New Zealand

Business Studies

All year

Years 15-18

Kiwis are known for their "Number 8 Wire" mentality, a can-do mindset of ingenuity and resourcefulness.  This mindset has provided a competitive advantage and led to the success of many New Zealand born inventions such as bungy jumping, jetboating and even the electric fence! Several hugely successful Kiwi startups like Xero, Rocket Lab & Ethique have also been born out of this mentality, and all of whom are on the global business stage.

Our new dedicated NZ Business Studies Tour  brings business studies to life. We've included visits, talks and workshops with organisations across a range of industries to provide as rich a learning experience as possible. Students will learn about strategy, innovation, export, business development and the challenges of operating during a global pandemic.


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Arrive into Auckland, head over to AJ Hackett Bungy to learn all about this iconic Kiwi business followed by a bridge climb experience! Later on we'll head to home of Auckland innovation, GridAKL to meet with the local start up community.


Depart Auckland and travel to Rotorua. Stops en route include a visit to the Tip Top Factory and Over the Moon Daily Factory to learn more about the operation of these iconic Kiwi brands.


Visit ZORB Rotorua, the largest and most unique ball rolling park in the world and invented right here in Rotorua! Learn about the design and innovation behind ZORB. Later on we head to Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park, located in the impressive Whakarewarewa Forest (Redwoods) and meet with local community innovators.


Travel onwards to Taupō with a sightseeing stop at Spa Park natural hot pools and Huka Falls along the way. This afternoon we'll visit Huka Honey Hive for a tour and educational talk to discover more about this buzzing export liquid gold!


Meet the team at Taupō Business Chamber this morning before travelling onwards to New Zealand's capital, Wellington. On arrival meet with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise for a visit and talk on their role in helping Kiwi businesses succeed.


Be prepared to be blown away by yet more epic Kiwi companies today. Head over to Big HQ and meet with a range of iconic companies such as Xero, Trademe, ANZ & Weta. Visits can be tailored to your focus area. Later we'll head to Callaghan Innovation to the secret sauce behind Kiwi businesses booming on the global stage.


This is sadly the final day of your tour. Enjoy some free time this morning to explore Wellington (optional activities available), before returning home.


Flights, transfers and transport

Upmarket backpacker multi-share accommodation (upgrades available)

Daily breakfast, lunch and evening meals

Expert Haka Educational Tour guide

Vists, talks & activities 


  • Business formation & functions
  • People & management
  • Business environment: internal & external factors
  • Operating in global markets, export & scaling up
  • Innovation principles & frameworks
  • Sustainable business policies and frameworks
  • The impact of COVID-19 on businesses


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