Adventure Capital of the World

Adventure Capital of the World

Perfect for extreme sports lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, this one-month program encompasses the best adventure and outdoor activities New Zealand and Fiji have to offer. Get ready to lace up, strap in, and take the plunge into this adrenaline lovers DREAM! Whether you are already hooked on extreme sports or are just testing the waters for the first time, this trip offers the perfect combination of adventure and touring in two spectacular countries.

Departure Dates
  1. March 20 - April 18, 2019

Program Profile
  • Countries:

    New Zealand

    fj Fiji Islands

  • Department:
    Gap Year
  • Duration:
    30 Days
  • Ages:
    17-22
  • Cost:
    $7,995 plus Airfare
  • Program Types:
    Gap Block
Program Profile
  • Countries:

    New Zealand

    fj Fiji Islands

  • Department:
    Gap Year
  • Duration:
    30 Days
  • Ages:
    17-22
  • Cost:
    $7,995 plus Airfare
  • Program Types:
    Gap Block

New Zealand

In New Zealand, you’ll start on the North Island to indulge in exciting daily adventures such as whitewater rafting, surfing, navigating caverns, and exploring downtown Auckland. Whether kayaking on the Coromandel Peninsula, or wandering along some of New Zealand’s best hiking trails, you will be fully immersed in the incredible beauty of the Land of the Long White Cloud.
After a short flight to the South Island, you’ll find yourself among the majestic Southern Alps. Queenstown, Wanaka, and Fiordlands National Park will be some of the stops on your journey through this outdoor enthusiast’s nirvana. Your time on the South Island will include rock climbing, hiking, and cruising through Milford Sound. Optional activities such as skydiving, canyon swinging and bungee jumping are also favorites for those who really want to push the limits! Your time here promises to be full of memorable challenges before you continue on to Fiji.

Fiji

Say Bula! (Fijian for Hello!) to the tropical paradise of Fiji, where you will explore endless sand dunes and enjoy pristine beaches from our South Pacific Eco-Lodge Basehouse. Take an island hopping tour of the Mamanuca Islands to swim, snorkel, and splash in the waves. Zipline through ancient Fijian cave systems and kayak through coastal mangrove forests. You’ll end your Fijian adventure with a ferry to our Somosomo base for a few days in Fiji’s renowned Yasawa Islands. Whether you’re a certified diver or a beginner, you’ll have a chance to don scuba gear and explore the undersea world.

Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Follow these tips to pack like a pro:

Travel light. Pack only the essentials. You’ll need less than you think!

Bring the right clothes. Pack clothes that are culturally appropriate for your destination and acceptable for service projects. This means bringing long shorts (think Bermuda and basketball shorts), t-shirts with sleeves to cover shoulders, and appropriate footwear. For New Zealand, this means checking the weather for the week you will be in New Zealand and bringing warm clothes. The same two pairs of pants can be used all week!

Leave your valuables behind. While traveling, it’s easier for things to get lost, stolen, or damaged. Keep any prized possessions safe at home.

Check with TSA. Make sure your luggage complies with TSA regulations, especially your carry-on. Useful tip: Pack an empty water bottle and fill it up after security.

Extra paperwork? If you need additional forms filled out to get credit for your service hours, no problem! Bring these forms with you so they can be completed in-country.

CARRY-ON

A school backpack or similar sized bag is ideal.

• Passport
• Photocopy of passport
• Wallet/money
• Book and/or journal
• Pen
• Phone
• Camera
• Chargers
• Ear buds
• Change of clothes
• Water bottle
• Medication
• Additional community service forms
• Any relevant Scuba Diving certifications
• Small backpack or overnight bag (if not already using as carry-on)
• Outlet power converter
• Rustic Pathways emergency contacts

CHECKED LUGGAGE

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal.

Clothes

• Socks (8-10)
• Underwear (10)
• Base layers/long underwear
• Pants/capris (2-3)
• Jeans (1-2)
• Long shorts (must be knee length)
• Long skirt (2-3)
• Tank Tops (3-4)
• T-shirts (5-6)
• Long sleeved shirt (3-4)
• Fleece/hoodie
• Pajamas
• Swimsuit (2-3)
• Quick dry towel
• Beach towel/sarong
• Rain jacket
• Fleece jacket
• Strappy sandals (like Tevas or Chacos)
• Sneakers
• Hiking boots
• Sunglasses
• Hat
• Warm down jacket

Toiletries

(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

• Shampoo/conditioner
• Body wash
• Face wash
• Toothbrush/Paste
• Sunscreen/bug spray
• Feminine hygiene products
• Contacts/solution
• Foam ear plugs
• Personal med kit
• Deodorant
• Wet Wipes
• Razor/shaving cream

Other (Required)

• Sleeping bag (35 degrees and up)
• Headlamp/flashlight

Optional:

• Donations: As a responsible travel provider, we firmly believe in giving back to the communities and countries where we operate. As part of our holistic approach to business, we ​run a 501c3 nonprofit that supports high priority projects year round. If you feel inspired to join our global community of travelers making a difference, please consider making a donation here.