Dunedin Trip 2017

On 20th August 30 students and 3 teachers travelled to Dunedin to begin our week long stay hosted by Tahuna Intermediate School. We spent the first 3 days exploring Dunedin and the surrounding area.

Some memorable moments were:

Baldwin Street - the steepest street in the world. Walking/running up
(and down)  

Touring the Cadbury Factory

The Monarch Harbour Cruise - where we explored the Harbour and Otago Heads

Olveston House - a place of many treasures.

Lanarch Castle - where we were given a tour by an actual English butler

On Thursday Morning we left Dunedin and travelled through Central Otago to Queenstown. On the way we stopped at Clyde to view the dam and had lunch in Alexandra. We also stopped and panned for gold at Goldfields mining centre in the Kawarau gorge. 6 students found gold flakes which they got to take with them.

Friday and Saturday we spent skiing and snowboarding at Coronet Peak. We had a range of abilities from first time skiers to experts but by the 2nd day everyone was using the chairlift and having a great time.

Saturday night we dressed up and went on the gondola up to The Skyline restaurant for dinner where we attempted to eat them out of food.

Sunday we made our way back to Dunedin after a round of mini golf and lunch in Arrowtown. One last night with our host families and we were back at the airport to fly home.

The weather was settled and warm, Tahuna and Dunedin showed us amazing Southern Hospitality and we all left with some sadness but many great memories.

A great trip with a wonderful group of RI’s finest students.