Activity programme for International House students

Our activity programme gives you the opportunity to experience the best of living in New Zealand while you study at International House. Joining our activities is a great way to practise your English and make friends.

Friday afternoon activities

Every Friday we organise social activities after our morning class. Activities like soccer or other games are free. If we visit a museum or somewhere else that might charge an entry fee, you can pay it when we arrive. These activities are led by a teacher.

Every week we try to do something different – it’s a great chance for you to explore Auckland while getting to know other students.

Weekend and day trips

International House works with private tour companies which organise day trips and overnight trips from Auckland. We highly recommend these – they’re a great way to experience beautiful scenery and adventure with other international students.

Day trips in or near Auckland can include wine tasting, visiting beaches and lookouts, mountain biking or bush walking.

Some weekend trips include places like Rotorua, Coromandel and the Bay of Islands with activities like:

  • Visiting thermal hot springs
  • Experiencing Māori culture
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Bungy jumping
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Wine tasting
  • Horse riding
  • Skiing and hiking

Costs

Day trips start around NZ $85, and overnight trips start around $310 for two nights.

Enjoying the views of Auckland City from Mt Eden
Enjoying the views of Auckland City from Mt Eden
Students paddle boarding in Auckland with Rangitoto Island in the background
Students paddle boarding in Auckland with Rangitoto Island in the background
Visiting rugged Piha, a popular surf beach west of Auckland
Visiting rugged Piha, a popular surf beach west of Auckland
Indoor rock climbing is a popular activity with our students
Indoor rock climbing is a popular activity with our students
Our programme includes sports activities, like badminton in AUT’s gym
Our programme includes sports activities, like badminton in AUT’s gym

International House - Auckland

Things to do and see in Auckland and New Zealand

Auckland is the country’s biggest city – vibrant and busy, but with clean air and beaches, easy travel and friendly people. Check the websites below for information about things to do and see in Auckland and New Zealand.

Auckland NZ website

Newzealand.com

Classes and courses

At International House, our small class sizes and excellent teachers will help you succeed in learning English. We offer academic and general courses, as well as teacher training.

English courses and classes

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