- Soak up the sun on sugar-white beaches in Bali and the Gili Islands
- Explore Ubud’srice-terraces, waterfalls and Monkey Forest
- Bliss out on Sydney’s beautiful Bondi Beachin your first week in Australia
- Go sandboarding and meet kangaroos and koalas with a night in our Port Stephens beach base
- Enjoy the support of our fantastic Aussie jobs team who’ll set you up with everything you need to find paid work Down Under
- Live and work in Australia for up to 12 months
Discover the delights of beautiful Bali and earn serious Aussie dollars on this fantastic combo experience! Begin your travel adventures with 10 days of beach paradise in Bali and the Gili Islands. Learn to surf on secluded beaches, meet cheeky monkeys in lush forests, explore rice terraces, and picnic with volcano views. Then hop across to Australia and begin an epic working holiday that could last up to 12 months! Get to know Sydney with a week of orientation activities, visit our epic Port Stephens beach camp, and then find a brilliant job with the support of our specialist Aussie jobs team. It’s the perfect way to travel without breaking the bank.
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Day 1: Canggu. Arrive in beautiful Bali. One of our friendly team will meet you and take you to our hotel in vibrantCanggu where you can kick back on the beach before meeting the rest of the group at a rooftop dinner tonight.
Day 2: Temple tours. Explore the island’s spiritual side today with a visit to two of its most famous temples - the spectacular sea temple of Tanah Lot and the beautifully landscaped Taman Ayun. This evening, enjoy a night out in Canggu with the group.
Day 3: Surf lesson on Kuta beach. Learn to hang ten like the locals today with a surf lesson on Kuta Beach. Practice your new skills, then relax by the rooftop pool, or on the beach before sundowners and dinner with the group.
Day 4: Waterfalls &Ubud. Head away from the coast today, to the veggie cafés, art galleries and ancient temples of Ubud. Stop on the way for a swim at stunningTegenungan Waterfall, before arriving in Ubud and heading out to explore.
Day 5: Markets, cooking class &Monkey Forest. Start your day in the local market, picking up some ingredients, before a cooking class with the Balinese Gordon Ramsey. Tuck into your delicious creations before an afternoon at Monkey Forest.
Day 6: Rice terraces & volcano lunch. We can’t visit Ubud without seeing the famous rice terraces. Stroll through the lush green landscape before enjoying lunch with views of Mt Batur, an active volcano.
Day 7: Gili Trawangan. We’re taking the ferry to paradise today – AKA Gili Trawanagan. Spend your afternoon by the pool or blissing out in the azure sea, ahead of a night partying under the stars.
Day 8: Gili Island boat trip. We’ll explore all three Gili Islands today on our amazing boat trip. See the best of Gili Meno and Gili Air and stop at all the top snorkelling spots. Cruise back to Gili T in time for sundowners.
Day 9: Gili T bike tour.Explore Gili T’s hidden highlights and secret beaches on a group bike tour, ahead of one final night partying with the sand between our toes.
Day 10: Trip end. Time to say your goodbyes and make your way back to the airport. Australia’s calling!
Please note: Depending on start dates, there may be a few days in between the end of your Bali Experience trip and the beginning of your Paid Work in Australia programme. You will need to arrange your own accommodation for these days. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
Paid Work in Australia - Up to 12 months
Day 1: Paid Work in Australia. Welcome to Sydney!
A member of the local team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation.Spend the rest of the day relaxing and meeting the rest of your group.
Day 2: Orientation & Harbour Cruise
This morning you’ll meet with the local team for an orientation session. Find out about the local area and the job hunting process. This afternoon, enjoy a private cruise around Sydney Harbour.
Day 3: Bondi Beach & BBQ
Beach bliss is on the agenda today. Stroll along the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk and discover underwater worlds with a spot of secluded snorkelling. Tonight, tuck into a traditional Aussie Barbie on the beach.
Day 4: Port Stephens & Sand boarding
Journey north out of the city and get up close to some wild kangaroos and koalas this morning before experiencing the thrill of sandboarding down a gigantic sand dune! Tonight, enjoy a BBQ and bonfire before spending the night in one of our gorgeous bush bungalows.
Please note: In the winter months (June, July, and August), we'll go on a brewery tour in Port Stephens rather than stopping for a surf lesson.
Day 5: Surf lesson & back to Sydney
This morning we’ll head by 4x4 to a secluded beach for a surf lesson. Later, we’ll travel back to Sydney in time for another amazing night on the town.
Day 6: Sydney & onward travel planning
Our team will help you plan and book your onward travel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you choose. Catch up on some sleep or explore the city further before another dose of Sydney’s belting nightlife.
Day 7: Get Job Ready!
Today is devoted to getting ready for paid work. Meet the local team to discuss long-term accommodation, attend a work advice seminar and get signed up to the jobs board where hundreds of fantastic jobs are posted. Enjoy dinner at an incredible revolving restaurant.
Day 8: Your job hunt begins!
Time to begin your job hunt! Find new accommodation or extend your stay at the hostel and start arranging interviews!
12 MONTHS OF JOB SUPPORT
Once your orientation week is over, you’ll enjoy 12 months of jobs support in Australia. The local team will set you up on the online jobs board, and sort you out with a tax number, Australian bank account, and Medicare membership. They’ll also help put you forward for jobs, give you advice and a bit of interview coaching! Even after all this initial help, you’ll still have the team’s complete support, so you can drop in on them anytime to ask their advice, give them a bell if you’re unsure about anything, or simply pop by to say hi!
