Study Tours in New Zealand


Facts about New Zealand

• New Zealand features two main islands, the North and the South Island.
• The capital city of New Zealand is Wellington while the largest city is Auckland.
• The population of New Zealand is estimated to be around 4.9 million in 2017.
• The official spoken languages of New Zealand are English, Te Reo Maori, and Sign language.
• Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.
• The term ‘Kiwi’ is also used as a nickname for a New Zealander.
• Dairy products are New Zealand’s highest earning exports.
• All Blacks is the name given to the national rugby team.
• Before international games, the All Blacks carry out a ‘Haka’ which is a ‘war cry’.
• Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, is the world’s steepest street.


MORE facts about New Zealand

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• The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in Hawkes Bay.
• Blue Lake, in Nelson Lakes National Park, has the clearest water in the world.
• There are no land snakes, native or introduced, in NZ.
• The first man to climb Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, was a Kiwi.
• The Māori name for NZ, Aoetaroa, means ‘land of the long white cloud’.
• Kiwifruit were originally called Chinese gooseberries.
• Ninety Mile Beach is actually only 90 kilometres long.
• New Zealand produces 100 kg of butter and 65 kg of cheese each year per person.

A sample 8 Day Itinerary

Day 1
10:00 Welcome to New Zealand
Mt. Eden lookout
Auckland Domain
13:00 Parnell
Mission Bay
Sky Tower
20:00 Return to accomodation
Day 3
06:30 Kerosene Creek
(Old Walotapu Rd)
Breakfast at hotel
09:30 Kuirau Park
10:30 Tamaki Maori Village
13:00 Lunch
16:00 Drive to Taupo
17:00 Huka Falls
18:00 Check in at accomodation
19:00 Lake Taupo
Day 5
09:00 Breakfast
 10:00 Mona Vale Gardens
Botanic Gardens
Punting on the Avon River
Empty White Chairs
13:00 Lunch
14:00 14:00 Cave Rock
Banks Peninsula
 19:00 Dinner
Day 7
07:00 Travel to Milford Sound
(Prepare packed lunch)
12:00 Arrive in Milford Sound
12:45 Cruise Milford
15:00 Return to Queenstown
Make stops on the way back
Homer tunnel (Don’t feed Kea birds!),
Milford Sound Highway,
 23:00 Arrive in Queenstown
Day 2
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Trip to Matamata
11:00 Hobbiton Movie Set
12:45 Drive to Rotorua
14:00 Check-in hotel
14:30  Skyline Gondola & Luge
16:30  Blue & Green Lakes
17:00  Redwoods Forest
Day 4
09:00 Breakfast
10:00  Drive to Auckland
13:00 Queen Street
Wynyard Quarter
Souvenir shopping
19:00 Flight to Christchurch
Check in at accomodation
Day 6
08:00 Breakfast
Check out
09:00 Drive to Lake Tekapo
12:00 Arrive in Lake Tekapo
Church of the Good
14:00 Drive to Wanaka
16:30 Lake Wanaka
17:00 Drive to Queenstown
18:00 Check in at accomodation
Day 8
08:00 Breakfast
Check out
09:30 Shotover Jet
10:45 Botanical Gardens
Patagonia Chocolate
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Travel to Arrowtown
Gold panning
17:00 Flight back to hometown