Below is the itinerary for Meet Me Sydney.
Welcome to Australia! Your exciting adventure begins as you step off the plane onto Sydney soil. As you touchdown at the airport, follow the easy steps to hop onto the pre-arranged airport shuttle that will take you to Nomads Sydney. At Nomads Sydney you will be greeted by our awesome reception crew. With the evening ahead of you. It’s the perfect time to unwind, shake off any jetlag, and simply enjoy the moment. Relax, settle in, because tomorrow brings the start of an exciting week ahead with new friends!
Our week kicks off at 10:00 when you will meet your group leader and the rest of your arrival week group. We will familiarise you with the local Work and Travel office and the team and give you a brief overview on what’s going to happen for the week ahead. You will then join our comprehensive welcome orientation where we’ll explain everything you need to know about working and travelling in Australia. Our team are all experienced travellers and have started where you are now. We’ll support you in anything you need & answer any questions you may have.
Our city tour kicks off at midday. We will see the Sydney Harbour Bridge & the Opera House and explore the Botanical Gardens. At the same time, you’ll be getting to know your new mates in Australia and taking some awesome photos to make your mates back home jealous! Tonight, we visit our favourite party bar for our Welcome Dinner followed by a sing-along at Musical Bingo.
This afternoon we visit Sydney’s famous cliff-top coastline and walk from Coogee to Bondi beach. We explore six beaches along the way! It’s the perfect way to take multiple swims or work on your tan before taking in the sights of Bondi!
Tonight, we get off the beaten track and experience a different side of Sydney! This evening we will go for a relaxed walk through the historical suburbs of Sydney. On this walk, we will showcase some of the Indigenous and early European history of Sydney, one of the most multicultural parts of Australia.
Immerse yourself in the true blue Aussie tradition that is ‘catching a wave’ at our morning surf lesson. Our qualified and local Surf Guides will teach you the ins and outs of surfing with ocean safety, surfing techniques, warm-up, and time in the water. We’ll have you gliding along a wave in no time. After a day at the beach, we’ll get dressed up for a fun night on the town! Meet the group at one of our favourite party bars before starting our Sydney Pub Crawl. We visit some hot spots in the city with a couple of welcome drinks along the way.
You can’t come to Sydney and not visit the Blue Mountains! This morning, you’ll escape the city and travel to the Blue Mountains National Park, a short drive from Sydney. Enjoy hiking, visit waterfalls, spot wild kangaroos, and take in some of the Bluey’s spectacular views!
Today we will jump on our very own Catamaran for a cruise on Sydney Harbour. We will spend the day cruising, swimming, and chilling on Sydney Harbour and enjoy our first Aussie BBQ on deck.
This morning you will attend a job search seminar to learn lots of tips and tricks about job search in Australia. Our team will make sure you’ve got everything sorted for living and working in Australia, and we’ll get you registered with our WTC jobs program to connect you to our wide network of employers.
Tonight, is our last night together. After a group dinner, we will explore a bit more of Sydney to celebrate new friendships and your upcoming time in Australia.
This morning your first week comes to an end. The itinerary is over but your adventure continues. You will have access to our team, mail holding, job guidance and more for your entire time down under.
Working abroad should be a fun, rewarding experience. But finding a job in a new country can be difficult. By doing the Work and Travel program you don’t need to worry. We’ll give you everything you need to find work in Australia.
Pre arrival letter: The Work and Travel team will email you a welcome email 21 days prior to arrival date in Australia which includes lots of useful information including - How to get to the hostel / pre-check in information / Log in details for the Jobs program and more
Before You Start: We’ll sort all the important things you’ll need before you start working in Australia. We’ll have your Aussie Bank Account open with your card and pin ready for when you arrive, along with your Aussie SIM card and Tax File number.
Training Courses: Certain jobs such as bar work and construction require you to complete specific training. We’ll explain what’s needed and can book you onto all necessary training courses after your activity week.
Work and Travel Members: You’ll get exclusive access to our Work and Travel Jobs portal, which includes access to a fully integrated labour hire job agency placing thousands of jobs exclusively available to WTC members only every year. You will also have access to the work and travel members portal which includes lots of useful information including an extensive WTC handbook we recommend reading before you travel
Unlimited Help & Advice: Your WTC consultant will give you a comprehensive ‘Work in Oz’ presentation, as well as one on one advice and support on CV Building, Job Finding, Interview Skills and anything else you’ll need to secure a great job in Australia.
Australia Wide Support: We have support staff in Melbourne and Sydney, ready and waiting to help with whatever you may need.
2nd & 3rd Year Visas: If you do 88 days of specified work in Australia, you can apply for a 2nd Working Holiday Visa. We’ll give you lots more info on this during your introduction, we will help you apply for your 2nd Year Visa.
If you do 6 months of specified work in Australia during your second year, you can then apply for a 3rd Working Holiday Visa.
WTC Member benefits - Priority bookings at Nomads hostels, WTC Ice Breaker / Welcome drink - FREE DRINK and SNACKS - held every week and members can attend as many times as they want (Sydney and Melbourne)
If you purchase a Meet Me package starting in Auckland, you are also entitled to the following in Australia within 12 months from start of travel. You will need to book 1 night of accommodation at Noomads Sydney, or Nomads Melbourne to start the package:
- Job search assistance
- CV consultation
- Assistance with TFN and bank account set-up
- Australian SIM card
- Airport transfer to Nomads Sydney accommodation
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- All local transport & bus coach
- Help Before You Go
- Aussie Sim Card, Advice on applying for Medicare (eligible countries), Aussie Bank Account & TFN
- Awesome Group Leader
- Private Sydney Catamaran Cruise with BBQ
- 1 Surf Lesson
- Coogee to Bondi coastal walk
- Chill out on Bondi Beach
- Blue Mountains Day Tour
- Sydney Bar Crawl Night
- Sydney Guided city walk
- Unlimited Support
- Work and Travel Membership
- Work and Travel Jobs Program