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Bag the top prize in our competition and you’ll be jetting off to New Zealand as an official travel blogger for both Contiki and The Student Room.So what adventures do you have planned for the holidays?


Not sure yet? How about a spot of bungy jumping in Queenstown? Maybe you could go cruising through the sub-tropical waters around the Bay of Islands or try black-water rafting in Waitomo...

Sounds pretty good, yeah? Well, this awesome New Zealand adventure might be a bit closer than you think, because we've teamed up with travel specialists Contiki and Tourism New Zealand to bring you a truly unique prize.

What you could win

Here’s the deal. Bag the top prize in our competition] and you’ll be jetting off to New Zealand as an official travel blogger for both Contiki and The Student Room. Your ultimate Kiwi adventure will give you the chance to explore every corner of New Zealand, and all the while you’ll be sharing your adventure with the rest of us through daily posts on Contiki's social media sites, your own dedicated blogging space on The Student Room and regular posts on Contiki's eXchange.




It’s an amazing opportunity to explore one of the most exciting and vibrant countries in the world and also find out what it’s like to be a travel blogger. Who knows, you might just discover a taste for it – a future career travelling for free doesn't sound half bad, does it?

How to enterChoose a New Zealand Contiki holiday and, in 250 words or less, describe why it would make the perfect gap year destination.

Taking part is easy. Choose a New Zealand Contiki holiday and, in 250 words or less, describe why it would make the perfect gap year destination. Inspire, amaze, intrigue or humour us and you could be taking off on the ultimate adventure to experience first-hand what living life with #NOREGRETS is all about!


The most challenging bit? Deciding which trip is your favourite!

Visit Contiki's New Zealand destination page for some inspiration.


The competition will run from 29 May – 23 June 2013. After that, we’ll pick out our 10 favourite entries, and reveal the finalists for online voting from 26 June – 3 July. If it's your entry that gets the most votes, then get packing! You’re off on a 100% Pure New Zealand adventure!

About Contiki

Contiki trips bring together like-minded people from all around the globe. So whether you're travelling solo or with friends, for the first time or fifteenth time, you'll come home with plenty of incredible stories, life-changing experiences and exciting new friends to match.

To enter, and for full terms and conditions, visit www.contiki.com/nzadventure


Good luck!

If it's your entry that gets the most votes, then get packing! You’re off on a 100% Pure New Zealand adventure!