The New Zealand gap year challenge kicks off

The five gappers, model Kimberley, student Anton, upcoming director Emma, male model Chris and show jumper Holly have been selected from hundreds of applicants for the  ultimate adventure challenge.

New Zealand is a popular destination for gappers, particularly as they can obtain a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa and work to supplement their travels.

Each weekday, the five gapers will post short videos of their New Zealand gap year and make updates on their adventures on The Gap Year homepages.

Every Friday, one of the five will be sent home until just one will be crowned The Gap Year: Challenge New Zealand winner.

Created by Endemol UK’s award winning Digital Media arm, The Gap Year is sponsored by Tourism New Zealand.

The New Zealand Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their New Zealand visas