New Zealand Student Tour

Starting Price $3999 per person
Trip Duration 14 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level High level of fitness
Highlights
  • Multi-day environment & ecological volunteer work and project
  • Multi-day trek of the Abel Tasman Track
  • Cultural interaction with Maori people
  • Visit a local waterfall: a breeding and maturing site for seal pups
  • Explore Picton (wildlife focused activities)
  • Adventure activities
  • …And much more!
What To Expect

Spend days working on environmentally sustainable projects in one of New Zealand’s many protected areas. Embark on a mutli-day hike along manageable terrain and stunning backdrops. And of course there is more adventure opportunities than even the grandest adrenaline junkie could handle

Educational Benefits

New Zealand is an environmentally conscious and progressive country. Travelers will come away educated and inspired by the natural beauty offered in the island country.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your groups desires and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Days 1 - 2 - Travel To New Zealand

Group flight bound for New Zealand with stops en route. Cross over the International Time Line en route!

 

Day 3 - Christchurch

Stay at a Christchurch hostel that served as a prison from 1874-1999! Since 2006, however, it has been re-purposed into one of the most popular hostels in New Zealand (pending availability).

Days 4 - 6 - Volunteer work, Nelson Lakes National Park

Travel to St Arnaud, Nelson Lakes. Work hand-in-hand with the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) to maintain the natural beauty of this national park. Projects include:

  • Clearing traps of pest animals
  • Tree planting
  • Vegetation/weeding
  • Track maintenance

There will be plenty of time to explore the National Park, birdwatch, see wildlife and learn about life in this alpine community.

Days 7 - 9 - Abel Tasman National Park Coast track (or similar trek)

Enjoy the natural beauty and beaches around us as we embark on the Abel Tasman Coast Trek. This beautiful and gradual trail will provide us with beautiful scenery, flora & fauna, fun beach activities, delicious meals cooked by us and more!

Days 10 - 11 - Picton

Two nights in Picton. In addition to beach time, relaxation and shopping following our trek, we will seek to focus on and interact with wildlife during this phase of the trip. Details to be provided.

Days 12 - 13 - Kairkoura

Explore the culture and history of the indigenous Maori people from a local family perspective. Enjoy a traditional Maori greeting, weave with harakeke (the native flax plant) and much more. Visit the Ohau Waterfalls. End our stay with beach time and final souvenir shopping.

Days 14 - 15 - Homeward Bound

Transfer to Christchurch and board our flight home. Arrive back home, after an amazing trip to New Zealand!

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to New Zealand
  • Bus
    Private coach transportation as needed for duration of tour
Accommodation
  • National Park
    Stay at a New Zealand National Park accommodation while conducting environmental work
  • Dorm & Camping
    Dorm & camping accommodation for duration of trek
  • Hostel
    Centrally located, student friendly hostels
Food

Daily breakfasts and dinners included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites

Meet Our Leaders
Kelsey Ostrander
Did you know?

No matter where in New Zealand you are, you will never be further than 128 km (79 miles) from the sea!

Places You’ll Visit

Christchurch

Explore the city as it rebuilds and re-brands itself after the devastating 2010-11 earthquakes.

Nelson Lakes National Park

Engage in a multi-day environmental and community service project in the National Park.

Abel Tasman

Enjoy the natural beauty and beaches around us as we embark on the Abel Tasman Coast Trek.

Picton

Focus on and interact with wildlife during this phase of the trip.

Kairkoura

Explore Maori history & culture!