Round the World - Sand and Tanned

Trip code: QTAN

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

Trip Highlights


  • Gain an insight to the life, religion and culture of Thai people.
  • Take part in a rewarding volunteer project
  • Live and work alongside the locals in Australia & New Zealand to fund your trip
  • Explore the magic of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Travel New Zealand's epic landscapes
  • Be flexible with your time… it's your trip!


Trip Summary

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An exciting, all-encompassing way to visit three of the most popular backpacker destinations. Witness the beauty of the exquisite Erawan waterfalls in Thailand, learn to scuba dive in the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef in Australia and travel through New Zealand's epic landscapes.


This programme combines volunteer work in Thailand, a work and travel programme in Australia and a working holiday in New Zealand! The ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and work your way around the world on your year out. 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?

  • Stop 1 - Thailand (Up to 8 weeks)

  • Stop 2 - Australia (Up to 12 months )

  • Stop 3 - New Zealand (Up to 12 Months)

Stop 1 - Thailand: Up to 8 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

The Kingdom of Thailand, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

  • Location: Thailand

Thailand Experience – 4 weeks

Learn about Thai culture, food and people on this unforgettable introduction to Thailand. Enjoy temples, markets, cooking lessons and tours and take part in a variety of volunteer projects or enjoy trekking in the hills of Sangkhlaburi. Spend your last week relaxing on the beautiful island of Koh Pha Ngan


Community and Elephants Volunteering - 2 weeks

Work and live within the local community, play a hands-on role in the care of Thai elephants and help to ensure their survival by preserving their habitat!


If you don't fancy any of these Thailand suggestions take a look at our other trips.


Stop 2 - Australia: Up to 12 months

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 on a hassle free gap year, live the surfer dream, work your way along the coast or head to the outback for the outdoor travel experience!


7 day PADI diving course in Cairns

Plumb the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, experience life on the open seas and gain an internationally recognised scuba diving qualification!

Stop 3 - New Zealand: Up to 12 Months

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 package

Do more with your gap year as you earn your way around this beautiful and fascinating country, live and work with the Kiwis and gain useful work experience!


Kiwi Experience bus pass - Funky Chicken

Make your way through New Zealand’s epic landscapes; from glaciers and snow-capped mountains to the wild depths of the jungle map out your own journey of a lifetime!

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What's included?

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

What's not included?

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any necessary visas apart from working holiday visa as stated above.
  • Extra activities not on itinerary

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum 18 years, maximum decided on potential participants health



You will be staying in a variety of accommodation where it is included during your trip. These will range from hostels and guesthouses to hotels and beach resorts.



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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