Pacific Discovery New Zealand & Australia Gap Year Semester

Location: Australia: Brisbane, Byron Bay, Crescent Head and 5 other cities; Multiple Countries; New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson and 6 other cities

Term: Spring, Fall

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021,Year Round


UNIT 54 159 GORGE ROAD QUEENSTOWN, 9300 New Zealand

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Phone: +1 800 655 3415


Engage your passions! Join us for a life-changing, overland journey through the heart of New Zealand and Australia.

On our New Zealand & Australia Semester, you'll travel in a fun, safe and supportive small group with two experienced international instructors to facilitate and mentor your experience. Combine three week-long service-learning conservation projects in diverse national parks and marine reserves; five multi-day outdoor expeditions including backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing and surfing; and educational adventure travel through New Zealand and Australia’s stunning mountain, forest and beach environments. You will also have many opportunities for meaningful connections with local people that will deepen your own global perspective. We encourage you to challenge your personal barriers and support the development of your leadership skills, resourcefulness, resilience, and independence. Pacific Discovery is committed to sustainability and ethical travel, which we'll be practicing throughout the program.

Experience isn't needed, but we would like participants to have a positive attitude as well as be enthusiastic, open to new experiences and other cultures. For this particular program, an interest in conservation would be great!

- Visit our website to request a detailed information booklet for this program –

Travel Types
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba
  • Rafting
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Climbing
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Eco Tours
  • Hiking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Student Tours
  • Surfing
  • Trekking
  • Tours
Degree Level



No experience needed, but we like participants to have a positive attitude, be enthusiastic, open to new experiences and other cultures. For this particular program an interest in conservation would be great!

Type of Programs
  • Gap Year
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Experiential Learning

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Mid-program flight between New Zealand and Australia
* Visas
* All in-country transport
* All accommodation
* Most Meals
* 3 different week-long volunteer conservation projects
* All excursions and activities as described in the itinerary
* Lectures from resident experts on conservation and eco-tourism
* Experienced New Zealand and Australian program leader/s

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Tree Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Environment
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
Typical Volunteer
An interest in conservation, enthusiastic, adventurous and open to new experiences.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel

in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
Typically The Application Process Time is
2-3 days
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded