WHY TAKE A GAP YEAR?

We’re the Aussie Gap Year & Travel experts.
Our UltimateOz program welcomes over 1000 Working Holiday Makers to Sydney each year! Discover the reasons why a Gap Year down under is right for you

WORKING HOLIDAY VISA’S

Before you start booking your flights and hop on a plane here, be sure to apply for the Visa that’s right for you. If you’re planning a working holiday in Australia, there are two types of visa available – subclass 417 & 462.  Find the Visa that is right for you below.

UltimateOz Sydney starts on Mondays throughout the year with additional start dates between September and March. All departures are guaranteed! Check out the booking form to view all available start dates. Trips do book out quickly, so get in touch today! Secure your start date with a deposit today.

MEET MY GROUP

We’re the Aussie Gap Year & Travel experts.
Our UltimateOz program welcomes over 1000 Working Holiday Makers to Sydney each year! Discover the reasons why a Gap Year down under is right for you

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

We’re the Aussie Gap Year & Travel experts.
Our UltimateOz program welcomes over 1000 Working Holiday Makers to Sydney each year! Discover the reasons why a Gap Year down under is right for you

// WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5-nights at WakeUp Sydney, one of the world’s best hostels and right in the heart of the city
  • 2-nights at Basecamp, 5min walk from the beach

// TOUR ITINERARY

 DAY 1 City Tour & Welcome Dinner

DAY 1 City Tour & Welcome Dinner

WELCOME TO 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, and 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.

 DAY 2 INFO SESSION & EXPLORE SYDNEY HARBOUR

DAY 2 INFO SESSION & EXPLORE SYDNEY HARBOUR

MAKE NEW FRIENDS

After a good night’s 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 for a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Spend the day cruising, swimming and chilling on Sydney Harbour! Enjoy your first Aussie BBQ on deck.

 DAY 3 ULTIMATEOZ BASECAMP

DAY 3 ULTIMATEOZ BASECAMP

Escape The City

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 just 5-minutes walk to the beach!

DAY 4  BASECAMP

DAY 4 BASECAMP

SANDBOARDING & NATIONAL PARKS

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, breathtaking views and get the chance to see koalas in the treetops & migrating whales (May – November).

Tonight we enjoy a BBQ dinner and drinks around the campfire.

DAY 5  BASECAMP

DAY 5 BASECAMP

DOLPHIN CRUISE

On our third 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.
Next we’ll head back to Sydney for our last 2 days of the tour. Check into your Sydney hostel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

DAY 6  JOB ADVICE AND SYDNEY NIGHTLIFE

DAY 6 JOB ADVICE AND SYDNEY NIGHTLIFE

PARTY NIGHT

Today you can make an appointment with our team and start working on your Australian CV and planning your Australian adventures. Tonight we get dressed up for a fun night out in Sydney! 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!

DAY 7  ICONIC BONDI BEACH

DAY 7 ICONIC BONDI BEACH

BONDI TO COOGEE COASTAL WALK

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!

// TRIP GALLERY

// FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN ANYONE BOOK ULTIMATEOZ?

Yes, anyone can book UltimateOz. Depending on your purpose to travel to Australia there a various visa options.

Download our trip notes or visit our Visa information page to know what Visa is right for you. 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.

Check out the Ultimate Sydney tour below. This tour is ideal for those on a tourist visa and doesnt include any Gap Year elements.

What do I need to plan my trip to Australia?

Travelling to Australia with UltimateOz is easy as! Here’s what you need to do:

How far ahead should I book UltimateOz?

We recommend that you book your UltimateOz package sooner than later as dates do book out, but no worries if you’re late to make plans, we can help you out with last minute arrival arrangements. You can secure your spot on UltimateOz with a 20% deposit.

I’m travelling alone. How will I meet people?

UltimateOz is designed to help you make friends as soon as you arrive in Australia! Most people doing UltimateOz 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. After the week is up we can advise you on how to find a shared apartment in Sydney or continue travelling Australia together. If you want to chat to your travel mates prior to arrival, join our Facebook group.

What happens after I book my package?

After booking you’ll be contacted by a Work & Travel Expert at UltimateOz who you can email with your questions at any time. We’ll email you a confirmation of your booking showing your Aussie mailing address, accommodation details and an Airport shuttle bus voucher. All you have to do is book your flights and we’ll take care of the rest!

How do you help me find jobs?

UltimateOz includes a 12 Month membership to an online Job database – Travellers At Work! Upon arrival, our Work & Travel Experts will spend time with you to establish what kind of jobs you’re looking for and where and when you’d like to work. We’ll review your CV and help you adapt it to suit Aussie employers. 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 TAW reps who can help you out in your job search!

