Tour Overview

New Zealand

Geography

Take an exciting educational geography tour of New Zealand. This tour has been designed to cover and enhance curriculum learning for students in years 9-11 and includes subject specific activities, guided tours and expert talks.

Take in the breathtaking scenery and varied topography of the truly unique and diverse environment that New Zealand has to offer whilst receiving first hand, outside of the classroom, experiences that are educational, fun and safe.

EXAMPLE TOUR PACKAGE

The below itinerary is just a sample of what we can achieve for your group. Request a pdf version below or get in touch with your group's specific needs for a free bespoke itinerary and quote.

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DAY ONE

Arrive in Wellington, meet your guide and transfer to accommodation. Take a guided walking orientation tour of the city.

DAY TWO

Take a guided educational tour of Te Papa museum, including a visit to the building's base isolator. Head to the Beehive to learn about its design. Enjoy an evening tour of Zealandia,  the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, to see NZ's native nocturnal wildlife.

DAY THREE

Visit a local charity or council department. The exact topic will be linked with school curriculum preferences. Then visit a local farm for a tour of the land and its uses.

DAY FOUR

Take a ferry to the South Island. In the Marlborough region, visit a local vineyard for a tour and an industry talk. Then continue on your journey to Kaikoura.

DAY FIVE

Enjoy a whale watching tour and learn how the business is striving to be a leader in sustainable tourism. Travel to Christchurch where you'll take a walking orientation tour with your guide before having a talk with members of the local Student Volunteer Army.

DAY SIX

Take a Rebuild Bus Tour around Christchurch to see the still evident impact of the earthquakes and how the city has improved its infrastructure. Visit Quake City to hear about the human impacts of the earthquake. In the afternoon head to the International Antarctic Centre.

DAY SEVEN

Travel to Tekapo. On arrival climb Mount John for fantastic views and to see the observatory in person. Explore the Dark Sky Experience to get the most out of being in the heart of New Zealand’s Dark Sky Reserve.

DAY EIGHT

Travel to Mount Cook for an educational talk with the local DOC team. Visit the Edmund Hillary Centre and watch some of the interesting documentaries available.

DAY NINE

Take a half day guided walk in Mount Cook National Park with a local guide. Travel to Oamaru. This evening visit the Blue Penguin Colony to see them return home to the research and conservation facility after a day at sea.

DAY TEN

Travel to Dunedin, stopping at the unique formations of the Moeraki Boulders. Then visit the Orokonui Ecosanctuary for a guided tour to learn about the ecological island wildlife reserve being developed by the Otago Natural History Trust. Travel to Dunedin.

DAY ELEVEN

Today an airport transfer is arranged to take the group to the airport for the flight home.

INCLUSIONS

Flights and transfers

Backpacker multishare accommodation

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

Expert Haka tour guide throughout

Activities as per itinerary

LEARNING

  • Learn about the geological hazards of NZ and their impact on building design and people
  • Explore real life sustainability practices across different businesses
  • Look at land cover transformation during farm and vineyard visits
  • Improve self management and personal organisational skills on tour

FREE QUOTE

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