No you don’t, we have thousands of jobs in our database all over Sydney and they are constantly updated. You will remain in touch with the job team and they will be up to assist you in finding work all over the country. Work and travel made easy!
This is the ultimate oz experience. The perfect way to start your travels 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 Sydney ConneXion: Trip Highlights
If you’re looking to find backpacker work with a working holiday Visa, and you are worried about going it alone in your first week this is the trip for you. If you are aged between 18 and 30 you can start a once-in-a-lifetime experience of working in travelling in Sydney Australia.
This programe helps sort out your arrival with an amazing first week fully guided with our funky tour leaders, staying in down town Sydney. We then help you find work all over Australia with exclusive access to jobs for 12 months.
SYDNEY CONNEXION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Sydney work and travel assistance and help every step of the way with not one but 2 job placement services.
- 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 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!
- After the first week we will help find you the perfect backpacking job so that you can earn big bucks in Australia. With minimum wage being about £9.75 in many of our jobs from our job placement service come in at £15- £21 per hour*
- Getting up t0 £1500 tax back on your return from Australia**
*Rate varies due to exchange-rate fluctuations and you are paid in Australian dollars.
**You will also qualify to get tax back at the end of the year meaning you can actually come home with cash in your bank account providing you have paid that in earnings!
YOU GET ALL FOLLOWING AWESOME ESSENTIAL INCLUSIONS:
- Pre departure information pack
- Meting like-minded travellers
- Guaranteed fun groups
- Airport transfer direct to your hostel
- 7 nights accommodation
- Breakfasts during the basecamp trip
- Job Assistance all over Australia for 12 months
THE FUN STUFF
- Awesome group leaders will show you around this awesome city!
- Guided Sydney city tour to see the major sites
- Harbour cruise on a catamaran. See all the sites in style have a party and hit Sydney’s beaches
- 2 night beach escape take you to Port Stephens one of the most beautiful locations in Australia
- Sand dune off roading sandboarding
- National park bush walk
- Dolphin trip
- Sydney party bus pub crawl
- Sydney beaches tour
THE LIFE SAVERS
- Just landed info session
- Online RSA for QLD, NT,WA,SA
- Bar skills course
- Job search assistance for 12 months
- Cv review
- Mail forwarding for 12 months
- Australian Bank account
- Sim Card activated number given on arrival
- Tax file number arranged
- Medicare organised
- Tax refund advice
- Travellers Discounts
- Free in Sydney offices
- 24 hour emergency number
- Assistance form the locally based Xtreme team
- Detailed pre departure pack before you leave
- Several meals
A WEEK YOU WILL NEVER FORGET
The itinerary is structured to make sure your first week down under is jam-packed with the best activities Sydney has to offer. What´s more, accommodation and many meals are included, along with great company and dedicated expert guides for practical support and, of course, to help you milk the most out of every experience along the way.
Straight from the plane, you drop into the Xtreme Gap base in Sydney, where you´ll meet up with all the other arrivals. For many this is the start of long friendships, that last for the duration of Gap time in Oz and beyond, so it´s super exciting to see everyone meet.
You´ll get an introductory session from your guides, who´ll let you know everything about the practicalities of being in Oz and what you can expect from the first week with us in Sydney. It´s low-key and fun, and everyone´s excited to get going, but before we do, you´ll also get all the arrival admin out the way. This is sorted by us before you get here and includes bank cards, mobile SIMs and tax numbers; all the requirements to set you up for your stay in Oz, beyond your Sydney experience.
From here it´s straight into the city, for a full and comprehensive tour of all the major sights. You´ll see all the fantastic architecture of the Sydney Harbour from the iconic Opera House, to the formidable steel curves of the Harbour Bridge. Then, it´s on to the Royal Botanical Gardens, where the multitude of Australian fauna blooms in the shadow of the city´s looming skyscrapers.
In the night, you can unwind with a meal and a drink on us, getting to know your fellow travellers late into the Australian night.
After an early start, the Xtreme Gap crew give the whole group a comprehensive introduction to all the ins and outs of working and living in Australia. These guys really are in the know, with first-hand experience of Gapping in Oz, so they have all the answers for what´s what when it comes to setting up camp here.
