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5 reasons teachers love Wellington school trips

What makes Wellington a capital destination for learning? Teachers tell us that visiting Wellington is a great experience for them and their students.

1. Compact

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The capital is compact, walkable and well-connected to train, bus, ferry and air routes. There are even resources like the Sculpture Trail students can use to enhance their exploration. 

2. Affordable accommodation

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There are heaps of student-friendly low cost accommodation options in and around the CBD: from the YHA and backpackers in town to nearby marae and retreats. It’s the same for eating options -  there’s something for everyone.

3. Wellington is the capital

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What more can you say? We give schools unique access to New Zealand’s national institutions: Parliament, Te Papa, the National Library, National Archives, Reserve Bank Museum, Government House, National War Memorial, Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, National Portrait Gallery, Supreme Court.

A great platform for learning about what it means to be a Kiwi.

4. We can bring the fun

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Learning and exploring can be mixed up with parks, green spaces, cinemas, bowling alleys, laser strike, swimming, waterfront, sculpture, swimming and sport. All within walking distance of the city centre. 

5. Learning experiences

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There are excellent learning experiences happening across Wellington every day. If you want your students to explore creative technology, heritage and history, visual art, performing arts, science and the environment or maoridom to name a few – then we’ve got expert educators at our museums, galleries, zoo, observatory, creative tech and green spaces, waiting to guide your students through a great curriculum-linked session.

Bookings are required for all school groups visits. Some locations offer taught sessions relating to school curriculum. Contact them directly for further information.