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The Low Down
Start your Australian adventure with our fantastic Melbourne Connexion welcome week. This 8-day itinerary absolutely guarantees you the best possible experience in the worlds most liveable city, Melbourne and in its surrounding area. With this trip, we also make sure that you have everything you need for your experience while in Australia.
Not only will you meet loads of like-minded young travellers, make friends for life, while having the time of your life, but we set you up with a bank account, a tax return number, access to our portfolio of employers so you can easily find a job, plus we will make sure that you have a jam-packed and fun first week, loaded with awesome activities that really show you what Melbourne….and Aus are all about.
Full Details & Itinerary
SUNDAY ARRIVAL DAY
Sunday is your arrival day in Melbourne. Not to worry, we pick you up from the airport and check you into your accommodation. All the action starts on Monday morning. You need to be in Melbourne for the Sunday night.
Landing a few days before? No worries! Your airport pickup is included for any day before the tour and we can organise any required extra nights at our awesome hostel accommodation.
Morning meet and greet. You will meet your travel mates, staff and guides. We will explain why the next 7 days will form the best week of your life. We’ll take you on a walking tour around Melbourne and show you this fascinatingly diverse city.
We’ll end the day with a group Welcome Meal (dinner included) at one of Australia’s most iconic settings, the banks of the Yarra River.
INCLUDED: Dinner and drink.
Melbourne is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest open-air market and is a true treat for all senses.
After haggling a bargain and exploring the wonders of Queen Victoria Market’s many stalls we will spend the afternoon in the most Melbourne way possible, eating and drinking.
Melbourne has more food establishments than anywhere in the world so we thought the best way to showcase that was to create an exclusive food tour just for you….SO WE DID!
INCLUDED: Snacks+Tasters, Dinner and 2 drinks.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
Sure we want you to experience the city but we also want you to see it’s beautiful surrounds. Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island are stunning and two of the most incredible yet untouched spots in Australia.
Over 2 days tick off those bucket list items as you feed KANGAROOS, learn to SURF, chill at the BEACH, hang with KOALAS, clap eyes on 500 tiny PENGUINS and even try the finest WINE Australia has to offer.
Think of why you came to Australia and we include it all in these two days! This Melbourne ConneXion trip has been created just for YOU making it the perfect way to experience Melbourne.
INCLUDED: 1 lunch and also wine at the vineyard.
Melbourne has many celebrated suburbs and St Kilda is as famous as they get.
We’ll take the morning to stroll this quaint beach suburb taking in its iconic promenade, botanical gardens, alfresco cafes and famous landmarks. The afternoon will be spent lazing on the beach, paddle boarding (included!) or if you’re feeling adventurous….Skydiving(local payment)!
Saturday morning is the perfect time to look at organising you will need after that first week. We’ll look at everything! From setting up your own Australian bank account to how tax works to help you find a job or where you’re travelling to next!
As we wrap that up, we’ll crack open the beers before the big Saturday night bar crawl!
INCLUDED: 4 drinks and pizza
And as if like that, it’s nearly over. We’re not silly and we know there could be some sore heads Sunday morning.
We’ll be around all day to help with any questions on ‘What next?’ and then what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than lazing on a rooftop overlooking the city with your new travel family?
We’ll crank up the BBQ, hand out the beers and soak up the skyline as we talk about memories made over the best week of your life.
INCLUDED: Dinner and drink.
We set you up in one of the best hostels in Melbourne, central, with everything you need. Loads op optional activities for you to choose from, plus a great vibe.
All dorms have lockers, but you will need to buy a small padlock to use them.
We try and get everyone on Xtreme Gap in the same dorm, but if you have any special requests like you want to be in an all all-female or you want to upgrade to your own room. Then we will be able to assist you.
Trip Frequently Asked Questions
We would always recommend checking Australian Government website for any specific enquiries.
Australia is a huge country with a lot to do and it’s important you save enough prior to coming, or enough to get you through the first few weeks without work if working is your first priority.
Something we always use when travelling is this great cost of living website. It’s accurate and is constantly updated by people yourself, travellers!
Drinks: Both the welcome and farewell meal will include a drink, your food tour will include two and then the bar crawl will include four, pretty good going! Aside from that, drinks will average at $7-11 but we can also point you to plenty of happy hours at $5/6 a drink, so it really depends on how often you want to go out in that first week.
Don’t panic, you will be able to jump on wi-fi to let everyone back home, that you got to Melbourne safe and sound.
- Airport pickup (any day)
- 7 nights accommodation (extra can be arranged)
- Bank Account Set Up
- Tax File Number set up
- Australian Sim Card
- City Tour
- Welcome Dinner and drink
- Farewell Dinner and drink
- 2 day/1 night getaway
- Surf Lesson
- Wildlife Park Tour
- Phillip Island Penguin Parade
- Food Tour
- St Kilda Beach Day
- Wine Tasting
- Bar Crawl
- Employment Help
- Life-long membership and support.
- Discounted RSA/RSG Courses
- Most meals
- Travel Insurance
January: 6; 13; 20; 27
February: 3; 10; 17; 24
March: 3; 10; 17; 24; 31
April: 7; 14; 21; 28
May to September: Fortnightly Starting from May 12th – Please email us for dates.