Level 1 Geography Trips to Aoraki/Mt Cook

In weeks 9 and 10 of Term 1 we had 2 groups of Year 11 Geography students head up to Aoraki/Mt Cook national park.

We enjoyed a Salmon farm tour and tasting on the way up and on both trips were treated to a clear view of Aoraki as we drove up to the Mt Cook village. Trip one had a dome cinema experience at the Hermitage after, unfortunately, our boat trip was cancelled due to rain but the sun shone on us for the afternoon and we headed up the Hooker valley spotting glacial features and geographic phenomena that we had learned about in class. Trip 2 also had great weather for the walk and in the late afternoon got to set out on the glacial explorer boats which took us up to icebergs and the face of the Tasman Glacier.
It is incredible to have the opportunity to get so close to mountains and glaciers and really experience and consolidate the learning we have done in the classroom.

Thanks to the wonderful staff and students for making the trips so memorable. 

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