Learn to Earn In The Australian Outback

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Working in Australia on a real Australian Ranch in the outback… That is something different!

Before you are joining the course you have an awesome week in Sydney. This is the perfect way to start your travels in Australia. Your week in Sydney 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!

Then after 6 nights you are off the the Australian Outback for your Outback Ranch Training Programme. It includes 5 days of fun horseback riding, calf wrestling, sheep mustering, cattle drafting and whip cracking in the NSW Outback! You will gain the basic skills needed to work on a farm or cattle station in Australia whilst having the time of your life!


Learn to Earn In The Australian Outback: Trip Highlights


  • An action packed 7 days in Sydney crammed with activities.
  • New friends and new adventures in one of the coolest cities in the world.
  • Party boat cruise in Sydney Harbour (on our own catamaran no less!).
  • Fun and lively Xtreme Gap Team in Sydney to sort out your arrival.
  • 2 night excursion to the beautiful Port Stephens
  • Go Sandboarding and cuddle a kangaroo, see wild koalas.
  • Discover the amazing nightlife Sydney has on offer with a Sydney Party Bus Pub Crawl.
  • Our Sydney arrival package is guided by our awesome group leaders who’ll guarantee loads of fun with your new mates in Oz!
  • Learn to become a cowboy or cowgirl (or a jackaroo as we call it in Australia) and work on a Ranch
  • Getting out into the big wide spaces of the outback: Riding horses, 4×4’s, quads, bikes, and tractors
  • Cattle yard work and sheep mustering skills
  • 1 night en route to the outback included
  • 4 nights accommodation in the outback included
  • Upon successful completion of the programme you will be granted access to a list of available job contacts
  • Earnings after the course will be between AUD$250 to  AUD$600 per week

Please note, finding a job after the course for you is not included. Its important to know we cannot guarantee you will get offered a job on any specific field. You will get access to a list of available job contacts so you can source a farm job somewhere in Australia that suits your skills and ability.


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Itinerary


Monday: Day 1
  • Pick up at 9.00 am from Tamworth YHA in Tamworth
  • A quick stop at a second hand store where you can buy cheap work clothes
  • Introduction and a cup of tea on arrival at Leconfield
  • A grooming and saddling up lesson
  • Lunch
  • A lesson on Natural Horsemanship riding followed by a ride
  • including bush survival and local bush tucker
Tuesday: Day 2
  • Catch and saddle the horses
  • A Natural Horsemanship lesson
  • Barefoot trimming Lesson
  • A whip cracking and lassoing lesson
  • Lunch
  • Before the ride we play some Natural Horsemanship games with our horse
  • Mustering sheep on horseback
  • A demonstration in using working dogs
  • Trotting & cantering in the arena
  • A barrel race on horseback
  • A talk on sheep health and husbandry
  • A sheep shearing lesson
Wednesday: Day 3
  • A Natural Horsemanship lesson
  • Pasture improvement
  • Lunch
  • Fencing or yard building
Thursday: Day 4
  • Catch and saddle the horses
  • We play some Natural Horsemanship games with our horse
  • Mustering cattle on horseback
  • Yarding and drafting cattle
  • Lunch
  • A talk on cattle breeds and husbandry
  • A lassoing competition
  • Wrestling, branding and marking calves
Friday: Day 5, last day
  • A lesson on maintaining saddlery
  • Catch and saddle the horses
  • Swim the horses (in the warmer months)
  • We play some Natural Horsemanship games with our horse
  • Games on horseback
  • A ride where we take the horses for a trot and a canter
  • Muster cattle in for cow working in the arena
  • Head to local pub for dinner around 6pm
  • Return to Tamworth YHA around 9pm
    Most people stay at YHA Tamworth one more night (own costs) and catch the morning train back to Sydney on Saturday

Accommodation


You have one nights accommodation when travelling from Sydney to the Ranch before starting the course. On the Ranch you will receive 5-days/4-nights accommodation and all meals. All evenings are spent around the campfire with open-air camp oven cooked meals.