There are loads of jobs available in Australia, including work in the following industries:
Hospitality / Au Pair / Farm Work / Labour and Construction / Office Work
When you’re looking for work, try to be open-minded – the point of a working holiday is to fund your travels, not focus on a career, and while your experience in Australia will look great on your CV, the emphasis on this programme is fun and is an opportunity for you to experience something different to the norm. Do remember you need to be able to dedicate your time and attention to the work you’re applying for – these are real companies paying real money for you to do a job, so you will need to commit to the workload you’re being offered. Above all, enjoy yourself – this is an experience you will recount throughout the rest of your life.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 9 nights’ accommodation
- 8 breakfasts and 1 lunch
- Tour guide
- Airport transfer on arrival
- All on-trip transport
- Tanah Lot & Taman Ayun temples
- Kuta surf lesson
- Tegenungan Waterfall
- UbudMonkey Forest
- Balinese Cooking class
- Rice terraces
- Volcano viewpoint
- Ubud local markets
- Gili Islands boat & snorkelling trip
- Bike tour of Gili Trawangan
- Personal meet and greet at Sydney Airport
- Arrival transfer
- 7 nights’ accommodation in Sydney
- Orientation week activities: Private Sydney Harbour cruise, Bondi Beach to Coogee coastal walk and snorkelling, Surfing lesson near Port Stephens, Farewell dinner at revolving restaurant in Sydney
- Full orientation sessions: Help and advice for preparing to live and work in Australia from our personal work and travel experts, and assistance from our expert jobs team to perfect your CV and line up interviews for you
- Australian bank account set up, tax file number, Medicare card, and Aussie SIM card
- 12 months online Oz Jobs access
- 12 months job support and advice from local team
- Free Wifi
- BBQ on days 3 and 5, and lunch on day 6
- Help with onward travel
- 24/7 emergency support
- Indonesia Visa
- Australia Working Holiday Visa
- Travel insurance
- Meals and drinks, unless otherwise stated
- Optional activities
- Return transfers
9 nights’ accommodation are included on this leg of the trip. You’ll be staying in a selection of accommodation with pools. All rooms are on a twin-share basis (apart from Ubud, which is quad-share).
This leg of the trip includes 8 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
Paid Work in Australia
7 nights of accommodation at a lively backpacker hostel in Sydney and an Australian bush house are included on this section of the trip. You will then need to find long-term accommodation for the rest of your time in Australia. Most travellers either extend their stay at the hostel or move into a house-share with the people they have met on their first week. Our team in Sydney will be able to give you all the help and advice you need to arrange accommodation following your first eight nights.
During your first week in Sydney and Port Stephens, we’ll supply 1 breakfast, 4 lunches and 2 dinners.
Please note: Depending on start dates, there may be a few days in between the end of your Bali Beaches trip and the beginning of your Paid Work in Australia programme. You will need to arrange your own accommodation for these days. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
You should arrange to arrive in Denpasar International Airport (also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport) (DPS) for day 1 of the Bali Experience section of the trip. If you arrive on day 1, you’ll be met from the airport by one of our local team. The trip ends on day 10 of this leg, on Gili Trawangan. The return transfer isn’t included, but your local guide will be
happy to help you organise it locally. It involves a boat, then a bus back to Kuta or Denpasar Airport (5 – 6 hours). Please note when booking a return flight that we recommend the earliest you can fly is around 7pm from Denpasar to allow for your journey back from Gili Trawangan.
From Denpasar, you'll need to fly to Sydney International Airport (SYD) to arrive in time for the first day of your programme start date. You’ll be met at the airport and taken you to your accommodation in the centre of Sydney.
You’ll need to obtain a Working Holiday Visa to work in Australia, please ensure you have applied for the correct visa before travelling.
Please note: There may be a few days between your programmes. You will need to arrange your own accommodation for this. You will also need to organise your own flights between the three destinations. Our flights team can provide some competitively priced options.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18 years old. Due to Australian Working Holiday Visa regulations, the maximum age for this trip is 30 years old.
Nationals of the EU, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand don't require a visa to enter Bali, as long as you hold a valid passport (and a valid return ticket), you will be able to stay in Bali as a tourist for a period of up to 30 days. You should also ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after your return.
All visitors to Australia (except New Zealand residents) will require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter: these must be obtained before departing. If you're planning on taking paid work whilst in Australia you'll need a Working Holiday Visa. Both types of visa can be applied for online.
All visa information is subject to change and you should consult the nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.
Is It Okay To Travel Alone?
Yes! In fact, most of our customers travel alone! A combo trip like this, which includes a group and guide, is a great way to meet new people and have fun!
How Do I Apply For A Working Holiday Visa?
To ensure your booking experience is as fuss free as possible, we can sort out your Working Holiday Visa for you at an additional cost. The application is subject to certain conditions. Please contact us if you’d like us to arrange your Working Holiday Visa for you!
How Much Can I Expect To Earn In Australia?
The most common backpacker work in Australia pays around $18-25 AUD per hour. Of course, this will vary depending on the type of work you’re doing, as well as your experience and location.
How Much Should I Expect To Pay For Rent?
Usually, travellers will stay in a hostel, a shared room in an apartment or a private room in a shared apartment. Rent will range from $150-$250 AUD per week, and of course this varies depending on the type of accommodation and the area in which it is situated.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.