West Moreton Anglican College Ski and Adventure Tour with Educating Adventures
Queenstown July 2016
We had the pleasure of hosting West Morton Anglican College this year in Queenstown New Zealand for a jam packed 8 Day Ski and Adventure tour. We had excellent feedback from our school leader so much that they have re booked the same trip September 2017!
“Once again EA have provided my students with the trip of the year and memories to last a lifetime!” Warren Butler
Day 1 – Arrival
Flying in to Queenstown is ranked one of the world’s most beautiful airport approaches from above! West Moreton College flew in from Brisbane and stayed at the Queenstown Lakeside Holiday Park. The Queenstown Lakeside Holiday Park has fully equipped cabins, a super friendly team and is centrally located which gives students the freedom to explore the township on their own.
Day 2-3 - Skiing at The Remarkables
It’s a day for early risers! West Moreton students enjoyed their first two days skiing at the world class resort The Remarkables Ski field, one of the highest resorts in the South Island! Transferred by private coach each student had 1.5 hours of group lesson each morning. NZSKI's amazing instructors helped each student gain new skills and gave them the confidence to explore the awesome terrain the Remarkables has to offer. The group lessons up Remarks are hosted by seasoned instructors who have tonnes of experience from teaching in different resorts all over the world.
Day 4 –Goldfields Jet and Skyline Queenstown
On day 4 our EA rep organised an adventure packed day; starting off with heading out to the Kawarau gorge to enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride with Goldfields Jet. Goldfield Jet takes you down the beautiful Kawarau River, which is the largest volume of water commercially rafted in New Zealand. After Goldfields Jet the students enjoyed some free time to explore the bustling township, enjoying a mandatory stop at the Remarkable sweet shop before walking up to Skyline Queenstown.
At the top of the gondola the students headed straight to the famous luge track which overlooks the Queenstown lakes district. The luge was an awesome adrenalin rush for everyone and was followed by an epic sunset that provided a beautiful silhouette on the surrounding mountains. Before their sit down buffet dinner West Moreton College where treated to a Maori culture show including the famous Kiwi Haka, this gave the students an insight to both the cultural practices and contemporary expression of the Maori people
Day 5 -7 – More mountains, more skiing!
The last three days were spent enjoying the fresh mountain air, skiing at Coronet Peak and Cardrona Alpine Resort. Each day up the mountain Educating Adventures provided a package for the students including transport, a full mountain lift pass, rental equipment and 1.5 hours of lessons each day. This was the perfect opportunity for the students to practice everything they had learnt in their lessons and spend a few days in the inspiring alpine environment.
Day 8 – Say good bye to Queenstown!
It’s time to head home. After a hot chocolate from the famous Patagonia we say goodbye to our lovely students, sending them off knowing we have provided them with an epic school trip. EA School Tours offer the complete school travel package and part of this includes a tour guide on the ground to support teachers and make sure students get to where they need to be.
We are already planning for next year’s Queenstown Ski trips and many schools traveling with us are choosing to include a range of resorts during their stay. Based from Queenstown or Wanaka groups are able to access 4 different resorts; Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase what Queenstown, New Zealand has to offer for your students.
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