Welcome to Melbourne: The 8-Day
WELCOME TO MELBOURNE: 8-DAY
RESERVE YOUR PLACE FOR JUST $99AUD
The Welcome to Melbourne: 8-Day tour is our most popular. It is perfect for tourists visiting Melbourne, travellers looking for an incredible start to their working holiday or international students studying here.
It is currently the Number 1 Tour on TripAdvisor, with exclusively 5 star reviews. The best way to see what it’s all about is to check out the video and itinerary below.
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DAY BY DAY
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
– Food & Drink Tour
– Phillip Island Overnight Tour
– Beach Time
– Wine Tasting
– Phillip Island Penguin Parade
– Epic Surf Lesson
– Get Up Close With Kangaroos
– See Koalas
– Melbourne’s Biggest Bar Crawl
– Rooftop BBQ
– Paddle Boarding At The Famous St Kilda (Summer)
– Aboriginal Heritage Walk (Winter)
– Visit The World Famous Eureka Skydeck (Winter)
– 6 Nights at YHA Metro Melbourne
– 1 Night at YHA Phillip Island
– Australian SIM Card
– Tax File Number
– Medicare Guidance
– Free Mail Holding
– Life Time Membership
– Luggage Storage
– One on One employment meeting
– Lifetime Access to Employer Database
– CV Writing Assistance
– Interview question advice
– Weekly Job Update E-mails
– Farmwork Help and Contacts
– 2 Dinners
– Inclusions on the Food and Drink tour
– And 4 drinks on the bar crawl!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
AND JUST SO YOU KNOW...
Already booked your flight and the dates don’t match the calendar below?
We’ll pick you up at any time on any date. Watch out for the dreaded jet lag.
NEED EXTRA NIGHTS?
If you land early, you will need some extra nights accommodation. On the “Book Now” page you can add these in and we’ll make sure you’re with people from your tour.
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But want to travel with us? Just put down a $99AUD deposit down to hold the price and your spot and pay the rest later.
CHANGE THE DATE
Booked in your spot, but can’t travel on that date? No worries.
You can change your date for FREE 28 days before your tour starts.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
One thing about our tours that amazes us the most is how close our travellers get on tour, and how they become one big, tight-knit family at the end.
We have people who were in the same tour group with us a year ago, who are still travelling the world together now! Everyone’s in the same boat, and you will make friends for life.
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.
The application can be completed through your travel agent, or directly through the same Australian Government website as above.
We always recommend checking Australian Government website for any specific enquiries.
However, if you make a booking within 28 days of your departure date, you will need to pay the full amount at the time of booking.
We also want to be flexible – so 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 28 days before your departure date. Please note that date changes made between 28 – 15 days before your departure date will incur a $50 fee, and changes made 14 days or less prior to departure are not possible.
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!
Sure, from time to time you may have a cliché guitar player, a loud snorer or a 6am deodorant-sprayer (you’ll know what I mean soon!) but that’s all part of travelling and the people you meet will be a big part of your stories and travel experiences!
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 Melbourne 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.
Nothing quite sums it up quite like the viral video which we made ‘Things Never Said By Backpackers’
For drinks, both the welcome and farewell dinners will include a drink, and you’ll be given two on your food and drink tour, and another four during the bar crawl – how good is that! Outside of that, 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 drinks are already included, we would suggest that $200-$250 of extra spending money during your week with us will be enough!
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 month or set yourself up for working and living in Australia after the Welcome To Travel 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.
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 one-on-one sessions on the Saturday of the tour. We then have our Travel 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 one-on-one 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 Travel: Melbourne package 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.
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 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 Transferwise 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.