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Optional excursions are subject to availability. Spaces are limited.
Please, choose the optional excursions you would like to take:
Term 3
The Perfect Day Out: Poor Knights Islands, Tutukaka
Description

Twenty Three kilometers off New Zealand’s Tutukaka Coast and washed by warm currents swept South from the Coral Sea, the Poor Knights Islands are an international icon. Uninhabited since the 1820s, they are a nature reserve and popular underwater exploring spot.

At around 10:30am embark on a 40 minute boat ride out to the islands. Anchor up, enjoy some swimming, kayaking, SUP, snorkelling and lunch. Up anchor and start the other half of your adventure towards the World’s largest sea cave; huge arches and majestic cliffs. Your crew will provide you with stories and history. There is a tragic Maori history that unfolds around you, the dramatic cliffs and breath-taking scenery lend itself to the tale, and the birdlife is unique to the Island. Granted full marine reserve status and being a nature reserve as well, the islands are well protected and very special.

Included: Lunch, water, life jackets and all safety equipment, on board photographer.
Please bring: swimwear, sunscreen, shoes that are suitable for getting wet, a towel, and extra water. Dress according to the weather.

Anticipated Date: Friday February 14th, 2020

$330.00
Term 3
Sea Kayaking Down Under, Airlie Beach
Description

The Whitsunday Coast is the perfect spot to jump in a kayak and paddle the day away. Warm breezes, sunny skies and clear waters will make this a kayaking adventure not to be missed.

Our guide will first introduce us to safe paddling techniques and then help us into our stable kayaks. Along the shoreline from Airlie, we’ll take to the water at Shute Harbour, and explore the sites, secret coves and islands of this majestic coastline. This includes White Rock, where we will have time to swim, explore or relax. Cruising through the turquoise ocean, we’ll see a diversity of marine and birdlife, and there’s even a chance we’ll see humpback whales.

This trip can be enjoyed by both experience paddlers, and beginners. Participants must be able to swim.

Included: cold drinks and a snack, stable double kayaks, buoyancy aid, stinger suits, snorkelling gear, and dry bag for towel and spare clothes (please note: we cannot guarantee to keep sensitive electronics dry).

Please bring: hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, swimwear, shoes that are suitable for getting wet, a towel, and dress according to the weather.

Anticipated Date: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

$150.00
Term 3
Moreton Island Day Trip
Description

This full day adrenaline-charged excursion takes us to the world’s third largest sand island, Moreton Island, just a short ferry ride from Brisbane, where we’ll have an action-packed day!

  • Guided Snorkelling of the Tangalooma Shipwrecks
    The Tangalooma wrecks are a collection of 15 vessels that were deliberately sunk to form a protective breakwall for small ships stopping at the island, and now make an incredible dive and snorkel site. Clear waters allow for wonderful visibility allowing snorkellers to see an array of marine life and coral. Our guide will ensure we can explore this safely, with all gear and instructions provided.

  • Transparent Kayaking
    In these innovative kayaks even the seats are see-through! Kayaking through the smooth waters, we see a new perspective on the ocean life passing under us. Feeding the fish will create a frenzy of activity right beneath us. If we’re lucky, the playful local dolphins will even swim alongside us!

  • Sand boarding
    Taking a 4WD bus up into the desert area of the island, we’ll get to surf down high sand dunes for an exhilarating ride. Getting up to speeds of 60km/h this is fast and furious! We’ll have special boards and get a safety briefing before hitting the slopes.

In addition to all of that, we’ll get to re-charge with morning tea and a picnic lunch on the beach. There are café facilities to purchase snacks and drinks locally.

Please bring: water, swimwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, sunhat and a towel.

Anticipated Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2020

$350.00
Term 3
Bungee Jumping, Queenstown
Description

The Kawarau Bridge Bungee is home to the world’s first commercial bungee site. With a 43m bungee, and an 8 second free fall, this excursion is perfect for anyone looking for a lot of adventure!

We will depart the hotel in the afternoon and take a short drive to the bungee site. Here there will be an introduction to the site, as well as information on the jump provided by the trained bungee staff of A.J. Hackett Bungee New Zealand. Then it is jump time!

Students will have the option of many different jump styles, and whether you want to bob above the water, touch the water or be fully immersed it will all add to the experience. After the jump, we will let the thrill sink in and then be transported back to the hotel in time for dinner.

The Staff of A.J. Hackett take safety considerations and gear testing very seriously. They were one of the pioneers of the Australian and New Zealand Standards Authority Guidelines for commercial operations in Bungee Jumping and frequently request auditing from two external corporations: Bureau Veritas; an internationally recognized auditing company, and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). The combination of a thrilling experience, quality product and highly-regarded safety record has meant that A.J. Hackett has achieved widespread recognition, with awards from New Zealand Qualmark, the S Mark, and several Tourism New Zealand Awards.

Anticipated Date: Sunday, March 8th 2020

$265.00
Term 3
Sky Diving 12,000ft, Queenstown
Description

Take to the skies and leap back down to earth (attached to your sky diving instructor).

It takes a certain kind of person to leap out of an aircraft to the ground. It takes courage. You step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you freefall at 200km/hour. The personal challenge is immense!

Students who have previously participated in this say it was one of the true highlights of their year, so if you’ve got the nerve – go for it!

There are two choices: dive from 12,000ft or 15,000ft.

The 15,000ft gives you a longer freefall. Your height will need to be decided upon reservation.

Please note: It is not possible to upgrade elevation on site.

Anticipated date: Wednesday, March 11th 2020

$495.00
Term 3
Sky Diving 15,000ft, Queenstown
Description

Take to the skies and leap back down to earth (attached to your sky diving instructor).

It takes a certain kind of person to leap out of an aircraft to the ground. It takes courage. You step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you freefall at 200km/hour. The personal challenge is immense!

Students who have previously participated in this say it was one of the true highlights of their year, so if you’ve got the nerve – go for it!

There are two choices: dive from 12,000ft or 15,000ft.

The 15,000ft gives you a longer freefall. Your height will need to be decided upon reservation.

Please note: It is not possible to upgrade elevation on site.

Anticipated date: Wednesday, March 11th 2020

$595.00
Term 3
Zorbing, Rotorua
Description

Zorbing, or outdoor gravity orbing, is an exciting adventure where you roll down a hill in a giant plastic ball! Dive into your ball and roll down Mt. Ngongotaha, a hill on the outskirts of Rotorua, on two specially designed tracks – one is a fast 250m straight run, and the other is a 350m winding zig-zag run. You’ll have the choice whether you want a wet or dry ride!

Bring your swimwear – and whether you choose to get wet in your zorb, or not, make the most of the hot tubs at the top and bottom of the hill with views over the local farmland. There’s also a café on site for refreshment.

In its modern form, the sport originated in New Zealand though there is some debate of the true inventor as there have been experiments in the past with humans rolling about in objects akin to the hamster ball in France!

Your exhilarating zorbing experience will last about an hour, plus travel time.

Anticipated Date: Friday, March 20th 2020

$160.00
Term 3
Day Trip to Hobbitton Movie Set: Lord of The Rings, Rotorua
Description

Experience the real Middle-earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Journey through the clear beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth adventure.

Please bring: a hat, sunscreen, a bottle of water, and shoes that are comfortable to walk in.

Anticipated Date: Saturday, March 21st 2020

$210.00