Pacific Discovery: New Zealand High School Summer Program | 3 weeks


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: New Zealand
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
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    Volcanoes, fjords, geothermal pools, pristine beaches, mountain ranges and vibrant cities... You will see it all on this 3 week tour around the North and South Island of New Zealand. You will give mountain biking, rafting, volunteering at a wildlife park and hiking a go, making the activities just as diverse as the landscape.

    You will soak up the history and Maori culture, hike to the top of a dormant volcano, and volunteer at a pristine National Park in the North Island. When we leave the rolling green hills behind us after two weeks, we travel around the snow-capped mountains and infinite lakes of the South Island. You will love this part of the program, from the “adventure capital of the world” before falling in love with Milford Sound on a cruise through the fiords.


    • Rewarding volunteer conservation projects in National Parks and the Kiwi Birdlife Park
    • Spot seals and penguins on a picturesque boat cruise through the world famous Milford Sound
    • White water rafting on the Kaituna River
    • Hike to the summit of a dormant volcano on Rangitoto Island
    • Spot seals and penguins on a picturesque boat cruise through the world famous Milford Sound
    • Cultural immersion at a Maori cultural performance and traditional hangi feast
    • Mountain biking in The Redwoods, Rotorua
    • 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
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