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A 7-day/6-night adventure around Perth, taking in iconic locations
All accommodation: Hostel (6 Nights)
Get to know Perth with a walking city tour
Sip your way through the Swan & Avon Valleys on a Gin/Wine Tasting Dinner
Explore the township of Margaret River
Visit Busselton Jetty & the turquoise waters of Canal Rocks
Explore the chequered history of the maritime town of Fremantle
Take a day trip to Rottnest Island, home to quokkas & explore by pedal power
Enjoy the sights from the Swan River as you cruise the calm waters between Fremantle & Perth
Gap Year Work & Living Essentials, including your Tax File Number, Bank Account Setup and 12-month Job Support
Perth Gap Year 7 Day Group AdventureKick off your year long working holiday or gap year with a 7-day Western Australia adventure visiting Perth, Margaret River, Fremantle & Rottnest Island.
What to Expect
Perth is the ultimate destination to kick start your working holiday or backpacking adventure in Western Australia.
From vibrant cities that blend the old and new to idyllic island playgrounds, your arrival week will showcase the best this city offers. Jam-packed with social activities, you'll experience a Perth Gap Year Adventure with a group of new mates and a fun group leader.
Plus, your guide arranges everything you need to start work in Australia and settle into life Down Under with ease, including helping open your bank account, tax setup and assisting with your job search.
Day 1 – Perth
Welcome to Perth – the city of light and the capital of Western Australia! Check in to your new home before meeting your legendary group leaders and the rest of your group at 4:00 pm. They'll introduce you to the office crew, give you a brief overview of what's going to happen for the week and start preparing you for your time in Australia.
Then, the evening involves a group Welcome Dinner and a visit to the lively Northbridge – popular small bars, modern art galleries, Asian eateries, stylish cocktail lounges and casual backpacker bars!
Day 2 – Perth
After a good night's sleep, join a comprehensive info session where the team will explain everything you need to know about working and travelling around Australia. Everyone is an experienced traveller, and most have started where you are now. They'll support you in anything you need to set up to live in Australia & answer every question you may have.
The rest of the day is then spent exploring Perth City by foot. You'll pass through Kings Park and all the city sights to learn about the history, architecture, art and nightlife the city offers. The afternoon finishes with the ultimate adventure experience climbing up the Matagarup Bridge, followed by a 400m zip-line over the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan).
Day 3 – Dunsborough
Today you'll head to Perth Basecamp located in Dunsborough – a region of breathtaking bays, crystalline turquoise water, granite boulder stacks and leafy canopies. Tonight is spent watching the sunset over a BBQ dinner from your beachfront accommodation.
Day 4 – Busselton & Margaret River
Visiting the world-renowned Margaret River region is a bucket list experience. It boasts sheltered bays to the north with turquoise waters, vineyards and rugged surf coast along its length and two oceans meeting at the southern tip.
Today is spent exploring the very best with visits to BusseltonJetty, Canal Rocks, Surfers Point Lookout, the MargaretRiver Township and more!
Day 5 – Fremantle
Depart Basecamp and make your way back to Fremantle – a port city in Western Australia known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia's days as a British penal colony.
The next couple of nights are spent experiencing a unique and historical stay at the former Fremantle Prison. Built in the 1850's it's the only accommodation in Western Australia with UNESCO World Heritage status!
Day 6 – Rottnest Island
This morning, jump onto a ferry to visit Rottnest Island! Blessed with picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world's finest beaches and pristine bays, you will cycle around the island, exploring the white-sand beaches and secluded coves. A protected nature reserve, Rottnest Island is also home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial who might be up for a selfie!
Tonight you'll make your way back to Fremantle for a final night celebrating your first week in Australia and toasting to your year to come.
Day 7 – Fremantle
Today is a free day to continue exploring Fremantle and prepare for your time in Western Australia. By the end of the first week, you're well and truly part of the family!
Work & Travel Essentials
In addition to your fantastic week of exploring Perth and its surroundings, you'll also have support in setting up for life here in Australia.
