Travel in New Zealand New Zealand boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Students are encouraged to travel and explore the breathtaking landscapes. During the school holidays, many international students choose to travel and see more of New Zealand by joining an approved organised trip with a recommended tour operator. Students enjoy travelling around both the North and South Islands with their diverse natural beauty and leisure opportunities. There are also weekend trips to the Bay of Islands, Rotorua and the Coromandel, as well as snow trips and the Tongariro Crossing. Day trips to places like Hobbiton and the Kiwi House or even horse riding and surfing trips are very popular too. In addition, at the end of the year, students are invited on a range of trips to enjoy the unique culture, heritage, sights and scenery in New Zealand. A ‘Kiwi-style’ camp is also organised, which offers the opportunity to go tramping through the Waitakere Ranges, develop survival skills with fun activities on West Coast, and sleep under the stars! Top 10 things to do while you study in New Zealand: Go swimming with the dolphins in the Bay of Islands Go snorkelling and glass-bottom kayaking at Goat Island Get your adrenaline pumping and try extreme sports in picturesque Queenstown Hike over the Tongariro Crossing See glow worms at the Waitomo Caves Visit the natural hot springs in Rotorua Climb to the top of Rangitoto Island, home of New Zealand’s youngest volcano Take a trip to Hobbiton Tour New Zealand’s two very diverse islands with one of our recommended tour operators Try out some of the many activities Auckland itself has to offer – sail, kayak or go stand-up paddle boarding off local beaches; bungy jump off the Sky Tower; surf in Piha; enjoy high-wire adventures among the tree-tops and the many hiking/biking trails around Woodhill Park; ferry over to Waiheke Island; discover some of New Zealand’s unique wildlife at Tiritiri Matangi; go jet-boating around the Harbour; or climb the Harbour Bridge itself.