The Fun Stuff

Kick start your gap year with these fantastic Aussie add ons!

Arrival accommodation

BUNAC will set you up with 2 nights` accommodation when
you arrive into Sydney. You can upgrade this to 7 nights
fr £135 so you have plenty of time to settle in down under.
We use centrally located top rated backpacker hostels
and your booking includes breakfast. The accommodation
also includes a pre-paid airport shuttle which will drop you
to the door, allowing you to relax and concentrate on enjoying yourself!

Upgrade to 7 nights fr £135 including breakfast.

Surf packages

We have some great surf packages which
set-off from Sydney.
A surf course is a fantastic way to start your
trip and it is popular for people taking the
BUNAC group flights to do a surf school together.
Book before you go and confirm your course
dates with the Work n Holiday travel desk on arrival in Australia.

5-day Surf Camp - Sydney

The ultimate learn to surf package. Lessons for all abilities based around the amazing 7 Mile Beach National Park, south of Sydney. Live the life of a surfer and experience Australian beach culture. Surf camp includes return transfers from Sydney, 4 nights’ beachside accommodation, ALL meals at the camp, 6 progressive surf lessons every day using Rip Curl surf equipment with qualified instructors.


  • Learn to surf on Australia's best beach for beginners
  • Explore the beauty of Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • Stay in modern beachside cabins
  • All meals are provided including Australian BBQ dinners
  • T-shirt and photos from your trip
  • After the course party with free bar and pizza at one of Sydney's popular surf bars.


The 5 day progressive surf course is designed for absolute beginners. Learn to paddle, stand up, drop into and ride across the waves. Learn how to read the waves as well as surfind etiquette.

All surfind instructors are friendly, fully trained and qualified. They hold a Level 1 Surf Coaching Accreditation, Bronze Medallion Life Saving & Senior First Aid Certificates.


Spend 4 nights in modern beachside cabins which are only a short walk to the beach and local bar. Other facilities include a swimming pool, hot showers, DVD movies, hammocks, internet, laundry and cafe. Rooms are either 4 or 6 bed.

The Food

All meals are included. Surfing makes you hungry and the course includes plentiful, tasty and healthy meals to match your appetite. Vegetarian options are also available along with any other special dietary requests.

The Equipment

You wil use warm and comfortable Rip Curl wetsuits and custom designed beginner surfboards. All equipment is curent technology and in excellent condition. A full range of wetsuit and surfboard sizes are available.


All transportation provided including transfers to and from Sydney Central.

The Party

Surfing makes you very happy (stoked!) and you may feel like celebrating. You can party in one of the local bars or back in Sydney. There is always plenty of quiet space for those looking for a chilled-out experience.


Free Rip Curl t-shirt is included with 5 Day Surf Camp.

The course costs £345 and runs between September and May.

Simply add the Surf Camp option onto your Work Australia online booking.

If you would like to find out more about Surf Camp, check out the travel story by Sarah who completed the course on our Work Australia programme.


Skills package

With two training courses before you start
job hunting this is a CV-enhancing programme,
ideal if you are considering working in a bar,
restaurant or café. 
The skills package includes:

RSA Qualification - The Responsible Service of Alcohol or RSA certificate is required by law to provide a duty of care to patrons in liquor licensed venues such as bars, pubs, hotels, restaurants, cafes and bottle-shops.

Barista Qualification - Master the art of coffee with this hands-on, accredited professional barista course and have the qualification to work in any cafe in Australia!
(Included: Food and Safety Certificate, needed prior attending the Barista course)

(This package does not include accommodation.)

This package is available in Sydney (£180), Melbourne (£145), Brisbane (£150) and Perth (£145).
Courses are run daily (Monday - Friday) and BUNAC's Australian partner Work n Holiday
will pre-book the course dates to coincide with your arrival into Australia.

Note: the RSA certificates are provincial. Some States/Territories may require you to do a top up course
if you hold another States certificate.


WWOOF package

Travel around Australia living and working with
Australian farming families. You’ll exchange a
few hours’ work for free food and accommodation,
and an experience no other traveller will be able to match.

Membership to Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) provides:

  •  Access to 1500+ host properties throughout Australia
  • Food and accommodation in exchange for a few hours work a day
  • Varied work experience including organic gardening, permaculture, biodynamics, feeding and planting

 This package costs £48 and is available all over Australia


Fraser Island package

Explore the largest sand island in the world,
enjoy a  4WD tour, guided walks and get to
see the icons of Fraser Island including
the subtropical rainforest, Lake McKenzie with
its crystal-clear waters and the Maheno Shipwreck.


The initial safety briefing will take place the day prior to beginning the amazing Fraser Island tour. This is an opportunity to understand the safety guidelines for the trip and meet the other travellers who will be travelling with you.

On the day of departure you and your team will carryout pre-departure checks, including vehicle inspections and food checks. Once completed, you're all set and ready to go!

Your lead driver will ensure that you see the most beautiful and amazing sights that Fraser Island has to offer, although the itenary is dependent upon tide conditions. Some of the sights that you will encounter include: Lake McKenzie, Champagne Pool and the Makeno Shipwreck, to name but a few. Once you have set-up camp for your first night, you will return there each night.

After taking in everything Fraser Island has to offer, you will arrive back at Rainbow Beach, late afternoon. This is a final opportunity to enjoy some drinks and food with your new friends.

The 3-day Fraser Island trip includes return transfers
from Brisbane, 2 Day guided 4WD tour on Fraser
Island, 2 nights’ accommodation in Wilderness
Lodge, 2 buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches on tour and 2 dinners.

This package costs £430; confirm your tour dates with the Work n Holiday travel desk on arrival in Australia.


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