Unit Leader Pricing

This pricing is for Adult Unit Leaders undertaking a Unit Leader Role (ie leading a unit of Youth). Pricing for the Venture is broken down into a number of components. Some costs are optional extras or based on your chosen preferences.

Item Cost Description
Venture & Post Tour $2120* 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. Australian Contingent’s Post Tour including 2 nights staying at Waikato University in Hamilton, Maori Cultural Experience and theme park adventure.
Phase 1 Expedition Based on Choice As part of the Venture, Leaders participate in an expedition of their choice with a unit of Venturers, which is an additional fee based on the expedition chosen. There are over 30 different Phase 1 Expeditions to choose from. We have been advised expeditions will range from AU$300 to AU$900. All Venturers must participate in a Phase 1 expedition. Phase 1 expedition selection will be available from early March 2015 and you will receive an email to confirm once they open.
Pre Tour (Optional) $1350 The highly popular but Optional Pre Tour adds 7 nights to the start of your trip and includes all meals, accommodation, transport, and most activities. Why not make the most of the airfare and spend some extra time exploring the wonders of New Zealand?

* These prices are based on traveling from either Melbourne or Sydney. For members leaving from other ports there will be an additional travel surcharge due to increased flight costs. We are trying to keep the travel surcharge to the absolute minimum.

Departure Location Flight Surcharge
Melbourne No Fee
Sydney No Fee
Adelaide $130
Perth $360
Brisbane $50
Hobart $130
Darwin $250

Payment Schedule - Leaders

Date Venture Only Venture & Pre Tour Combined
On Application $450 $700
1st May 2015 $450 $700
1st July 2015 $450 $700
1st September 2015 $450 $700
1st November 2015 $320 + Expedition & any other fees $670 + Expedition & any other fees

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, bag and other goodies. Australian Contingent’s Post Tour including 2 nights staying at Waikato University in Hamilton, Maori Cultural Experience and theme park adventure.

Venture and Pre-Tour: All of the above PLUS an extra 7 nights of fun touring through the North and South Islands with 350 of your closest mates including all pre-tour travel (including flight from Queenstown to Auckland), backpacker style accommodation, meals, New Years Eve party and 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, any spending money for souvenirs or incidental items (you won’t need much), and there will be some optional activities during Phase 2 of the Venture and the Pre Tour.

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.

Withdrawal Policy

The following withdrawal policy will apply should you need to withdraw your application from the Contingent after being accepted into the Contingent.

Dates Withdrawal Policy
From Application to 30th June 2015 Full refund of all fees paid
1st July 2015 to 31st August 2015 Refund of fees paid less $400
1st September 2015 to 31st October 2015 Refund of fees paid less $1000
1st November 2015 onwards No refund available unless covered by travel insurance policy (ie recent medical condition preventing travel etc)