// BLOGS WE THINK YOU’LL LIKE

// WHAT OUR TRAVELLERS SAY

  • Just done the five week east coast trip and I had such a blast! The trip was well planned and our tour leader was very lovely and energetic. 10/10 would recommend!

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    Elke V.
    3/31/2019

    Just finished the 5 week east coast trip. Would recommend to anyone thinking of a trip to Australia. The places you visit are unbelievable and the group vibe is the perfect way to experience these. Best 5 weeks!

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    Owen M.
    3/06/2019

    The trip of a lifetime with the best people!! The Australia East Coast tour is amazing, full of insane activities and memories I will never forget. It wouldn’t have been the same without our tour guide Ben too, the most... read more

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    Dulcie H.
    3/06/2019
  • Just finished the 5 week East Coast tour in Australia! Had the most amazing experience and would highly recommend to anyone! My tour guide Sabrina was amazing and well organised! Thank you ☺️

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    Georgina G.
    3/31/2019

    Loved my 5 week tour up the East coast! Had the most amazing time with such a great group and tour leader Sabrina. I would recommend ultimate to anyone and Sabrina who was always energetic and helpful making sure everyone... read more

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    Kristin E.
    3/31/2019

    Absolutely amazing trip! I had the time of my life! I made a lots of new friends while traveling the east coast with Ultimate. Especially Sabrina did an amazing job - she is absolutely lovely, full of energy and really... read more

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    Marie R.
    3/31/2019
  • Just finished the 5-week east coast tour and had the best time - would recommend to everyone, & our tour guide Sabrina was amazing; so funny & a huge part of our group!

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    Lizzie N.
    3/31/2019

    I can’t put into words how amazing my 5 week east coast tour was especially with the best tour guide Sabrina! thank you for helping live my best life & meet some of the most amazing people❤️

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    Charlotte J.
    3/31/2019

    Just finishing up the 5 week tour up the East Coast and loved it! Made so many memories and friends along the way. Our tour guide, Sabrina, made everything so easy and gave us loads of suggestions at each stop... read more

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ULTIMATE EAST COAST HIGHLIGHTS

21 DAY / 20 NIGHT ULTIMATE GUIDED TOUR 

20% DEPOSIT

Booking 6 weeks in advance? Secure a spot on your chosen departure date with a 20% deposit today! Just enter promo code 'DEPOSIT' when you book!

OFFERS & PROMOS

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ESSENTIAL BOOKING INFORMATION

The Ultimate East Coast: 3 week explorer package starts in Sydney on Thursdays and ends in Cairns.

 

Please be aware that when travelling over peak periods such as Christmas/ New Years and local festivals some activities and accommodation are subject to higher rates. Please check in with us to confirm any extra charges for those times.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

If your start date is more than 6 weeks away, you can secure your spot by paying a 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 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. If you are booking within 6 weeks of your start date the deposit option is not available.

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ULTIMATEOZ GAP YEAR 

8 DAY / 7 NIGHT ULTIMATE GUIDED TOUR 

Booking 6 weeks in advance? Secure a spot on your chosen departure date with a 20% deposit today! Just enter promo code 'DEPOSIT' when you book!

20% DEPOSIT

OFFERS & PROMOS

Booking two Ultimate Tours? Use promo code 'ULTIMATECOMBO' when you book for $50 off your booking!

ULTIMATEOZ GAP YEAR

8 DAY / 7 NIGHT ULTIMATE GUIDED TOUR 

20% DEPOSIT

Booking 6 weeks in advance? Secure a spot on your chosen departure date with a 20% deposit today! Just enter promo code 'DEPOSIT' when you book!

OFFERS & PROMOS

Booking two Ultimate Tours? Use promo code 'ULTIMATECOMBO' when you book for $50 off your booking!

ESSENTIAL BOOKING INFORMATION

The Ultimate East Coast: 3 week explorer package starts in Sydney on Thursdays and ends in Cairns.

 

Please be aware that when travelling over peak periods such as Christmas/ New Years and local festivals some activities and accommodation are subject to higher rates. Please check in with us to confirm any extra charges for those times.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

If your start date is more than 6 weeks away, you can secure your spot by paying a 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 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. If you are booking within 6 weeks of your start date the deposit option is not available.

CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK NOW

ULTIMATE EAST COAST HIGHLIGHTS

21 DAY / 20 NIGHT ULTIMATE GUIDED TOUR 

Booking 6 weeks in advance? Secure a spot on your chosen departure date with a 20% deposit today! Just enter promo code 'DEPOSIT' when you book!

20% DEPOSIT

OFFERS & PROMOS

Booking two Ultimate Tours? Use promo code 'ULTIMATECOMBO' when you book for $50 off your booking!

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