This tour is organized for students to explore New Zealand science applications in the field & in the classroom.
Particular focus is on the applications of science in modern day case studies & as future career requirements for students.


New Zealand’s North Island provides a host of examples of science, geography and international business - all on a compact travel route.
Over seven days, students will be lead on a study tour giving them a world of practical examples.

Applications of
in Today's World

This study tour provides students with a theme of applied biology & biochemistry using industrial & conservation based examples.
We explore applications of micro biology & genetics within a series of field contexts.

Applications of
in Today's World

This tour provides first-hand experiences of physical & human geography with a special emphasis on natural hazards & their management.
Students examine diverse landscapes & environmental interactions so they can appreciate how we may best manage and mitigate the effects.

 Travel & learn with KUAKA

We are international education specialists.
We provide exciting & content-rich educational programs across a variety of disciplines.

Kuaka New Zealand's success is built on more than 25 years experience working in high school & college education, developing a host of field based learning programs for schools & colleges from USA, Singapore, Hong Kong & China. We customize study tours to your learning objectives. Our leaders, who are passionate educators & facilitators, support your faculty to make the very best of learning in context & using models & case studies.

We make human interaction with the natural world a cornerstone of each program. Environmental Science, Geography, Anthropology, Sustainable Business & Service Learning are our key areas of operation. We provide students - high school, college & adult learners - with in-depth, hands-on learning using New Zealand’s amazing variety of physical & social environments.

We are a New Zealand land-based educational program provider. We do also offer a complete packaged student tour service through outstanding travel partners who understand student travel intimately & provide you with everything from visas & ticketing options to on-site pre-departure briefings.

“I was impressed by the depth of knowledge of our guide. He made an effort to find out what the students knew & value-added to their learning by providing additional notes & insights. My students have learnt much & enjoyed the lessons!”

Ms Wendy Lee

Tampines Junior College, Singapore.

The Kuaka experience


kuaka programs are always tailored to meet your learning objectives

Our programs are designed to be sustainable, assisting students to give something back to the community & environment & then focusing on how the students can 'take this learning home'. We enhance the environment, the community & the students through real, purposeful, effective learning experiences that also improve the destination.

Students see how volcanic activity has shaped the landscape of Auckland from the unique perspective atop one of the eight volcanoes that ring our largest city.

Examine the great geothermal fields of Rotorua - how humans have harnessed geothermal energy & how this environment has shaped the culture.

Immerse in the rich indigenous culture of New Zealand Maori, through engagement in important traditions & being hosted overnight at a cultural learning center set in virgin rainforest.

Experience how this bi-cultural society has Maori principles & beliefs as part of the fabric of everyday New Zealand life.

Discover how New Zealand is the most innovative country on earth!
From the characters of Avatar & Lord of the Rings, to the global success of Kiwifruit, developing numerous adventure activities & enhancing our natural wonders.

New Zealand is the perfect 'education destination' to connect classroom learning to their real-world applications. 

Our local knowledge & field expertise will ensure that you have a well targeted, effective & enjoyable educational program.

Concepts are introduced in a fun, interesting way
Cultural Awareness Through Immersion
Practical exercises give real-world context
Environmental Awareness, Impacts & Mitigation
Time is set aside each day for group discussions &/or journaling

“We would like to express our utmost appreciation for all that you have done for us in terms of planning, preparation & execution of the trip. It was a wonderful experience throughout & would not have been possible without your dedication & 'go out of your way to make things better for us' attitude. Thanks so much!"

Ms Goh Lay Yen

Victoria Junior College, Singapore.