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Gap year in Australia

There’s tons of reasons Australia is one the most popular gap year destinations. So many in fact, that we would literally be here forever trying to tell you all of them! To put it simply, Australia is incredible.

We’ve put together a little list of our must see Aussie highlights, as well as a few ‘off the beaten track’ hidden gems that you might not be aware of. Lucky you! And because we want you to see as many as possible, we’ve made a few suggestions on how to fit it all in and get around while Down Under.
Whether you're going for just a month or spending a year earning some cash on a Working Holiday, we'll help you cram in as much or as little of Australia as you want!

Go on an adventure tour

If the word ‘tour’ evokes thoughts of strict timetables and nightmare tour guides then shame on you! Our Aussie adventure tours give you the freedom to head off and explore independently or just sit and watch the world go by. You’ll be with a small group of like minded fellow travellers and led by an ultra knowledgeable guide who can pretty much answer any question you have about Oz.

From coast to coast or city to city, wherever you go on tour, you’re guaranteed to see all the well known and hidden highlights that you can’t always experience while travelling independently.

If you want to see some of the best bits of Australia and keep a close on your budget, then an adventure tour is your win win solution. Plus, with all accommodation and transport sorted, the only thing you really need to worry about is charging your camera battery and slapping on the factor 30.

Flexible bus passes

Power to the people! If you’d like the complete freedom to travel at your own pace and want to get fully involved with the backpacking community then book yourself a bus pass asap.

With a ton of different route passes to choose from, Australia is at your disposal. A flexible hop-on hop-off bus pass will put the power in your hands as you pick when, where and for how long you want to go somewhere.

These passes are all about value for money. They don’t include food or accommodation but you will get a few cheeky little activities thrown in for for free. Plus, each bus has a know-it-all guide who is armed and ready with info on the best things to do and the best places to stay and eat.


Everybody shout ROAD TRIP! If you’re over 18 and have a valid driving licence then we highly recommend hiring a campervan while you’re in Aus as it’s SO MUCH FUN!

It's totally up to you where you want to go; cruise the stunning coastal routes or head outback and tackle one of the long stretches of endless road.

Grab some mates and split the cost -- it's your accommodation and transport all wrapped up in one tiny price. There’s a huge range of vehicles available to suite every need or budget, from basic 2 berths, to the all singing all dancing 6 berth ‘home on wheels’ with a toilet and shower. Nice!

Rail Passes

Some of the greatest rail journeys in the world can be found in Australia, and if you like the thought of admiring some jaw dropping scenery from the comfort of a stylish cabin, then one of our rail pass is just the ticket!

Our value for money passes are the best way to make the most of the expansive rail network. Whether you want to go from East Coast to West Coast or travel down from the Northern Territory to Melbourne, they’ll be a rail route that suits your Gap year needs. Flexibility is still key, as our rail passes allow you to experience the iconic journeys in one hit or break them up and travel at your own pace.

A little more laid back than the busses, travelling by train offers a more relaxed experience -- perfect for catching up with those blog entries and emails! There’s still a chance to meet fellow travellers and many a travel tale can be shared in the communal dining carriages. 

Choose any one of these ways to see Australia on your Gap Year and you will not be disappointed! To find out more about spending your Gap Year in Australia pop into your local branch or give us a call.

Our Top Aussie Highlights  Sydney  Byron Bay  Fraser Island   Whitsunday Islands Great Barrier Reef Uluru   The Daintree Rainforest  
Go off the Beaten Track Great Ocean Road  Flinders Rangers The Nullarbor  Kakadu 
National Park
Perth and the South West  Tasmania   Broome
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