27th December 2018 – 30th December 2018
The optional Pre Tour will boast adventure galore as the Contingent descends upon Queenstown in the South Island for four days. Known as the adventure capital of the world, you will have an abundance of exciting activities available, showcasing New Zealand’s adventure and beauty. It is an amazing time to meet your fellow Australians before converging on the Venture site.
The pre-tour does have an additional cost, however, it’s known to be one of the most exciting aspects of the trip!
31st December 2018 – 5th January 2019
The Venture begins with Phase One, otherwise known as expeditions. This is a five-day offsite expedition with a bunch of different choices with a wide range of activities to decide from. You will be split into units with a mix of gender, age and nationality to ensure you meet many new people.
A full list of expeditions on offer can be found here.
6th January 2019 – 10th January 2019
After Phase One, you will return to the venture site in New Zealand’s north where the adventure continues. With over 1000 venturers on site, there’s, even more, people to meet and many stories to share. The next five days are filled will many opportunities to continue your adventure.
There will be a wide range of different activities available onsite to rock up to and participate in. Almost all activities are included in the cost of the Venture. Past ventures have included activities such as swimming, rock climbing, crate stacking, service projects, movies, chill out zones, a Rover café and more.
There are a plethora of offsite activities on offer including trips into nearby towns for shopping and other half and full day activities to try something extra. More details on these activities and bookings will come in the following months.
At a venture, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Every night will be jam-packed with entertainments such as DJs, bands and comedians, with a variety of themed nights and secret events to make sure the party continues.
11th January 2019 – 15th January 2019
After leaving the Venture site, the Australian Contingent will travel to Rotorua and continue exploring New Zealand’s North Island. This will provide a great opportunity to experience the cultural side of New Zealand, as well as many more amazing activities to participate in. We will celebrate our last night in New Zealand with a special dinner with the entire Australian Contingent, before saying goodbye to all our new mates and travelling home the next day.
Note: The Post Stay is included as part of your Contingent fee and is not an optional extra.
Note: Due to high demand for the Venture a small number of people will have to camp during our 4 day post stay. We have made this decision to ensure that as many Ventures as possible can attend.