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Auckland Language Centre

Social Activites
When class is finished, there is plenty of time for fun. Auckland Language Centre organises a program of sports, excursions, sightseeing and activities for its students. There is something different each weekend.

All activities are organised and coordinated by our Activities Coordinator; an afternoon at the rugby, a sail on the harbour, horseback riding in the rainforest, a weekend trip up north to the Bay of Islands, or a skiing trip down south to Mt Ruapehu, one of NZ many volcanoes, there is always something exciting to do at a very reasonable price. (ALC gets good discounts and group rates).

 


Activity Sample

BAY OF ISLANDS
2 days/2 nights: Sight seeng, ferry ride to historic town of Russel, drive through beautiful forest, visit NZ's biggest tree, sand boarding on giant dunes, soak in hot thermal pools.

GREAT BARRIER ISLAND
2 days/2 nights: Beautiful island 60 miles from Auckland. Ferry trip (2 hours). Hot springs, long sandy beaches, forests, honey wine tasting, visit to local pub. Optional: fishing, golf, horse riding, kayaking.

COROMANDEL PENINSULA
2 days/2 nights: Hot water pools on beach, railway ride, Cathedral coil, visit to winery, wonderful views and scenery. Optional: fishing, sky diving, horse riding.

ROTORUA

2 days/2 nights: Hot pools, thermal park with geysers, Maori culture, farmshow, forest walk, barbecue included. Optional: luge ride, gondola trip, Maori concert.

WAITOMO CAVES

2 days/2 nights: Glow worms, limestone caves, beautiful scenery, waterfalls, land bridge, rabbit shearing. Optional: horse riding, drive your own jetboat, abseiling.

SKIING

2 days/2 nights: Skiing on a volcano Mt. Ruapehu, central north island, beatiful scenery, ski hire and and lifts are not icluded ($ 25 + 50 per day).

BAY OF PLENTY
2 days/2 nights: Beautiful east coast, great scenery, Maori culture, kiwifruit orchards. Optional: dolphin swim, jet boating, fishing, sailing.

ONE DAY ACTIVITIES

Skydiving 2 choices, Parakai or Mercer
SkyTower SkyTower restaurant and sightseeing in the evenings.
West Coast Beaches: Beautiful scenery, visit famous Karekare Beach and Piha Beach, waterfalls, bird colony.
Wine Tour: Visit some of Auckland's best wineries, picnic on beach.
Waiheke Island Half hour ferry trip from Auckland in the Hauraki Gulf.


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SAMPLE WEEKEND ACTIVITY PROGRAM

DESTINATION ACTIVITIES PRICE approx
FARM STAY Cow-milking, sheep shearing, feed the pet animals, Maori show, fire-pit, horse riding… $189
ROTORUA Thermal parks, hot river swim, luge, rafting, farm show, bungy jumping, swoop, kayaking, Maori culture, mud pools… $150
POTTERY 'N' BARBECUE Take the ferry over to a potter’s studio, make raku pottery and enjoy a barbecue while it fires, then a bush walk. $45
BAY OF ISLANDS Deep sea fishing, night hunting, swimming with the dolphins, sailing, kayaking, hot pools, paragliding, jet-boating, fishing, golf… $150
WAIHEKE ISLAND Explore beautiful bays and beaches kayaking, mountain-biking, horse-riding, wine-tasting, scooters. $105
WAITOMO CAVES Try black water rafting and see the glow-worms + explore the beautiful dry caves with stalagmites. $140
TAUPO Extreme sport location! Sky diving, kayaking, bungy-jumping, jet beating, rafting, horse-riding sailing, bush walking, Zorb, hot river swim… $150
WAIWERA HOT POOLS One day trip to see the beautiful east coast beaches and go to the famous hot pools with movies, horse-riding, wine-tasting, … $45
NOTE: These tours are subject to change and the prices are only approximate. A minimum of 8 students is necessary for the tour to go ahead. Students under 18 years old MUST provide parental consent by the preceding Wednesday and DEPOSITS are to be paid by the preceding Wednesday.

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ALC WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES

SAMPLE PROGRAMME 1    
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Indoor Rock-climbing 3:30-6:30 $10 Skytower-Dinner in restaurant -$20-$30 Soccer at Victoria Park
3:30-5:30 Free
Rockclimbing Fishing in the Hauraki Gulf $60
Soccer
Rockclimbing
Picnic at One Tree Hill $15
Soccer
Rockclimbing Fishing Hauraki Gulf $60 Soccer
SAMPLE PROGRAMME 2    
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Rockclimbing 3 Rollerblading Mission Bay $15 Soccer
Rockclimbing 10 Games and Barbecue $15 Soccer
Rockclimbing 17 Picnic—Karekare Beach $25 Soccer
Rockclimbing 24 Fishing—Hauraki Gulf $60 Soccer
Rockclimbing    
SAMPLE PROGRAMME 3    
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Rockclimbing Skytower –Dinner in restaurant $20-$30 Soccer
Rockclimbing Sailing in the Gulf $25 Soccer
Rockclimbing Barbecue and Games at One Tree Hill $15 Soccer
Rockclimbing Kelly Tarlton’s $25 Soccer
     



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