8 Day Melbourne Arrival Package

The best start to your travels around Australia will be in the world's most liveable city Melbourne. Perfect for backpacking and gap year adventurers. An 8-day tour which you ticks off all your Australian bucket list while also giving you all the essentials for your time in Oz.


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  • Learn to surf and paddle board
  • Taste Melbourne's finest wine and food
  • Experience the Phillip Island penguin parade and other native wildlife
  • Personalised airport pickup


  • Airport pickup
  • 7 nights accommodation in a YHA Hostel.
  • Welcome Meal by the picturesque Yarra River
  • Welcome to Travel: Melbourne City Food Tour (including samples, dinner and 2 drinks!)
  • Unique 2 day/1 night getaway
  • Surf Lesson
  • Wine Tasting
  • Australian Wildlife Park
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • St Kilda Beach Day
  • Bar Crawl (4 drinks included!)
  • Paddleboarding
  • 2 Backpacking Expert Guides
  • Employment Help

Day 1: Arrival Day 

Your Welcome to Travel: Melbourne Week starts on Monday morning, so you need to be in Melbourne for the Sunday night. Landing a few days before? No worries! Your airport pickup is included for any day before the tour and we can organise any required extra nights at the YHA accommodation


Day 2: Monday 

Our morning meet and greet will see you meet your new family and learn why the next 7 days will form the best week of your life. We’re going to cover everything! Alongside this, you’re going to get you an Australian sim card and a handy YHA Membership card. This will save you 10% on YHA hostels throughout Oz. We’ll then take you on a walking tour around Melbourne and show you this fascinatingly diverse city. We’ll be taking you to famous Melbourne Graffiti Laneways, the world famous Federation Square, bustling Bourke Street Mall and many other must-see stops. We’ll end the day with a group Welcome Meal (dinner included) at one of Australia’s most iconic settings, the banks of the Yarra River.

Meals: Dinner


Day 3: Tuesday 

Melbourne is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest open-air market and it’s a true treat for all senses. After haggling a bargain and exploring the wonder of Queen Victoria Market’s stalls we will spend the afternoon in the most Melbourne way possible, eating and drinking! Melbourne has more food establishments than anywhere in the world so we thought the best way to showcase that was to create an exclusive food tour just for you, so we did.

Meals: Dinner


Day 4: Wednesday 

We want you to experience the city but also for you to we see the beautiful surrounds of Melbourne too. Over two days we’ll visit the stunning Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island, two of the most beautiful and untouched spots in Australia.

Meals: Lunch


Day 5: Thursday 

You’ll tick off those bucket list items as you see stunning pristine BEACHES, feed KANGAROOS, hang with KOALAS, learn to SURF, clap eyes on 500 tiny PENGUINS and even indulge in the finest WINE Australia has to offer. Think of why you came to Australia and so much of it is in these two days. Not only does it already sound amazing, this tour doesn’t actually exist and has been especially created for you. There’s no better way to experience all of these things than with your Welcome to Travel family


Day 6: Friday 

Melbourne has many celebrated suburbs and St Kilda is as famous as they get. We’ll take the morning to stroll this quaint beach suburb taking in its iconic promenade, alfresco cafes and famous landmarks such as Luna Park, Acland St and the Palais Theatre. The afternoon can be spent lazing on the beach, paddle boarding OR if you’re feeling adventurous, Australia is the Skydiving capital of the world and you only live once, let’s do it!! This can all be organised by us! *Extra cost


Day 7: Saturday 

Saturday morning is time for you get sorted for your bigger journey. In the morning we’re helping with setting up your bank account, tax file number and giving you all the help you need to gain employment in Oz. The advice in the morning will be followed by advice in the afternoon as we talk about whereafter Melbourne? We have backpacked Australia so know all the hot spots and we’ll be able to help you plan your adventure. As we wrap that up, we’ll crack open the beers before the big Saturday night bar crawl!


Day 8: Sunday 

And as if like that, it’s nearly over. We’re not silly and one thing we’re experienced with is the morning after so we’re leaving the morning to you. We expect it will be a lazy one after a big Saturday night… We’ll be around all day to help with any questions on ‘What next?’ and then what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than lazing on a rooftop overlooking the city with your new travel family? We’ll crank up the BBQ and soak up the skyline as we talk about memories made before going our separate ways after the best week of your life!

Meals: Lunch

All tours start on a Monday but require all travellers to have landed in Melbourne by the Sunday.

Personalised pick up from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport any time of day.


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Optional Extras

Skydive Australia- Melbourne $299AUD + $35AUD- Day 5

Included Meals- Monday, Tuesday and Sunday Dinner, Wednesday Lunch

Included Drinks- Monday (x1), Tuesday (x2) and Saturday (x4)


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