Experience NZ 2020

If you’re keen to road trip with new friends and explore some of New Zealand's most beautiful landmarks, then check out what we have to offer.

Have the time of your life discovering the real New Zealand, making new friends and sharing some of the best this country has to offer.

Experience NZ trips

Listed below are all our trips for the year:

If you're wanting more detail, choose a trip below to expand it for more information.

Auckland city tour (click to expand)

Dates:
» Friday, 28 February
» Friday, 7 August

Day Tour:
Travel through the city centre and up to Sky Tower the tallest man-made structure in NZ at 328 metres high - it's the perfect way to get to know the city of Auckland and it's surroundings. Catch the ferry to Devonport and back taking in the magnificient Waitematā Harbour. Travel the stunning waterfront route of Tamaki Drive and enjoy lunch at Mission Bay, followed by a game of mini golf.

Cost:
$48pp

Time:
Depart Unitec at 9am and return at about 4pm

Includes:
» Sky Tower admission
» Fullers fare
» Transport to and from
» Game of mini golf

Register for Auckland City Tour - 28 February

Register for Auckland City Tour - 7 August

Parakai Springs (click to expand)

Date:
Saturday, 14 March

Day Tour:
Splash around at Parakai springs. A whole day of fun! You can relax in the hot pools, or have a go on the hydro slide, and enjoy a BBQ lunch in the picnic area.

Cost:
$20pp

Time:
Depart Unitec at 9.30am and return at about 4pm

Includes:
» Entry to Parakai Springs
» Lunch
» Transport to and from

Register for Parakai Springs

Hobbiton & Rotorua (click to expand)

Date:
Wednesday, 22 April - Thursday 23 April

Weekend Tour:
Travel across the plains to Matamata, the home of the Hobbits! Here your journey begins to the original Hobbiton Village, from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Your enthusiastic local tour guide will escort you through the set, recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created, stories during the filming, and recalling different parts of the movies. Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland! Experience Māori culture, see the Rotorua skyline by gondola and take a ride on a luge.

Cost:
$250pp

Time:
Depart Unitec at 8.30am and return at about 7pm

Includes:
» 1 night shared accomodation
» Breakfast
» Transport to and from
» Tour of Hobbiton
» Guided tour of Māori Village - Whakarewarewa
» Gondola and luge ride

Additional activity:
The weekend tour will also visit Velocity Valley for those that would like to do additional activites, not included in cost. See activities and cost below:

  • Agrojet // $55pp
  • Freefall xtreme // $55pp
  • Swoop // $55pp
  • Shweeb racer // $55pp

Register for Hobbiton & Rotorua

Rugby game (click to expand)

Date:
Friday, 29 May

Evening Tour:
Grab a burger to eat, and then catch some rugby action at Eden Park. See the Bluez vs Highlanders!

Cost:
$20pp

Time:
To meet at Unitec at 5pm

Includes:
» Burgers
» Rugby match ticket

Register for Rugby Game

Rangitoto hike (click to expand)

Date:
Saturday, 15 August

Day Tour:
Catch the ferry to Rangitoto and hike to the top of this extinct volcano. Check out the caves and the lava tubes along the way.

Cost:
$45pp

Time:
Depart Unitec at 9am and return at about 5pm

Includes:
» Fullers fare
» Light lunch
» Transport to and from

Register for Rangitoto Hike

Ski trip & Waitomo caves (click to expand)

Date:
Wednesday, 30 September - Friday, 2 October

Three Day Tour:
Have a great alpine experience in New Zealand without the hassle of organising your own transport and accommodation. Play in the snow to your heart’s content on a crazy-unique volcanic terrain and some of New Zealand’s best slopes at Mt Ruapehu. Then on the way home stop in a see the wonder of the Waitomo Caves.

Cost:
$375pp

Time:
Depart Unitec at 9am and return about 7pm

Includes:
» 2 nights shared accomodation
» Transport to and from
» Tour of Waitomo Caves
» All meals provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
» 2 x 1 hour 50 mins ski or snowboard lesson
» Stopover at LakeTaupo and Huka Falls

Register for Ski Trip & Waitomo Caves

Contact us

Email experiencenz@unitec.ac.nz