The scenic beauty of the South Island is simply jaw-dropping, making it one of the world’s most stunning regions. The striking geographical feature of the Southern Alps, is a chain of rugged mountain peaks which stretches the entire length of the South Island. This part of New Zealand is naturally a magnet for skiers, snowboarders and mountaineers from all over the globe.
Our adventure starts in the Wakatipu Basin, the home of New Zealand’s adrenaline capital – Queenstown. We then move on to Te Anau, and finish in Milford Sound – one of the most stunning locations you’ve ever been to! This is the best place in the world to extend your comfort zone.
This adventure is all about action, which is interwoven with the important features of cultural exchange and service. The daily activities provide a vehicle for personal growth and development that is unparalleled in the classroom. Students are required to use self-management skills to be prepared for each day, to look out for others in their group and to give their best to each situation. We guarantee that all students will be challenged at different times during their adventure (in a structured environment with safety as the number one priority), which facilitates a huge amount of learning. Finally, an important aspect of all LBK adventures is the reflection and debrief at the conclusion of the trip.
Eco-service activities include removing wilding pines, planting native trees and working alongside DOC and also private organisations on environmental projects.