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Group Size: Average 10-20
Trip code: P360
Duration: Up to 12 months or longer
Aged 18-30? Find paid work and travel abroad with our Travel & Earn 360! Earn your way around the world and enjoy time to travel on this ultimate round the world experience! The Travel & Earn 360 is gap year gold: It’s tailor-made for you and offers an incredible opportunity to get a job and earn money in two of the world’s top travel destinations: Australia and New Zealand. It also includes an amazing adventure in Thailand before you travel Down Under.
The Travel & Earn 360 is fully customisable and our expert Travel Advisors are on hand to help create your perfect, tailor-made itinerary.
This itinerary offers a great combination of independent work, organised job programmes, Thai adventures and free travel time making the itinerary as flexible as you want it to be!
Thai Adventure (25 days)
Week 1: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Elephant Home!
Kicking off in the buzzing city of Bangkok, you'll explore temples and palaces and take a boat ride in this lively Thai capital city, before enjoying a bus or train journey to Chiang Mai. Enjoy a Thai cookery class and 2 full days at an amazing elephant home, helping feed, bathe and care for these majestic creatures.
Week 2: Hill Trekking, Krabi and Koh Phi Phi
Next, head off into the Thai hills for an incredible two-day trek! Enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure and then fly down south and laze in the sunshine on the famous Railay Beach. Transfer over to the white-sands of Koh Phi Phi and enjoy awesome nightlife, a viewpoint hike, and a stunning island boat trip.
Week 3 Koh Samui and Koh Phangan
Journey east to Koh Samui and enjoy beach bliss and an excursion to beautiful Angthong National Marine Park. Then, transfer over to Koh Phangan. This laid-back paradise island is famous for hosting the world famous parties. You’ll then enjoy a much-needed detox with a unique temple steam experience.
Week 4 (days 21-25): Koh Tao
Round off the adventure with a few amazing days on the beautiful Thai island of Koh Tao. Staying a stone’s throw from a beautiful beach, you’ll have all the best bars and restaurants on your doorstep during your stay on the island. The beaches and coastline hide a vast array of optional activities, such as snorkelling, quad biking, abseiling, cycling, rock climbing, kayaking and other water sports. You’ll also enjoy a spectacular included snorkeling boat trip around the island on day 22, before your tour comes to an end on day 25.
Please note: Optional activities will be at your own cost.
If you want to incorporate some more independent travel time in Thailand, you can. Please discuss time frames with your travel advisor who will help create your itinerary according to your ideal plans. If you stay longer than 30 days in Thailand you will need to get a 60-day tourist visa in place before you travel
8-day Absolute Oz Jobs
You kick off your Aussie adventure with an 8-day Absolute Oz job programme:
Once your week of fun is over, a day will then be arranged for you to have Aussie work preparation and then it’s time to get job hunting! At this stage you will be eligible and prepared to undertake paid work in Australia. You will also have an inclusive 12 months of job support beyond the initial 8 days. We recommend you take around 6-7 months to work, earn money and travel around Australia, although your working holiday visa allows you to stay for up to twelve months so you can extend your stay if you want.
It's best to set aside at least two months to see Australia so you don't miss out on any of the amazing sights. We offer an amazing range of exciting activities and programmes in Australia from as little as a few days to several weeks. Enjoy tours of the East Coast, the West Coast or the Red Centre and see stunning locations such as Fraser Island, Great Ocean Road and Uluru. Try thrilling activities such as sailing around the wonderful Whitsundays, learning to dive or surf or just explore all the best bits of Australia during your time Down Under. Ask our travel advisors for more amazing Aussie trips and tours and don’t miss a thing!
Absolute NZ Jobs
Before you begin your job search you’ll enjoy one week focused on fun, settling in and making new friends, which includes amazing guided activities & sightseeing in Auckland and the Bay of Islands area. Once your first week of fun is over you can kick-start your job search with the expert advice and assistance of our Auckland jobs team.
Week 1: Fun, Culture and Adventure in Auckland and the Bay of Islands
Day 1, Sunday: Arrive in Auckland.
Day 2, Monday: Job orientation and presentation in Auckland. Tax registration assistance. Pizza dinner.
Day 3, Tuesday: Bank account set up. Guided Auckland city tour. BBQ dinner dinner and pub crawl.
Day 4, Wednesday: Depart 7.30am for Paihia, Bay of Islands. Afternoon activities.
Day 5, Thursday: Visit Maori village for cultural performance. Russel visit. Hot tub and movie night.
Day 6, Friday: Cape Reinga day tour (7am start) plus dune surfing, sandboarding and pub night.
Day 7, Saturday: Return to Auckland (at approx 6pm).
Please note that accommodation for the night of day 7 is not included but you can book this either before you travel or during your first few days in Auckland. You’re now ready to begin your job hunt!
Let the job search begin!
Once your first week of fun is over, you will get 12 months of personal job support from our team in Auckland, including job consultations, a local 24 hour emergency hotline, and unlimited access to an exclusive online jobs database, so you can begin looking for the perfect paid job! As part of the package you get…
Please note that in order to find paid work in New Zealand you must be aged between 18-30 in order to be eligible for the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa.
The rest of your New Zealand itinerary is up to you, and will depend on the jobs you do and how many hours you want to work. There will be plenty of time for travel and you will have a full twelve months of job support from our job support team as part of the package so any time you need a job advice top-up they’ll be there to help out!
After the end of the Absolute NZ Jobs programme you will be eligible to undertake paid work across New Zealand. From this point of the trip onwards, you will have independent time in order to work and travel around New Zealand. We recommend you take around 4-5 months to do this, although your visa allows for up to twelve months stay so you can take longer here and less time in Australia if you wish, it's entirely up to you! Why not add in the New Zealand Discovery Pass and make the most of working and travelling all across New Zealand?
The end of this period of independent work and travel in New Zealand marks the end of the Travel & Earn 360, but don’t get downhearted; plan in even more round the world adventures elsewhere or just head home to tell your friends and family all about your unforgettable adventures!
Please note programmes and itineraries on this trip are all subject to change and availability.
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