Visit New Zealand’s Volcanic Landscape on a Geography Field Trip

The varied geography and landscape that sets the scene for Hollywood blockbusters (think the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Piano, Pete’s Dragon, Mission Impossible: Fallout and The Meg) ticks all the boxes for your Geography field trip wish-list. Sitting at the bottom of the South Pacific ocean, around 2000km southeast of mainland Australia*, the two main islands of New Zealand may seem relatively small and insignificant in relation to the rest of the world. Don’t be misled, though, New Zealand is actually a submerged continent (Zealandia) that sank after breaking away from Australia 60–85 million years ago! Due to its position on the boundary of the Australian Plate and Pacific Plates, great forces have been at work to forge the landscape that will bring Geography lessons to life for your students. New Zealand Geology and Geography Field Trip Ideas Explore volcanic plateaus featuring geothermal-fed hot water springs, geysers and boiling mud pools Take your students on a guided ski trip amidst towering mountain ranges fringed by subtropical forests See six volcanoes and never leave the city of Auckland (built on a dormant volcanic field with over 50 volcanoes within an area of 1,000 square kilometres) Marvel […]

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