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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Taupo & Auckland

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Taupo & Auckland

We started the day after Tongariro Crossing with a leisurely lie in to help recover and give us time to actually get out of bed. After a slow start and a quick bit of breakfast, we headed out to some mystery places that Ms Bielby wouldn’t reveal until we were there. Our first stop was […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Tongariro Crossing

To see the Tongariro Crossing video CLICK HERE To read the blog from GreatLakeTaupo.com tourism website CLICK HERE After a long deserved lie in yesterday in Napier we arose to yet another sunny day in New Zealand the likes of which we are now becoming complacent with. Once breakfast was hastily “scranned” down by the […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Wellington

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Wellington

Another early start in Nelson awaking at 5:30am ahead of a long drive to Picton ferry port. Fuelled by breakfast, we eventually departed at 6:30 ahead of our 10 am ferry crossing to Wellington. The journey to the ferry port was some what a windy one through mountain valleys and narrow roads. As we eventually […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Nelson

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Nelson

We began Wednesday 4th April with a morning of study, only breaking for quick games of pool. In the afternoon we drove 30 minutes to Fox glacier, similar to Franz Josef but a much better view of the snout possible. After the glacier we went for a walk around the shores of Lake Matheson, a […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Franz Josef

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Franz Josef

To see the Franz Josef Glacier video CLICK HERE On the 2nd April, we travelled from Te Anau to Franz Josef Township. We left at 7am and drove through the morning mist and admired the sun as it rose over the surrounding mountains. It wasn’t long before we stopped in a town called Wanaka. It […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Milford Sound & Te Anau

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Milford Sound & Te Anau

Saturday 31st March brought quite possibly the earliest start of the expedition so far (vans packed for a 5:45am departure). As the rest of Queenstown slept, we started the next leg of the tour, headed for Te Anau. After a fairly sleepy four hours (except for the teachers), passing Lake Wakatipu and heading round the […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Queenstown

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Queenstown

To see the Jetboating video CLICK HERE After a long scenic drive we arrived in a picturesque Queenstown, enjoying the sun and stunning scenery, overlooking Lake Wakatipu. We soon settled down in our new surroundings and began to get to know the area. Steaks were on the menu, expertly cooked by head chefs Adam and […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Mount Cook

After a standard takeaway pizza and a good nights kip in Methven, we travelled to Mount Cook. Along the way, we encountered a backdrop of rolling hills and mountains, worthy of a Hollywood movie. After 28 hours of flying, the 4 hour drive to Mount Cook appeared tedious, however, the stunning, picturesque landscape sweetened the […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition in transit

New Zealand Geography Expedition in transit

The Geography Expedition group left Manchester Saturday evening on time, having touched down in Dubai, Bangkok and now Sydney, we have the final flight into Christchurch. Safely arrived in NZ, more to follow…

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New Zealand Geography Expedition Fundraising

New Zealand Geography Expedition Fundraising

With six weeks to go until the New Zealand Geography Expedition we launch our first Blog! After many months of planning and fundraising, 16 Geography sixth form students and 3 staff are preparing to visit New Zealand for three weeks from Sat 24th March until Sat 14th April 2012. The expedition starts in South Island […]

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