This year, with disruptions and requirements to maintain social distancing, outings to explore more of Tauranga’s attractions have been curtailed for our International students and their host families. But recently they were able to visit some of our historical and stunning sites, as well as enjoy some great Kiwi Kai!
Students and staff travelled a short distance to Welcome Bay to visit a pair of impressive waterfalls – Kaiate Falls, and to enjoy a short walk through nearby forest trails. Back to the older part of Tauranga City, students were taken on a guided tour of The Elms, site of the first Anglican Mission, and learn of significant moments of the historic home and about a thriving Māori community with a past of inter-tribal wars.
The day ended with a fun ‘playtime’ amongst the bronze sculptures in the waterfront park along the wharf. The characters are from the world-famous children’s book ‘Hairy McLary’ written by local author Lynley Dodds.
And no visit to the Downtown wharf area of the city would be complete without checking out local and highly rated Fish and Chip cafe “Bobby’s”.
A great way to end a perfect day!