Adventure, learning and exciting activities all in one educational school trip.
This tour highlights the geological and biological features of one of the world's most beautifully preserved countries.
Internationally recognised for its distinct biodiversity, New Zealand is home to some of the world's fastest shrinking glaciers, remarkable wildlife species and stunning landscapes.
Educating Adventures offered excellent service for our school trip to NZ. They were very flexible and catered specifically to our group's needs — a 10/10 service and highly recommended.
Mr Ryan Davis-Philp, Dickson College, Canberra, Australia
Rare flora and fauna, unique geography and climate have developed in New Zealand primarily due to its long isolation from other landmasses and humans.
On this geography trip, your students will put classroom learning into practice as they immerse in one of the world's most unique geographical areas. Learn about current pressures on its environment from threats such as agriculture, tourism, and climate change and what is being done to promote recovery, sustainability and conservation efforts.
DAY 3: MT. COOK AND TASMAN GLACIER BOAT RIDE AND QUEENSTOWN
Visit the Department of Conservation in Mt. Cook National Park, for an educational program. Learn about the landforms, human perspective and impact within the park. Then, walk to the nearby glacier lake for a boat tour, exploring the Tasman Glacier. Transfer to beautiful Queenstown in the afternoon.
DAY 4: QUEENSTOWN
Wake up and explore Queenstown's town centre before boarding the TSS Earnslaw. Take the breathtakingly beautiful ride across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak and have the best BBQ buffet lunch in Queenstown. Upon your return, head up the iconic Queenstown
Skyline gondola and test your speed on the luge track.
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The stunning South Island of New Zealand provides the perfect setting for students to put their physical, biological and information sciences knowledge to the test. Visit Mt Cook and the Tasman glacier to learn about the cause and effect of climate change as well as the formation of these vast mountains and glaciers. Visit Hanmer Springs to learn all about the creation of natural thermal hot springs caused by the Alpine Fault.
Mount Cook is in Mt Cook National Park in the Southern Alps, the mountain range which runs the length of the South Island. The glaciers, rock pools and rugged environment offer an excellent opportunity for students to understand the geography of the region, learn about the formation of glaciers and the tectonic uplifting of the Pacific and Indo-Australian Plates. Students will also discover erosive forces in effect and how they shape the landscape over time.
The Tasman Glacier is New Zealand's longest glacier, 27km in length and 600m deep. Students will touch 500-year-old glacier crystals and learn about the history of the iceberg as well as find out about scientist predictions for the coming years and how they drew those conclusions. Understand the ever-changing glacial landscape and the impact of an accelerated retreat and what that means for the terminal lake. Discover the unique features of the landscape and find out why the icebergs are tearing away from the glacier.
Hike the trails in New Zealand's oldest national park and complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing while discovering the geographical aspects of the land formation along the way. This activity can be modified to suit the ability levels of all students to enable everyone to enjoy the hike and experience the great outdoors. Students will see dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery and have the opportunity to discover unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu.
"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"
"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."
"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"
“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date! The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever. I don’t know if it gets better than this.”
Explore two of America's most famous cities, Washington and New York City! Further students' understanding of history and politics in the US, and its impact on the rest of the world.
"Educating Adventures was able to help me plan the trip each step of the way. The team had a solution for every scenario, which made me feel extremely reassured."
Students are given the chance to gain a new skill, discover a new hobby and have a memorable educational experience with their friends.