WELCOME TO TRAVEL: MELBOURNE

The Perfect Way To Start Your Australian Adventure

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WHY WELCOME TO TRAVEL?

HASSLE FREE

We look after your airport pick-up, accommodation and all of that Australia working holiday admin such as your bank account, phone sim and tax file number.

MAKE FRIENDS

You'll meet people from all over the world and by the end of your time with us it will seem like you have known them forever. #travelfamily

MEMBERS FOR LIFE

As long as you're travelling, we're helping. We offer a lifetime of travel support to anyone who joins one of our tours.

WE ARE YOU

We arrived as backpackers on a gap year just like you! Now we want to help you have the best time in Australia, starting with showing off the worlds best city....

BUCKET LIST

We want to help you tick it off! With surfing, wildlife time and beach hangs you can be sure to make a start with our 8 day itinerary!

AWARD WINNING

In November 2018, our 8 Day tour got voted the best tour in Victoria, Australia at the Adventure Tourism Awards.

Also in 2018 our viral video ‘Things Never Said By Backpackers’ got to the final of the best travel marketing campaign in the world.

THE 8-DAY WELCOME TO TRAVEL: MELBOURNE

This is Australia’s most unique, exciting, inclusion packed and award winning arrival package. It’s hassle free, a way to make friends and a chance to tick off that bucket list day by day. This is your week...

4-DAY MELBOURNE MINI PACK

ARRIVAL DAY

Whatever time on whatever day, we'll take your from Melbourne International Airport to the YHA Metro hostel.

WELCOME DAY

Meet your guide to set up your admin so you're Australia ready. After that enjoy a personal guided tour of Melbourne.

WHAT NEXT DAY

What's next on your Aussie adventure? Extending your time in Melbourne, travelling or finding a job, we'll help you!

EXPLORING DAY

Time for you to explore the city, from both street level and 300 metres high with your ticket to Eureka Skydeck.

Covering all the essentials, this semi-guided 4-Day Melbourne Mini Pack is absolutely perfect for working holidaymakers and backpackers, people that want to start their Australian adventures in the right way....

WHO WE WORK WITH

Now we like to work with the best...who doesn't? These are just a few travel legends worldwide that love Welcome To Travel

REVIEWS

  • Was very sceptical at first after I booked this about what was in store for me but can definitely say it was one of the best weeks I’ve had with a mad bunch of people. Claudia, Adam and Darryl done more for us than I ever expected, all three of them made me feel so welcome and guided me through my first week in Melbourne and are continuing to support me through the rest of my travels in Australia. Met loads of new people from all over and made some really good friends, all in all a great experience that I’d highly recommend if you’re thinking of coming to aus and not sure what way to go about it. Shoutout to mumma Clauds for being a champ🤙🏼

    thumb Alex Carruthers
    12/05/2018

    What an incredible week! I am so so glad I decided to book this tour. Claudia, Darryl and Adam are all so helpful and so much fun. I really cant believe how much the tour included for the price, such a good deal. They helped me book a 6 week trip down the east coast and it made planning so much easier. This trip is about to be the best of my life and it's all thanks to welcome to travel. I met such an amazing group of people on this tour and will be traveling with a few of them for a while after the tour. Special shout out to mama Clauds for being the best lead tour guide and just the best human in general. Absolute legend.

    thumb Madeline DuBois
    12/02/2018

    Absolutely amazing week being shown Melbourne by a native(Clauds, absolute legend). We did so much stuff in the week, between tourist attractions and casual spots we covered the best of the city. The highlight was the roadtrip to Phillip Island, where we saw penguins, wallabies, kangaroos, koala bears, went surfing, and just got a total Australian experience. The guys run an amazingly well organised trip, and do everything they can to help you get set up in Australia. Would recommend to anyone moving to Melbourne, I had the best week ever 🙂 Thanks guys!

    thumb Kate Burke
    10/07/2018
  • I’d 100% recommend this tour to anybody, especially those starting their working holiday visa! Had the most incredible week starting to tick off my bucket list, and experienced loads of places and activities we would never have found by ourselves. Darryl was the best tour guide we could’ve asked for and we also had an amazing group who became like a family away from home. Starting our trip here also meant that all the stress of setting up for work and onward travels was completely taken away, and just allowed us to get excited!! It’s also really reassuring to know that Darryl and Adam are just a phone call away if we need them at any point on our travels around Australia. Such an awesome tour run by awesome people! 💙

    thumb Katie Harris
    10/30/2018

    Just had such an amazing week! Initially I was apprehensive about the tour but that changed when the tour started. They were amazingly helpful from the beginning, sorting everything out for us, phones, bank and what we are going to do next. Help with employment and most importantly planning a tour of Australia. The wealth of knowledge they have about Australia is fascinating. Highly recommended.

