Take a ski trip to the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown
Take learning out of the classroom and travel to the adventure capital of the world on the ultimate school trip. New Zealand’s dramatic southern alps, unique geography and distinct culture provide the backdrop to a school ski trip full of adventure, and interactive learning opportunities. Queenstown is the South Islands premier skiing and adventure destination.
Receive daily lessons with world-class instructors on your school trip abroad. Choose from a range of exciting adventure tourism activities. Participate in a Māori cultural performance and enjoy a gourmet dinner at the top of the Queenstown Gondola.
Help your students take on new challenges, gain important skills, and develop an appreciation of the raw power of mountains.
DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY
DAY 2 & 3: SKI THE REMARKABLES
Enjoy two days of skiing at The Remarkables! The group will have a 1.5 hour lesson in the morning each day.
DAY 4: QUEENSTOWN ACTIVITY DAY
Explore Queenstown, the adventure capital of NZ today. In the morning head out for an exhilarating jet boat ride on the Kawarau River. In the afternoon head up the Skyline Gondola, you will race around the luge track, enjoy a Haka show and then tuck into a massive buffet dinner!
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On your trip, you and your students can expect to learn more about Māori culture and its influence on contemporary New Zealand. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of action activities, and improve your skiing or snowboarding ability. We can tailor a unique trip to suit your interests and learning objectives. School trips to New Zealand are fun, adventurous and encourage students to step outside their comfort zones.
Students can accelerate their learning in group lessons at either Coronet Peak or The Remarkables ski area. Lessons are tailored to students current ability and take into consideration their desired aims and objectives. Instructors at both resorts are well known for being professional, fun and engaging. Group lessons are perfect for cultivating students ski ability and exploring more of the mountain. They can spend their free ski afternoons exploring further and practicing their newly gained skills.
No trip to Queenstown is complete without sampling some of the other adrenaline pumping activities such as luging up the gondola. With panoramic views of the Remarkables Mountain Range and Lake Wakitipu, this is an activity to remember. Students will enjoy racing down on the luging carts, trying to beat each other and taking the corners as fast as they can. Or, enjoy a thrilling jet-boat ride across Lake Wakitipu and up the Kawarau River.
Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski areas both offer professional Snowsport schools and varied terrain suitable for all ability levels. Queenstown boasts many great cafe's and restaurants within walking distance of your accommodation and a smorgasbord of outdoor activities. Including canyon swinging, gondola rides, luging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting are available all year round.
"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.”
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