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Australasia: famous for being home to two of the most popular gap year destinations in the world. But there’s far more to Australasia than Australia and New Zealand though, and the intrepid gapper will be sure to search out the more far-flung opportunities in this continent of huge contrasts.

But let’s start with the big boys. Australia one of the most popular gap year destinations for anyone taking an extended break, and for good reason. Here you’ll find:

  • Glorious weather
  • Fantastic sights
  • A great social scene
  • The opportunity for varied work
  • Loads of like-minded travellers

All of these reasons – plus many more – make this country a great place to stop to relax, party and replenish finances before moving on. Why do you think many people stay here for months, if not years? At Total Gap Year, we know that loads of people want to find as much info on Australia as possible, and find the best Australian gap year programmes out there. That’s why we cover it comprehensively – there’s nowhere on the web with more info on Australia than here!

New Zealand is also another hugely popular gap year destination, and offers the same work opportunities as Australia, albeit in a slightly cooler climate. What really sets New Zealand apart from the crowd though is its stunning natural beauty, including amazing sites like:

  • Milford Sound
  • The volcanic landscapes of Rotorua.
  • Mauao
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Franz Josef Glacier

Like Australia, we cover New Zealand comprehensively, and you’ll find everything you need to know about New Zealand right here.

As already mentioned, there’s more than Australia and New Zealand here though. The Pacific Islands are full of small, vibrant countries providing something completely different for the gap year explorer, with the most popular of these being Fiji. Don’t stop there though – keep on island hopping through places like Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands for experiences you’ll never forget. Don’t discount popping north from Australia as well and heading into the largely unexplored country of Papua New Guinea, with its rich cultural diversity and huge variety of flora and fauna.

So, whether you are planning a full round-the-world trip, or a one off visit to a country in Australasia, we’re here to provide all the help, advice and encouragement you could possibly need!

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