Yes! There are both tourist and working holiday visas available and which you pick would depend on where you’re from, how long you’re staying in Australia and what your plans are for your visit.
Start your Australian adventure with our fantastic Melbourne Connexion welcome week. This 8-day itinerary absolutely guarantees you the best possible experience in the worlds most liveable city, Melbourne and in its surrounding area. With this trip, we also make sure that you have everything you need for your experience while in Australia.
Not only will you meet loads of like-minded young travellers, make friends for life, while having the time of your life, but we set you up with a bank account, a tax return number, access to our portfolio of employers so you can easily find a job, plus we will make sure that you have a jam-packed and fun first week, loaded with awesome activities that really show you what Melbourne….and Aus are all about.
Australia Melbourne ConneXion: Trip Highlights
All the must do and all the din´t think you could do´s!
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Sunday is your arrival day in Melbourne. Not to worry, we pick you up from the airport and check you into your accommodation. All the action starts on Monday morning. You need to be in Melbourne for the Sunday night.
Landing a few days before? No worries! Your airport pickup is included for any day before the tour and we can organise any required extra nights at our awesome hostel accommodation.
Morning meet and greet. You will meet your travel mates, staff and guides. We will explain why the next 7 days will form the best week of your life. We’ll take you on a walking tour around Melbourne and show you this fascinatingly diverse city.
We’ll end the day with a group Welcome Meal (dinner included) at one of Australia’s most iconic settings, the banks of the Yarra River.
INCLUDED: Dinner and drink.
Melbourne is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest open-air market and is a true treat for all senses.
After haggling a bargain and exploring the wonders of Queen Victoria Market’s many stalls we will spend the afternoon in the most Melbourne way possible, eating and drinking.
Melbourne has more food establishments than anywhere in the world so we thought the best way to showcase that was to create an exclusive food tour just for you….SO WE DID!
INCLUDED: Snacks+Tasters, Dinner and 2 drinks.
Sure we want you to experience the city but we also want you to see it’s beautiful surrounds. Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island are stunning and two of the most incredible yet untouched spots in Australia.
Over 2 days tick off those bucket list items as you feed KANGAROOS, learn to SURF, chill at the BEACH, hang with KOALAS, clap eyes on 500 tiny PENGUINS and even try the finest WINE Australia has to offer.
Think of why you came to Australia and we include it all in these two days! This Melbourne ConneXion trip has been created just for YOU making it the perfect way to experience Melbourne.
INCLUDED: 1 lunch and also wine at the vineyard.
Melbourne has many celebrated suburbs and St Kilda is as famous as they get.
We’ll take the morning to stroll this quaint beach suburb taking in its iconic promenade, botanical gardens, alfresco cafes and famous landmarks. The afternoon will be spent lazing on the beach, paddle boarding (included!) or if you’re feeling adventurous….Skydiving(local payment)!
Saturday morning is the perfect time to look at organising you will need after that first week. We’ll look at everything! From setting up your own Australian bank account to how tax works to help you find a job or where you’re travelling to next!
As we wrap that up, we’ll crack open the beers before the big Saturday night bar crawl!
INCLUDED: 4 drinks and pizza
And as if like that, it’s nearly over. We’re not silly and we know there could be some sore heads Sunday morning.
We’ll be around all day to help with any questions on ‘What next?’ and then what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than lazing on a rooftop overlooking the city with your new travel family?
We’ll crank up the BBQ, hand out the beers and soak up the skyline as we talk about memories made over the best week of your life.
INCLUDED: Dinner and drink.
We set you up in one of the best hostels in Melbourne, central, with everything you need. Loads op optional activities for you to choose from, plus a great vibe.
All dorms have lockers, but you will need to buy a small padlock to use them.
We try and get everyone on Xtreme Gap in the same dorm, but if you have any special requests like you want to be in an all all-female or you want to upgrade to your own room. Then we will be able to assist you.
A Rough Idea of Price
All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.
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- Airport pickup (any day)
- 7 nights accommodation (extra can be arranged)
- Bank Account Set Up
- Tax File Number set up
- Australian Sim Card
- City Tour
- Welcome Dinner and drink
- Farewell Dinner and drink
- 2 day/1 night getaway
- Surf Lesson
- Wildlife Park Tour
- Phillip Island Penguin Parade
- Food Tour
- St Kilda Beach Day
- Wine Tasting
- Bar Crawl
- Employment Help
- Life-long membership and support.
- Discounted RSA/RSG Courses
- Most meals
- Travel Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend organising this as soon as possible. The application can be completed through a visa agent, or directly through the Australian Government website, which is here.
We would always recommend checking Australian Government website for any specific enquiries.
This depends on trip length, your travel style (backpacker or flashpacker) and what your bucket list items are while here.
Australia is a huge country with a lot to do and it’s important you save enough prior to coming, or enough to get you through the first few weeks without work if working is your first priority.
Something we always use when travelling is this great cost of living website. It’s accurate and is constantly updated by people yourself, travellers!
Food: Both your first and last (Monday and Sunday) dinners of the week are included, as well as dinner on Tuesday’s food tour. Lunch is also included on the second day (Thursday) of the 2-day tour down to Mornington and Phillip Island. After that, we’d allow $6-15 for lunch and $12-$20 for dinner should you want to eat out all the time. Most people end up cooking in their group on a night.
Drinks: Both the welcome and farewell meal will include a drink, your food tour will include two and then the bar crawl will include four, pretty good going! Aside from that, drinks will average at $7-11 but we can also point you to plenty of happy hours at $5/6 a drink, so it really depends on how often you want to go out in that first week.
You will receive your Australian sim card on your second morning. This is when we will go through all your admin needs (employment help, tax file number, bank account) for your time in Australia.
Don’t panic, you will be able to jump on wi-fi to let everyone back home, that you got to Melbourne safe and sound.
Medicare is Australia’s subsidised health system and as part of a reciprocal agreement between the two countries, only residents of the UK are eligible to have Medicare. We will help you with this set up on day two of your trip.
With our help, that’s how! As part of your Xtreme Melbourne ConneXion package you will receive our two-part employment guide. One part is about the tips and advice on finding a job, and the second part is exclusive access to our portfolio of employers in several sectors such as hospitality, construction, sales and marketing and many more.
That’s up to you! Everyone travels differently and will have different plans. Your plan may well change in the first week after meeting some new friends. We’re there for advice all week and whether it’s work or travel you’re looking to organise after, we’re able to help with both. It’s totally up to you, #thisisyourweek.
No way! Actually most of our customers travel on their own and this program is by far the best and easiest way to make new friends and meet new people soon as you arrive.
Simply fill in your booking form and put down your two hundred pound deposit, then your space is guaranteed, the final balance of the trip is payable 12 weeks before you depart give you plenty of time to save flights and spending money.
Australia Melbourne ConneXion Trip Dates
APRIL 2018 – 8TH & 22ND
MAY 2018 – 13TH & 27TH
JUNE 2018 – 17TH
JULY 2018 – 1ST; 15TH; 29TH
AUGUST 2018 – 12TH; 26TH
SEPTEMBER 2018 ONWARDS
WEEKLY STARTING ON SUNDAYS