Why study here

Why should you study in Northland?

Northland’s relaxed, outdoor lifestyle is an integral part of your study experience in Northland. Whether you’re at secondary school or preparing for a career in tourism, hospitality or another vocation, you’ll have time to discover the region’s extraordinary outdoor, sporting and cultural opportunities.

  • Unbeatable student lifestyles                    
  • Vocational training
  • Hands on tourism training

Unbeatable student lifestyles

Secondary school students get the best of both worlds: a safe, supportive, high-quality study environment, and an amazing outdoor environment to discover.

Whether you’re boarding or living in a homestay, you’ll get incredible opportunities in Northland to explore the outdoors, try adventure sports and discover Māori culture.

Whangarei Boys’ High has an on-site golf academy and also gives students a chance to take part in sports such as shooting, sailing and skiing. Students at Kerikeri High School can ride horses, surf and learn to sail at the school’s sailing academy, while Whangarei Girls’ High School students can try anything from waka ama (outrigger canoe) paddling to cheerleading or training for a triathlon.

A welcoming community

People of all cultures and religions are welcomed and celebrated in our region. Northland prides itself on being safe, respectful and inclusive.

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Amazing student experiences

You can try big-game fishing, scuba dive in the world’s largest sea cave, explore the 144 islands in the Bay of Islands or swim with bottlenose dolphins.

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