Welcome to Sydney

8 Days / 7 Nights Fully Guided Tour

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Welcome to Sydney

8 Days / 7 Nights Fully Guided Tour

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The Best Possible Way to Experience Sydney And Its Stunning Surrounds

Secure Your Spot For Just $99 AUD

Standard Price

$1049AUD

How much is it in my currency? Find Out Here

This is the perfect way to start your Australian adventure in style. You’ll experience this incredible city’s picturesque beaches, beautiful wildlife and cultural heritage with a group of people on a similar adventure and travel journey.

Our Welcome to Sydney tour will be one of the best decisions you make.

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Tour Length

8 Days/ 7 Nights

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Group Size

Max 22 people

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Travel Style

Fully Guided

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Working Holiday Essentials

Bank, Phone Sim and Tax File Number

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Perfect For

Working Holiday Makers, Students & Tourists

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Employment & Travel Help

For your whole time in Australia.

TOP EXPERIENCES

Embrace The Surf

In this city, in this country, you have to surf. Not only will you have a lesson, you’ll be lucky enough to stay at a surf camp.

See Wild Dolphins

Our cruise around beautiful Jervis Bay will take you to see one of the most majestic creatures in the world.

World Class Beaches

Whitest Sand in the World one day, Bondi Beach the next, we’ve got you covered for beaches.

Be A Cocktail Master

We want you to feel the vibe of Sydney, a city famous for its cocktail bar scene. Let’s do a cocktail making class then!

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Wake Up! Hostel

A legendary City hostel consistently voted the best in Australia, with all the vibes to meet more travellers.

Your other night will be spent at the legendary Surf Camp Australia as part of our 2 day getaway on the South Coast.

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WakeUp! Hostel Reception in Sydney

Welcome to Sydney! We know your flight will have been long so no matter the day or time, your airport transfer will take you to the hostel where you can relax before meeting your group on the Monday. This means you need to be in Sydney on Sunday* night.

WakeUp! the hostel where we stay on tour consistently wins awards for being the best place to stay in Australia. Meet up with other people from the tour or just chill in your room and try get rid of that jet lag. You have a big week ahead.

Landing a few days before? No worries! Your airport pickup is included and can be arranged for any time on any day before the tour. Need extra nights accommodation sorted? You can book these at checkout. Get in touch – we’ve got you.

*In High Season (Sept-March) we also have some extra tours that start on Thursday. For those tours, Thursday is the arrival day.

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Walking tour in Sydney CBD

Today’s the day you’ll meet your guide and your new travel family, how exciting! After getting to know each other we’ll get your Bank Account, Sim Card and Tax File Number organised so you can explore stress-free.

On our city walking tour we’ll show you why Sydney is such an iconic and charming city, and why travellers absolutely love it. Your Instagram will be the envy of all your friends back home by the evening!

We’ll end our first day together with a Welcome Dinner at one of Sydney’s most loved venues.

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Making cocktails in a bar in Sydney

Sure travelling is about seeing the famous landmarks, but we also want you to experience the lesser known areas and activities too.

Australia is home to the world’s oldest continuous civilisation, so we’ll spend the morning learning all about it with our own private Aboriginal Cultural Tour.

After taking a good look at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, we’ll explore Sydney the way locals do.

First by embracing Sydney’s bar culture with our own private cocktail making class, how cool is that?! By then you’ll need to eat so we’re going to treat you to dinner at a place that only Sydneysiders know, here you can try food from an incredible range of delicious cuisines! 

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Traveller surfing at Surf Camp group lesson

Rise and shine, we’re going on a road trip of a lifetime. After passing through Australia’s first National Park for a waterfall stop, you’ll witness some breathtaking lookouts and coastline scenery as we drive along the Sea Cliff Bridge to our destination, Surf Camp!

After lunch we’ll suit up for an afternoon surf, the best feeling ever! While we’re all still sunkissed with salt water in our hair, we’ll have dinner and argue about who was the best in the water.

