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Group Size: Max group size 24
Trip code: MLPW
Duration: Up to 12 months
Jet over to sunny Australia and discover the incredible city of Melbourne. This funky Aussie destination is an awesome place to live and work, and this package will show you the very best this city has to offer. With included food tours and days out, as well as a 2-day beach escape on beautiful Phillip Island, you’ll soon fall in love with this stunning part of the world. Plus, you’ll be set up with everything you need for life Down Under, including a bank account, tax-number, SIM Card and a 1-on-1 advice session with the local travel team. It’s the perfect way to kick off an unforgettable working holiday adventure!
Melbourne is an epic place to live. Packed with edgy bars, coffee culture, and internationally-renowned eateries, there is always something new to discover in this treasure trove of a city. This artsy side is coupled with everything Australia does best, including breath-taking golden beaches and a sunny city skyline. This package will introduce you to this incredible city and set you up with everything you need to live and work here. Awesome!
8-day Intro Week
Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne! Arrive into Melbourne today and get set for the best 8 days of your life! You’ll be met at the airport by a member of the local team and transferred to your accommodation in the city.
Want to arrive a few days early? No problem! Your airport pickup will still be included and we can help you organise extra accommodation before your intro week begins.
Day 2: Get Your Bearings. Your week of adventures kicks off this morning! After a morning welcome meeting, you’ll venture into the city on a walking tour with your group. Tonight, enjoy an included welcome dinner on the banks of the Yarra River. Dinner and drink included.
Day 3: Tuck In! There’s only one way to get a true flavour of Melbourne – by sampling its delicious culinary delights! Kick off the day in Queen Victoria Market, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest under-cover market. You’ll then embark on an exclusive food tour that’ll show you the top foodie hotspots in Melbourne. Dinner, snacks and 2 drinks included.
Day 4: Beaches, Islands and Wine Tasting! After a morning stroll through the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, you’ll discover the golden sands and vast blue waters of Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island. You’ll then enjoy a group wine tasting session, where you’ll sample some of Australia’s most delicious wines. With a belly full of wine, you’ll round off the day watching 500 tiny penguins rushing back and forth across the beach, before settling into your island accommodation. What a day!
Day 5: Surf and Meet Kangaroos! Try your hand at an iconic Aussie pastime! Grab a board and learn how to ride the waves like a pro. Next up, you’ll meet some legendary Australian critters. Get up close to some beautiful kangaroos and koalas and grab some pictures with your new furry mates! Lunch included.
Please note: In the winter months, surfing may be replaced with kayaking or mountain biking.
Day 6: Out into the Suburbs. Venture into the city’s celebrated suburbs. St Kilda is probably the most famous, with its colourful buildings, swaying palm trees and beautiful beaches. Spend the day strolling around the promenade and grabbing a coffee in one of the cool alfresco cafes. This afternoon, you can laze on the beach, try your hand at paddleboarding, or opt to go skydiving! (extra cost).
Please note: In the winter months, you will spend the afternoon in the Eureka Skydeck and Aquarium rather than on the beach.
Day 7: Get Job Ready! Your intro week is almost at an end, so it’s time to sort out all the things you’ll need for life in Australia. After a group session in the morning, you’ll receive a special one-on-one appointment that is tailored to you. Get advice on travel, work and life in Australia. Tonight, unwind with a few beers and a pizza before heading out on an epic Melbourne bar crawl. 4 drinks and pizza dinner included.
Day 8: Farewell Beers and BBQ. Your intro week has come to an end! Spend the morning relaxing and recovering from last night. This afternoon, enjoy a few beers and a BBQ on a rooftop and relive all the epic memories of the last week. Dinner and drink included.
And the adventure has only just begun! Now it’s time to kick start your job hunt or explore more of Australia.
Life Down Under
As well as all the activities in your intro week, you’ll also be provided with everything you need for life in Melbourne. This package really does take all the stress out of moving abroad.
The package includes:
Types of Jobs Available
There are a huge range of working opportunities across a range of employment sectors including:
Wages vary, but you can expect to earn somewhere between £10 and £15 an hour!
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