Afterwards, the focus of Tuesday is all about adventure and exploration. We´ll take you on a Harbour cruise to show you the city sights from a whole new perspective and we´ll delve deeper into the New South Wales cityscape by adventuring to Fort Dennison (a prison-cum-lighthouse glowering over the bays downstream from the Sydney harbour), Luna Park and Watson´s Bay in Woollahra (where the sandstone cliff peninsulas jut dramatically into the ocean).
In between seeing the sights you can swim in the warm waters of the coastline that straddles the harbour, take photos, or just chill in the Sydney sun as you please.
Wednesday sees us get out of the metropolitan centre of Sydney and into the New South Wales wildlife. The Xtreme Gap basecamp is an area of 6 acres, covered in rich rainforest fauna and home to a myriad of very Australian critters. We set off early from town, to let you get the most of this different setting, where you´ll stay for the next three days and two nights.
Relax in the day in the company of Josie the Kangaroo, or go wildlife spotting to try and catch a glimpse of some koalas, echidnas or possums in the forest, or dolphins and whales in the nearby coastline shallows (the sea is just 5 minutes´ walk from the basecamp!).
After an evening swim watching the Aussie sun dip below the horizon, it´s pizza night at the basecamp!
We start Thursday with some adrenaline pumping sand boarding in the nearby dunes. We get up in the 4x4s and ride back down again, so there´s no dune here too high to conquer!
After everyone´s had their fill, it´s of for an adventure filled bush walk, guided by the Xtreme Gap crew. There´s loads of wildlife to see, and the walk ends on one of New South Wales´ best lookout spots, where there´s a chance to take photos and go Koala spotting (here, families are observable the entire year round!). Then, as the sunlight fades and night creeps in, we light the BBQ in true Aussie fashion, and chill out around the camp fire into the early hours.
Friday´s a real high-point. The Xtreme Gap crew launch our very own boat and everyone gets up close and personal with the rich marine life of the New South Wales seas.
Aside from the bucket list beating dolphin spotting (when you´ll also have a chance to sit in the boom net while dolphins glide through the water below you), it´s also possible to spot whales in the water here.
The bonus here is that you´ll be on board your very own private boat during the party cruise, with just your guides and fellow gappers as company. We´re in full control of where we go, and we can explore the waters as we please; there really is no better way to experience this amazing place.
After the cruise we depart for Sydney and arrive at the highly rated WakeUp hostel. With a central location and a great selection of nightly entertainments, it´s a great way to get back into ´city mode´ and enjoy the Sydney night in style.
While the day time may all be about chilling and getting some hard earned rest, the night time is about donning your dresses and brushing up nice. We meet in the early evening at one of the city´s best bars, where backpackers and locals enjoy the famous Australian beers, and gear themselves up for a night on the town.
From here, we get hedonistic on the Xtreme Gap Sydney Pub Crawl. With entry and drinks at 4 bars and clubs included, you´ll experience all the facets of nightlife that has made this city so famous.
Where better than to coax away those hangovers and unwind than the soft-sanded white beaches of Sydney? On Sunday we´ll
transverse some of the most famous coastline in the Area, visiting six along the way. From the wide yellow stretches of Coogee, to the famous surf-swells of Bondi, this is among the most coveted beach territory in the world, and today it´s all yours!
Most people opt to start their Oz travels between October and March, as this is when you´ll get the best weather, and Sydney really is fantastic at this time of year. That said, there´s something to be seen here all year round, and the Xtreme Gap Sydney arrival package is a no-holes-barred, full-frills introduction to Gap Years in Oz, with the added bonus of a great bunch of like-minded travellers and fun-hungry tour guides ready and waiting for you in one of the country´s most endearing of cities.
You will be staying in downtown Sydney in the wakeup hostel, voted one of the best hostels in Australia, and consistently hitting the top of trip advisor.
The wakeup hostel is an awesome place to be located as everything is on your doorstep including our team who have their offices based directly in front of where you’ll be staying.
That means you can pop in there at any stage, access their free Internet (kind of handy in Australia is everywhere tends to charge you) but also you’ll be staying in one of the swankiest hostels in Australia.
There are loads of facilities available at the wakeup hostel, good chill out areas, comfy beds and safe and secure rooms. Is also slap bang in the middle of backpacker district, which means it’s really social, and everything is on your doorstep.
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.
8 Days - Standard