The Fun Stuff
Kick start your gap year with these fantastic Aussie add ons!
Enhance your Work Australia Essentials package by pre-booking your arrival accommodation. We can arrange either 2 or 7 night’s to coincide with your arrival. We use centrally located top rated backpacker hostels and your booking includes breakfast. The accommodation package also includes a pre-paid airport shuttle which will drop you to the door, allowing you to relax and concentrate your energies on enjoying yourself!
The costs is £175 for 7 night’s or £55 for 2 night’s dormitory style accommodation including breakfast and airport shuttle.
We have some great surf packages which set-off from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. 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.
The course costs £345 and runs between September and May.
4-day Great Ocean Road Surf Course – Melbourne
Learn how to surf on the beaches of Great Ocean Road (which runs along the coast between Melbourne and Adelaide) and see the famous Bells Beach. The surf course includes return transfers from Melbourne, 3 nights’ surf cabin accommodation, breakfast and lunch at the camp, progressive surf lessons, as well as all surf equipment.
The course costs £345 and runs between September and July.
4-day Surf Course – Perth
Learn how to surf on a beautiful beach north of Perth and experience the surf culture in a relaxed location by the beach. The course includes all transfers from Perth to Perth, 3 nights’ surfers lodge accommodation, 5 hours surfing per day, quality surf equipment and breakfast and lunch every day at the camp.
The course costs £360 and runs between September and July
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 a Responsible Sale of Alcohol Course, needed to work in many bars across Australia; and a Barista Course, which trains you to operate a commercial espresso machine and create beautiful espresso-based coffees. (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.
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 4-day Fraser Island trip includes return transfers from Brisbane, a 2 Day guided 4WD tour on Fraser Island, 3 nights’ accommodation in Wilderness Lodge, 3 buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches on tour and 3 dinners.
This package costs £430; confirm your tour dates with the Work n Holiday travel desk on arrival in Australia.