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If you're seeking a constructive and developmental stepping stone into independent travel, University or College, or the next chapter in your life then Pure Exploration is for you. A trip with us will be filled with travel, adventure, socialising, environmental & community service & cultural immersion experiences all rolled into one seamless program.

Come on a journey of discovery with us that will enhance personal development and grow leadership & relationships skills. Head home a better person ready to attack your goals.
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26th June 2017

A postcard from New Zealand. A glimpse into the beauty of our epic country from the talented Sam Shields. #lovenz

21st June 2017

A last minute cancellation means there is space available on our September Adventure Guide Internship. This is your chance to travel, train and earn money in the adventure tourism industry in Queenstown New Zealand! Find out more here

19th June 2017

Just another Summers day on our Explorer program... Learn how to put yourself in this picture here — Products shown: Summer Explorer Program.

14th June 2017

The true value of gap years are being recognised now by Universities too, as many such as Princeton University have developed their own gap year programs to encourage students to grow as people before entering study. Princeton states that programs like these "offer a truly innovative approach to learning, one that is more experiential and more profoundly transformational than anything most students entering college will have encountered during high school."

13th June 2017

Travel, Train & Work in NZ! This is the ultimate New Zealand trip for people looking for a constructive travel adventure. You'll experience an epic kiwi tour, packed with outdoor activities and enhance personal development PLUS gain world-recognised qualifications, PLUS get a job offer for front-line Kiwi Adventure Tourism roles! Find out more here

7th June 2017

Watch this and tell me a trip to New Zealand wouldn't improve your life by 1000%!

6th June 2017

Grins all round!

5th June 2017

Some crazy dudes pushing it to the limit in Wanaka!

4th June 2017

The first rays of sun of the day hitting Mt Arthur in Nelson, one of the peaks you'll climb on a Pure Exploration tour of New Zealand.

31st May 2017

Ten legitimate, future-focused, sit-down-and-convince-your-parents reasons why a year off study travelling abroad is the best thing for you. See them all here:

29th May 2017

New Zealand's South Island was treated to a stunning display of the Aurora Australis - the Southern Lights last night. This epic timelapse is taken up Coronet Peak - the nearest ski mountain to Queenstown - our home. Seeing the Northern lights and the Southern Lights are both on our bucket list. How about you? #queenstownNZ #lovenz

23rd May 2017

Ahhh Queenstown, the home of adventure. The home of bungy jumping and jet boating. Of exploring little known trails and legendary views. Of days spent climbing rock faces and nights around the campfire with new mates. Of good times and great opportunities. We are lucky enough to call it home and it is basecamp for the best outdoor travel-train-work program in New Zealand. Explore NZ - Get world-recognised qualifications - Get an adventure tourism job offer - All in one trip. Find out more here

16th May 2017

A classic kiwi roadie as seen by Chris Simons Photography. Our trips cover all of these epic spots. Love your work!

16th May 2017

Beach Cricket - a New Zealand institution. Does hitting it into the sea or the surrounding bush harvest the most runs? Only time will tell. Get yourself into this picture with our Summer Explorer Program!

15th May 2017

Are you the type of person who likes action-packed travel? Who likes throwing a pack on their back and climbing to the top of a mountain as much as they do chilling on a beach? Someone who enjoys being challenged, meeting new people and having authentic travelling experiences? We think our Summer Explorer Program is just the trip for you. Check out more on this program here:

13th May 2017

Sourcing your own dinner from the depths of Tangaroa - the Maori God of the Sea. Living the dream on our New Zealand Summer Explorer Program! Learn more about our epic upcoming all inclusive trips to New Zealand here...

9th May 2017

The thrill of discovery. James Cameron found it in New Zealand, we're pretty sure you will to. Check out info on our life changing Summer Explorer Programs here

6th May 2017

'Advice from 30 year old me to 20 year old me'...Nic Haralambous takes the time to write his 20 year old self some advice on life. It's good stuff.

3rd May 2017

This is the start of one of New Zealand's amazing Great Walks, The Routeburn Track. Deep in the heart of middle earth, you'll scale over a mountain pass from the tussocky alpine surrounds of Queenstown to the Jurrassic Park-esque rugged and isolated Fiordland National Park. Its bucket-list worthy all on its own, but it only makes up a couple of days of our epic Summer Explorer Program. And the rest of the program is just as good... Learn more about our epic all inclusive 75 day adventure program here

28th April 2017

Stop making excuses and make your life epic. Travelling the length of NZ, packrafting, hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, bushcraft and canyoning... this 75 day Summer Adventure Explorer Program in New Zealand is all-inclusive, its affordable, and its a straight up adventure of a lifetime. Check out more info here....

25th April 2017

Are you up for a real Kiwi Adventure?! The latest blog is up - check out all the details on our Adventure Guide Work and Travel program in Queenstown, New Zealand - we have limited positions remaining for the September and April intakes so get in touch ASAP to secure your place.

17th April 2017

Hope you all had a great Easter 🐣 we did some #pureexploration in Northland!! Back to the office tomorrow 👌🏄🏻 #autumndays #nzmustdo #destinationnz #purenz #moureesesbay #nzadventure #meanwhileinnz

3rd April 2017

Why does everyone love NZ??! 😍 ✈️👌@pureexplorationnz #pureexploration #queenstownlive #gapyearnz #nzmustdo #destinationnz

27th March 2017

This is where we parked up for the night at Bark Bay in the #abeltasmannationalpark ... take us back!! ❤🌲👌 #pureexploration #gapyear #destinationnz #winterexplorer #nzadventure

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