imgSkiing tours
Skiing tours
Skiing tours for School students
imgHorse riding - North and South Island tours
Horse riding - North and South Island tours
Discovering New Zealands beautiful landscape by horse back - with Learning Journeys
imgFranz Josef Day trip
Franz Josef Day trip
Franz Josef - South Island tours with Learning Journeys
imgKayaking - South Island tour
Kayaking - South Island tour
Kayaking - South Island tour with Learning Journeys
imgTrail biking
Trail biking
One of the unforgettable experiences on Learning Journeys North or South Island tour for students visiting New Zealand

Learning Journeys 

The School tour specialists in New Zealand

Are you

• an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT studying in New Zealand or Australia? See our trip calendar for our upcoming adventure tours in the North and South Island. 

• an OVERSEAS SCHOOL thinking about visiting New Zealand? We have been specialist providers of educational tours to students from both New Zealand and elsewhere for 13 years now

• a NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL  wanting curriculum linked field trips? Follow the link to view Geography trips, Science trips or other subjects.

We have been helping teachers and students organise trips since 2001: adrenaline filled action tours for international students studying here in New Zealand or Australia, curriculum linked science and geography programmes for New Zealand schools and tailored multi-day tours for overseas schools visiting New Zealand.

Let us help you plan your trip! We'll arrange activities, transport and accommodation and provide experienced guides to facilitate all your programmes in both the North and the South Islands.


International student tours - South & North Island


28 September - 7 October 2014

23 November to 2 December 2014

Contact us to Secure your place

Student tours to New Zealand - Contact us
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What people say:


  1. New Zealand

    Angela Craw, Director of International Students, Papanui High School

    "You guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work! We have every
    confidence in your programmes and I enjoy telling the students about
    your events at our weekly meetings. Sending the info directly to us
    makes sure that it is passed on to the students. I do encourage them to
    visit your website and I think the students enjoy accessing it

    themselves. Keep up the good work! 

    Sue Shepard, Hamilton Boys' High School

    "Thank you for a fabulous fieldtrip on Friday. We saw our boys today and
    they were full of praise for the day saying how much they had enjoyed it
    and how knowledgeable they thought you were. As far as we are concerned
    it was an excellent day you were thoroughly prepared and everything went
    to time.The boys have begun to do the land use transects and the
    patterns are coming through very clearly."

    Melissa Baker, Sacred Heart College, Auckland

    "...I do want to thank you, I have found the day at Tahuna Torea
    with you fantastic and your expertise invaluable. Many thanks."

    Tim Holden, HOD Biology, Westlake Boys' High School

    about  a two day genetics and evolution trip.about  a two day genetics and evolution trip

    "Many thanks for all your fantastic organisation and stimulating 
    programme of events. The student feedback is very positive so far, and they have completed an evaluation form which we will pass on to you. Hopefully we will meet up again in the future for another field trip with the Westlake students."

    Andree Timbs, Teacher of Science and Biology, Whakatane High School

    "year 13 Biology trip: Excellent organization. Activities planned to
    suit the group of students and teachers. Takes the stress out of
    organising things for teachers. Great people to work with."

    Peter Fergusson, HOD Science, Whakatane High School, Whakatane, NZ

    "Learning Journeys has run a number of activities for Whakatane High
    School. The trips have been the highlight of the students' year and are
    invariably well-organised and the sessions well facilitated. It
    certainly reduces the stress and workload for staff."

    Kapua Bennett, year 12 student, Rotorua Girls' High School

     "There were a lot of good things that have happened on this trip: I
    have made new friends. Snorkelling was fun. It was my first time and it
    was amazing. The purpose was to learn and that was what I did. It was a
    great experience. I will never forget it and will try to convince my
    parents into coming here again. The reserve is a beautiful place. I had
    a great time."
  2. Australia

    Rich Main, Kennedy Baptist College, Perth, Australia

    "On behalf of the Kennedy Baptist College Ski trip 2013 can I say
    thank-you for a wonderful trip led so professionally by yourself. We are
    excited about 2014 and look forward to engaging your services next year.
    Thanks again."

