Where better to go walkabout than Australia, the original gap year destination? Australia is full of gap travel adventures; learn to surf, dive or sail, camp under the stars, see weird and wonderful wildlife or get a job and live the urban Aussie dream in style. It's like a home-from-home but with sunshine, seriously stunning landscapes and adrenalin activities galore, perfect for first time travellers. With some of the best beaches in the world, cute koalas and jumping joeys, amazing nightlife, action-packed adventures with the chance to meet other like-minded young professional and student travellers. A trip to Australia, be it a for a couple of weeks or several months, really is the ultimate gap year experience!Australia Key Facts
Up to 12 months
Paid work + flexible travel in Australia and New Zealand
Aged 18-30? This trip combines our Absolute Oz Jobs paid work programme in Australia with fantastic flexible travel passes in Australia and New Zealand! You could earn between £10 to £15 an hour, and then spend that cash exploring these beautiful countries - Perfect!
Up to 12 months
Earn top dollar in Australia's Northern Territory!
Find paid work in Australia’s amazing Northern Territory and enjoy gorgeous landscapes, buzzing nightlife and incredible culture! Expect to earn a whopping AUD18-35 an hour!
4 months or longer
An epic round-the-world adventure of a lifetime!
Tick off four continents on this unforgettable globe-trotting experience! Look after wildlife in South Africa, get adventurous in Thailand, go beach-hunting in Australia, explore stunning landscapes in New Zealand and enjoy an unforgettable American road trip – all in one incredible package!
6 or 11 months
Become a “gappie” at an Aussie boarding school.
Become a ‘gappie’ assistant in an Australian boarding school. Spend 6 months or more gaining amazing work experience abroad and discover Australia at the same time! You could expect to earn between AUD75 to AUD200 a week PLUS enjoy all-inclusive accomodation and meals during term time!
Explore the beating heart of authentic Australia
Discover the Aussie wilderness on this epic three-day tour into the Red Centre. Be awed by Uluru, camp under the stars and delve into the outback on this awesome Aussie adventure!
20 weeks or longer
Become the ultimate explorer!
Travel the whole world with this incredible package trip! Tick off South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Brazil - you’ll have seen and done it all!
Spend 3 days diving in the Great Barrier Reef!
Live on board a gorgeous cruise vessel and explore exclusive dive spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. See breathtaking underwater architecture and vibrant marine life with up to 11 dives in this spectacular location. Includes two enchanting night dives!
Self drive 4x4 camping adventure
Get behind the wheel on this fantastic 4-wheel tag along trip discovering the sights of Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach! Meet exciting like-minded travellers and have an awesome adventure on perfect Fraser Island.