”Adventure tourism is a type of niche tourism involving exploration or travel to remote areas, where the traveler should expect the unexpected.
Adventure tourism is rapidly growing in popularity as tourists seek unusual holidays, different from the typical beach vacation. Mountaineering expeditions, trekking, bungee jumping, rafting and rock climbing are frequently cited as an examples of adventure tourism.”
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_tourism Wikipedia 2008]
Kia ora and welcome to what we hope will be a challenging and exciting experience for you. The course will take you from the classroom into the real world of adventure tourism (in this case Wanaka) where you will gain the skills to research, develop and deliver an overnight adventure tour experience.
You will also have the opportunity to improve your fitness base and try some outdoor pursuits (more on that later). There will also be an opportunity for you to do some shopping (food) and try out your culinary skills (practise now).
Your lecturers for this course will be David Seath (Outdoor education specialist). David has previously worked with the School of Adventure. He will of course tell you more about himself when he meets you. Lynn Brandham will be looking at attractions and activities and will assist you with your audience profile and itinerary. I (Hillary) will be taking you for interpretation then both David and I will be accompanying you on your assessment fieldtrip to Wanaka.