Instagram pics that will make you want to travel to Oz
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15 Instagram Pics That Will Make You Want to Travel Australia

ustralia: The land of stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, breathtaking national parks, cool cities and BBQ's on the beach! All the things you must see in Australia.Having lived in Australia for 5 years now, I can safely say that life is…
Ultimate intern Jana enjoying her time in Australia
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My Ultimate Travel Experience ‘Down Under’!

"I started researching the travel side of my trip and changed my mind on where to go with every picture that I saw. All the beautiful beaches or the stars in the outback, I just added them to my bucket list. I bought a giant plastic map…
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Important Update: 2nd Year Visa Changes!

On 1st May 2015 it was announced by the Assistant minister for immigration and border protection that volunteer work will no longer count towards 2nd year visa working holiday extensions.We can now confirm that the visa changes will be effective from…
Surf camp Australia
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Surf Camp: Learning to Surf, the aussie way!

It's that time of year again! Here in Sydney we're putting our scarfs and coats away and getting the bikinis and swimmers out ready for another beaut summer by the beach! With the temperatures rising there's no better time to learn how to…
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Cairns: The ULTIMATE backpacker destination in Oz?

There's no doubt that Cairns is one of the most popular destinations for backpackers in Australia and I can see why! Cairns has got a bit of everything: The world's oldest rainforest, great nightlife, stunning beaches, heaps of adventure activities…
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Jess joins the UltimateOz crew!

Jess has joined the UltimateOz crew as a tour leader over the summer months! She's friendly, always has a smile on her face and let's face it...she's a bit of a ledge! Say 'Hiiiii Jess!'..  "I arrived in Australia in November…
The Ultimate internship in Sydney.
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The ULTIMATE Internship in Sydney

When I came to Australia on my own I was a bit nervous and worried that I might not be able to handle everything, including the foreign language, the new people and the new city in general. There was no need to at all! Already after the…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Alex does the East Coast!

Say Hello to the newest member of our Ultimate family...Ultimate legend, Alex (Swit-Swooo!!)Alex is currently sunning himself in Cairns after doing what looks like an EPIC trip from Sydney all the way up the East Coast of Australia over…
UltimateOz Tour Leaders
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A Week In The Life Of An UltimateOz Tour Leader

Hey Guys,I'm Sarah, one of the UltimateOz tour leaders!For anyone looking to come out to Australia to travel and work, UltimateOz is definitely one hell of an awesome way to get you started! Every now and then, someone writes a blog…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
Farm Work in Australia
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Why You Should Do Your Farm Work

If you’ve come to Australia on a working holiday visa, we’ve every confidence that you are going to fall in love and not want to leave … so, you’ll probably be wanting to do some farm work so that you qualify for a second year.I…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!

Ultimate Guide to the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation. If you’ve never been in Australia for Melbourne Cup Day, be prepared for November 3rd as the entire country will slam to a halt and turn on the TV for the gem of Australia’s horse racing…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Is The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Worth it?

In a word - yes. In several hundred other words, I’ll explain why.I turned 25 recently (thanks for all the cards guys…) and for my birthday, my significant other surprised me with a the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb experience!We’ve…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Working Holiday or Tourist Visa In Australia?

I’ll apologise right away for the following obvious statement...if you are planning your trip to Australia with UltimateOz, you’re going to need a visa to get in the country.Get that, visa = entry to Australia? Good.Now, which visa…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Where Is Your Dream Destination?

A new poll conducted by MasterCard has shown that Australia is the dream destination for British travellers but nearly 90% said they’d never make it Down Under! Why not?!Australia has always been an ideal place for Brits looking to travel.…
Need help saving money? Look no further than our guide on how to save money in Australia!
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How To Save Money In Australia.

Once you’ve arrived in Australia, you’ll quickly realise it’s a pretty expensive place! Don’t worry though, with our help you’ll learn how to save money in Australia and getting ready for your next big adventure!This is the boring…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Check Out Art And About Sydney!

Sydney has celebrated some awesome public artwork over the last couple of weeks with Art and About, it’s your last weekend to check it out so get out there and see what it’s all about!Art and About is yearly festival of crazy art in…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Australian Working Holiday Myths

So, you’re thinking about a working holiday visa in Australia?! That is an excellent start but don’t be put off by the many Australian working holiday myths!You might have heard from a friend of a friend whose cousin moved to Australia…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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It's NRL Grand Final Weekend!

Last week it was Australian Rules, this week it is rugby league as the South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2014 NRL Grand Final!If you watched Sydney humiliated in the AFL Grand Final last week, get ready to learn…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!

AFL Grand Final - What You Need To Know!

It’s that time of year sports fans. The season for the Australian Football League (AFL, Aussie Rules, whatever you want to call it) is drawing to a close with one of the biggest events in the Australian sporting calendar set for September…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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The Most Liveable Cities in the World Are in Australia!

