Wellington field trips

We have identified a range of field trips available for schools in the Wellington region.

ProviderOfferingCostContact details
Kāpiti Island Eco ExperienceDay trips with presentations tailored to the group. Boat departure time to suit, the boat takes 30 people each trip (max 90 people per day). Trips start at the DOC info centre with a talk on the history of the island and information on the bird life. A sea kayak and island walk combo for senior students is also available. An informative teaching resource on the history of Kāpiti, bird profiles, whaling in NZ and the stories of Te Rauparaha & Kahe Te Rau-o-te-rangi is provided on request. DOC has developed a Kāpiti Island and Kāpiti Marine Reserve field trip resource for Levels 3-8.$40.00 per student
$40 per adult at a ratio of 1 to 4 and $50.00 for extra parent help
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Kāpiti Island Nature ToursOvernight and day visits available - hosted by members of the Māori whānau who have lived as kaitiaki of the island for more than 200 years. Trip includes an introductory briefing covering the island’s flora & fauna & incredible human history. Flexible start/end times as well as additional options for guided walks. Packed lunches available. DOC has developed a Kāpiti Island and Kāpiti Marine Reserve field trip resource for Levels 3-8.$44 per person, includes introductory talk, DOC permit and return ferry transport.
$15 per person for optional 1 hour guided tour
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Matiu/Somes IslandVolunteer-guided educational tours for school groups (primary & secondary) visiting Matiu/Somes Island. Half-day morning or afternoon tours cover the island's unique cultural and natural history and can be tailored to the groups educational focus. Linked to the NZ Curriculum and NCEA. DOC has developed a teacher-led Matiu/Somes Island field trip resource for Levels 3-7. $2 per student.
East by West Ferry discounted to $13 return per student.
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Otari Wilton's BushThe Otari-Wilton’s Bush Nature Trail/Te Ara o te Ngahere resource supports a self-guided walk for teachers to use independently with school groups. The kit is designed for use with students aged 8 - 12 years. Includes links to curriculum, student resources and post trip activites.Free. You need to book to make sure that only one school is going through at a time.Get in touch
Pūkaha National Wildlife CentreSchool group visits include an informative guided tour of Pūkaha’s forest and the fascinating native plants and animals found along the way. Includes a focus on introduced predators and their impact on our native life. Junior ranger programmes are available during school holidays.
Ask Pūhaka about the Wairapara Tracking & Trapping Programme.
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ZEALANDIA Te Māra a TāneA range of opportunities for ECE, primary and secondary schools. Sessions are available at the Sanctuary and as outreach at schools. Zealandia also offers sleepovers, night walk experiences and self-guided visits. Sessions range in duration from full day to one hour for younger visitors. 'Nature at Your Place', is a fully funded programme for decile 1-6 schools which includes two outreach programmes and a Sanctuary visit. The Education Team also work with schools on the Miramar peninsula as part of Predator Free Wellington. Various resources are available to compliment the field trip.Costs range depending on the experience booked. A standard sanctuary visit costs $7.50 per student, a night walk $15.00 per student and sleepover $40.00 per student.Get in touch