Tour Overview

New Zealand


Take a short immersive tour from Christchurch through stunning Tekapo to Mount Cook. In this geography tour you'll take in the human response to the Christchurch earthquakes and recovery efforts as well as the natural beauty of Mt John, Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier.

Guided educational tours and talks targeted at the New Zealand and Australian curriculum are included to complement the incredible sights and hands-on experiences of this tour.


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Arrive in Christchurch where you'll meet your guide, transfer to accommodation and enjoy a walking orientation tour. Later, head out on the Rebuild Bus Tour to see how Christchurch has responded to the earthquakes.


Visit Quake City for an educational tour before heading to beautiful Tekapo. Head up Mt John for stunning views and later enjoy the Dark Sky Experience, taking in NZ's dark sky reserve.


Travel to Mt Cook where you'll participate in a tailored geography educational workshop at the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre.


Depending on the time of year you'll head out onto the Tasman Glacier terminal lake; one of the only accessible glacial lakes containing icebergs in the world. Alternatively, take a 4WD tour of the area with a tailored geography focused talk. Later head out on a guided hike with a Mount Cook Ranger.


Transfer to Christchurch or Queenstown to end the tour. Optional add-on acitivites are available.


Flights and transfers

Multishare backpacker accommodation

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

Expert Haka tour guide throughout

Activities as per itinerary


  • Understand processes that shape environments (glacial processes)
  • Explore human impacts and environmental threats
  • Discover natural features including plate tectonics, moraine development and erosion
  • See how natural disasters impact people and design


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