Gap years in Australasia

If you’re looking for a gap year destination that has it all, Australasia is for you.

Home to some of the world’s most stunning countries; Australia, New Zealand and Fiji (not forgetting the other Pacific Islands), this vast and varied continent offers a whole range of adventure packed gap year activities and in some cases the opportunity to work and earn some money on your travels.

Cash-strapped travellers can take their pick of work abroad programmes across Australia and New Zealand that will not only top up the travel fund but also provide you with valuable work experience.

You can also opt for skills development programmes such as surfing and ranching courses in Australia or diving in Fiji that will give you a chance to do something really different and enhance your CV.

If the great outdoors is more your thing, gap year travel presents a whole host of opportunities for exploration and nature conservation.

In the wide expanse of the Australian outback and New Zealand’s beautiful countryside, you can put your wanderlust to the test.

The pacific island will also value traditional voluntary work projects such as teaching and conservation. You can help to preserve a number of species and improve your knowledge of research methods


A gap year in Australasia often leaves people wanting more. For many they will return as tourists, to work or even settle.

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