Absolute Oz Jobs & Fiji Island Hopping
Paid work in Australia + a fun 8-day tour in Fiji!
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Group Size: Avg 10-15
Trip code: AOFH
Duration: Up to 12 months
Do you fancy combining paid work in Australia with an island-hopping adventure in Fiji? This exciting combo trip includes our bestselling Absolute Oz Jobs package Down Under and an amazing 8 day tour of Fiji. Kick off with one awesome week of activities in Sydney and Beach Camp, and then find your perfect paid job in Australia with the help of our expert jobs team. Live, work, travel and earn in Oz with your Working Holiday Visa, available to 18-30 year olds. Follow your Aussie experience with a fun group tour in Fiji. Relax and island-hop in paradise – bliss!
Please note: This trip can also run in reverse if you fancy visiting Fiji first!
- Aged 18-30? Find paid work in Australia with our Absolute Oz Jobs package and enjoy a 8-day Fiji island hopping tour!
- Have fun in the sun in Australia: Make friends on our amazing activity-packed intro week in Sydney and Beach Camp
- Find a paid job in Australia with expert assistance from our jobs team: Get help with the practicalities of job hunting plus 12 months of job support and then live, work, travel and earn in Australia with your Working Holiday Visa
- Go island-hopping around the beautiful islands of Fiji on a fabulous 8-day tour!
- Relax on idyllic islands and beautiful beaches, swim in waterfalls, lounge in hot pools, visit a traditional village and learn to surf as you make new friends and have fun in Fiji!
This incredible combo trip includes our bestselling Absolute Oz jobs package in Australia plus a fantastic 8-day Fiji Adventure!
Please note: This combo programme can also run in reverse if you fancy visiting Fiji first!
Australia: Absolute Oz Jobs: 8 days + Independent work/travel time (approx. 6-7 months)
Our Absolute Oz Jobs programme is the ideal introduction to Australian paid work. You’ll enjoy one week of amazing activities & sightseeing in Sydney first:
Day 1: Arrive in Sydney. Arrival day and free time.
Day 2: Sydney walking tour. See Darling Harbour, the Botanic Gardens and Opera House. Welcome dinner.
Day 3: Sydney. 9.15am: A comprehensive job orientation. Boat party in Sydney Harbour. Lunch included.
Day 4: Beach Camp. Depart Sydney for a 2-night Beach Camp adventure. Dinner included.
Day 5: Beach Camp. 4x4 tour of the sand dunes (plus sandboarding!). Learn about Aboriginal culture and go on a bushwalk. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Day 6: Beach Camp–Sydney. Browse the coastline for bottlenose dolphins on a boat cruise. Head back to Sydney. Breakfast included.
Day 7: Party night. Free day to relax and plan your onward travels. Entry to 4 city bars and clubs (plus 4 inclusive drinks!). Hop on a party bus and explore the streets in style!
Day 8: Bondi to Coogee Beach Tour. Beach walking tour. Intro week ends this afternoon.
Alongside this action-packed itinerary you'll also enjoy theme nights, quizzes and drinks deals at your hostel which will lead to some unforgettable nights in Oz! Bring it on!
Let the Job Hunt Begin!
Now it’s time to kick-start your Aussie job search. Our job support team will give you all the help and advice you’ll need in order to secure yourself a paid Aussie job. You also have a full 12 months of job support. The programme includes:
- 12 months access to the online jobs network and vacancies nationwide
- A CV review service
- An orientation
- Advice about setting up your own Australian bank account before you go
- An Aussie mobile phone SIM card
- A Tax File Number
- Access to free Wi-Fi
- A 12-month mail holding service
- Help and advice about long-term accommodation
Using the job database you’ll have access to over 1900 job adverts at any one time, so the sky’s the limit when it comes to finding paid jobs in Oz! Wage rates will vary, but you can expect to earn around £10-£15 per hour.
Once you’ve had your fill of living, working and travelling in Australia you can hop across to the idyllic islands of Fiji for 8 days of fun in the sun!
Please note: You will need to book a flight from Australia to Fiji and the cost of this flight is not included.
Fiji Island Hopping: 8 days
Day 1: Welcome to Fiji! Touch down in Fiji and meet your guide who will transfer you to your accommodation in Nadi. Meet the rest of your group at a welcome dinner and drinks. Your Fiji Island Hopping trip has begun!
Day 2: The Coral Coast. Head south to the Coral Coast. Enjoy a boat trip around the Vatulele and Yanuca Islands, and try snorkelling, kayaking (extra cost) and a tasty beach BBQ. Back at the resort, chill out with sunset yoga and kava around the bonfire.
Day 3: SUP’ing and Waterfalls. Time to get active with a spot of stand up paddle boarding this morning! This afternoon, delve into the forest and discover the Novala Falls. Head back to the resort for drinks by the beach.
Day 4: Yasawa Islands. Cruise across to the Yasawa Islands. Check in to the gorgeous Blue Lagoon resort and tuck into a delicious meal at a local restaurant. Spend the rest of the day as you wish.
