Four main excursions are included:
The first stop is in Wellington, the capital, for a four-five day stay before settling in our accommodations in Auckland.
The second is either a visit to Gisborne and the local Maori Anglican community there (with some local field trips) or a visit up the Southewest coast to Mt. Taranaki.
On the third excursion students will visit the internationally famous Bay of Islands, is a spectacular location that is deeply significant to the history of New Zealand. Students take a sailing trip on the bay, and visit historically important sites such as Russell, the Treaty of Waitangi grounds -- a national monument -- and the Stone Store, the first European-built stone building in New Zealand.
The last excursion is to Rotorua. Students will enjoy a spectacular Maori dinner experience, with music, dance and traditional foods. Finally, we will have a last Sunday dinner together from the mountain-side restaurant of Sky City overlooking Rotorua and Lake Rotorua. Students can purchase tickets to “luge” down the mountainside.