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New Zealand

New Zealand

Adventure

New Zealand: North Island Adventure Trip with Rustic Pathways!
See what New Zealand has to offer from one of our past students.

New Zealand Must Do Experiences
From glaciers to beaches, whale-watching to bungee jumping, New Zealand has so much to offer. Not sure where to begin? Get started with these places.

Glow Worm Caves of New Zealand in 360°
Deep below ground strange carnivorous worms glow and twinkle like the night sky to attract their prey.

History

Why are New Zealanders Called Kiwis?
Find out why New Zealanders are known as Kiwis. Hint: involves a curious bird.

The Penguin History of New Zealand
New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind and first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed, the movements and conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth.

Natural History of New Zealand
This short video gives a break-down of New Zealand’s volcanic history and how the islands were formed

Rustic in the New Zealand

Photos from Rustic travelers

Rustic Programs in New Zealand

Eat

Video – Gordon Ramsay Hunts for Native Foods of New Zealand
Learn about the history and culture of native New Zealand cuisine by following the country’s top chef and Gordon Ramsay hunt and explore for native food in the wild.

“New Zealand Hokey Pokey Ice Cream Recipe”
Learn how to make New Zealand’s world famous ice cream, Hokey Pokey.

Listen

Spotify Kia Ora New Zealand Playlist
The latest tracks from Kiwi artists.

Watch

Whale Rider
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale.

Do

The Haka: How Learn the Haka
The haka is a type of ceremonial Māori dance or challenge. The New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks, perform the haka before each match in a stunning show of strength and physical prowess. Watch the video for a step-by-step guide on how to perform the Haka ‘Ka Mate’.

Learn to Speak Maori
Study vocabulary and learn to speak Maori with this language learning app.