TOUR OVERVIEW

New Zealand
PE & LEADERSHIP
Any time
14+ years

Travel lightly on this eco-adventure itinerary as you journey across the East and North side of the serene South Island.

You'll journey by foot, kayak and raft to reduce your overall environmental footprint. Experience an abundance of wildlife to include dolphins, whales, seals and heaps of exotics and native birds.

Camp under the stars in the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park, and finish off your journey with a soak in the natural hot springs of Hanmer.

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DAY ONE

Arrive into Christchurch and take on the high ropes course at Adrenalin Forest, testing your nerve and team building skills. In the evening enjoy a cultural experience at Ko Tāne to include a traditional hāngī dinner.

DAY TWO

This morning travel up to Kaikoura for an incredible wildlife encounter. Choose between a Dolphin or Whale Watching experience.

DAY THREE

Travel onwards to Clarence and hit the rapids for a thrilling white water rafting experience. You will then transfer to Nelson and prepare for your Abel Tasman journey starting tomorrow.

DAY FOUR

Travel from Nelson to Marahua. Start your Kayaking and trekking journey through Abel Tasman National Park. Students will camp overnight in the National Park and learn about conservation and national park management.

DAY FIVE

Second day of kayaking and trekking through Abel Tasman National Park.

DAY SIX

Final morning in Abel Tasman will involve a trek back to base before heading to Hanmer Springs for a soak in the thermal pools to recover.

DAY SEVEN

Travel from Hanmer Springs for Christchurch, then depart for home.

INCLUSIONS

Flights, transfers and transport 

All camping necessities including tent, sleeping bags etc

Daily breakfast, lunch and evening meals

Qualified Haka Educational Tour guide

Activities as per itinerary

Credit Tamzin Henderson

Credit: ChristchurchNZ CCT

LEARNING

  • Investigate the flora, fauna and geology of the northern part of New Zealand's South Island
  • Become self-sufficient; cook meals over campfires during camping
  • Be exposed to rugged outdoor activities such as hiking and sea kayaking
  • Learn about efforts to preserve wildlife in this unique ecosystem.

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