Australia Backpacking

One of the most popular options for people to do on a gap year is to check out Australia backpacking their way up the East Coast. Australia may be a long way away, but it pretty much has it all. Lots of exciting programs to choose from, there is something for everyone who wants to experience the highs and lows of travelling in Australia for up to one year.

If you are looking to do some  Australia backpacking on your year out, but you're unsure where to start, contact us with your questions and we can give you some first-hand advice. Perhaps you want to extend your travels and find some work, no problem we have some Australia backpacking jobs waiting for you to top up your travel funds.

Of course not everyone wants to find some paid work abroad, some just want to travel, and this applies to you we have some incredible adrenaline travel experiences waiting for you, for instance, the ultimate Australia program. You really can do it all. Check out our Australia Backpacking trips below:

Surf Instructor Course Australia - From USD 5819

The Surf Instructor Course in Australia enables you to live the dream! Experience summer beach parties, make new heaps of new friends from all over the world, relax and enjoy the sun, sea and sand while learning how to become a surf instructor. The programme takes place about a two hour drive from Byron Bay. Here you find the secluded beaches and the surf camp where you will eat, breathe and live surf! You will develop your surfing abilities, train your ability to teach others and then we qualify you to work in the industry.

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Australia Divemaster - From USD 4705

Become a Divemaster in Byron Bay! Living the life as a Divemaster in Australia in one of the coolest towns in Australia, Byron Bay! Diving everyday at Julian rocks, one of the best dive sites in Australia. You will be living in the thick of the action as you discover why Byron Bay is one of the most fun towns in Australia.

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Australia Sydney Job ConneXion - From USD 799

This is the ultimate beginning to an epic adventure in Australia. The Sydney ConneXion is all about having an amazing first week, meeting new friends and doing some incredible adventures fully guided in one of the coolest cities in the world. Whilst you're out having fun we take care of all the hassle enabling you to get set up with a job with a 12 month membership access of the best backpacker job network in Australia. Everything is taken care for you so no worries about arriving in Australia this can turn into one of the most daunting yet exciting things you will ever do!

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Australia Melbourne ConneXion - From USD 299

An awesome way to start your gap year or travels down under in one of Australia most exciting citys.

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Ultimate Australia - From USD 2999

Is your dream travelling Australia? Then this is your ultimate road trip. One action packed backpacker trip you will never forget, taking in the very best of Australia. Surfing, skydiving, and diving as you head up the coast in search of good times and incredible adventures. Everything is arrange for you that you need, arrival, transport and awesome activities! It is flexible too, so you can spend up to 6 months completing it as well, and even include some work travel too.

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Round The World Australasia - From USD 4599

So you want to do an amazing round the world trip, but not sure where to start? This is a pretty good option for you! The best parts of Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. All the must-do activities, incredible places and incredible people await. From Thailand island hopping to the East coast Australia and a mental few days in Queenstown, the adrenaline capital of the world, this is the perfect backpacking adventure.

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Round The World Thailand & Australia - From USD 3119

Thailand & Australia offer the perfect mixture when you want to go travelling. Stopping off in Thailand you will be blown away by the culture, beaches and stunning beauty of the country. Featuring a month long Trip you can really do it all, lazy days on tropical beaches. Partying in Bangkok, temples and action. Then it's on to Australia, where you will have an amazing first week followed by an exciting adventure up the East coast.

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Round the World Travel & Work, Thailand – Laos – Australia - From USD 3699

Start your trip with a stunning group trip through Thailand culture, actions and lots of well deserved beach time, get cultured up in Laos, join the tubing in Vang Vieng before getting serious and join or the Outback Cowboy course or the Learn to earn on sailing yachts course in Australia!

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Australia Surf Dude Surf Development Course - From USD 2599

Doing the surf development course is an amazing experience. You will spend a couple of months developing your surf skills on some great Australia breaks. Everybody at the camp is so enthusiastic that you will have a good time and enjoy the surfers life style. Our professional surf instructors help you to push your surf abilities and you will become a real surf dude. Together with beach parties, BBQ's, sun and your new friends, this will be an awesome experience!

