Pacific Discovery: New Zealand Summer Program | 2 week

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: New Zealand
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
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    Overview

    Have a summer to remember in New Zealand! Enjoy 16 jam-packed days of exploration and adventure as you travel the North and South Island.

    Glaciers, hot pools, golden beaches, geysers, snow-capped mountains, endless lakes and rolling green hills... You will see it all on this 16-day tour around the North and South Island of New Zealand. You will give mountain biking, rafting, luging and kayaking a go, making the activities just as diverse as the landscape.

    You’ll visit ‘The Shire’ (Lord of the Rings movie set), kayak along the pristine beaches of Abel Tasman, and soak in hot pools. Students will experience New Zealand from top to bottom, from the beaches in the north to the “adventure capital of the world” before falling in love with Milford Sound on a cruise through the fiords. 

    Highlights:

    • Spot seals and penguins on a picturesque boat cruise through the world famous Milford Sound
    • White water rafting on the Kaituna River
    • An epic West Coast road trip with stop at impressive blow holes and Franz Josef glacier 
    • Luging with a view in thrilling Queenstown
    • Kayak along Abel Tasman's crystal clear waters and gold sand beaches
    • Experience your very own middle earth adventure when you visit Hobbiton (Lord Of The Rings movie set)
    • Cultural immersion at a Maori cultural performance and traditional hangi feast
    • Mountain biking in The Redwoods, Rotorua
    • Soak in hot pools after a glacier hike in Franz Jozef
    • Hike to the summit of a dormant volcano on Rangitoto Island
    • Be puzzled and a-mazed at Puzzle World in Wanaka
    • Wellington, New Zealand’s vibrant capital – Parliament tour and the Te Papa museum
    • Explore Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World
    • Very personalized and supportive small group experience – maximum 12 students

    Cost and Session Information

    Program Tuition Includes: All meals; All accomodation; All program-related travel and transport included; All expeditions, activities, excursions, entry fees and adventure travel as described in the itinerary; Environmental education and service learning projects; Experienced Program Instructors and local guides

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