Below is the itinerary for Meet Me Melbourne.
Welcome to Australia and welcome to your Meet Me Melbourne week. Your arrival transfer is pre-booked and will transport you to your Melbourne CBD accommodation. Check in is from 15:00, chill out and relax in preparation for a big week ahead! This afternoon you will meet your Meet Me Melbourne group leader and new travel mates at 16:00 where we will get to know each other before making our way to the lively riverside promenade of Melbourne's Southbank precinct for our welcome dinner.
We depart the city to begin exploring some popular areas around the state of Victoria. We will explore spectacular Australian coastlines and beaches in addition to getting up close with Aussie wildlife. Our first stop is the famed Grampians Mountains and the famous McKenzie falls! Maybe your first chance to meet kangaroos, cockatoos and kookaburras, as we explore the area take in the stunning views of the mountain range.
Exhilarate your senses with a full day visit to the award-winning coastal oasis known as the Peninsula Hot Springs, only 90mins from Melbourne. An idyllic escape for some much needed relaxation and thermal bathing with over 50 globally-inspired bathing experiences within one Bath House.
This morning we move to the famous beachside hotspot - St Kilda!
Securing you a great job in Australia is our priority for today! You will start with a Working & travel orientation then finalize your bank account. Our work and travel team will make sure you’ve got everything sorted for living and working in Australia, and we’ll get you registered with our WTC jobs program to connect you to our wide network of employers. This afternoon we will hang out at the popular St Kilda Beach and visit the famous promenade.) Tonight, we dress sharp for a group dinner together.
Yet another jam-packed day exploring the Great Otway National Park and the artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. We will stop for lunch where we can watch Aussie surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay. And of course, there will be photo opportunities at the famous Twelve Apostles.
Melbourne is known for its diverse range of cultures, a fact represented in the food options this city is famous for. Today is spent learning why… This morning we visit the historic city landmark known by the locals as ‘Vic Market’. Located on the northern fringe of the city, this open-air market is a haven for Australian fruit and vegetables, as well as local and imported gourmet foods. In warmer months, these markets come alive and host midweek hangouts for locals. The rest of today is spent exploring the city and getting an understanding of Australia's Cultural hub. Tonight, we will experience Melbourne nightlife with a farewell dinner and Melbourne pub crawl
This morning your first week down under comes to an end. The itinerary is over but your adventure continues. You will have access to our team, mail holding, job guidance and more for your entire time down under.
The order of the itinerary may change if needed, according to weather conditions.
Working abroad should be a fun, rewarding experience. But finding a job in a new country can be difficult. By doing the Work and Travel program you don’t need to worry. We’ll give you everything you need to find work in Australia.
Pre arrival letter: The Work and Travel team will email you a welcome email 21 days prior to arrival date in Australia which includes lots of useful information including - How to get to the hostel / pre-check in information / Log in details for the Jobs program and more
Before You Start: We’ll sort all the important things you’ll need before you start working in Australia. We’ll have your Aussie Bank Account open with your card and pin ready for when you arrive, along with your Aussie SIM card and Tax File number.
Training Courses: Certain jobs such as bar work and construction require you to complete specific training. We’ll explain what’s needed and can book you onto all necessary training courses after your activity week.
Work and Travel Members: You’ll get exclusive access to our Work and Travel Jobs portal, which includes access to a fully integrated labour hire job agency placing thousands of jobs exclusively available to WTC members only every year. You will also have access to the work and travel members portal which includes lots of useful information including an extensive WTC handbook we recommend reading before you travel
Unlimited Help & Advice: Your WTC consultant will give you a comprehensive ‘Work in Oz’ presentation, as well as one on one advice and support on CV Building, Job Finding, Interview Skills and anything else you’ll need to secure a great job in Australia.
Australia Wide Support: We have support staff in Melbourne and Sydney, ready and waiting to help with whatever you may need.
2nd & 3rd Year Visas: If you do 88 days of specified work in Australia, you can apply for a 2nd Working Holiday Visa. We’ll give you lots more info on this during your introduction, we will help you apply for your 2nd Year Visa.
If you do 6 months of specified work in Australia during your second year, you can then apply for a 3rd Working Holiday Visa.
WTC Member benefits - Priority bookings at Nomads hostels, WTC Ice Breaker / Welcome drink - FREE DRINK and SNACKS - held every week and members can attend as many times as they want (Sydney and Melbourne)
If you purchase a Meet Me package starting in Auckland, you are also entitled to the following in Australia within 12 months from start of travel. You will need to book 1 night of accommodation at Noomads Sydney, or Nomads Melbourne to start the package:
- Job search assistance
- CV consultation
- Assistance with TFN and bank account set-up
- Australian SIM card
- Airport transfer to Space Hotel
- 6 Nights’ Accommodation (3 nights Space, 3 nights Nomads)
- All Local Transport
- Help Before You Go
- Aussie Sim Card, Advice on applying for Medicare (eligible countries), Aussie Bank Account & TFN
- Awesome Group Leader
- Melbourne City Orientation
- Explore St Kilda
- Great Ocean Road Trip
- Grampian Mountains and McKenzie Falls
- Peninsula Hot Springs
- Melbourne Nightlife
- Unlimited Support
- Work and Travel Membership
- Work and Travel Jobs Program