This unbelievably great value package connects you with local experts who can't wait to show you the place they call home and get you set up to make the most of working, living, and travelling in Australia.
Staying at Melbourne Metro YHA you will be in walking distance to just about everything, including the amazing (and local favourite) Queen Victoria Market. You will also have access to an awesome rooftop that provides views straight over the Melbourne skyline.
Tours commence every Monday- so make sure you are in Melbourne by Sunday evening. If you are arriving earlier we can easily arrange your additional nights of accommodation.
ARRIVAL DAY | Arrive any time on any day, your airport shuttle to your hostel is included. Check-in and chill out on the awesome rooftop overlooking Melbourne, or head out and explore the leafy and vibrant North Melbourne.
MONDAY | Meet and Greet, Setup, and Welcome Dinner
Today you meet your travel group and local guide/ all-round expert. After a relaxed meet and greet it's time to get the boring but neccesary stuff out of the way, setting up your bank account, mobile phone, and tax file number.
Before a DELICIOUS group welcome dinner down by the river in iconic Southbank, it's time for a guided walk through one of this amazingly diverse city- we can't wait to watch you fall in love with Melbourne!
Inclusions: accommodation | Welcome dinner and drink | admin support | city walk
TUESDAY | Culture, food, and exploring like a local
Start the day like a local at Queen Victoria Markets and have your mind blown by the food, drink, and retail delights on offer by local vendors.
Today you get the unforgettable opportunity to connect with, and learn about our country’s unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture on an exclusive cultural tour through the Botanic Gardens.
Melbourne is Australia's art and foodie headquarters, so this afternoon you will be treated to an exlusive food, drink, and street art tour that you are guaranteed to love!
Inclusions: accommodation | Aboriginal heritage walk | Foodie tour- dinner and 2 drinks
WEDNESDAY | Roadtrip Time
Get ready to make some memories! Today we hit the road to explore the stunning Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island (two of Australia's most underated destinations).
There will be wine tasting, beach time, and scenic lookouts before finishing the day off witnessing over 500 penguins run across the beach. Not a typo, and not forgettable!
Inclusions: accommodation | lunch and dinner | wine tasting
THURSDAY | Surf lessons, secret spots, koalas + kangaroos
If you are in Australia you simply must try surfing, so today is the day you have the opportunity to learn under a qualified instructor.
Today provides a couple of hidden secret stops, and you will get to meet our weird and super cute mates- the koala and kangaroo.
Inclusions: accommodation | lunch | coastal road trip | surf lesson | Aussie wildlife experience
FRIDAY | Work and Travel Presentaion, and Bondi Beach
Time to think about your future- but only the immediate one where you get to have life changing adventures and meet awesome people. To set you up perfectly for making the most out of your time in Australia you will get a super indepth and informative presentation on travel, and also one covering all things employment. These two sessions include great advice from people who have experienced life as an international student or working holiday maker and are PACKED with tips and tricks!
After the serious stuff it's off to world famous suburb of St Kilda where you have the whole afternoon to chill, walk, eat, drink, swim, and if weather permits, paddle boarding.
Inclusions: accommodation | travel info presentation | employment options presentation
SATURDAY | One on one support, and a bar crawl
After immersing yourself in Melbourne, taking in some advice and finding out what your new buddies are planning, it's time for your one on one work and travel appointment. Today you will get the amazing opportunity to talk to a work and travel expert who will help you decide what to do when this amazing tour ends, building your very own and very amazing Australian adventure plan.
After all that planning, its time to celebrate the past week and the excitement of what's to come; it's bar crawl time.
Inclusions: accommodation | one on one work and travel planning session | Bar crawl (incl. pizza and 4 drinks)
SUNDAY: Rooftop BBQ and Farewells
Today is for reflecting on what an amazing week you have had with a great bunch of people that you will likely be friends with for a very long time to come (trust us!). We fire up the BBQ for lunch before saying our farewells. The time has come to spread your wings, and fly out on your Australian working holiday adventure!
Inclusions: Farewell BBQ lunch with stunning views over melbourne
note. Accommodation is not included on the final day. We can arrange any additional nights for you when you make a booking, or whilst you are on tour.