New Zealand Student Tours

Coast Studies in the zone

We explore the remarkable long shore drifting and extensive volcanic deposits that are together creating large areas of new land.


We can examine erosion problems seeing how they are being addressed by the community. 
A 40 min walk lets us view pillow lava formations created by extensive volcanic activity some 30 km away. 
These were covered with windblown glacial clay now being eroded by the violent forces of the Pacific Ocean. 
We learn to understand how the headlands and bays sort and collect the various materials that all have a long and interesting geological history beginning at the tops of the Southern Alps.
We can also explore the methods a small city has grown and developed its drainage and conservation systems.


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