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Southern Explorer

School Tour of New Zealand's South Island

Explore the South Islands top locations over one unforgettable week. Majestic scenery, pristine lakes, glaciers all form a part of this stunning region. We’ve included an action packed adventure programme that showcase the true kiwi lifestyle!

From Christchurch to Queenstown you will be challenged and inspired as we take you on an adventure of a life time. We’ve included a range of activities to suit all ages and abilities that showcase the best of New Zealand!

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Sample Itinerary

  1. Christchurch City orientation on arrival followed by a wonderful Maori Cultural Performance to include a traditional Hangi feast.

  2. Christchurch to Queenstown Visit the old stone Church of the Good Shepherd, stop off at the iconic Kawarau Bridge Bungy to view or those brave enough can take the leap of faith! Finish the day at Skyline Queenstown, marvel at the views and zoom down the Luge track - three times!

  3. Queenstown Today you can chose from a range of thrilling adventure activities to include: Canyon Swing or Canyoning in the morning. This afternoon everyone will participate in the ultimate adventure activity - White Water Rafting!

  4. Queenstown to Te Anau Head South today to Te Anau and chose from Quad Biking, Paintballing or Horse Riding. Finish the day with an amazing cruise through the Te Anau glow-worm caves.

  5. Te Anau to Wanaka Journey through the Southern Alps over the Crown Range to Wanaka. We’ll take a short hike to a local hill for panoramic views of the area and finish with a leisurely stroll around Lake Wanaka

  6. Wanaka to Franz Josef Experience the thrilling extreme Jet Boat ride within the stunning Mt Aspiring National Park region. We’ll then drive up the West Coast for the Franz Josepf Glacier Trek

  7. Franz Josef to Christchurch Return to Christchurch through the highest and most spectacular mountain pass across the Alps - the perfect way to end your adventure tour!

Sample Inclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation - quad share for students (single-sex), private room for each teacher
  • 6 x Breakfast and Evening Meals
  • Expert Haka Educational tour guide  
  • Transportation via coach
  • Maori Cultural Experience to include a Hangi
  • Skyline Gondola with 3 Luge Rides each
  • Canyon Swing or Canyoning - Queenstown
  • Queenstown White Water Rafting
  • Wanaka Extreme Jet Boating
  • Glowworm Tour - Te Anau
  • Quad biking, paint-balling or horse-riding (student selects preferred option)
  • Guided Half Day Glacier Trek
  • Student Tour packs include some Haka treats

Learning

  • Experience the ecological life in New Zealand
  • Learn about farming life
  • Historical and cultural backgrounds