New Zealand 2016

Monday 18th July 2016

  • All arrivals 18th
  • Brief all on protocol and expectations while in NZ
  • Overnight accommodation at RNZAF Base Whenuapai

Tuesday 19th July 2016

  • Tour of RNZAF Base Whenuapai (am)
  • Auckland City,(take ferry from Devonport and walk the city)
  • Overnight accommodation at RNZAF Base Whenuapai

Wednesday 20th July 2016

  • Travel to Rotorua
  • Meet at OGO (Zorbing) and tour of Rotorua 12pm
  • National Bird of Prey Trust See our native owl and Falcons
  • Mayoral Reception/afternoon tea and meet and greet with the Mayor of Rotorua
  • Overnight with Host Families

Thursday 21st July 2016

  • Rotorua Programme
  • Rotorua Museum, Sponsored by the Mayor of Rotorua
  • Visit the Blue and Green Lakes & Lake Tarawera
  • Visit Buried Village
  • Lunch
  • Rainbow Springs/Kiwi Experience
  • Free time in Rotorua
  • Matariki Hangi and Concert
  • Overnight with Host Families

Friday 22nd July 2016

  • Travel to Waiouru
  • Stop at Huka Falls
  • Visit Waiouru Military Museum (Noon arrival)
  • Depart for RNZAF Base Ohakea /NH90 (subject to operational requirements) or Drive to Ohakea for the flight / visit programme
  • Visit Cadet SNCO Course Ohakea

Saturday 23rd July 2016

  • Travel to Trentham Military Camp
  • Upper Hutt Mayoral Reception (Luncheon)
  • Arrive Trentham Military camp 4pm for meet and greet AVM Adamson (ATCANZ President) and LTCOL Morris Commandant NZCF and Host Cadets
  • Overnight with Host Families

Sunday 24th July 2016

  • Capital Experience With Host Cadets
  • Visit Weta Cave workshop and Souvenir shop (Lord of the Rings)
  • Mt Victoria
  • Visit Te-Papa (National Museum), Lunch
  • Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
  • Overnight with Host Families

Monday 25th July 2016

  • Old St Pauls Cathedral
  • Meet Chief of Defence Force and Service Chiefs
  • Depart 1.30pm on Blue Bridge Ferry sailing to Picton and RNZAF Base Woodbourne
  • Night at RNZAF Woodbourne Local organisers 27 SQN

Tuesday 26th July 2016

  • 27 SQN Blenheim Programme
  • Omaka Aviation Museum, RNZAF Base Woodbourne engineering facility
  • Evening with 27 SQN
  • Overnight at Woodbourne

Wednesday 27th July 2016

  • Travel to Burnham Military Camp via seal Colony at kaikoura
  • Travel through Christchurch, (survey damage and Earthquake rebuild)
  • Overnight at Burnham Military Camp

Thursday 28th July 2016

  • Depart for Lake Tekapo
  • Visit Alpine Springs Snow Park (snow tubing, ice skating)
  • Overnight at Tekapo Hostel

Friday 29th July 2016

  • Travel to Alexandra via Wanaka
  • Lunch in Wanaka/Museum visit/Puzzle World
  • Alexandra cadet programme / dinner 50 SQN
  • Overnight with Host Families

Saturday 30th July 2016

  • 50 SQN Programme- Queenstown
  • Visit Queenstown and take Shotover Jet boat ride
  • Take Gondola to Skyline lookout
  • Dinner with local Squadron cadets
  • Overnight with Host Families

Sunday 31st July 2016

  • Day 2 in Queenstown
  • Own time with Host Families
  • Overnight with Host Families / or travel to Burnham

Monday 1st August 2016

  • Travel back to Burnham Military Camp (Christchurch)
  • Farewell Dinner and small function
  • Overnight at Burnham

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

  • Visit Airforce Museum
  • Visit Area Coordinator, SA office/ Lunch
  • Visit Antarctic Centre and take Hagglund ride
  • CHCH ATC Sqn evening programme
  • Evening with 3 local units

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

  • All depart for home ex Christchurch