Day 5: Local Village Experience. Visit some stunning limestone caves and meet local people at a nearby village. Immerse yourself in Fijian culture, play some games with the village children and learn a thing or two from the village elders.
Day 6: Waya Island. This morning it is time to explore a new island as we jump on a boat to Waya Islands. Experience some sunset tubing and float in the sea with a beer in hand – not to be missed! Tonight, you’ll gather around the fire and watch some crab racing!
Day 7: Weaving and Snorkelling. Try out your weaving skills with traditional Voivoi weaving or you could head to the local craft market! Then head to the ocean and try to find Nemo and his friends with a spot of snorkelling before seeing a traditional Meke show and farewell drinks.
Day 8: Tour ends. Your incredible Fiji trip has come to an end! Your guide will help you organise your return transfer to Nadi. We recommend you book an extra night of accommodation in Nadi tonight (extra cost) and fly out tomorrow.
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You should arrange your flights to arrive into Sydney Airport (SYD) on a Sunday, depending on your start date. You will need to go to a pre-set meeting point at Sydney airport and a greeter will direct you to the shuttle bus which will take you directly to your hostel to begin your first week of fun and adventure!
Please note: After your stay in Australia is over you will need to book a flight to Fiji and the cost of this flight is not included.
The tour begins in Nadi on day 1. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. The transfer service is available between 7am and 10pm. If you arrive outside of these hours an out of hours transfer can be arranged for around £10 (payable locally). We recommend you arrive before 6pm to be in time for the evening welcome dinner.
If you wish to arrive in Fiji the day before, you are still entitled to an included airport transfer, so long as you pre-book your extra night of accommodation with us. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
Your tour ends on Waya Island on day 8. A return transfer back to the mainland is not included but is easy to arrange. We then recommend booking an extra night of accommodation in Nadi, and flying out the next day.The local team will be able to help you do this.
Australia: Absolute Oz Jobs
Week 1: Sydney and Beach Camp
Accommodation for the first 7 nights of your stay is included, in a city centre hostel in Sydney during nights 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7, and in shared accommodation during your stay at beach camp on nights 4 and 5.
In your hostel in Sydney, you’ll enjoy modern facilities in shared dorm accommodation with up to 10 people. The hostel is a hub of exciting city action, with its own backpacker bar. The onsite café serves breakfast and there’s also a kitchen with fridges and storage. The hostel has 24-hour reception, phone booths on every floor, security lockers, laundry facilities, Internet and Wi-Fi, and a postal service.
Some meals are included in week 1: A welcome dinner and drink, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 4 free drinks. Other meals are not included.
What do I do about accommodation after the first week in Australia?
After the first 7 days of accommodation some people decide to extend their stay in a hostel or to rent an apartment. The most popular option is to rent an apartment, and our team in Sydney can assist you with this. The advantage of renting is that it is the cheaper option and you get your own private room. Our customers often end up renting a place with the friends they meet in their first week on the programme. You can expect to pay £100-£150 per week. The minimum contract is normally 3 months but some agencies will ask you to commit to six months.
Alternatively you can extend your stay in a hostel. This is a great option for those that want to travel around quite a lot. Hostels offer cheaper rates for those that want a long term stay, for example for one month or more. It is really easy to book accommodation in hostels. You can often walk in and get a room that day but we recommend that you make a reservation the night before. Depending on where you stay in Australia, you can expect to pay around £140-£175 per week.
Please note that when you are working in Australia, you will earn enough to cover your living expenses like rent, food and bills. If you would like any more information, please contact us for more details.
Fiji Island Hopping
7 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. Accommodation will be in a range of shared dorm rooms.
At the final two resorts (Blue Lagoon and Waya islands) there is a compulsory daily meal package that is not included in the trip cost. At Blue Lagoon the meal plan costs FJD129 per day and at Waya Island the daily meal plan costs FJD129 per day. In total, the meal plan payments will cost around £150-200, which covers breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the resorts.
This tour is available to travellers aged 18-30.
Due to Working Holiday Visa (WH Visa) age restrictions, this trip is only available to 18-30 year olds. As you are planning to work in Australia you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. You can book a Working Holiday Visa through Gap 360 or apply online. To be eligible, applicants need to meet the following requirements:
- Hold a passport issued by an eligible country or region
- Be aged 18-30 (inclusive) at the time of applying
- Not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during their stay in Australia
- Meet health, character and financial requirements
- Not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (unless applying for a second visa)
- Be outside Australia when they apply and when their visa is granted
- Apply within 12 months of intended travel to Australia.
- Have sufficient funds to cover your expected living/trip costs during your stay
- Have funds for a return or onward ticket to depart Australia (or an actual ticket)
- Have health insurance
You will need to apply for Medicare once you are in Australia and in order to do this please ensure that you can provide TWO forms of ID e.g. passport, driving licence, birth certificate.
British nationals do not need a visa for visits to Fiji of up to 4 months, providing you have an onward or return travel ticket.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.