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Dolphin watching in Jervis Bay

It’s been wow up to now, but today is truly special. After breakfast at the surf camp, we’ll be back on the road as we head to the stunning Jervis Bay area, which is famous for a couple of things.

Firstly, dolphins! Yes that’s right, you’ll be spending the morning on a boat watching these majestic creatures jump alongside you, all whilst you take in the beauty of the bay area.

Secondly, Jervis Bay is also famous for having the whitest sand in the world, so guess what you’re doing in the afternoon? That’s right, you’ll be spending some time on it! 

We’ll make sure to include some beach games as well as a secret stop off before heading back to Sydney. What a getaway!

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Tour group enjoying Bondi Beach at sunset

Now it’s time for some adulting (in the best way) by thinking about what’s next on your Australian adventure. Do you want to travel up the East Coast? Sleep under the stars in the Outback? Get a bar job or start farm work straight away? We’ll have 2 presentations to help you decide. One will focus on employment and the other on travel, covering everything you need to know to make the most of your time in Australia.

Once we’ve finished, it’s  back to doing what we do best, ticking that Aussie bucket list. Next stop Bondi Beach! You’ll have the  whole afternoon to explore, try to find the Bondi Rescue team, sunbathe and swim!

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Bar crawl in Sydney

It’s time for our 1-on-1 work and travel sessions! After seeing the presentations the day before, today is your chance to ask all your questions. We understand every traveller is different, so that’s why you’ll sit down with one of our work and travel experts to answer every question. They’ll give you every bit of help putting together your personalised perfect Australian adventure.

By the end of your appointment you’ll be feeling more confident and more excited about what you’re doing next. Now it’s time to celebrate, bar crawl style for a final night in Sydney with your travel family. 

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Fireworks in Sydney Harbour

Today will be all about looking back on the best week of your lives. You’ve gone out of your comfort zone, you’ve seen and experienced new things, you’ve got amazing memories but most importantly, you’ve now got friends for life. 

We’ll prepare the food for a final farewell meal for one last time as a family, while we reflect on how amazing this city is and how much better it was to experience it all together. 

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

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Blue Mountains view point

Your time with the group doesn’t have to be over just yet, in fact 90% of our groups stay together for at least another week by adding on our incredible road trip option.

For The Blue Mountains and Port Stephens we organise:

  • 5 day car hire
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Itinerary style blog on what to do and how

Don’t worry if you don’t know now, you can add this on during the week but we do at least recommend keeping the week after the tour free in case you do want to join.

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Pay Just $99 To Secure Your Place

We’re not your average tour company. We care about inspiring you, helping you and supporting you. We’ll be here to help you with absolutely anything for the whole time that you’re in Australia, not just before your tour.

It is all about being part of our Welcome to Travel Family.

WORKING HOLIDAY HELP

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We organise your Tax File Number, bank account and SIM card.

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Use our office for mail storage or just to drop in for help!

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We give you access to our employment and farm work databases.

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Our Australia experts can organise epic travel plans for you.

IS THIS TOUR FOR YOU?

If you want to explore Sydney and its surroundings right, doing it with the Welcome to Travel team is the only way to start your Australian adventure. If you want to lie on white sands, see dolphins and learn about the world’s oldest culture with a group of people just like you, then this tour is for you.

It’s not the destination.

It’s the journey.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

FAQs

Yes you do! If you’re coming here just as a tourist to visit Australia, you’ll need a Visitor Visa. 

If you’re coming here to work while you’re on holiday, you’ll need either a Working Holiday Visa (417) or a Work and Holiday Visa (462), depending on which country you’re from. 

You can find more information and a list of the various visas here.

We recommend organising this as soon as you know you’re coming to Australia. The application can be completed through your travel agent, or directly through the same Australian Government website as above. We always recommend checking the Australian Government website for any specific enquiries.

Absolutely! It doesn’t matter if you’re coming to this beautiful country to work, visit friends or family, study, sunbathe with the kangaroos or perfect your Australian accent. All of our travellers will still get the same treatment!

