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Year 12 Travel and Tourism Trip

On Friday, 6 March the Year 12 Travel and Tourism class had a day out to give them an insight into what it’s like to be a tourist.  After battling traffic on the North-Western motorway, our first stop was Westhaven where we had a spin around the harbour in a jet boat with Auckland Adventure Jet.  Although everyone got a bit of a drenching, the ride provided a real adrenaline rush for all.  A walk through the Wynyard Quarter and the Viaduct completed the first section of our trip.

Next stop:  Bastion Point and a quick look around the beautiful gardens and views out to the Waitematā Harbour.  This was the chance to experience some historical tourism of the area:  why the Bastion Point protest occurred in 1977-78 and the issues around that; why the gun emplacements are positioned along Tamaki Drive; and the Michael Savage Memorial.  Following this, we spent time at Mission Bay beach for lunch.  Our final activity for the day was playing mini-golf at Lilliput.

Overall, the experience was valuable and students had the opportunity to enjoy some of Auckland’s tourist activities and attractions.  A busy day but a lot of fun.

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