Logan Park is committed to providing a range of outdoor experience opportunities for international students, with at least one activity per term. A sample of possible activities is outlined below:
A three day trip to Lake Tekapo
In the high country of Canterbury. Fun activities include skating, hot pools and tubing. Weather permitting, we can walk in to view New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt Cook/Aoraki, across swing bridges and raging rivers through spectacular scenery. If the weather is clear, we can also visit the world famous Mt. John Observatory to view the night sky.
Overnight trip to Moeraki
Famous for the round boulders on the beach. There are great beach walks, and an evening visit to view the seals and rare yellow eyed penguins in their natural habitat.
Skiing and Snowboarding
There are several ski fields within easy reach of Dunedin with excellent facilities. Lessons are provided for everyone. Accommodation is in cabins in a holiday park or in a lodge.
Long Tramp in Fiordland
A 4 day tramp in November into the mountains in the headwaters of Lake Wakatipu. It involves a round trip up the Caples River, a bit of a climb over McKellor Saddle, and then back down the Greenstone River. Here's a video (made by international students) of a recent trip to this beautiful part of New Zealand.
A 3 day tramp on Stewart Island - Rakiura
This tramp is considered one of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks, and features spectacular native bush and beach scenes. Students stay in huts beside the beach on the Island. The ride from Invercargill in a small plane across to the island is an added adventure.
Bush and beach adventures in the Catlins
From our base at a lodge near Tautuku Beach we enjoy bush walks, games, an overnight camp at the beach, a rather ‘muddy’ time and trips further afield to see waterfalls, sea lions and other natural wonders.
A visit to the Royal Albatross Colony
This is found on the Otago Peninsula, and is the only Royal Albatross colony within city limits in the world.