3-Day Visit

Sample Itinerary for Year 13 Students

3-Day Visit to Rotorua (Sample)

Number of Students:
25 students
Number of Teachers:
3 teachers
Accommodation:
2x nights @ Keswick Christian Camp
 
Students – Lodge accommodation
 
Teachers – Lodge accommodation
Meals:
All meals included
Transport:
Pavlovich Coachlines

Day One

Morning

8.00am
Depart Auckland for Rotorua
11.30am
On arrival to Rotorua come and collect your vouchers

Afternoon

1.00pm
Time in Rotorua to collect data for assessment
2.30pm
Agrodome Sheep Show
The multi-award winning Agrodome Sheep Show is an hour of “full on” entertainment and education on the farming world. See also the Sheep Shearing Museum and Woollen Mill.
3.40pm
Agrodome Organic Farm tour
Take a ride on the Agrodome organic guided tour around the picturesque working farm. Jump on the back of a tractor with one of our knowledgeable farming staff, stopping along the way for some up close and personal encounters. Have the opportunity to hand feed a variety of NZ farm animals including Cattle, Alpaca, Ostriches, Sheep, Emus and Deer. Take a tour of our Organic Kiwifruit Orchard for a peak under the vines and a chance to taste Kiwifruit juice/wine and farm tour honey.
6.00pm
Dinner – Provided by Keswick Camp

Day Two

Morning

7.30am
Continental Breakfast – provided by Keswick Christian Camp
9.00am
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-O-Tapu (Sacred Waters) is NZ’s most colourful and diverse volcanic area.
Home to the Champagne Pool, experience the raw beauty and sheer power that Mother Nature offers in all forms of geothermal activity! Stimulate the senses with the sights and sounds of gushing geysers, plopping mud, thundering craters and sizzling earth – The Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am, reaching heights of up to 20 metres!
11.30am
Rotorua Museum
Lesson G3 – Tourism – A Cultural Process
‘From the Pink and White Terraces to today’s markets, what have the main stages of tourism development in Rotorua been?
What factors have brought about changes inn the history of Tourism in Rotorua, such as economic, social, political and environmental?
A free ‘History of Tourism in Rotorua’ timeline is given to each student.

Activities include:

  • Introduction and Discussion
  • A slide presentation
  • Guide in the exhibition ‘Tarawera Te Maunga Tapu’
  • Cinema experience

Afternoon

12.30pm
Packed Lunch – provided by Keswick Christian Camp
1.30pm
Time in Rotorua to collect data for assessment
5.50/6.00pm
Pick-up from Keswick Christian Camp for Tamaki Tours Cultural Evening
6.30pm
Tamaki Hangi Dinner and Maori Concert
Journey back in time to a pre-European lifestyle experience of customs and traditions while ambling down the pathways of the rediscovered village as it comes alive to the sound and activities of tribal songs, dances, myths, legends and spiritual stories. Enjoy the hangi dinner, a banquet of succulent foods cooked traditionally on hot rocks in an earthen oven.
9.30pm
Arrive back to Keswick Christian Camp

Day Three

Morning

7.30am
Continental Breakfast – provided by Keswick Christian Camp
8.30am
Camp Duties – students to tidy all areas used during their stay
11.00am
Rotorua Duck tours
Tour city landmarks and highlights before venturing out to the spectacular lakes area for ‘splashdown’ into lakes Tikitapu and Okareka.
Learning Outcomes include:
• Understand how specific geographical features were formed
• Identify major events and people in Rotorua’s history
• Identify some important natural & cultural features of the landscape
• Understand Maori migration, settlement and life in the Rotorua region
1.00pm
Skyline Rotorua
Take a ride in the brand new 8-seater Doppelmayr Gondola to the top of Mt Ngongotaha and see the magnificent view of Lake Rotorua and the city. Enjoy two Luge ride, a fun filled gravity ride on a 3-wheel cart, returning to the top via a double seater chairlift. Additional Luge rides can be purchased at the School Group rate on the day at Skyline Rotorua.
 
** DEPART ROTORUA AT OWN LEISURE **