This depends on trip length, your travel style (backpacker or flashpacker) and what you are wanting to experience here in Australia.

According to the Australian Government, you need $5,000AUD in your bank account on arrival if you’re coming on a Working Holiday visa. This is a good savings target if you are wanting to either travel for a while or set yourself up for working and living in Australia after the Welcome To Sydney week. 

However, everybody is different and to give yourself the best chance of experiencing as many things as possible in Australia, we would recommend just saving up as much as possible before you come travelling.

Of course you are – anyone would be – and of course we will! Something we love is how close our travellers get on tour, and how they become one big family at the end. 

Everyone’s in the same boat, and you will make friends for life.

Expect the best experience ever!  As long as you’re polite and friendly then you’ll be fine. To get the best out of your experience we recommend talking to people in your dorm as soon as possible. Travel broadens the mind and that is mainly because of people you meet. Listen to where they’ve been, what they’ve loved, what they recommend, their funniest stories, all of it! This will be you in a few months!

All dorms have lockers, but you will need to buy a small padlock to use them.

We aim to try and get everyone on Welcome To Sydney in the same dorm, but if you have any special requests such as, you want to be in an all female dorm or you want to upgrade to your own room., then will be able to assist you.

About 70% of people on tour are actually solo travellers. This tour is a perfect way to meet other people and experience new things together. So many of our travellers make friends for life on our Welcome tours!

Our tours cater for people aged 18-39 years old. The average age varies each week and that’s what we love about it.

You sure can! We create a WhatsApp group chat the week leading up to the tour.

Yes! You just need to let us know who you’re travelling with beforehand and we’ll make sure you’re in the same room.

Yes definitely! As long as you tell us who you’re travelling with we’ll make sure you’re in the same room. If you’d like to upgrade to a private room then this is possible on the Extras part of the checkout. Please note, if booking the Welcome to Sydney tour, we cannot organise a private room for Surf Camp (Wednesday) and this is not included in the upgrade.

Absolutely, we recommend booking 2 extra nights after the tour. This can be done at the time of booking on the Extras page at Checkout. Alternatively you can add them on closer to the time. We will send you an email 4 weeks before the tour and this will ask you if you’d like to add any on.

We include a lot of meals but outside of that, you’ll be able to find lunch for between $6-15 and dinner for $10-$20. If you want to save money, you can always team up with people and cook dinners at the hostel!

 

Drinks usually cost between $7-11 but we can also point you in the direction of plenty of places with happy hours offering drinks for $5-6.

Because accommodation, activities and some food and drink is already included, we would suggest that $200-$250 of extra spending money during your week with us will be enough!

The $99 deposit is required to secure your booking. But don’t worry! Full payment is only required 21 days before your departure date, which gives you time to save money for it! 

However, if you make a booking within 21 days of your departure date, you will need to pay the full amount at the time of booking.

Once you know you’re coming to Australia and that you’d like the best possible welcome here, we’d recommend placing your $99 deposit right away, especially as we offer free date changes.

 

Our Welcome to Sydney tour is often fully booked 3 months in advance.

Yes! If you pay your deposit and later realise you have to change your date, don’t panic. 

You can change the date of your booking, unlimited times and subject to availability, up until 14* days before your departure date.

*Normally 28 days but currently 14 due to COVID19. Please see our terms and conditions here.

The Blue Mountains and More Add On is an amazing way to carry on your journey as a group. You don’t know these people right now, but you’ll become friends across the week. The Welcome to Sydney tour finishes on the Sunday, from Tuesday we have booked 5 days of car hire and 4 nights of accommodation meaning that you can go on a self-guided group adventure together. We give you an advised itinerary and off you go for an amazing road trip adventure!

That’s up to you and we’re here to help with that.! Everyone has different plans for their time in Australia. You might even find that your plans may change halfway during the tour after meeting some new friends.