Accommodation at the Ranch is in a dorm with bunk beds.

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.

6 Days - Only Outback (Sunday arrival)

USD 839

7 Days - Only Outback (Saturday arrival)

USD 889

12 Days - Sydney and Outback

USD 1599




What's Included?


Included Sydney ConneXion (1st week)

  • Sydney work and travel assistance and help every step of the way.
  • An action packed 7 days in Sydney crammed with activities.
  • New friends and new adventures in one of the coolest cities in the world.
  • Party boat cruise in Sydney Harbour (on our own catamaran no less!).
  • Fun and lively Xtreme Gap Team in Sydney to sort out your arrival.
  • 2 night excursion to the beautiful Port Stephens including breakfast.
  • Go Sandboarding and cuddle a kangaroo, see wild koalas.
  • Discover the amazing nightlife Sydney has on offer with a Sydney Party Bus Pub Crawl.
  • Our Sydney arrival package is guided by our awesome group leaders who’ll guarantee loads of fun with your new mates in Oz!

Included Outback Course

  • 1 night enroute
  • 5-Day / 4-Night Ranch Programme
  • Travel Sydney > Outback Ranch
  • One night in Tamworth
  • All Meals & Accommodation (not in Sydney)
  • Possible job upon successful completion

What's Excluded?


  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Not all meals are included (no meals in Sydney)
  • Drinks
  • Cost of transport to job placement
  • Transfers back to Sydney
  • Outfit
  • If you just book the outback course the 12 month job assistance is not included

Frequently Asked Questions



  • If you have only booked the Ranch Course and not the Sydney welcome week, then we recommend that you arrive on the Saturday before your course start date (Monday) as your train transfer leaves early on the Sunday morning before your course start date. We can recommend an awesome hostel for your additional night”]


  • No, just have a positive attitude, willingness to learn, work hard, and the ability to follow instructions.


    • Anyone between 18 and 30 years! Both Australians and international visitors. You just need to meet the below requirements:
    • Understand, speak and write fluent English.
    • Possess the correct working holiday visa (if applicable).
    • Have an Australian Medicare Card, if not eligible then comprehensive.
    • Personal – Travel Insurance.
    • Be fit and able to complete the course.
    • Notify any medical conditions- medication, prior injuries, dietary conditions or learning disabilities.
    • Recommended: have a drivers´ license. You can still do the course if you do not have one, but your job offers may be limited.

    • Quad bikes riding and basic maintenance.
    • Bike riding and basic maintenance.
    • Stock horse riding.
    • Tractor driving and basic maintenance.
    • Rural fencing techniques.
    • 4×4 Operation, off-road driving and basic maintenance.
    • Useful knots.
    • Cattle and sheep mustering.
    • Cattle yard work, and sheep sheering.
    • Girls often have as a first job helping out the lady of the house, unless very experienced in farm work already it tends to be too tough to start immediately in the outback.

  • You can travel where ever you like. Accommodation and travel will be at your own expense. This can be a great opportunity a chance for you to travel before working in possibly a remote area. We usually recommend you to go to a large city/town near your new job. We can also assist with travel arrangements once you are out here.


Learn to Earn In The Australian Outback Trip Dates


The dates below are for the 5 day outback Training.
When you book the full pack; including the Sydney Connection; arrival is a week earlier (the Monday prior)

The transport from Sydney as well as 1 night in Tamworth will be arranged for the Sunday; the actual training starts on Monday.

2018

Sunday September 9th
Sunday September 23rd
Sunday October 7th
Sunday October 21st
Sunday November 4th
Sunday November 18th
Sunday December 2nd

Course Start Dates – Must arrive on the Saturday before for early transfer on Sunday before course start dates.

2019
Monday January 14th
Monday January 28th

Monday February 11th
Monday February 25th

Monday March 11th
Monday March 25th

Monday April 8th – Fully Booked-Contact us.
Monday April 22nd

Monday May 6th
Monday May 20th

Monday June 3rd

Monday July 8th

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