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Whitsundays Sailing Crew Jobs Course Australia - From USD 2779

Whitsundays sailing course Australia Want to get paid to do a job you love? Sailing on luxury yachts over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays in Australia? This is the ultimate Australia gap year programme training you to qualify as a salty sea dog, and work on boats all over the world. After this 23 day internship you have exceptionally good chances of being paid up to $500 a week too!

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Round The World Ultimate - From USD 9499

Head round the world from West to East taking in the sites and sounds of South East Asia ´s Thailand and Laos, before heading to Australia and New Zealand for some serious action! Finish up in the USA completing an awesome road trip from LA to New York before flying home.

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Cairns Adrenaline Overload - From USD 529

Cairns Adrenaline Overload! Six days of pure adventure. In the adventure capital of Australia, we will take you white water rafting on the Tully, go deep into the ancient Daintree Rainforest to check out huge crocodiles, head out onto the Barrier Reef to snorkel in a pristine underwater environment. Optional bolt on sky dive is also available! We will put you up in a great hostel in Cairns too!

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Round The World Tropical Beaches -Thailand – Bali – Australia – Fiji - From USD 4219

If you like beaches, this is YOUR trip! From island hopping in Thailand on to Bali and the Gili islands on to and awesome surf trip in Indonesia. The Australia, all along the East Coast before rewarding yourself with some serious Pacific beach time on a paradise islands of Fiji! Four awesome countries with loads of beachtime, activities and culture.

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Work in Australia For Backpackers - From USD 259

Perfect for first-time travellers, this package includes advice and practical help with everything from visas to airport transfer, accommodation to finding a job. Stay and work in Sydney or explore the country with new friends.

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14 Day Oz East Coast Adventure - From USD 2559

14 Day Oz East Coast Adventure Starting in Sydney or Cairns you travel the East Coast of Australia in the company of fellow adventurers on an tour to remember. With lots of mini adventures on the way like Fraser island and the Whitsundays there is plenty of action on this epic road trip. Perfect if you are pushed for time and want to "do" the east coast in a few weeks.

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Oz Experience & Greyhound Passes – Hop On Hop Off - From USD 399

Bruce Pass Oz Experience The Bruce Pass from Oz Experience allows you to travel from Sydney to Cairns on a flexible hop on hop off backpacker bus. Guides accompany you all the way and it is one of the most popular backpacking options to get you up the East Coast. We will beat any price on this pass.

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Learn to Dive on the Great Barrier Reef - From USD 849

Learn to Dive on the Great Barrier Reef, becoming a scuba diver in one of the worlds top diving locations. You dive pristine reefs, stay on a state of the art multi million pound Liveaboard vessel, and you have your own Scuba instructor to help you get your PADI Open Water dive certification in this 6 day adventure you will never forget.

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Aussie Surf Trip - From USD 599

Do you want to live the Aussie Dream? Beaches, waves and great new mates, this is what it is all about dude. Beach parties, incredible breaks and learning to surf on some of Australias most untouched beaches. We will take you from Sydney to Byron Bay on an unforgettable 5 day surfari, all you have to do is look good on a board and enjoy Aussie BBQs and hospitality.

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Learn to Earn In The Australian Outback - From USD 839

Experience the Australian outback and get paid to work up to 12 months on a real Australian Ranch! This 2 week trips gives you the unique opportunity to experience a new way of life in the Australian Outback! Including fun activities like riding horses, motor bikes, quad bikes, 4 x 4 and tractors. So if you are not afraid to get your hands dirty, sign up and start earning down under.

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Australia Backpacking Trips:

Further Australia backpacking ideas and advice.

Not what you’re looking for? Remember we can help you find the perfect Australia backpacking trip, just simply contact us with your questions and we can tailor make some incredible trips for you. For instance many people combine trips to Australia with around the world tour of Southeast Asia stopping off in Thailand en route. We have plenty of exciting options for you.

Did you also know we have an Australian office? Xtreme Gap Years Sydney-based office puts is right in the heart of all the backpacker action, so we are constantly striving to create better trips you better experiences of your travels. One of our top-selling programmes is the ultra-flexible Australia backpacking trip called ultimate Australia. You can discover more about it in the video below.

 

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