Frontier Regional & Union #38 School New Zealand Tour 2024

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Trip of a lifetime!

New Zealand

Culture

16-25 February 2024

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Experience the unparalleled natural beauty of New Zealand in this once-in-a-lifetime tour to New Zealand.

With culture at the heart of the tour you will learn about native customs and traditions,  paddle in a Māori war canoe, practice unique Māori arts and crafts, sleep overnight in a authentic Māori communal meeting space and taste an authentic ground cooked hāngi with the locals.

In addition you will get to see and experience some of New Zealand's most exciting and unique activities. You will go kiwi spotting, explore a Hobbit home, try white water rafting, kayak on the pristine ocean bays and explore the fascinating geothermal landscapes!

DAY ONE

Depart Boston and take an international flight to New Zealand (1 or 2 stops)

 

DAY TWO

Today is a full travel day (cross the international time zone)

 

DAY THREE

Arrive into Wellington airport today and meet your expert Haka Educational Tour Guide. You will then transfer to your accommodation and take an evening stroll with your guide and enjoy your first dinner in New Zealand.

DAY FOUR

Take a walking orientation of the waterfront city with your guide before learning to paddle a native Māori waka (war canoe) to experience a local tradition first hand.

Then take an educational tour of Zealandia, the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary. Learn about NZ’s natural history and the conservation being undertaken in the heart of the city.

DAY FIVE

Today you will travel to Taupo with scenic stops en-route.

In the late afternoon your will boat a boat to cruise on the lake to the unique Māori rock carvings.

DAY SIX

This morning visit the impressive Huka Falls waterfall. Then follow the river up stream for a dip at Spa Park, home to natural hot pools. Then travel into rural New Zealand for an overnight stay in a local marae (Māori meeting house), and learn more about Māori customs and the significance of the land. You'll also try your hand at some Māori arts (the Haka & poi), and enjoy a dinner cooked in the traditional Māori way before some storytelling about local legends.

DAY SEVEN

After breakfast you will get to take part in a selection of cultural activities with the locals. These may include weaving, fishing, eeling and more.

After lunch the group will continue on to Rotorua where you will take a guided tour of Te Puia, New Zealand’s Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Explore the geothermal valley, visit the Kiwi House (the New Zealand native bird) and see Māori carving and weaving first hand.

DAY EIGHT

This morning will get suitably wet with some breathtaking white water rafting along the Kaituna River.

Afterwards you will travel to Hobbiton to explore the famous movie set from Lord of the Rings.

Then on to the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel for an evening of relaxing by the waves!

DAY NINE

This morning join a Cathedral Cove kayak tour. Considered one of the best kayaking trips in the country, you will paddle through amazing sea caves and explore volcanic islands in the Marine Reserve.

Then learn how to make your own pendant through techniques passed down through generations of Māori people before travelling onto Auckland.

DAY TEN

Take a morning walking orientations of some of Auckland sights including Mount Eden (flight time dependent).

The transfer to the airport for your international flight home (not organised by Haka Educational Tours).

INCLUSIONS

  All ground transportation

Upmarket backpacker standard accommodation

Daily breakfast and dinner

Expert Haka Educational Tours guide throughout

Flights

Activities as per itinerary

PAYMENT PLAN

X September 2022 - $300 deposit to reserve a spot on the trip
X November 2022 - $500 payment
X February 2023 - $500 payment
X May 2023 - $500 payment
X September 2023 - $500 payment
X December 2023 - $500 payment

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