    thumb Thomas Turnell
    10/28/2018

    What an unbelievable week I had with welcome to travel. One day after the next the tour continued to get better and I can’t thank the team enough for all their hard work and taking the time to get to know me and make me feel comfortable with moving to a new city. Met some amazing new friends and can’t wait to catch up with them at new year. Thank you welcome to travel for giving me a week off will never forget.

    thumb Graeme Bee
    12/09/2018
  • HAVE A KIBOTREKKINGADVENTURES FESTIVE SEASON We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests, past and future, for your continued support. 2017 was an exciting and successful year as we celebrated 30 years in the business providing luxury cruising and touring. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and great health, happiness and prosperity in 2018. wITH John Damas Assey +255788271573 p.o. box 16813 Arusha -Tanzania www.kibotrekking.com

    thumb John Damas Assey
    11/24/2018

    Overall I had an amazing week. I was fairly anxious about travelling by myself but Welcome To Travel made it such a welcoming and easy experience. The activities were really good, the help for moving forward was exceptional and the tour as a whole just took away all the worries I had for my time in Australia. Wouldn’t think twice about recommending to anyone looking to start travelling in Australia.

    thumb Todd Warren
    12/02/2018

    Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone heading out to Melbourne for a long period of time. It gives you a brilliant first week away ticking off the bucket list, meeting great people and setting you up to work and live in the city. The activities and experiences you do are so unique and varied that it gives you a great idea about what you’re going to enjoy whilst you’re travelling. Darryl and Adam who run the tours are brilliant and so helpful in answering questions, giving recommendations of stuff to do in the city and getting you set up in Melbourne. You also get to meet some incredible people - go for it!

    thumb Aaron Chaderton
    12/16/2018
  • Best decision to start my journey with welcome to travel. Collected very nice experiences and very helpful information about my whole Australian adventure.

    thumb Maximilian Lindner
    11/18/2018

    The 8 days with welcome to travel have been one of the most fun and exciting experiences of my life. The welcome to travel staff, Daryll, Claudia and Adam, are such great people and i have made a lot of good friends this week. I would highly recommend welcome to travel to everyone coming to Australia. Melbourne is an awesome city to start your travels and welcome to travel, apart from it being extremely fun, will also give you a great headstart to help you on your travels after.

    thumb Jelle van der Lee
    12/02/2018

    Awesome guides, great tour in a beautiful city, would definitely recommend it to anybody coming to Melbourne. They help you sort out your life coming here and show you around Melbourne, making sure you've seen all the great places

    thumb Ruben Pareyns
    10/07/2018
  • Had an absolute blast with Darryl and Adam! Couldn't have asked for a better week exploring Melbourne - although my highlight has to be the trip out to Philip Island, such a packed few days of fun! Honestly if you're heading to Australia these guys will set you up for your trip and make sure you have an amazing week

    thumb Chris Stevens
    11/19/2018

    Welcome To Travel is amazing. Provided a jam-packed week full of activities and laughter showcasing the best of Melbourne. Would definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to Melbourne on a Working Holiday Visa or as a tourist. Met so many amazing friends that I will most certainly keep in touch with! Set everything up for you so no worries when you arrive in Aus and provide great help for onward travel, accommodation and potential employers.

    thumb Errin McElhinney
    10/07/2018

    The Welcome to Travel 8 day tour was extraordinary! Clive, Adam and Darryl are very personable and very funny! The highlight of the trip was Phillip Island from the Penguin Parade to surfing the next day. Once the tour is over the services don't end there. Darryl and Adam are willing to help you on journey's further down the road! They make you feel like part of the Welcome to Travel family!

    thumb Kyle North
    1/06/2019

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THE LAND

The indigenous people of Australia are the worlds oldest continuous civilisation. 

The land we take our travellers on is owned, and always will be owned by the aboriginal people. 

More needs to be done to ensure that aboriginal children have access to education. 

We promise to make a contribution to Children’s Ground from every booking you make.