Leaders: The Pre Tour

27th December 2015 - 3rd January 2016

The optional Pre-Tour is always one of the most exciting aspects of the trip. The Contingent will spend 7 days and nights travelling the South and North Islands before we arriving at the main event - the Venture itself. The Pre-Tour is an incredible opportunity to experience all that New Zealand has to offer, and to get to know your fellow Australians. It's an additional cost, but totally worth it for the complete New Zealand experience.

28th December

The Pre-Tour group arrives in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. After getting settled in the accommodation we are off to a secret location for the Pre-Tour opening party.

28th December - 30th December

We have three full activity days in Queenstown so you get a chance to experience everything on offer in this amazing town. Activities will include white water rafting, jet boating, mountain biking, parasailing, scenic flights, amazing race, gondola & luge, and more!

31st December

The Contingent travels to Auckland for the North Island leg of the Pre-Tour. Try to catch up on sleep during the flight, you'll need it for our MASSIVE New Year's Eve Party that night! Imagine bringing in the New Year with 400+ Aussies, all rocking out to our own private DJ!

1st January

Free day to catch up on sleep and spend time exploring Auckland.

2nd January

The Contingent will head to the Coromandel Coast for a full day trip of activities including hot water beach.

3rd January

The Non-Pretour group arrives and the entire Contingent travels to the Venture site for the Opening Ceremony!

Leaders attending the pre tour will work with our Youth members to ensure that everyone is enjoying themselves and to assist the welfare team in monitoring the Venturers well being. The Pre-Tour doesn't operate in a normal unit structure like the venture, but you will have a group of Venturers to touch base with each day to ensure they are having an enjoyable experience. You will be responsible for assisting with general supervision and facilitation, but you will do this alongside the Youth as you participate in the activities with them. It's a great mix of leadership and fun.

The Pre-Tour is focused on giving youth and leaders alike a great deal of choice in their experience ranging from the high thrill adrenaline packed activities through to the more relaxed natural beauty experience. There is something to cater for all tastes.

We need 65 leaders to join the Australian Contingent and preference will be given to leaders working directly in the Venturer section with a Leader of Youth Certificate of Adult Leadership.

Below are just a few of the activities on offer during the Australian Contingent Pre-Tour. What could be more fun than spending 7 extra days with potentially 400 Venturers in the adrenalin capital of the world - it's a once in a lifetime opportunity!

  • Nevis Swing
  • Milford Sound
  • Kayaking
  • White Water Rafting
  • Parasailing
  • Jet Boating