You'll receive a 12-month membership to Travellers At Work, an in-house recruitment agency, voted Australia's best backpacker job service. They connect employers and job seekers, ensuring every job they post is a genuine position suitable for working holidaymakers.
Get started before you arrive! Write your CV, browse jobs online from anywhere and easily apply even on your phone or tablet. Set up your profile and be found by employers on short notice.
Talk to the recruitment experts to get help writing your CV, advice on second-year visa jobs or necessary certificates and any other questions you may have.
Aussie Bank Account & Tax File Number
The crew will help you open your Australian bank account from home, so your bank card will be ready to collect when you arrive! You'll need a Tax File Number to work in Australia legally. The team will take care of the application, so you don't have to worry about the paperwork.
12-Month Mail Service
The team provide you with a fixed address for your time in Australia. Your mail will be scanned so you can easily access it online – anytime and anywhere.
The crew will organise your Australian mobile SIM (any size), with a range of cheap prepaid plans available.
At the end of your time in Australia, the team can help you claim a tax refund, which could be worth thousands.
If you're eligible, they'll also help you apply for Medicare, so you get discounted / free healthcare whilst in Australia.
Training Course Discounts
For most hospitality work in Australia, it's a legal requirement to have an RSA Certificate (Responsible Service of Alcohol). The team can help you book your RSA and any other training courses you may wish to do, including Bar skills, Cocktail skills, White card (construction work) and more. They're part of a Registered Training Organisation and offer discounts on all other courses.
Tour departs from Hostel G Perth, 80 Stirling St or Spinners Backpackers 342 Newcastle St. Please check your final documents for the confirmed location
Frequently Asked Questions
The Perth Group Adventure is designed for all travellers aged 18-30 to kickstart their time in Australia. Most of the travellers are Working Holiday Makers or Students.
Various visa options are available depending on your reason for travelling to Australia. If you are planning a Working Holiday, you must apply for a 417 or 462 visa. You can still book on a Tourist Visa, but you will not be eligible for the Gap Year support elements of the package.
Travelling to Australia with this tour is easy! Here’s what you need to do:
- Arrange a Working Holiday Visa or relevant travel visa
- Book your Arrival Package
- Book your flights to Western Australia online or via your travel agent.
- Arrange a travel insurance policy
- Pack your bag, grab your passport & camera and jump on that plane!
These arrival packages are designed to help you make friends as soon as you arrive in Australia! Most people travelling arrive alone and stay in touch with friends from the group for the rest of their trip. You’ll spend your first week having loads of fun and getting to know each other.
Once you've booked your Gap Year tour, the crew will email you a confirmation along with some important information about your booking. Then, closer to your tour departure date, they'll be in touch to provide you with all the information you'll need prior to your trip to Australia. Finally, when you've booked your flights, just let them know your flight number, and they'll take care of the rest!
This package includes a 12-month membership to and online job database - Travellers At Work!
During your first week, the team will give you valuable information about finding work in Australia. They'll share tips on where to find work, how to apply and what you can expect to earn!
With access to the Travellers At Work job database, you can begin applying for jobs at your earliest convenience. If you need some guidance at any time, just swing by and have a one-on-one session with one of the in-house work and travel experts who can help you out in your job search! They'll review your CV and help you adapt your application to suit Aussie employers.
The minimum age is 18 years, while the maximum age is 30 years
Travel insurance is a requirement for all trips & tours
The traveller is responsible for organising the correct visas for their intended stay
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary travel documents for your trip, including a valid passport and visa
By booking your tour, you acknowledge that the nature of travel is adventurous, and participation involves a degree of personal risk. In some cases, you may be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in your daily life
Departure meeting location may change, please check your final documents for the confirmed location
Cancellations of bookings 30-days or more before the start date will incur a fee of 20% of the indicated price
Cancellations within 30-days prior to arrival or ‘no shows’ will incur a fee of 100% of the indicated price
Deposit only payments and add-ons such as extra nights or transfers are non-refundable
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