School Groups

What better way for your students to learn about the natural world around them than to experience it first-hand. With Fullers and 360 Discovery Cruises you have the opportunity to make this a possibility.

Tiritiri Matangi Island

Get your students out of the classroom and up close and personal with one of the world’s most successful conservation projects - Tiritiri Matangi. See some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds and rare wildlife in the open sanctuary. 

Guided walks provide expert commentary and lend context to both animal life and the historical and archaeological features of the island. These walks can also be tailored to cover conservation studies.

Trip Length 1 day
Who Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary students
Trip Dates By arrangement
Learning Focuses
  • Close up viewing of rare and endangered bird species including the Takahe and Kokako.
  • An optional guided walk (1.5 hours) covering the island’s history and identification of bird species and their behaviours.
  • Maori pa remnants at the island’s northern end.
  • Visitors centre with informative displays and talks about the island’s history and wildlife.

Is your school decile 1 - 6? We encourage you to apply for sponsorship through the 'Running Events Tiritiri Matangi Growing Minds Programme'.

For rates, sailing times and more information please contact us.

Rotoroa Island

Determined to provide something truly engaging for children, the team at Auckland Zoo in conjunction with Rotoroa Island Trust have developed a day in the field on Rotoroa that's different to other conservation education programmes. Facilitated by Auckland Zoo educators, year 5 to 13 students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities based on current conservation fieldwork practices on Rotoroa Island.

Trip Length 1 day
Who Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary students
Trip Dates Individual class field trips are to be arranged for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 October to 8 December, 2016. 
Learning Focuses Hands-on activities based on current conservation fieldwork practices on Rotoroa Island. 

This field trip is strongly curriculum-linked and best suited to schools that have current environmental and/or conservation science programmes in place or are about to establish one.

INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT FIELD TRIPS TO ROTOROA?
Then visit Auckland Zoo's website for booking information and make sure you check out the Zoo Tales episode on an education field trip to Rotoroa.

WHAT IF I WANT TO BRING A CLASS INDEPENDENTLY?
Then email info@rotoroa.org.nz and tell us what you'd like to do.

 

Motuihe Island

Motuihe Island is rich with native flora and rare and endangered birdlife thanks to the restoration efforts of the Motuihe Trust and Department of Conservation.  Guided nature and heritage tours can be a focus of your school trip out to the island.

Trip Length 1 day
Who Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary students
Trip Dates By arrangement
Learning Focuses
  • Learning about the island’s history of Maori and European influences.
  • Exploring remnants of pa sites and European farming settlements, prisoner of war camps, and old naval base ruins.
  • Bird and plant life observations.
  • Tree planting, weed busting, beach combing and other conservation activities.

For rates, sailing times and more information please contact us.

 

Rangitoto Island

Sitting majestically just off the Auckland coast, this unique volcanic island boasts a fascinating landscape of rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves. Rangitoto Island is a public scenic reserve managed by the Department of Conservation (in partnership with the 'tangata whenuaNgāi Tai and Ngāti Paoa).

Trip Length 1 day
Who Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary students
Trip Dates By arrangement
Learning Focuses
  • Learning about the island’s geology, ecology and history.
  • Walks to summit where you see 360° views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.
  • Exploring the native forest, which features an establishment of over 250 species of native trees and plants including ferns and orchids and the largest Pohutukawa forest in New Zealand.
  • Visit the historic baches which show the continuity and change of a community over time.

For rates, sailing times and more information please contact us.

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Travel Alerts

Coromandel update for 22nd July 2017

Please be advised that the Coromandel ferry service will not operate on 22-07-2017 due to adverse weather conditions.

A bus service will depart at 8.45AM from Pier 1 Auckland. The return service will depart from Samuel James Reserve in Coromandel Township at 4.00PM and from Hannafords wharf at 4.30PM.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kind Regards,

360 Discovery Team


Travel Alert: Half Moon Bay Low Tides

Please be advised that the following services will be operated by bus due to low tides:

Sunday 23 July 2017

12.30pm Auckland – HMB

1.15pm HMB – Auckland

Monday 24 July 2017

1.30pm Auckland to HMB

2.15pm HMB to Auckland

Tuesday 25 July 2017

1.30pm Auckland to HMB

2.15pm HMB to Auckland

2.30pm Auckland to HMB

3.15pm HMB to Auckland

 

Wednesday 26 July 2017

2.30pm Auckland to HMB

3.15pm HMB to Auckland

3.30pm Auckland to HMB

4.15pm HMB to Auckland


Waiheke Bus Company Travel Alert, Thursday 6 July 2017

The Bus Stop outside Ostend Placemakers (stop 1509) will be closed due to road works until Monday the 31st of July. 

Please use the alternative stop:
Please catch the Bus routes 1,1A,2,2X,3 and 4 from Ostend Road near Natzka Road (1170).

Any questions please contact Auckland Transport on (09) 366 6400.