 

Either way, the Welcome To Travel team is here to support you before, during and after the welcome week. Whether it’s work or travel you’re looking to organise or get advice on, we’ll be able to help you.

We will go through options that suit you specifically in the 1-on-1 sessions on the Saturday of the tour. We then have our Experience Team who will be there to help you throughout your whole time in Australia!

Of course! During our travel presentation, we will give you an overview of all the beautiful and exciting destinations and experiences around Australia.

Following this, during your 1-on-1 sessions with our team, we will talk more specifically about what exactly you want to see and do, and we’ll help you plan everything. We want to make sure you have the most amazing adventure possible while you’re here!

With our help, that’s how! 

As part of your Welcome to Melbourne tour you will receive exclusive tips, resources and guidance towards finding a job and farm work in Australia.

We will present you with all of the basic information needed to get started, and give you access to our huge database of employers and contacts in sectors such as hospitality, retail, construction, sales and marketing and many more.

We also send out a weekly update email that highlights the most recent job and farm work opportunities we come across.

Depending when you land you will receive your Australian Sim Card on Friday morning before the tour or on Monday morning of the tour, during the meet and greet session.

Don’t panic! You will be able to jump on the free wi-fi at the hostel and airport beforehand to let everyone back home know that you got to Melbourne safe and sound.

This is basically a personal identity number created for you by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). It is required if you want to work in Australia, so that you can be correctly taxed on your income from day one. 

You will provide this number to each employer you have while you are in Australia and your tax will be deducted from your wage accordingly, just as it would be in your home country.

If you’re travelling as a tourist for just a few weeks, you don’t need one – a pre-loaded travel cash card will work just fine!

If you’re here for a longer period of time (for example, on a Working Holiday Visa) then it’s highly recommended to open an Australian bank account. Not only will you save a lot on exchange/transaction fees, but employers will only pay wages into an Australian account. It’s also an extremely easy process that we will organise for you.

You can fast-track the whole process by creating a Wise account, so that you can already have Australian dollars in your account for when you get here. But don’t worry about all of this now, we’ll explain it all soon!

Medicare is Australia’s health care scheme, which allows Australians and some overseas visitors to access certain health services at little or no cost. Only a handful of countries are eligible to apply for Medicare in Australia, including: 

Belgium, Finland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, The Republic of Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Click HERE to see details for eligibility and details for enrolment, such as what documents you will need to bring to service centres. We will also explain this in more detail when you arrive and point you in the right direction.

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Welcome to Travel Reviews

Michelle
USA | Travelled with Welcome to Travel in October 2019
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A truly wonderful week, the welcome to travel group are fantastic and Clauds is a Don. If you're slightly nervous about solo traveling I would 100% recommend the package. They set up everything you need stress free and take you out on the most amazing trips. As you're grouped with other travelers you make new friends fast. I personally think I have made friends for life and have memories that will stay with me forever. Thank you Clauds and thank you welcome to travel.
Cameron
UK | Travelled with Welcome to Travel in February 2020
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I had an amazing week with the Welcome to Travel team. The activities throughout the week have been excellent and well organised.
Gabriel
Canada | Travelled with Welcome to Travel in March 2019
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Welcome to Travel was by far the best investment I’ve made while travelling. I can’t recommend it enough. Every part of the week tour exceeded my expectations. The excursions included so much that I wanted to do in Australia, the accommodation was great, and the guides are all amazing.
Luca
UK | Travelled with Welcome to Travel in March 2019
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So everyday of the week was jam packed full of fun activities. At first I was a bit sceptical about the price however its so worth it as you pretty much don't need to spend a penny for the entire week. Also the help and advice you get from the welcome to travel team is amazing. They helped me plan my whole trip up the east coast and gave great advice on what to see and do. I highly recommend going through Welcome to Travel if you are thinking of travelling round Australia
Bea
UK | Travelled with Welcome to Travel in May 2019
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Such an amazing week!! Great opportunities to meet people and experience things you'd usually miss. Great value for money.
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