Educational South Pacific & Hawaii Tours

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Let the magical isles of the South Pacific captivate you with their unspoiled natural beauty and vivid array of cultures.

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.

What We Provide 

  • Award-winning educators/ facilitators
  • Local guides in each country visited
  • Itineraries and Flyers
  • Information Sessions at your school
  • Transportation options (we arrange flights and provide options for ground and/or water transport)
  • Accommodation options (we provide quotes to utilise the most affordable and most appropriate accommodation to suit your needs)
  • Catering options (all food is covered through our fantastic range of reliable third-party providers)
  • Curriculum-based work-booklets (where requested)
  • Pre/Post Tour Activities (usually a PPP)
  • Risk Assessment (location specific)

South Pacific & Hawaii Tours for School & University/TAFE Groups

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.

Destination Highlights

Any number of destinations from this list can be combined in a customised tour itinerary for your school or university group. Enquire now.


  • Experience the Island Dance show at Robinson Crusoe Island
  • Travel by Jetboat to the inner communities of Robinson Crusoe Island
  • Enjoy endless snorkelling and sea kayaking from your beachfront accommodation!
  • Volunteer at a community-run organic farm or school in Levuka
  • …and so much more!

New Caledonia

  • Watch “The Kanak Path” show at the Tijabou Cultural Centre
  • Polish your French conversation skills in this alternative tropical destination
  • Take a glass bottom boat from Amedee Lighthouse
  • Enjoy stand-up paddle boarding at sunset
  • Learn to climb coconut trees from the Kanak experts
  • Homestay with a local family in Noumea
  • Snorkel the stunning Isle of Pines
  • …and so much more!

New Zealand

  • Go black water rafting on Waikato River
  • Experience Waitomo Glow-worm Caves
  • Visit a Maori village on the volcano of Rotarua!
  • Enjoy a hike to Huka Falls, the largest waterfall in NZ
  • Watch for sea lions on the beaches of Kaikoura
  • Hike the Fox Glacier
  • Experience the thrill of jet boating on Wilkin River
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Tasman sea
  • Ski the slopes of Mt Cook on the Southern Island
  • …and so much more!

Papua New Guinea

  • Challenge yourself on the Kokoda Trail
  • Observe active volcanoes in the Pacific Ring of Fire
  • Visit Port Moresby Nature Park
  • Spot birds of paradise at Varirata National Park
  • Hike into the wilderness at Mount Hagen
  • Snorkel coral reefs and World War II wrecks in Milne Bay


  • Snorkel the healthy coral reefs of Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
  • Browse local handicrafts at Apia flea market
  • Visit Papaseea Sliding Rocks set amongst lush tropical rainforest
  • Experience uniquely Samoan song and dance at Aggie Grey’s fiafia night
  • Relax in the clear waters of Piula Cave Pool
  • Explore an underground lava tube at To Sua Ocean Trench
  • Jump off the top of Togitogiga Waterfall in O Le Pupu-Pu’e National Park
  • Watch the world’s last daily sunset at Last Sunset Beach
  • Homestay at Sagone Village and learn about Samoan culture
  • Hike to Tafua Rainforest Crater
  • …and so much more!


  • Be amazed by a traditional fire-walking practice in Iarofa Village
  • Volunteer at Eratap Village Kindergarten School
  • Ditch walking and explore the island by sea kayak
  • Observe unique artefacts at the National Museum of Vanuatu in Port Vila
  • Explore the lagoons, rainforests and waterfalls of Efate Island
  • …and so much more!


  • Learn to surf on Waikiki Beach
  • Spend a day with Hawaii’s Kupuna at Marae Ha’a Koa
  • Climb Diamond Head on Oahu
  • Hike the incredible Nāpali coastline at Kauai
  • Take a day trip to Lehua Crater, one of the best snorkelling spots in Hawaii
  • Stroll through the underground lava tubes at Kaumana Caves
  • Enjoy a spectacular lava boat tour at Volcanoes National Park
  • Be blown away on a night snorkel with manta rays in Kona
  • Go stand-up paddle boarding in Kealakekua Bay

More Information

Tour Outcomes
  • Enhancement of curricular learning through the contextualisation of course content
  • Appreciation for the diversity of cultures that exist on Earth
  • Respect for people who abide by different beliefs and cultural practices
  • Sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things (including food)
  • Independence in learning and problem solving
  • Expansion of vocabulary in one or more languages
  • Memories of a truly unique and life-changing experience
Example Itinerary 1: Independent Samoa

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


Example Itinerary 2: Hawaii

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