You can au pair in New Zealand for 6 to 12 months giving you enormous flexibility while you immerse yourself in the Kiwi culture and your New Zealand family while caring for young children. Explore the area during your time off, become a member of your new family, and have an incredible cultural experience. Walk where Lord Of The Rings (and now The Hobbit) was filmed and see if you fit in one of the round doors! Visiting the real-life Middle-earth still has a geeky allure - LOTR director Peter Jackson's filmmaking prowess still holds Wellington (aka ‘Wellywood’) in its thrall.
Make a difference and help to restore the important natural ecosystems in Australia. You will work with other volunteers to achieve various conservation goals. International Student Volunteers (a non-profit organization) invites you to contribute to tree planting, animal husbandry and habitat restoration. After giving back, you will then reward yourself by participating in an incredible two week adventure tour, which includes snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, white water rafting, exploring a wildlife park and so much more! Australia has the worst record for native mammal extinctions in the world.