Bigfoot Adventure Limited
Winner of New Zealand's 2012 "Outdoor Excellence Award Organisation"
Our activities and events range from adventurous to social and include:
Duke of Edinburgh Award - Come join Bigfoot Adventures on your next school holidays for a positively fun and engaging pathway towards achieving your Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Bigfoot Adventures instructors are experienced, qualified and endeavour to create a rewarding experience for you in the great outdoors.
To book yourself a place:
Freeph: 0800 BIGFOOT
Phone: 09 444 1446
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
Teachers, tots and students of all ages will be enthralled when they explore our inspired interactive learning environment in the heart of the city's Cultural Precinct. There's always something new to discover among the museum's impressive two million collections and special exhibitions. We make curriculum-based learning fun and offer pre and post-lesson support. The museum, first opened in 1870, is world-renowned for its natural and human history collections. Also, check out our cool school holiday programmes and events just for kids.
Phone: 03 366 5000 or Education 03 366 9429
Combining outdoor education with adventure activities
Set amongst the stunning rock formations south east of Te Awamutu, CastleRock Adventure is the perfect venue for your school camp.
CastleRock Adventure has multiple accommodation options including a fully equipped self contained Lodge, a fully equipped Woolshed and Camping as overflow from the Woolshed or as part of a programme.
All outdoor education programmes are designed in partnership with you and your school to ensure all desired outcomes and NZ curricula links are achieved.
Contact us today for more information.
P: 0800 225 462
F: 07 8722 509
Earth and Sky Mt John Observatory
Heart of Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
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Day or evening Educational Tours provide hands-on learning including telescope observations, while knowledgeable Astronomy Guides promote reciprocal question-asking, unleashing your student's curiosity.
Marvel at amazing Astronomy facts and current research projects. Teachers are able to personalise their experience, choosing their preferred Astronomy Programme.
This is the home of New Zealand's darkest skies and largest telescopes.
Our Office is situated in the Godley Hotel Complex:
Main St, Lake Tekapo
P: 03 680 6960
F: 03 680 6950
Hands On History
Lakes District Museum and Gallery
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Lakes District Museum and Gallery Arrowtown
Our interactive Hand-On History education programme, featuring the historically preserved goldmining town of Arrowtown, is designed to enrich and enhance the New Zealand curriculum. Students will experience first-hand and interactive learning in an authentic environment. All programme options are activity based, designed to suit all stages and styles of learning and all link clearly to the Social Studies Curriculum strands.
Tel: 03 442 0317
Fax: 03 442 0835
Howick Historical Village
We have programmes for both High School and Primary Students
We offer customised programmes for Years 9 - 13, as well as tertiary programmes. These include Geography, Drama, English, Tourism, Photography, Food and Fabric Technology and of course, History - a fabulous insight into New Zealand's past especially the establishment of Auckland as our early capital and the settlement of the whole area.
Primary students love delving into early colonial life in New Zealand through hands-on and interactive role-play experiences. We offer a unique EOTC programme involving the technological advancements and inventions made by the early settlers which include construction and engineering, agriculture, food tech, natural medicines, textiles and fabrics. We show how archaeological discoveries of the Fencible Period have helped us understand the lives that early settlers led.
Parents and teachers should also check out our popular holiday programmes and Howick Historical Village is a unique special events venue suitable for children's birthday parties to weddings and corporate events.
Onsite 1850s church, beautiful lawns and gardens with water features plus cafe & a choice of meeting halls for your special event.
Phone: 09 576 9506
Fax: 09 576 9708
Huka Prawn Park
Huka Falls Road - Taupo
Only $8 per child, Book today!
New Zealand's only prawn farm and the only geothermally heated prawn farm in the world!
The perfect mix of education and fun.
Take a guided tour where you'll learn about the science behind farming a tropical prawn in a sub-tropical environment. You'll also get to hand-feed baby prawns and we'll show you how to catch them.
Then enjoy our park full of fun, interactive features. This includes pedal boats, water bikes, water weights, trout feeding, geothermal footbaths and much more.
And of course, fish for your own prawns! Anything you catch you keep, you can even cook them and eat them on site!
Phone: 07 374 8474
Weddings, balls, conferences, celebrations or a relaxing weekend getaway - Larnach Castle on the spectacular Otago Peninsula is the picture-perfect venue. Lovingly restored by the Barker family, the castle and surrounding grounds are at the heart of the Dunedin visitor experience. Our world-renowned gardens, luxury accommodation and unique dining will make your next special occasion one to cherish.
Phone: 03 476 1616
Fax: 03 476 1574
Mega Air Trampoline Arena Christchurch
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Mega Air indoor trampoline park brings you wall-to-wall fun - for all ages, including toddlers, for all fitness levels and all skills. MegaAir has developed a unique school program aimed at teaching
students basic trampoline skills with a strong emphasis on safety
and technique. Our Christchurch complex situated in Carmen Road, Hornby has all of the following:
• Air Bag (NZ’s Largest)
• Toddler-Only Foam Pit
• Dodgeball Courts
• Basketball Hoops
• Tumbling Lanes
• A Trampoline Halfpipe
• Wall Tramps
• Is wheelchair friendly.
• Private rooms for groups to eat lunch or for birthday parties/fundraising groups.
• Mega Shop serving barista coffee, teas, cold drinks and snacks
MegaAir’s number 1 priority is safety!
Our expert staff are always on hand to make sure everybody has the best experience. Our senior staff are fully accredited NZQA first aiders and we maintain a high jump guard to jumper ratio.
MegaAir will work with you and your school to create a tailored package to suit any group for as little as $9 per student per hour in the arena. We will happily organise everything for you, from the transport to
invoicing and accounts. We can handle the RAMs forms and provide complimentary coffees for all you hard working teachers so contact us now for the best indoor, healthy, activity experience for your students ever!
Phone: 03 344 2628 (Hotline for Schools)
Historic and Ghost Tours in NZ's Oldest Prison
We can provide 1 hour guided group tours of the prison to suit your age group. Alternatively, we run a 2-hour Junior Programme featuring an historical tour, scavenger hunt, fingerprinting and games. Children can enter the cells, visit the hanging yard and hear about the secret tunnel, ghosts and lighthouse. Seated areas are provided for morning tea or lunch. Excellent for exchange students or students studying other languages are our audio tours in 15 different languages.
Napier Prison is just a few minutes walk to the town centre and Marine Parade.
Self-guided audio tours are available every day.
To book your school group tour
P: 06 835 9933
O'Neill Surf Academy New Zealand
Surf Coaching & Camps for Term-time & Holidays
Locations: Auckland (Tawharanui/Orewa) Northland-wide & Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty.
O'Neill Surf Academy objective is to teach and develop surfing skills for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary & International Schools. We will educate students on both beach safety & environmental awareness. Our lessons and activities encourage good teamwork and group cohesion to provide a positive, supportive and fun learning environment.
• Increase 'beach safety' awareness through experiencing the enjoyment of learning to surf.
• To give children and young adults the confidence to be active and have fun in the ocean.
• To educate & encourage students that surfing is for everyone regardless of size, skill and ability.
Why O'Neill Surf Academy
We are an accredited Surfing NZ surf school holding all the necessary qualifications for EOTC including ISA Surf Coaching, Lifesaving, Sports First Aid and Public Liability Insurance
Packages: O'Neill Surf Academy 'Beach Days', Day Trips, Surf Tours, School Camps, Electives, NCEA Surfing Credits, Holiday Programmes
P: 09 434 3843
M: 027 734 4877
Perfect Day offers snorkelling and kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and an educational marine reserve commentary within a nature reserve at the Poor Knights Islands. Geological formations, the World's Largest Seacave, and an incredible Maori history. Bring it all alive, at the Poor Knights with Perfect Day - (run by award winning Dive! Tutukaka).
The Dive! Tutukaka & Perfect Day Team are all certified professionals & we are fully audited & approved by Qualmark NZ.
Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information as to how we can tailor the day to suit your class.
Phone: 0800 288 882
Puzzling World, Wanaka.
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Puzzling World is a world-unique attraction with the theme of anything puzzling! Crazy buildings, Illusion Rooms & Roman Toilets must be seen to be believed and the Great Maze, the world's first 'modern-styled' maze is a fun challenge for all ages.
Onsite Cafe and large Puzzle Shop (with web-shop orders possible too).
Enquire about our school group rates, plus we have many more activity sheet options and we supply Risk Assessment sheets.
Tel: 03 443 7489
M: 027 315 4695
Life's more fun on Snowplanet
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SNOWPLANET is New Zealand's first and only all-year indoor snow resort where snow guests can experience the thrill of snowsports and the atmosphere of a snow village only 20 minutes North of Auckland.
P: +64 9 427 0044
F: +64 9 421 0793
Freeph: 0800 SNOWPLANET
The Butterfly Garden
Thames New Zealand
Within Dickson Holiday Park
Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames
For your class visit we will provide a curriculum based programme suitable for biology, natural history, ecology and the environment that includes the life-cycle of the butterfly. Rain or shine the butterfly house makes an ideal class-trip so call us and ask for the school pack of worksheets to suit your students’ age-group. With an onsite cafe, we can provide a group menu plus help you organise your birthday, orientation party or end of term break-up.
Summer hours 1st September to 31st May,
OPEN 7 Days, 9.30am to 4.30pm. (Closed Christmas Day).
Winter hours 1st June to 31st August,
OPEN weekends only or by prior arrangement during the hours of 10am to 4pm.
Phone: 07 868 8080
The Red Boats
Most Popular Party Fishing and Cruising boats in Auckland.
For Schools our DOC -Licensed vessels specialise in:
- Educational Cruises tailored for students of all ages.
- Fun activities for wider learning and activity weeks
- Ferry transport to the Motutapu Island Outdoor Ed Centre
- Transport to Motuihe Island for tree planting activities and
- Loads of room in our cargo hold for luggage and camping gear.
- Social Cruises & Fishing Trips for Staff Social Clubs, Functions &
Ph 0800 Redboats
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