• Australia
    • Melbourne
1 - 2 weeks

Program Details

Backpacking Beer Tasting City Exploring Surfing Swimming Wine Tasting
Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
$1049 AUD

What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Tour Guide Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 03, 2023
Nov 28, 2022
63 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

At Welcome to Travel; Experiences are what we do best! Our goal is to inspire you to travel, be curious, and experience new things through our tours. You will be joined by other like-minded travellers whilst becoming part of our community, the Welcome to Travel Family.

Your Aussie bucket list will be ticked off as you feed a kangaroo, grab a snap with a koala and even have a go at surfing. You'll also be treated all week as you go wine tasting, indulge in a food tour and get taken Melbourne's biggest bar crawl.

You'll also have the simple things sorted, including a personalised airport pickup, 7 nights accommodation and your Australian admin needs (bank account, tax file number and employment help) if required. We take the stress out of moving to a new country.

We’ll be here to help you with absolutely anything for the whole time that you’re in Australia, not just before your tour.

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Program Highlights

  • 2 day / 1 night trip including surf, wine tasting, kangaroos, koalas, penguins and more!
  • Airport Shuttle and 7 nights YHA Accommodation.
  • Welcome Meal, Food and Drink Tour, Bar Crawl and Farewell BBQ.
  • City Exploring and Beach Time.
  • Bank setup, Tax File Number Set Up, Phone Sim and Ongoing Work & Travel Support

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 18 reviews
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  • Value 5
  • Fun 5
  • Staff 5
  • Safety 5
  • Organization 5
  • Housing 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best start to my Australian adventure!

This team went above and beyond to make sure our entire group was looked after, supported and our guide Courts made sure we had the absolute best time in Melbourne.
They helped us set up all the admin we needed to get started in Australia like phone sim, bank account and tax file number. All of which I would’ve been soooo confused about if they didn’t help me.

I’ve met friends for life who I’m now continuing on with and travelling up the East Coast and I couldn’t be more excited.

Thankyou for sorting my life out you guys!

  • Everything!
  • Nothing!
114 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision!!

Booking a tour with Welcome to Travel is by far the best decision I've ever made! Thanks to all the legends working here we've made so many unforgettable memories during and after the tour.

After the best 8 days with your new travelfam you won't be alone! The expertise of the WTT team is so valuable and for me as a solo traveler they really made me feel confident to go out and start living my dream gapyear!

Making new friends, roadtripping, winetasting, surfing, sightseeing and so much more!

What would you improve about this program?
Wouldnt change a thing! WTT has already thought of everything you need to take care of :)
145 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome Start to My Year in Australia!

I honestly wasn’t sold on the concept initially. I wasn’t really concerned about being able to make friends or get around a new city, but I looked into what they offer a little more carefully and it seemed like a great time. Darryl, Adam (co-founders), Clauds, and their whole team are awesome! I ended up having an incredible time and the support they offer after your experience is above and beyond. The whole experience is really well thought out. It has a lot of variety and activities without feeling rushed. Highly recommend. Really can’t think of anything that they could improve on. Worth starting in Melbourne even if you were thinking of flying in somewhere else.

What was your funniest moment?
The pub crawl is great! It was hilarious seeing the group in that environment after doing adventure activities all week. I think my first surf lesson was maybe the funniest moment for everyone watching.
145 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Cannot recommended highly enough

As a solo female traveler heading off on my own for the first time I was pretty nervous but Welcome to Travel (WTT) made everything in the first week (and thereafter too) so easy.
They really care about you, as a person, and being travellers themselves they can relate to the stresses and anxiety you may be having. From them arranging transport from the airport to the hostel to the ongoing support I still get today, a few years on, I can’t fault them. Book with WTT; you honestly won’t regret it.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Absolutely nothing. The experience was amazing……..
147 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Melbourne 8 day arrival package

Had an incredible trip exploring Melbourne, Mornington and Phillip Island. Would highly recommend Welcome to Travel, they made it super easy to navigate between the different spots and managed to see an unbelievable in a short time without it being overwhelming. Definitely one of the best trips I’ve ever done, so many incredible places. It has given me a great insight into Australia and I will definitely be using Welcome to Travel in the future.

What would you improve about this program?
Not possible.
161 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program


Absolute legends. Great service, awesome staff, extremely good knowledge about the travel industry. 100% will be booking again. Hahahahaha everything was booked to precision, really well timed, can’t wait to book more tours. Anyone coming to Melbourne, I would strongly advise contacting these guys for anything. They have great understanding of the backpacker lifestyle (having done it themselves) and they’ll always provide you with loss of options.y time in Melbourne would have been a lot more stressful without them!

What would you improve about this program?
It can’t. Keep being legends
150 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Ideal First Week in Australia

The week in Melbourne with Welcome to Travel really was everything that I could have hoped for and more! It was packed with cool activities and we were always out doing something interesting. There were fun beach activities like paddle boarding and surfing (which was particularly amazing) and we also got to see the Australian wildlife at a park with kangaroos and koalas and then watched penguins at the beach. They also took us on a food tour one day and to other cool restaurants and bars throughout the week. Lastly, the week ended with a bar crawl on Saturday night which was fun to experience Melbourne nightlife before a nice, relaxing barbecue and hangout on Sunday. It was great to be able to do all of these things just in the first week and in an enjoyable atmosphere with a group of other travelers as well as with experts like Adam and Darryl as guides. They really are so knowledgeable about Melbourne and Australia in general and they’re both such fun and friendly guys too so they are the perfect people to start an Australian journey with. From the assistance dealing with banking, phones, and jobs at the start, to all of the info and recommendations that they gave during and since that first week, and then to them creating a custom trip for the rest of Australia for you if you want, they truly give you everything that you would need or want to know. Without a doubt, I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone looking to come to Australia.

166 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Deserves more than 10

My week with welcome to travel! What an amazing week!
my welcome to Australia was more perfect than I could have imagined. Iv met some of the greatest people who also just arrived in Australia. People who I have made plans to carry on traveling with. And of course Adam and Daryl the two most lovely, fun amazing guys. They completely made the trip with there amazing enthusiasm and of course Daryls amazing fact! (Ask him all about koalas)
So we started with a meet and greet getting to know everybody followed by a tour around Melbourne . This was fantastic. We were shown a lot of things I wouldn't of noticed walking around by myself. Make sure you have plenty of charge in your camera or phone for amazing photo opportunities. We finished the day with a big family meal. (It was like a big travel family by the end!)
There's heaps more things you get up to during the week such as skydive! This was extra but what an opportunity! This in my opinion is a must do! Its the best view of the trip!!
My favourite two days by far was heading out the city and into Mornington bay and Phillip island. Not just because of the wine tasting but also watching the little fairy Penguins waddle home and getting up close with koalas and kangaroos! I done my first surf lesson too and if they got me standing they can get anyone standing!! It was incredible. Those two days felt like a true Aussie experience!
Not only surfing the next day back in st kilda was more of a relaxed day. Catching some sun on the beach and of course a bit of stand up paddle boarding! It's a must try.
So not only do these guys plan awesome activities they set you up ready for Australia. They set up a bank and help you out with work. And once that's done it's time to party! We went on a city bar crawl. Another great way of seeing the city! And finally BBQ! A true Aussie cuisine on the roof top of the hostel with a cold beer! Perfect way to end a perfect trip!

159 people found this review helpful.

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