Round the World - Koalas and Kiwis

Trip code: QANZ

  • Adventure 3 out of 5
  • Relaxation 3 out of 5
  • Culture 3 out of 5
Your Complete Australia and New Zealand Gap YearYour Complete Australia and New Zealand Gap YearYour Complete Australia and New Zealand Gap Year

Trip Highlights


  • Get yourself a job and fund your time in Oz
  • Do as the Aussies do and catch a wave or two
  • Sail the stunning Whitsunday Islands along the East Coast
  • Live and work alongside New Zealanders and enjoy the laid-back Land of the Long White Cloud
  • Complete a full circuit of both NZ's North and South islands
  • Stock up on souvenirs in manic Bangkok
  • Be flexible with your time… it’s your trip!


Trip Summary

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Work your way around Australia and New Zealand, experiencing the best of these amazing countries. Release your inner Aussie and learn to surf on the East Coast of Australia and get an adrenaline rush from one of the many daring activities in Queenstown, New Zealand, the adventure capital of the world!


If you’ve always dreamed of living in a different country for a while then why not take advantage of your working holiday visas for Australia and New Zealand? Get these and you’ll be able to live and work in both countries for up to 12 months each. It’s a great way to fund an extended time abroad and explore two amazingly diverse countries. And remember, this itinerary is totally flexible so feel free to mix and match our trips to suit you.

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What will I be doing?

  • First stop (Up to 12 months in total)

  • Second stop (Up to 12 months in total)

First stop: Up to 12 months in total

Next Leg

Destination info

Australia attracts many visitors each year due to its broad range of things to see and do. The varying landscape offers many beautiful attractions and fantastic activities, from surfing and white water rafting to trekking and skiing. Australia is a huge country size wise, and therefore offers a diverse population and landscape, creating a perfect environment for travelling and working.


  • Location: Australia

Ultimate Aussie Paid Work - plus working holiday visa
Earn as you travel your way up, down or across Australia on your Aussie gap year, let us take the hassle out of paperwork while you gain useful experience working in a number of areas!


Learn to Surf - 5 days
Perfect your boarding style as you learn to ride Australia’s highest waves, catch a movie at the outdoor cinema and work an appetite for an Australian style Barbie!


There's loads of other cool trips in Australia for you to choose from if you fancy doing something different. Click here for inspiration.

Second stop: Up to 12 months in total

Destination info

New Zealand is extremely popular in terms of tourism, especially with backpackers due to its diverse range of geographical features, extreme sports and cosmopolitan cities.  It is one of the most recently populated major landmasses, settled by the Maori’s in the year 1000. The Maori language native to New Zealand is named Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud.


  • Location: New Zealand

New Zealand Paid Work
Gain experience in a variety of different areas, marvel at the fascinating range of rare and beautiful wildlife, and indulge your craving for adventure!


Kiwi Experience bus pass - Funky Chicken
Hop on and hop off wherever and whenever you like with this flexible bus pass. Make your way through New Zealand’s epic landscapes - from glaciers and snow-capped mountains to wild coastlines and pristine blue lakes. Adrenaline junkies will love New Zealand as much as nature lovers!

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What's included?

  • Flights from London – Australia – New Zealand - Bangkok – London

What's not included?

  • Travel insurance
  • Extra activities not on itinerary

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum 18 years, maximum decided on potential participants health.

Due to visa restrictions, the working part of this Gap year is only available for those between the age of 18-30. Please contact us for more information



As you’ll be visiting a few different countries and may have several different programmes included in your trip, you will stay in a variety of accommodation possibly including hostels, lodges, home-stays, volunteer houses and maybe even tents!

Please look at the specific programmes included in your multi-stop trip for more specific information.



Depending on your choice of countries and experiences, some meals may be included but it will vary from place to place and project to project. Please refer to specific programme information to find out what’s included.


Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.




This trip requires a Police Check to be carried out - please contact us for further information on how to do this. 

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