Fun Down Under - The Ultimate Australia Mini Gap

34 days from £3,819

Sydney Intro, Australia
Learn to surf in Australia
Kangaroo encounters, Australia
Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Trip Highlights

  • Actioned pack first week in Sydney
  • Learn to surf in just 5 days
  • Scuba Dive and live-a-board a boat on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Travel up the East Coast of Australia from Sydney to Cairns
  • Sail around the Whitsunday Islands, join a group 4WD safari on Fraser Island, press grapes by foot in Hunter Valley and spend 2 nights in Byron Bay

Trip Summary

You’ll kick start your mini gap with action-packed, funfilled week in Sydney before heading to a 5 day surf camp, to learn how to ride a wave in true Aussie style.

Then it’s time to head up the East coast, starting in Sydney and ending in Cairns stopping at all of the best locations along the way. When you’re in Cairns, it’s time to live on a boat on the Great Barrier Reef and learn to scuba dive!

**Please note: The Fun Down Under Mini Gap Year itinerary is flexible and we can tailor make an itinerary to create your dream trip! Please call us on 01892 277 040 and we will be happy to help you put together the perfect trip for you**

Interested and want to find out more? Download more trip information and detailed itinerary HERE!

Sydney Intro - 9 days

Jump into this fun-filled Sydney adventure! This trip is the ultimate chance to enjoy seven days of non-stop action and adventure in the heart of enthralling Oz, and you’ll have a group of instant mates along for the ride. Sydney is one of the biggest and best cities in Australia (and quite possibly the world!) and is a major pull for adventurous travellers.

East Coast Learn to Surf– 5 Days

If you’ve got a limited about of time, but still want to get the ultimate Australian experience, then you need to check out this awesome 5 day Surf Camp.

You’ll be living with other backpackers at a beachside resort between Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay, which the perfect location for any beginner.

With the assistance of the experienced instructors, you’ll progress from a beginner to advanced level and will feel completely confident to hit the waves in no time!

East Coast Tour Sydney to Cairns – 14 Days

The East Coast Tour is a must for any backpacker wanting to make the most of their time down under!

Our 14 day East Coast Tour starts in Sydney and finishes in Cairns, stopping at some fantastic destinations along the way. You’ll get to taste of life on a real Aussie ranch, press grapes by foot and wine taste in Hunter Valley, improve your surf skills, explore the famous Great Barrier Reef, sail the Whitsundays and drive 4WD’s on Fraser Island! 

Australia Seven Day Scuba Dive Course – 7 Days 

Scuba diving is a must on any Australian Mini Gap Year and this 7-day dive course is the perfect way to get to experience the Great Barrier Reef with limited amount of time.

You’ll spend two nights living aboard a boat on the Reef and will complete 9 dives in total, 4 training dives and 5 recreational dives.

The reefs are home to a huge variety of marine life, so you could have the chance to see reef sharks, turtles, tropical fish, just to name a few. 



  • Australia Sydney Intro
  • Australia Learn to Surf
  • East Coast Tour Sydney to Cairns
  • Australia Seven Day Scuba Dive Course

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Extra activities not stated on the itinerary


As you have several different programmes included in your trip, you will stay in a variety of accommodation possibly including hostels, lodges, home-stays, volunteer houses and maybe even tents! Please look at the specific programmes included in your multi-stop trip for more specific information.

Some meals are included for certain parts of your time in Oz. Please refer to specific programme information to find out what’s included.


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You'll need to arrange your flights to arrive into Sydney International Airport (airport code: SYD) on the programme start date of your Sydney Intro. You should arrange your flights to depart from Cairns Airport at the end of your trip, please note for safety reasons you should allow at least 24 hours between your final dive and flying. 

To arrange your flights, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.



Minimum age 18 years.

Will I Be Travelling As Part Of Group?

On each individual program you will be part of a group, but you are unlikely to be with the same people throughout the entire trip.

Can I Go For Less Time?

Yes you can, this trip is completely flexible and you are able to add or remove programmes to make the perfect trip for you. 3 months is our recommended duration for you to get to see as much of Australia as possible.

Can I Start Anytime, Or Are There Set Departure Months?

You can go whenever you like, as long as we have availability.

Can I Change The Itinerary?

Yes, you can tailor make it to suit you. It is your trip afterall.

How Do I Book?

Once you know what you want to do and when, give us a call and we start working on the package for you and get a cost including flights.


Why us?
  • Book for only £49
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  • The leading UK gap year company