7 Weeks in Australia: Sydney + East Coast + Conservation + Job Assistance

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Travelling around Australia was amazing. Going up the East Coast was the best part, where I met incredible people and saw amazing sites. Never a dull moment during my time here and you can stay on for longer to make it really worthwhile!
Patrick Van Breugel
Patrick Van Breugel
Leaper Alumni, 2015

Your Itinerary

What you'll do and where you'll go, from the day you arrive until you hop on a plane back home.
  • Week 1 Sydney

    Your first week in Australia is full of activities and adventure in Australia’s most impressive city which include:

    Guided Walking Tour

    Around the city including Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens.

    Sydney Harbour Cruise

    To check out Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Dennison, and Watson’s Bay.

    Blue Mountains

    To see Australian native animals, spectacular scenic lookouts, an abundance of Aboriginal history and the chance to ride the steepest railway in the world. 

    Bondi to Coogee Beach Walk

    Starting off at one of the most well known beaches in the world, you’ll stroll over six beaches, multiple coves and rock pools, whilst gazing over Sydney’s most spectacular views of the Tasman Sea.

  • Week 2 Sydney - Brisbane

    Travelling by bus, you'll head north, stopping off at:

    Byron Bay

    First stop is the popular backpacker hang-out of Byron Bay, offering gorgeous beaches and some of the some of the greatest surf breaks in the world. During your stay, you will have the chance to take a surf lesson, mountain bike to the lighthouse and sample the world famous “Bay Kebabs”.

    The Gold Coast

    The Gold Coast is a region famed for its long sandy beaches and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways.


    The capital of Queensland, Brisbane is buzzing with shops, cafes, restaurants and many attractions in the surrounding area.

  • Week 3Brisbane to Cairns

    Leaving Brisbane behind, you’ll continue deeper into Queensland, for the next 2 weeks, stopping off at:

    Noosa Beach

    A beautiful beach town and gateway to Noosa National Park - a luscious, green peninsula made up of crystalline beaches, tropical rainforests and a perfect place to spot koalas.

    Fraser Island -3 day Tour

    To experience the island, beaches and 100 freshwater lakes where you can swim and play around.

    Airlie Beach & Whitsundays Sailing

    Airlie Beach is a super social and lively place with a swimming lagoon set in the parkland overlooking the islands. It’s also the access point for your overnight sailing adventure around the Whitsunday islands.

    Townsville & Magnetic Island

    Spend your days as you choose; whether you want to relax on the beach, or try something more adventurous like diving, your options are endless.


    During your time here, you’ll be able to enjoy two amazing and very different day trips: either at Atherton Tablelands, or snorkelling over the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Week 5 Conservation Projects

    For the next two weeks, it’s time to give something back by helping local NGOs with conservation.

    Typically the volunteer work involves helping out in rainforests, mountain ranges or coastlines with tree planting, wildlife surveying, seed collection, track and fence construction.

  • Week 7 Cape Tribulation

    The final week takes you to the very Northern region of Australia, where the reef meets the rainforest.

    You’ll have five nights here to explore. Loads of optional activities available: Horseback ride, zip lining, 4WD tours, hiking, ocean safaris and kayaking.

  • Home Cairns
    Return to Cairns to carry on with your travelling, return home or head back to Sydney to start your job search.
  • Add On Job Search Assistance

    If you’re planning to stay on in Australia, then why not add on our Job Assistance package, which includes:

    12 month membership to the Leading Job search database

    CV review and interview service

    The Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course - essential if you’re looking to work in the hospitality industry in Australia.

    Australian SIM card

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