- Published: 08 November 2016
Ten students from Angliss have sampled the sustainable tourism offerings of New Zealand while on a recent study tour.
The students undertook a 12-day journey exploring both the North and the South islands, visiting national parks, wineries and adventure tourism hotspots, learning from operators along the way.
A visit to Kaikoura, the most sustainable village community in the world, highlighted innovative environmental solutions, and the social, environmental and economic benefits of reducing landfill by 75 %.
Visiting a number of national parks and nature-based attractions was a highlight for many students, and provided an important lesson on how to manage tourism in a way that does not negatively impact on the environment.
Students visited the Able Tasman and Mount Cook National Parks, met the rangers at Otago Peninsula Albatross Centre, swam with dolphins in the Pacific and had an up close and personal experience with the NZ baby fur seals with Natures Wonders Eco Tour.
Students sampled organic and biodynamic wines in the Marlborough region; met wine makers and took enjoyed behind the scenes tours, gaining insights into sustainable practices.
“New Zealand is truly a great example of sustainable tourism and offered the group life changing experiences that will influence their future directions as leaders in the tourism industry,” RPL Co-ordinator Tourism , Hospitality and Events John O’Donnell said.