    Kristen Juriansz, Muirfield High School, Sydney

    "All the students were so emotional when they got in to Sydney - in a
    very positive way. Many crying and saying it is a trip they will never
    ever forget. I want to thank you once again for organising such a
    professional, educational and extremely enjoyable tour - I do not have
    one negative thing to say. I also want to extend the same welcome to you
    and Simon if ever you are in Sydney. I would be wonderful to catch up if
    you are ever over our way. "

    Rebecca Cashmere, Radford College, Canberra, Australia - April 2013

    "I found the process of organising the Earth and Environmental Science Tour with Learning Journeys an easy and stress-free experience.  From the first contact to organise an initial quote Michele was more than
    happy to consider our needs with regards to locations we wanted to
    visit, as well as being able to suggest additional locations, activities
    and ideas.   This resulted in an itinerary being developed that
    contained the right balance of educational, cultural and adventure
    experiences for our students.  Whilst on tour our guide ensured that
    everything flowed smoothly as she frequently liaised with venues,
    restaurants and accommodation providers and was flexible to change our
    itinerary as dictated by the weather and our students' interests.  Her
    knowledge of the geological, social and cultural history of the places
    we visited was invaluable - our students wouldn't have had access to
    that information had we run the tour ourselves.  Our students returned
    home bubbling with enthusiasm after such an amazing experience.  Thank
    you Learning Journeys."

    Sue Miller, Mount St. Benedict College, Sydney

    Australia, about a five day chemistry and ecology trip for year 12 students after their first trip in 2006.They will be back in April 2014 for their fifth New Zealand tour with us.

    "At this point, I must thank you so much for the days we all spent with
    you. Everything you did for us was excellent and the students derived so
    much from the all the activities. We all enjoyed meeting you, loved
    being with you and enjoyed working with you. I understand how groups can
    be and I am gratified that you found our group pleasant to work with. We
    thought you were so well organised, obliging and patient and your
    lessons with the girls were excellent. Thank-you for taking us over the
    Tongariro Crossing.  I never imagined it went up so high. Danielle and
    Andrew were also excellent guides. I hope we will bring another group in
    two years' time and we will certainly organise whatever we can with
  3. Singapore

    Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore - January 2013

    "Many thanks for being such a great guide in educating the students and looking after our needs. The kids enjoyed themselves thoroughly and it was a great eye-opener for them. The whole learning experience was fabulous with a good mix of biology and chemistry. Thanks a lot to cater to the needs of the students last minute by offering qualitative analysis work for the students. It is probably one of the most memorable experience they had, collecting water from the ground and identifying the ions present (and not to mention smelling the hydrogen sulfide!). Both Yitian and I learnt a lot from the trip as well and we have to agree that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. :"

    Evelyn Ku, Geography Dept. Singapore Chinese Girls' School (Independent)

    "Thank you to you too for being so patient with our girls and going the extra mile to accommodate our requests. We had a wonderful time and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you and we look forward to seeing you again."

    Leong Kai Ling Geography teacher, Singapore Chinese Girls' School

    about an eight day biology and geography themed trip.

     "On behalf of all the teachers, please allow me to express my thanks and gratitude to you for the time and effort you have put in on the trip, from the planning stage to its implementation.

    We know that the girls enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot from the programme. New Zealand is such an ideal and rich field site for outdoor study. Likewise, the teachers have gleaned new insights and deepened our own understanding in our subject area.

    Thank you too, for being patient with our girls, when they have been tired, quiet and slow-moving. The girls appreciated your caring approach greatly.

    I am heartened that a warm relationship has been established between 
    SCGS and you (and Simon, of course). Do feel free to drop us a line when you come to Singapore."

  4. UK

    Leeds Girls' High School about a two week tour of the North and South Island

    "Our final thanks must go to Michele Beaton, of Learning Journeys. She organised every step of our tour - accommodation, travel, food and destinations, making sure that every day was packed with visits to interesting places. She found us high quality, budget accommodation in New Zealand's super Youth Hostels, organised self catering breakfast food, which kept costs down considerably and booked super evening meals for us in local restaurants.

    To put it in a nutshell, she made the whole experience enormously 
    enjoyable for the teachers in charge as well as the girls. From the teachers' point of view, her careful planning made our jobs easy. We were able to relax completely, in her capable hands.

    She made the trip a real pleasure and imparted her knowledge of New 
    Zealand's geology, wildlife and vegetation with such enthusiasm that we all learned a tremendous amount about the country and we'd all like to pay a return visit someday.""On behalf of all the teachers, please allow me to express my thanks and gratitude to you for the time and effort you have put in on the trip, from the planning stage to its implementation."

    Christine Pike, England

    "What a wonderful day we had with Simon on 9th March when our cruise ship Aurora arrived in Tauranga for the day. The ten of us who were in Simon's care for the day were so fortunate; it was one of the best days in the whole cruise. Interesting and entertaining, Simon gave us information about what where we were going and knew the best times to do what. Our day was packed with interest; we visited a kiwi fruit orchard, a category 5 rapid, the walk to the viewing platform was full of interest about the various plants and leaves; then to Rotorua and its geysers with full explanations. We were also treated to some interesting stops on our return journey and a even a tour of Tauranga. A well packed day full of interest. Thank you Simon.

Adventure with Learning Journeys