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Geography School Tour – Australasia

School tour to Australasia

Join us on our popular geography school tour to Australasia. Experience an exciting 14 day school tour filled with geography activities. Read more or enquire now for more information and to personalize the tour to your requirements.

 

Places you will visit

  • Cairns & Surrounds: Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Daintree Forest
  • Auckland: Skytower Tour, Forest Mountain-biking Tour
  • Coromandel: Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Snapper Fishing off Mussel Barge
  • Rotorua: Luge Sledding, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station, Huka Falls & Natural Hot Pool
  • Waitomo Caves Area: Waitomo Glow-worm Caves, Blackwater Rafting Experience, Te Puia

Day 1:     Meet your Travel and Sport representative at the international airlines check-in counter. Depart on your overnight flight, bound for Cairns.

Day 2:     Arrive in the beautiful city of Cairns this morning. Take the afternoon to unpack, settle in and explore your new surroundings.

Day 3:     This morning, enjoy breakfast before kicking off the tour with one of its highlights – A full-day cruise of the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 4:     After breakfast this morning, board your coach and head up the coast to your next stop on tour – Cape Tribulation. Upon arrival, enjoy the spectacular Skyrail & Rainforestation Tour. Following an exhilarating trip over this delicate and important ecosystem, continue on the Daintree Forest to discover the wonders of this endangered biome.

Day 5:     Today, get a unique look into the distinctive environment that is the Daintree Eco-Wilderness Wetland World Heritage Area. Later, head over to the Marrdja Boardwalk. Here, step back in time as you meander through 400-million years of botanic evolution. From Jurassic period trees to  ancient, perfectly preserved fossils, this World Heritage Area is one of the most breath-taking and untouched meanders in all of Australia.

Day 6:     This morning, pack your bags, check out and head back to one of Cairns’ magnificent beaches for a quick dip in the Pacific Ocean before heading to the airport for your flight to Auckland, New Zealand.

Upon arrival in New Zealand’s capital city, check into your accommodation and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring all this city has to offer.

Day 7:     A classic ‘adventurer’s day’ awaits after breakfast. Begin with a trip to the iconic Sky Tower, dominating Auckland’s skyline. Later, head out of the city, 1st to Auckland’s Black Sand West Beach, before rounding off a busy day with a mountain biking tour through a local temperate forest.

Day 8:     Today, head out of Auckland and on to Coromandel. Upon, arrival, enjoy the exclusive Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Later this afternoon, take up one of New Zealanders favourite pastimes – Snapper Fishing on a Mussel Barge! Here, you can eat what you catch (lots of luck needed!) or simply enjoy some classic fish ‘n chips on the bay should your fisherman’s luck desert you... 

Day 9:     Transfer, this morning on to New Zealand’s premier geothermal region, Rotorua. Upon arrival, pay a visit to the Rotorua Museum, before capping off the day with trip up the local Skyline Gondola and Luge Sledding experience.

Day 10:   Today, transfer to Te Puia and the Waimana Valley for a full day exploring the next highlight of the tour – the Te Puia Geothermal springs & Geysers! Here you can also visit the Maori Cultural Centre. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland 30km South of Rotorua where you will see the almost alien volcanic lakes and pools.

Day 11:   Today, continue on to Taupo for the next stop on the tour. Here you will enjoy a full-day tour of the area including a Prawn Farm visit, viewing the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station, Aratiatia Rapids, the Huka Falls and finally relaxing after a busy day in one of the many Hot Pools.

*Optional: Prawn Fishing & Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River

Day 12:   Today transfer from Rotorua to the Waitomo Gloworm Caves, before embarking on an exciting Blackwater rafting experience! Continue on your subterranean adventure with the underground blackwater rafting experience!

Day 13:   This morning, check out of your accommodation and transfer back to Auckland, where you will be able to enjoy some leisure time and perhaps do some last-minute shopping before heading to the international airport in time for your flight back to South Africa.

Day 14:   Arrive in South Africa

 

Extend your tour experience with one of these long-layover optional tour add-on’s:

Full-Day Hong Kong Disneyland (Flying with Cathay Pacific): Beat the boredom while waiting for your connecting flight to Australia! Spend your long-layover at the iconic Hong Kong Disneyland. Discover the thrill of speeding roller coasters, meet Mickey Mouse and immerse yourself in the magic of Disney.

Full-Day Universal Studios Singapore (Flying with Singapore Airlines): Take a train on the World’s best public transport system to Sentosa Island. Here, soak up the sun at the fun-filled Universal Studio’s Singapore. Share in the magic of Hollywood on unforgettable 3D thrill rides, stroll through recreated classic movie sets and have your breath taken away on the World-famous, one-of-a-kind Transformers: The Ride.

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