From the colourful dances of the Tahitian Heiva festival to Polynesian feasts featuring pork from an earthen oven to the glaciers of New Zealand’s Southern Island, there’s something for everyone in Second Nature’s vast array of International Tours to the South Pacific and Hawaii! Our local guides are ambassadors for their respective countries and provide a uniquely personal perspective on the places we visit so that your students come home impassioned global citizens.
Our International Tours for school and university groups are all-inclusive, affordable and fully customised. Tours to the South Pacific and Hawaii are generally facilitated with a cultural, environmental or tourism focus depending on a school or university’s preferences.
Cultural Programs spend time exploring the ideologies, history, customs, arts and foods that differentiate countries visited. They encourage interaction with local peoples and expose students to different modes of living.
Environmental Programs concentrate on immersion and adventure in exceptional natural environments. They allow contextual exploration of Environmental Management principles and deliver a strong conservation message.
Tourism Programs focus on the Tourism Industry including drivers, challenges and innovations. They investigate major tourist attractions from an economic and environmental perspective to evaluate the sustainability of current operations.
The flexible design of our International Tours means itineraries can be adapted to fulfil curriculum requirements for any of the following subjects: Geography, Biology, Earth & Environmental Science, Marine Science, Investigating Science, Agricultural Science, Languages, History and Tourism. Schools or universities can experience one of our pre-existing itineraries or choose from a variety of incredible destinations to build a program that perfectly suits their needs.
Any number of destinations from this list can be combined in a customised tour itinerary for your school or university group. Enquire now.
Papua New Guinea
Below is an example itinerary with a focus on environment and culture in Samoa.
|Day 1||Australia -> Faleolo|
|Day 2||Palolo Deep Marine Reserve and Apia Flea Market|
|Day 3||Papaseea Sliding Rocks, Villa Vailima and Aggie Grey’s fiafia Night!|
|Day 4||Piula Cave Pool and Lalomanu|
|Day 5||To Sua Ocean Trench and Namua Island|
|Day 6||O Le Pupu-Pu’e National Park and return to Apia|
|Day 7||Travel to Manono Island|
|Day 8||Twelve-Pointed Star Mound hike and travel to Manase (via Faga Beach)|
|Day 9||Lava Fields and Matavanu Volcanic Crater|
|Day 10||Felealupo Peninsula, Mt Silisili hike, rainforest skywalk and Last Sunset Beach|
|Day 11||Homestay at Sagone Village and Cultural Workshops|
|Day 12||Samoan church service/school visit, Alofa’aga Blowholes and Tafua volcanic crater|
|Day 13||Olemoe Falls hike, Pulemeiei Mound and return to Apia|
|Day 14||Bahai Temple, Lake Lanoto’o and Pea-green Lake hike|
|Day 15||Faleolo -> Australia|
Below is an example itinerary with a focus on environment, tourism and culture in Hawaii.
|Day 1||Sydney -> Honolulu|
|Day 2||Iolani Palace, Ala Moana Mall, The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay|
|Day 3||Marae Ha’a Koa (Hawaiian Cultural Centre) and Hawaiian Chief’s Luau|
|Day 4||Diamond Head hike and travel to Kauai|
|Day 5||Waimea Canyon hike, Wa’ipo Falls and Wilderness Camping|
|Day 6||Hike the Nāpali coastline and visit Kalalua Lookout|
|Day 7||Ni’ihau (Forbidden Island) and Lehua Crater day trip|
|Day 8||Wailua Falls and travel to Big Island|
|Day 9||Kaumana Caves (lava tubes), Honoli’I Beach and Rainbow Falls|
|Day 10||Volcanoes National Park and Lava Boat Tour!|
|Day 11||Kaloko-Honohau National Historical Park and Manta Ray night snorkel|
|Day 12||Stand-up paddle boarding in Kealakekua Bay|
|Day 13||Kona -> Australia|