE adventure experience which has up climb the Matagarup Bridge, followed by a 400m Zip-line over the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan)
DAY 3 TRAVEL TO Dunsborough
Today we head to Perth Basecamp located in Dunsborough – a region of breathtaking bays, crystalline turquoise water, granite boulder stacks and leafy canopies. Tonight is spent watching the sunset over a BBQ dinner from our beachfront accommodation
DAY 4 Busselton Jetty
Visiting the world renowned Margaret River region is a bucket list experience. Sheltered bays to the north with turquoise waters, vineyards and rugged surf coast along its length and two oceans meeting at the southern tip. Today is spent exploring the very best with visits to Busselton Jetty, Canal Rocks, Surfers Point Lookout the Margaret River Township and more!
DAY 5 FREMANTLE
Today we depart Basecamp and make our way back to Fremantle – a port city in Western Australia known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia’s days as a British penal colony. Our next three nights are spent experiencing a historical and unique stay at the former Fremantle Prison . Built in the 1850’s it’s the only accommodation in Western Australia with UNESCO World Heritage Status!
DAY 6 ROTTNEST ISLAND
This morning we jump onto a Ferry to visit to Rottnest Island! Blessed with picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world’s finest beaches and pristine bays we will cycle around the island exploring the white-sand beaches and secluded coves. A protected nature reserve, Rottnest Island is also home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial who might be up for a selfie!
Tonight we make our way back to Fremantle for our final night celebrating your first weekend in Australia and toasting to your year to come.
DAY 7 FAREWELL AND ONGOING SUPPORT
Today is a free day to continue exploring Fremantle and prepare for your time in Western Australia. By the end of the first week, you’re well and truly part of the Ultimate Family! No worries! We’ll help you find the perfect job and a place to live!
The Perth Group Adventure is designed for all travellers aged 18-30 to kickstart their time in Australia. Most of our travellers are Working Holiday Makers or Students.
There are various visa options available depending on your reason for travelling to Australia. Download our trip notes or visit our visa information page for information on which visa to apply for.
If you are planning a Working Holiday, you must apply for a 417 or 462 Visa. You can still book UltimateOz on a Tourist Visa, but you will not be eligible for the Gap Year support elements of the package.
Keen to travel Australia on a tourist visa for a shorter period of time? Check out the ETA or Visitor Visa.
Travelling to Australia with UltimateOz is easy as! Here’s what you need to do:
Departures do book out in advance so we recommend you book your UltimateOz Australia Gap Year package sooner rather than later.
If you're planning your trip last-minute, no worries! We'll do what we can to help you with your travel arrangements.
You can also secure your spot on UltimateOz with a non-refundable 20% deposit. The rest just needs to be paid 6-weeks prior to your trip departure date!
Absolutely! You can start a conversation or meet other potential travellers via our Facebook Groups! Just go to our Facebook page, click on ‘Groups’ and choose your country.
Our arrival packages are designed to help you make friends as soon as you arrive in Australia! Most people travelling with ULTIMATE arrive alone and stay in touch with friends from the group for the rest of their trip. You’ll spend your first week having loads of fun and getting to know each other.
Once you've booked your UltimateOz Australia Gap Year tour, we'll email you a confirmation along with some important information about your booking. Closer to your tour departure date we'll be in touch to provide you with all the information you'll need prior to your trip to Australia. When you've booked your flights, just let us know your flight number and we'll take care of the rest!
UltimateOz includes a 12-Month membership to our online job database - Travellers At Work!
During your first week in Sydney we'll give you valuable information about finding work in Australia. We'll share our tips on where to find work, how to apply and what you can expect to earn!
We’ll provide you with access to the Travellers At Work job database, so you can begin applying for jobs at your earliest convenience. If at any time you need some guidance just swing by and have a one-on-one session with one of our in-house work and travel experts who can help you out in your job search! We'll review your CV and help you adapt your application to suit Aussie employers.
Yes! Most of our customers are solo travellers. By doing a Group trip, you’ll instantly be part of the Ultimate Family - it’s a great way to meet others and make friends!
Australia or the airline you book your flights with have COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements to enter and travel. It is your responsibility to follow these requirements to ensure your arrival is not impacted and you can join your tour without issue.
For sure! You can book extra nights before the trip starts or after it ends via the Extras section at Checkout. Alternatively you can add them on closer to the time via email with our team.
To book the Perth Group Adventure, select your chosen departure date, enter your details and we’ll send you a booking confirmation as well as useful information about your tour and where you can meet others booked onto your start date! Got a travel date in mind but not ready to pay in full? Choose to pay a non-refundable $99 deposit to secure a spot on your chosen departure date. Need someone to talk through your travel plans with? Get in touch!
We are Group Adventure and Gap Year specialists and can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure.