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Activities and Exploring NZ

Learn about NZ before you get here

Check out the NZ Tourism website for the variety of places to explore and activities to do. 

Education NZ has an helpful website worth checking out... Study in New Zealand


Fun activities while you're studying

While studying at Monavale, you have the opportunity for regular activities and to explore some of the nearby attractions.

  • One evening most weeks students can enjoy a game of social soccer together on the artificial turf at our local recreation ground
  • During summer months, our outdoor swimming pool is an ideal place to cool-off!
  • Our grass volleyball court, concrete tennis court and basketball hoop are enjoyed each day
  • We aim to organise a day trip to the Tongariro Crossing each Semester (weather conditions dependant)
  • During the first couple of weekends of each semester day trips are organised to places such as:
Karangahake Gorge & Waihi Beach
Wairere Falls

Top 10 Things to do

NZ is a great place to visit, if we do say so ourselves. Here are the Top 10 things recommended by our students.

Visit the Hobbits
http://www.hobbitontours.com/ 

Discover Gloworms
http://www.waitomo.com/ 

Climb a Volcano
http://www.tongarirocrossing.org.nz 

See Geothermals in action
http://www.rotorua.nz.com/geothermal.aspx 

Trek the Southern Alps
https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=trek+southern+alps&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=ajVQVbO0Ac_M8gWOroDoAQ 

Dig a hole at Hot Water Beach
http://www.thecoromandel.com/new-zealand/Hot-Water-Beach/ 

Snowboard or Ski
http://www.nzski.com/mountain.jsp?site=coronetpeak 

Relax on a black sand beach
http://www.raglan.net.nz/things-to-see-do/raglan-beaches/ 

Whale Watching
http://www.whalewatch.co.nz/ 

Road trip with new friends
http://www.aatravel.co.nz/gkrt/