UltimateOz: Gap Year in Australia

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Looking for the ultimate way to start your Gap Year down under?! UltimateOz is the perfect introduction to the Aussie way of life. Meet like minded travellers from across the globe and experience an epic first week to kick start your new adventure.

Get started in Sydney, explore what this amazing city has to offer before escaping the hustle & bustle at UltimateOz Basecamp. It's an awesome week full of adventures including city & beach walks, Sydney Harbour Cruise, sand boarding, bush walk, dolphin cruise, and even a pub crawl!

Aside from all the fun, we'll set you up with everything you'll need such as: 12 Month Travellers At Work membership allowing you access to thousands of jobs across Australia, an Aussie bank account, Tax File Number, 12 Month Mail Sevice, SIM card, Tax Refunds, and Medicare.

Everything will be pre-arranged, so you can relax & let our ULTIMATE tour leaders take you on the trip of your lifetime!

Highlights
  • Welcome Dinner & Orientation, City & Beach Walks
  • Private Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • Basecamp: Sand boarding, Dolphin Cruise & Bush walk
  • Party Night in Sydney
  • Job Support & Training Courses

Questions & Answers

Hey Claudia, Thanks for getting in touch! As part of the UltimateOz package, you get a 12-month membership to our in-house recruitment agency, Travellers at Work. There are a range of jobs that get posted all the time, from call centre work, to child care, labor work and regional work opportunities (great for saving money!). You can take a look at the types of jobs available here - www.taw.com.au...
Hi May, Great question! After Basecamp, you head back to Sydney for another couple of days with your group ... you'll do one of the best coastal walks around, from Coogee to Bondi and there's an awesome pub crawl planned too! When it comes to jobs, we give you a 12-month membership to our in-house recruitment agency - you'll have full access to all the jobs that we get through, which include...

Reviews

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based on 47 reviews
  • Housing 9.3
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 9.2
  • Safety 9.5
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Jess
10/10

Excellent!

I am so glad I booked with UltimateOz! 9 months into my stay in Australia and the staff are still supporting me, helping me to book my travels, answering questions and always being so friendly and helpful! The activities during the first week were so much fun. The guides made it so easy to feel relaxed and welcomed in a new country. I made some amazing friends in my week with Ultimate and will never forget the experience.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Aaron
9/10

Ultimate Oz 2015!

Had so much fun doing Ultimate Oz, such a great week. Met so many great people who will be friends for life.

We had so much support during our first week and we continue to feel supported while we continue with our travels.

I would reccommend this to anyone who is coming to Australia

Huge thanks to Alex and Jess and everyone in the office

Yes, I recommend this program
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Matthew
10/10

Incredible Week Down Under!

I've had an incredible time with Ultimate Oz, I've met some amazing people from all over the globe. The staff are brilliant and very helpful! The kangaroo was amazin too! I'd recommend this trip!!!!

How can this program be improved?
Honestly, I wouldn't change it. There haven't been any problems for me personally.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alexander
10/10

Best Introduction to Australia EVER!

Coming to Australia there were many different organizations that offer an introduction week! I came across UltimateOZ with a few friends and they only had the best things to say about it - I looked into it and the more I found out about it the more I wanted to be a part of their week more than anyone else's! The guides were top notch, and the support that all the friendly staff at the office give you is second to none!!! The best time I've had in Australia yet, I wish I could do that week all over again!

How can this program be improved?
I really don't think that there is anything that needs changing. The program and how everything is organized is perfect in my opinion.
Yes, I recommend this program
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edward
9/10

ultimate oz

Ultimate first week in Australia! Could not of asked for a better start to my adventure! Made so many new friends! Done so many amazing things already and there are so many more things to do! Jess and Alex the team leaders were so friendly and helpful always up for a laugh as well as being professional the whole time.

How can this program be improved?
Shorter journey back to the hostel after base camp!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Natasha
10/10

Ultimate Oz

Ultimate oz is an amazing experience getting your year started in sydney in the best way possible. Saw so much during the week that I would never have done myself. Jess and Alex the group leaders were so helpful and made the trip awesome, #legends

I would recommend this trip to anyone coming to oz to meet new friends our group is the best of friends now and you will make travel buddies :)

How can this program be improved?
Bigger heaters at base camp
Yes, I recommend this program
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Shannon
10/10

AWESOME!!!

Completely insane! Best experience of my life!! Really enjoy everything that is organised! :)
Feel so supported! Love all you guys!!! :)

Danny just saying how awesome you are to! :)

WERE MOVING TO BONDI CAUSE OF THESE AWESOME PEEPS!!!
Becca is going to teach us to surf!!
Jess is coming round for welcome party!!

This is how cool these guys are!! :)

How can this program be improved?
Doesn't need improvement!! So amazing!
Yes, I recommend this program
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charlotte
10/10

get it done

Honestly if U want an amazing time . This is the place to be. Its fun, the team become your ace friends and the advice and support is out of this world. Beach camp too !!! Beach camp was the highlight we didn't half do some fun things plus coming into close encounters with José the kangaroo well where else can U do that

How can this program be improved?
More time to sit and look at jobs with help
Yes, I recommend this program
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Stacey-Leigh
10/10

Ultimate oz

The trip was 100% worth doing! The people in the office and our tour guides were all so supportive! Base camp has got to be the best experience that I've done. Meeting josie the kangaroo to seeing the beautiful sunrise on the beach. Can't wait to see what Australia has to surprise me with.

How can this program be improved?
If there was a longer trip I would have booked longer
Yes, I recommend this program
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Erin
9/10

Amazing Trip

Ultimate Oz is an amazing intro to the country for backpackers! I had a blast on the tour & met lots of awesome people.

I would recommend Ultimate Oz to anyone thinking of traveling in Australia on a working Holiday visa. The team sets you up for your year by helping you with all kinds of things I never would have thought about (tax numbers, permanent address, CV instructions, etc).

Good company. Great people. Amazing experience!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

If you're shopping for an Australia tour, stop looking - Ultimate Oz is IT :)

When I first booked my trip with Ulimate Oz I felt a bit nervous about how it would go, but there was NO REASON TO BE NERVOUS! This week has been one of the best I've ever had. I have made such amazing friends over the short week and our tour guide, Alex, did a great job making everyone feel like part of the family. Thanks so much to everyone at Ulimate Oz for making my intro to Australia this lovely.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andy
10/10

Ultimate Oz experience

Ultimate Oz gave me an awesome week. It was full of fun activities from sand boarding to dolphin watching, beach walks to chilling with Josie the kangaroo. It's such a good way to make friends and the ultimate oz team are really helpful and super friendly. I would highly recommend the experience.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sharon
10/10

Ultimate oz

My experience at ultimate oz has been great! It is a great way to start your Australia journey! I have met a great group of people and done loads of great activities; seen dolphins, sandboarding, basecamp and the guids were just super enthousiastic and fun! Thanks ultimate oz!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Amy
9/10

Loved it!

I came out to Oz by myself, which was pretty scary at first not knowing what will happen when you get off that plane, but everything went super smooth. I met some amazing people pretty much the moment I got to the hostel. I was worried it might turn into one of those daggy group tours. It really wasn't! Cruise around the Opera House the one day and cuddle a kangaroo the next - I absolutely loved it!

How can this program be improved?
Internet at the office could be a little faster
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

Awesome

This arrival package was awesome. There were great activities and I got to meet a lot of cool people during my first week in Sydney that I became good friends with. I'd definitely do this again! My highlight was the harbour cruise.

Yes, I recommend this program

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