Gap Year Travel Competitions!

Travel Competitions

Because the only thing better than travelling is travelling for free


The best way to save money on a gap year adventure is to win a competition! While this is definitely not the best approach to take for budgeting for your travels, we feel that it doesn’t hurt to enter a few gap year travel competitions and cross your fingers. After all, you’ve got to be in it to win it, right?

We have sourced the below competitions currently being offered by various travel companies. We don’t have anything to do with them and in all cases we’ve entered them ourselves. Whenever we find a great prize we’ll add it to the list – help us keep it up to date and share the travel love too, email us if you hear of something good. And please share this page with your friends by using the icons on the left so they can enter too.


  • Win a $20,000 trip to the Maldives for 2 people, including $16,000 spending money OMG. ENTER HERE. Expires 14/8/15, only for Aussies.


  • The biggest prize yet – win a $100,000 vacation to Hawaii*. ENTER HERE. For US only, 21+, expires 31/Mar/15. *Must take me with you if you win.


  • Lonely Planet’s Utah Road Trip. Flights from London to Vegas and a 7 night adventure. ENTER HERE. Expires 12/04/15, for UK passport holders only.


  • Win an awesome weekend away for you and 11 friends. ENTER HERE. Expires 18/3/15, only for Aussies and Kiwis.


  • Tell Geckos Adventures your best travel hack and you could win a trip to India, Turkey or Vietnam. ENTER HERE. Expires 31/3/15, open for everyone (except Quebecians).



  •  Intrepid Photo Competition. ENTER HERE. Expires June 2015.


  • Win a trip to Austin, Texas. ENTER HERE. Expires 31/March/15. US only.


  • Win a rail trip from London to Munich to experience an Austrian adventure. ENTER HERE. Just answer the below super easy question. Expires 18/03/15, British only.
    Q: Which Austria-based musical is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year?a) The Sound of Music b) Les Misérables c) Cats


  • NomadHead monthly Instagram competition. Simply tag your awesome travel pic with #nomadhead or add @nomadheadtravel and you could be our featured photo in an upcoming magazine issue! Open to everyone!


  • Holy moley. Win a $28,000 Las Vegas holiday. Flights for 2 from Sydney to Vegas, 6 nights at the Bellagio, chopper flight over the Grand Canyon, $8k spending money and a few Samsung TVs. ENTER HERE. Aussies only (sorry), 18+. Expires 18/03/15.


  • Croatia Sailing and Ultra Music Festival experience thanks to Busabout and Student Flights, valued at almost $12,000. ENTER HERE. Aussies only, 18+, expires 31/03/15.


  • 13 Day Vietnam Holiday worth £5,000. ENTER HERE. Expires 15/03/15, Brits only.


  • 3 Day Uluru Tour to see Ayers Rock and $1,000 flights from Sydney or Melbourne. Expires 30/3/15. ENTER HERE.


Have you ever been a lucky prize winner? Make us jealous and let us know in the comments below.


Know A Good Travel Competition?
We’re always on the look out for more great travel competitions, so if you have a hot tip please let us know. Send an email to or comment below and we’ll add it to our list.

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