This pricing is for Venturer youth members and is broken down into a number of components. Some components are optional extras or based on your chosen preferences.
Venture and Post-stay
Return flights from Australia to New Zealand, comprehensive travel insurance, all transfers, all meals, Venture fees, merchandise including 2 polo shirts, name bar, Australian International Scarf, bag and other goodies.
Phase 1 Expedition Fee
As part of the Venture, Venturers and Leaders participate in an expedition of their choice, which is an additional fee based on the expedition chosen. There can be over 30 different Phase 1 Expeditions to choose from. Phase 1 Expeditions will range from $300 to $1,300. This includes meals, transport, and the cost of the activity for 5 days. All Venturers must participate in a Phase 1 expedition.
A full list of Phase 1 Expedition choices and costs is here
The highly popular but Optional Pre-Tour adds 4 nights in Queenstown to the start of your trip and includes all meals, accommodation, transport, and included points towards the activities of your choice as well as tickets to the famous Gondola and Luge. Why not make the most of the airfare and spend some extra time exploring the wonders of New Zealand?
What does the cost include?
Venture: Return flights from Australia to New Zealand, comprehensive travel insurance, all transfers, all meals, Venture fees, merchandise including 2 polo shirts, name bar, Australian International Scarf, travel bag and other goodies. Australian Contingent’s 4 day Post Stay in Rotorua including Mitai Cultural Experience and heaps of other activities.
Venture and Pre-Tour: All of the above PLUS adds 4 nights in Queenstown with 400 of your closest mates including all pre-tour travel (including flight from Queenstown to Auckland), backpacker style accommodation, meals and included ‘points’ to use towards a selection of pre-tour activities.
What’s not included in the cost?
There are some additional costs you need to account for including obtaining a passport if you don’t already have one (see www.passports.gov.au for details).
Your expedition fee which will be based on the choices you make. Expedition fees will be released later however, there will be an option that suits every participant’s budget and taste.
Any spending money for souvenirs or incidental items (you won’t need much). There will be some optional activities during the Pre Tour, Phase 2 of the Venture and the Post Stay. Be rest assured there will be enough included activities to keep most people content.
You will also need to obtain a new, unused tent either from the Contingent or to bring with you. Getting used tents through New Zealand customs is very difficult and time-consuming due to their strict quarantine policies. The Contingent will be offering two tent options at very competitive prices, these will be shipped to NZ and available on your arrival.
Payment Schedule – Venturers
|Date||Venture Only||Venture & Pre-Tour Combined|
|On Application||$ 500||$ 650|
|14 March 2018||$ 250||$ 330|
|1 May 2018||$ 750||$ 980|
|1 July 2018||$ 750||$ 980|
|1 September 2018||$ 680||$ 980|
|1 November 2018||$ Expedition & any other fees||$ 160 + Expedition Fee & any other fees|