Australia is at it again - with four of the most liveable cities in the world according to The Economist Intelligence Unit Livability Rankings 2014 - and the number one city yet again! Congratulations Melbourne!The Economist ranks pretty…
We've been there and done it so read our campervan tips!
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Ultimate Guide: Campervan Tips!

You’ve done it. You’ve booked your campervan and are ready for the roadtrip of a lifetime! What next?!Our guide to campervan tips, that's what!Well, as seasoned professionals of the road, we thought we give you some of the best tips…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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The Ultimate Guide: Campervan or Bus?

When you arrive in Australia, you will soon realise that there are many ways to experience your time Down Under.Hostel folk will always tell you that their way was best - “You have to travel first…” “No, get a job and save some money…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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How To Find Your Regional Work in Australia

Now that we’ve answered all of your questions concerning your regional work, it is time to help you try and find some work!There are many options for your regional work but by far the most popular is the farming route.If you are a…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Regional Work in Australia - FAQs

If you are in Australia on a 417 working holiday visa (the majority of European nations) then it is highly likely that you are able to complete 3 months of regional, specified work to gain another 12 month visa to stay in Australia!Awesome!We…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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How Much Money Should I Take To Australia?

If you are planning on coming to Australia on a working holiday visa then you’ve already made one of the best decisions of your life but you’re probably stressing out over one simple issue: "how much money should I take to Australia?"When…
Brutus is not letting go of his catch.
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Shark vs Crocodile! Only in Australia!

Australia is famous for its glorious beaches, amazing people and incredibly deadly animals.Whether it is a snake, spider shark or croc, pretty much every animal in Australia wants you dead. Except for Quokka's - they’re cool.On a recent…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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The Ultimate Guide to Aussie Slang!

G’Day Mates!If you are on your way to Australia, you probably know the basics of Aussie slang - basically, what g’day means! The Australian’s talk in a language all of there own, there is some slang that is recognisable to the UK but…
have a go at surfing at Surf Camp - the best week ever!
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Surf Camp is Back!

After a winter break, the good people at SurfCamp are opening their doors once again this week to give you the quintessential Australian experience!!The water may still be a little brisk but it’s got nothing on the water in this clip as…
It doesn't matter whether you travel alone or in a group - it matters that you travel!
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Should I Travel Alone or In A Group?

It seems to be an age old argument with Australian working holiday travel - should I travel alone or in a group?Well, I’m glad I asked.There are positives and negatives for both options and, ultimately, it is a personal decision whether…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!

A weekend in the snow with the Mojo Snow crew!

Hey Everyone,Gayle here, fresh from the Snowy Mountains after an awesome trip with the guys at Mojo Snow (the guys that bring all you surfing legends Mojo Surf) to Perisher! You heard from Jordan last week about how some of our team got…
What will you spend your tax refund on?
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How To Spend Your Tax Refund?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...no, not Christmas - tax refund time!If you are a backpacker and have been in Australia for more than six months and have paid tax, obviously, it is time to organise your tax refund!Tax refund…
Taking a much needed rest on the slopes of Thredbo.
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A Weekend in the Snow at Thredbo!

It’s pretty much the total opposite of everything you expect when you think of Australia but the snow has arrived and it’s time to get the skis on!There are ski resorts in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital…
Which is better, New South Wales or Queensland? NSW has won State of Origin but which is the ultimate destination?
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State of Origin - Which Is Better NSW or QLD?

If you are in Australia at the moment, you’ve probably heard State of Origin mentioned on the TV, in the news or in the pub.Well, what is it?!State of Origin is an annual series of rugby league games played between New South Wales…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Seven Natural Wonders of Australia

When you come to Australia, you don’t just want to take the standard photos.“Here I am with the Opera House.”“That’s me next to a kangaroo/holding a koala.”“I don’t remember taking that photo, I think goon was involved.”The…
The Australian War Memorial is the top landmark in Australia.
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Australia's Top Landmark....Is In Canberra?!

Say what?! The best landmark in Australia, as voted for by the users of TripAdvisor, is in Canberra.You read that right - so, what is Australia's top landmark??The Australian War Memorial in Canberra was the only Australian attraction…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Sydney Winter Festival 2014

For us hardy, Northern hemisphere folk it is strange to think of an Australian winter.Whenever we think of Australia it is pretty much all beaches, sunshine and outback living!Now that winter is drawing in, it is time to see a different…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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The Ultimate Trip to Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu.

One of our awesome Ultimate Travel gurus Holly Walker recently had the trip of a lifetime to the Northern Territory. Flying to Darwin from Sydney, Holly took part in a 4 wheel drive Dragonfly dreaming tour with Wayoutback Australian Safaris.In…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Best Places For Whale Watching In Australia

Australia is one of the premier destinations in the world for whale and dolphin spotting as over 45 species call Australian waters home and they can be viewed year-round. May marks the start of the busiest season in the whale watching calendar…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!

The Ultimate Guide to Vivid Sydney 2014

The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dipping (highs of 28 degrees today - freezing!) but that doesn't mean Australia is going into a hibernation, far from it!May 23 sees the return of one of our favourite yearly activities in…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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What to pack for your trip to Australia

Australia has something for everyone, whether you want to relax on its idyllic sandy beaches, quad bike through the Outback or dive with Great White sharks…the options are endless. So before you embark on your trip down under, you should…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Local's Guide to Exploring Sydney

Exploring Sydney While you're exploring Sydney, the guidebook will give you a great map and show you the way to the icons of the city but it will not share the secrets. For that, you need to get a local to whisper in your ear. We know, we know,…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Our Aussie East Coast Bus Trip Survival Guide!

There’s no denying the East Coast trip will be one of the most amazing things you do! Ever! But seeing all these incredible places comes at a (small) price ... there are some mighty long journeys to conquer on the bus. They’re totally…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Australia's Big Things!

Australia is big! Which means we can fill it with big things!  We have the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, the Big Apple in Batlow, and the Big Mango in Bowen. That’s just a few of the more recognisable ones ... there’s loads more of these…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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We Love Surfing!

This weekend is the quarter finals of the Margaret River Pro Surfing Competition. Some of the world’s best surfers will be watched by thousands as they take on world class waves.Here at Ultimate Travel, we love surfing! It’s why we have…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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A Local's Guide to Exploring Sydney

Exploring Sydney While you're exploring Sydney, the guidebook will give you a great map and show you the way to the icons of the city but it will not share the secrets. For that, you need to get a local to whisper in your ear. We know, we know,…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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What to pack for your UltimateOz Adventure

Australia has something for everyone, whether you want to relax on its idyllic sandy beaches,quad bike through the Outback or dive with Great White sharks…the options are endless.So before you embark on your trip down under, you should…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Packing Essentials For The UltimateOz Adventure

Australia has something for everyone, whether you want to relax on its idyllic sandy beaches, quad bike through the Outback or dive with Great White sharks…the options are endless. So before you embark on your trip down under, you should…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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What Makes Melbourne So Great?

If you’re backpacking around Australia, you’re very likely to find yourself in Melbourne at some point. Or maybe you’re arriving in Melbourne with our Ultimate OZ Great Ocean Road Package. Voted as the world’s most ‘liveable city’…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Head to the Northern Territory

Do you want to visit one of the world’s best tourist destinations? Head to the Northern Territory! National Geographic has just listed the NT as one of the 20 Best of the World for 2014. Ultimate Oz could not agree more and there’s too many…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Things to do in Queensland

So you're thinking of coming to Australia - great! When you've finished your UltimateOz Sydney package, you may want to make your way up to Cairns (especially in Winter ... that's where the hot weather is!) You may be asking yourself, "What…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Make The Most Of The Great Ocean Road

Make the most of the Great Ocean Road!If you’re heading to Victoria, you might be thinking of doing our UltimateOz Great Ocean Road package! The Great Ocean Road is a must for those travelling Australia, it’s one of the most popular…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Skinny Sydney 2014

Earlier this year, 750 people made history in Sydney by taking their clothes off and taking a swim in the ocean. Why, you might ask, did this mass skinny dip occur? And why was it a big deal? Well, let us tell you!Sunday 17th February 2013…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Chinese New Year Celebrations in Sydney

Celebrate New Year … Again!I know what you’re thinking … we’ve just had New Year, what are you on about, Ultimate Oz?! Well, don’t worry, you didn’t get so wasted on the 31st December that you slept through a whole year and we’re…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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What's Australia Day All About

Everyone’s talking about Australia Day, ‘the celebration that inspires the nation’, but what’s it all about?Well, if you want the short version, Australia Day is when we all get together and celebrate just how wonderful our country…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Australia Day in Perth

Perth has an array of events promising to make Australia Day one you’ll remember! In and around Perth, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing how to celebrate! You might want to check out these popular events:Havaianas Thong…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Australia Day in Brisbane

Australia Day in Brisbane leaves you spoilt for choice! With everything on offer, you’ll be in for a jam packed, fun filled day if you want to get to everything. Here’s a snippet of what you could be getting up to but be sure to check local…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Australia Day in Melbourne

Australia Day in Melbourne is a fun filled affair! There are almost too many events and choosing between them will most likely give you a stress headache! There’s an event on every corner, including:The Piers Festival!Start your celebrations…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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Australia Day in Sydney

Australia Day in Sydney is always filled with fab events! Theme of the day = FUN! If you’re looking to get involved, there’s so much you can do, including:The MS Colour Run!What the heck is a Colour Run you ask? That’s a good question!…