5-Day Visit

Sample Itinerary for Intermediate (Year 7 & 8)

5-Day Visit to Rotorua (Sample)

Number of Students:
36 students
Number of Teachers:
4 adults & 2 Staff (1 driver)
Accommodation:
4 night’s accommodation @ Backyard Inn
 
Need to bring own bedding and towels
Meals:
3 x Continental Breakfast provided by Backyard Inn
Transport:
Pavlovich Coachlines

Day One

Morning

9.00am
Meet at school for check in
10.00am
Depart school

Afternoon

12.30pm
Lunch stop on the way
3.30pm

Check into Accommodation at Backyard Inn.

4.00pm
Study (Conference Room)
6.30pm
Dinner – Self Catering

Day Two

Morning

7.30am
Continental Breakfast – provided by Backyard Inn
 
Free time
9.30am
Rotorua Museum
Visit the Rotorua Museum of Art and History – attend a Social Studies Lesson with Programme Outlines being:
Tarawera Te Maunga Tapu & Rotorua Tourism
Classroom Introduction and presentation using:

  • Slides and Lesson aids
  • Overview of development of tourism, from the Pink and White Terraces, to the attractions of today
  • Gallery Exploration & Activity
  • Cinema Experience “Rotorua Stories”

Afternoon

1.00pm
Rotorua Duck tours Rotorua Duck Tours – Scenic Lakes Tour (Allow 1 ½ hours) 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
6.00pm
Dinner – Provided by Backyard Inn
8.00pm
DVD Night (Conference Room)

Day Three

Morning

7.30am
Continental Breakfast – provided by Backyard Inn
9.00am
Waiotapu 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!

Afternoon

12.30pm
Lunch – Self Catering
1.30pm
Skyline Rotorua & Luge
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 rides, a fun filled gravity ride on a 3-wheel cart, returning to the top via a double seater chairlift.
5.00pm
Study (Conference Room)
6.30pm
Dinner – provided by Backyard Inn

Day Four

Morning

7.30am
Continental Breakfast – provided by Backyard Inn
9.00am
Te Puia
Te Puia’s Kura Kaitiaki Programmes have been developed for all age groups and are an exciting and fun way to learn more about Maori heritage; a living legacy of our people, culture and place. Come and visit the world famous Pohutu geyser, see our kiwi in their Kiwi House, and observe our traditional arts being crafted in the National Carving and Weaving Schools. Cultural performances are 10.15am, 12.15pm and 3.15pm; there’s always a show for you. Nau mai, haere mai.
12.00pm
Lunch – Self Catering

Afternoon

2.00pm
Marketing Talk – Convention Centre
6.00pm
Pick up from Backyard Inn from Mitai Cultural Evening
6.30pm
Mitai Maori Concert & Hangi Dinner
Enter the world of Mitai, be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient warrior war canoe). The cultural performance tells of ta moko (tattoo art), displays of weaponary, the grace of the poi dance and finishing with the mighty Haka. Watch your traditional Hangi being lifted from the ground. Take the opportunity to see glow worms and the crystal clear waters flowing from Fairy Springs.
Bring warm clothing and good walking shoes.

Day Five

Morning

7.30am
Breakfast – Self Catering
 
** DEPART ROTORUA AT OWN LEISURE **