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Suggested Kit List for New Zealand


  • Walking Boots/ Sturdy footwear: these should have a strong grip to cope with the varying conditions, which may be steep and uneven, wet, slippery or icy, and covered with loose stones.
  • Layered clothing: lightweight tops, trousers and fleeces/jumpers. Female travellers may find a shawl useful.
  • Outerwear: a light waterproof jacket, gloves, thick socks and a woolly hat are recommended.
  • Sleepwear: hotel accommodation is of a high standard and rooms are warm and comfortable. Pyjamas are adequate.
  • Swimming suit and towel

General Items:

  • Day bag/ rucksack: we recommend a rucksack or backpack, as these are far more suitable for trekking and walking than a shoulder bag or satchel.
  • Field Study equipment: as determined by the school/ college.
  • Sun protection: please remember to bring a sunhat, sunglasses and a high factor sun cream.
  • Insect repellant
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Camera and batteries
  • Power adaptors


  • Glasses: should you wear contact lenses then we recommend bringing a spare pair of glasses as unfamiliar conditions can make wearing lenses very uncomfortable.

Please remember to bring any medication required during your stay. Over-the-counter and prescription medicines may require a doctor’s letter confirming that the drugs are medically required and have been obtained legally. Please contact the relevant Embassy of the country you are travelling to in order to check transportation rules before travel.

We recommend taking as little as possible whilst ensuring you have sufficient to enjoy your trip. Taking too much luggage can be a nuisance, especially if you exceed luggage allowance limits on the flight, or wish to buy souvenirs to bring home.
Our New Zealand trips are essentially road trips, with groups staying in different accommodation each night. It is essential that both students and teachers are able to comfortable carry their own luggage.

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