New Zealand

Kia Ora!

New Zealand

Kia Ora!

The beauty of New Zealand’s natural landscapes cannot be surpassed. Combined with the rich Maori culture, a passion for adventure sports and friendly locals, New Zealand is the entire geography curriculum in a country.

Geography & Science
Music & Performance

GEOGRAPHY & SCIENCE

Boasting a plethora of completely unique environments including geothermal activity, live volcanoes, seemingly endless forests, an abundance of marine life, dramatic landscapes and still bearing the evidence of earthquake activity, our neighbour across the Tasman Sea is the perfect location for your next Geography tour.

MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

What better way to perform than to be surrounded by spectacular scenery in New Zealand! New Zealand’s rich musical heritage is ingrained in the culture of the indigenous Maori people. Perform amongst the stunning scenery in New Zealand in a music tour that will defy all expectations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre and see the most significant collection of ancient Maori rock art in New Zealand while local Maori guides share tribal stories and traditions.
  • Listen to songs, watch dances, games and of course the spine tingling “Haka” Maori war dance in the natural bush setting at the Mitai Maori Village.
  • Travel to Middle Earth to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set which had been completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and will remain as it was seen in these films and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW ZEALAND

QUEENSTOWN

  • Gondola and luge: Take the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere, the gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex located on Bob’s Peak then hurtle down a winding downhill track through the trees. Race through the bends, or pull in for a breather and enjoy the panorama. Burn it up on the advanced track or cruise sedately down the scenic track, then hop on the chairlift.
  • Maori Cultural experience: Experience a unique glimpse into the way of life of Maori people before the arrival of the Europeans: the thrill of the wero, the haunting traditional call, the Karanga, performed by a wahine (woman) as the powhiri (ritual of arrival) begins, allowing you to enter our hidden enclave. Listen to a tane (male) explain the customs of the tribe and be entertained by the songs and games performed by our kapa haka (Maori cultural performance) group.
  • TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise A cruise on Lake Wakatipu aboard the iconic steamship the TSS Earnslaw is undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience Queenstown’s famed scenic beauty. The leisurely 90 minute cruise across the lake showcases some of Queenstown’s spectacular alpine scenery while offering you plenty of time to explore a piece of Queenstown’s living history – the 103 year old TSS Earnslaw.
  • SKIING AT CORONET PEAK AND Cadrona Alpine Resort

WELLINGTON

  • Hike in Tongariro National Park which is the oldest national park in New Zealand, located in the central North Island. It has been acknowledged by UNESCO as one of the 28 mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Sites. It has fabulous views and scenery completely different to anything at lower altitudes
  • White Water Rafting on the Tongariro river. This is a 3 hours, grade 3 trip through 60 rapids – a fantastic first time experience and another great to enjoy National Park scenery.
  • Sightseeing:
    • Chris Jolly Scenic Cruise
    • Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings
    • Honey Hive in Taupo

ROTORUA

  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley Geothermal Park:  Volcanic Valley is an exciting thermal attraction, the only one in the world whose exact date of creation is known (10 June 1886 – eruption of Mt. Tarawera volcano) where you can enjoy unique ecology, rare botany and fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge, Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal park encompasses beautiful Lake Rotomahana and is set in pristine New Zealand bush. Choose an easy-walking track or take an invigorating hike to enjoy superb panoramas then take a cruise around Lake Rotomahana, site of the fabulous Pink and White terraces before they were blown apart by the eruption that created the Volcanic Valley
  • Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Evening and Hangi
  • Sightseeing:
    • Agrodome Farm Tour
    • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Park
    • Skyline Rotorua
    • Hobbiton Lord of the Rings Tour (Lunch included)
    • Ruakuri Cave Tour & Glowworms

RAGLAN

  • Forest Walk: Introduction to native plants and animals especially those used traditionally by Maori people as food and medicine
  • Raglan Eel Farm (Lunch included)
  • Dairy Farm: see a farm in operation and understand the basis of New Zealand’s dairy industry.

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