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The New Zealand Great Outdoors Adventure - Winter Edition

This programme is designed for educational institutions aiming to grant their students unparalleled access to the very best outdoor educational adventures on the planet. Participants are fully immersed in New Zealand's stunning natural surroundings, where opportunities for physical fitness, daring adventures, and leadership development abound. The activities within this programme encompass a diverse spectrum, spanning from skiing and snowboarding to hiking and cycling. As a fitting conclusion to this adventure, students have the chance to unwind and contemplate their newfound outdoor prowess while visiting some of New Zealand's most renowned tourist destinations.

Please kindly note that this programme operates between July and September. Click here to view the outdoor program we operate during the remainder of the year.

What's Included?

All visas for your student group and chaperones.
Fares including check-in baggage.
Local Transport
Vehicular transit whenever needed for the duration of the trip.
Entry Fees
Included for all activities outlined in the itinerary.
All Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with an emphasis on healthy, nutritious and dietary-preference appropriate meals.
All Accommodation
Clean, comfortable and well-appointed accommodations throughout.
Local Tour Leader
Local tour leader to accompany the group throughout.
Licencing and Permits
Local operation and access permits as required.
All Taxes
Pricing is fully inclusive of all taxes applicable to the educational tour.
24/7 Contact
Emergency contact with our office available for the entire duration of the trip.
What's Not Included?
Pricing & How to Pay
Matthew Harris is nothing but an amazing partner-agent, wonderful host, tour guide, and a generous friend, who made sure that our group would experience the best that the destination has to offer. He made sure that we just do not do to the usual “touristy activities” but planned the programme seamlessly such that students would have first-hand experience of real local immersion. We always look forward to joining hands with him in creating innovative programmes that would give our students the avenue to achieve their full learning potentials outside the four corners of the classroom.
Ms Ailene, Teacher
Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities (SISFU)

The New Zealand Great Outdoors Adventure - Winter Edition


Day 1: Welcome to New Zealand

Your flight arrives at noon today - from the airport, travel downtown & begin your whirlwind NZ adventure. Following your initial orientation, take a look around Auckland's most famous landmarks and get to know your programme host.


Day 2: Middle-earth Magic Comes Alive at Hobbiton

This morning, buckle up for a journey into rolling hills and picturesque farmland. Our destination? The world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set! Embark on a magical tour through the Shire, where you'll step right into the beloved Lord of the Rings films. Uncover fascinating tidbits about the mastermind behind these cinematic masterpieces, the renowned Kiwi director Sir Peter Jackson.


Day 3: Hiking Adventure in the Forest

This tour is all about the great outdoors. Today you will truly experience New Zealand’s magnificent natural beauty, whilst challenging yourself on a three hour hike through pristine natural forest.


Day 4: Rotorua's Geothermal Wonders Await!

Unleash your inner explorer today as we delve into the geothermal marvels surrounding Rotorua! We'll crack the code behind the fascinating science of sulfur – its unique scent might even become an acquired taste! Afterward, we'll escape to a hidden gem – a secluded hot spring where you can soak in the therapeutic embrace of naturally heated waters.


Day 5: Team Building Challenge

It's time to test your leadership and teamwork skills in the great outdoors. Visit an adventure park for a day of challenges, from tug of war to obstacle courses. Our host will hone the way you deal with the challenge of solving interesting physical challenges with your peers.


Day 6: Bicycle Excursion to a Maori Village

Today we are going to cycle up to 30km (around 2-3 hours) around the lakes of Rotorua whilst learning about the indigenous Maori people. Then, in the evening, we make a visit to a traditional Maori house, where you will learn songs and dances in Te Reo Maori before having a traditional hangi (earth oven) meal.


Day 7: Adventure through the Treetop Canopy

One of the many highlights of the trip occurs today high above the ground in the treetops overlooking Rotorua! Conquer your fears whilst zip lining, rappelling and rope swinging your way through the canopy layer of stunning NZ forest. This is one of NZ’s top adventure activities for school students.


Day 8: Embrace Your Inner Snow Bunny

After a rejuvenating night near the awe-inspiring Tongariro National Park, it's time to embrace the snowy slopes. Venture to the snow-capped mountains to create snow angels, build snowmen, and engage in friendly snowball fights with your teachers. Your inaugural snow experience promises fun, safety, and suitability for all participants!


Day 9: Conquer the Slopes on Day Two of Snowsports

After a restful night near the majestic Tongariro National Park, it's time to hit the slopes again! Today's your second day of snowsports, and whether you're a seasoned skier or a complete beginner, our expert instructors will be there to guide you. They're passionate about helping everyone embrace the thrill of winter sports, so get ready to refine your skills or conquer your first turns!


Day 10: The Final Countdown

Your incredible journey is coming to an end in NZ and on your last day we have a number of surprises and activities lined up for you on your drive back to Auckland. Today is also the only day where you will have the chance to buy souvenirs, visit shops and maybe even buy your parents some delicious kiwi chocolate to take home. You will arrive at the airport very late this evening!