New Zealand Student Tours
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Social Studies (Humanities)
In the "Worlds Action Capital"
 

We can explore the vibrant communities and tourism businesses that dominate the zone. These include businesses, and services for the millions of passing visitors.  Ghost towns and museums bring to life the very different,  communities, people, and industries of the first European settlers who arrived seeking fortunes from gold.


Queenstown

Queenstown
This is the base for most of the adventure activities in the zone.

Shopping here offers opportunities to learn about cultural differences by observing interactions and striking up conversations with the local people.

 


History
Adventure & Desert Zone

 

History
1860s gold bought thousands of fortune seekers to this dry baron land. Towns and transport systems blossomed until the gold was gone. Their ghosts are still along the rivers and in the museums.  New vibrant tourist communities now thrive because of the beauty, skiing and delightful dry weather. more>

Steam Power Transport

Steam Power Transport
During the gold rush days steam boats played an important roll for transporting goods and miners along the shores of the ling glacier carved lakes in the zone.  One still works today more>

 


Timber Milling
Timber Milling
The 1860s - 1880s Gold Rush settlements urgently needed timber for building houses and equipment, but there were no trees in these deserts. more>

Gold Museum 


Gold
Museum 
Study groups seek out the early gold mining settlements and systems for gold extraction examine transportation, health, housing and tourism businesses. more>

 


Settlements


Settlements
As well as the old, in this Zone we find New Zealand's most popular and fastest growing tourism towns.  
All have that special atmosphere, stunning sights and great shopping. more>

 

Farming
Farming
European f
armers just preceded a huge gold rush that bought fortune hunters.    Later tourism and farming became the main industries in the zone more>

Fruit Growing
Fruit Growing
Oasis of irrigated orchards adorn desert lands producing grapes, apples, apricots, peaches cherries. We explore the irrigation and fertilisation processes these involve.
Queenstown - Te Anau Highway
This takes us past the giant Lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau with extensive variety of farming lands. more>

Tourism

Tourism
This zone is a main visitor destination because of its scenery, adventures, and services. People still work hard to survive economically.


Food Outlets


Food Outlets
Because Queenstown has a very large visitor population from many different ethnic backgrounds we find here many different types and styles of delivering food.


Shopping

Shopping
Tourist communities offer attractive shopping for international visitors.

These places always offer opportunities to learn about the cultures by observing interactions and striking up conversations with the local people.
 


Recreation

Recreation
 In this Zone we find many different recreational activities all competing to provide a fun time for visitors.

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