If you’re thinking of studying in New Zealand but want to discover the real local experience, a virtual tour is a great way to get an interactive insight into New Zealand culture, education facilities and lifestyle from your own home.
To help you explore all that studying in New Zealand offers, we’ve compiled a list of virtual tours and videos.
Explore study in Auckland
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city located on the North Island, blending an urban and city lifestyle with the lush green countryside and suburbs the nation is known for.
Auckland is also one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, making it a popular and safe destination for international students.
Take a University of Auckland campus tour
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s top-ranked university known for its academic excellence.
Go on an Auckland University of Technology (AUT) campus tour
AUT is known to be at the cutting edge of innovation as New Zealand’s number 1 university for global research impact and international outlook in 2020.
You can also take an interactive virtual tour of the campus or view more videos on the Auckland University of Technology YouTube channel.
Explore study in Wellington
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and home to the ‘Beehive’, New Zealand’s parliament.
Wellington is also known as the creative capital of New Zealand with with a strong portfolio of creative arts programs such as design, film, fine arts and music.
To explore more of Wellington, you can download the Parliament XR app to explore NZ’s iconic ‘beehive’ government building. If you own a pair of VR goggles, you can explore WellTown, Wellington transformed into the world’s first virtual city in a game.
Explore the Victoria University of Wellington campus
Located in New Zealand’s capital city, Victoria University of Wellington prides itself on a strong reputation for academic excellence and top 1% worldwide across 19 subjects.
You can view more videos on the Victoria University of Wellington YouTube channel.
Virtually visit Massey University
Massey University is an innovative and progressive place to learn. Massey University prides itself on being a ‘University of New Zealand’ with the main Manuwatu Campus is located in Palmerston North, as well as the Wellington and Auckland campus.
Explore study in Christchurch
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island with a hip and urban up-and-coming food and entertainment culture.
Christchurch is also considered one of the most beautiful cities in New Zealand with a great variety of gardens and parks, a scenic river, a blend of new and historic city architecture and easy-to-navigate transport.
Explore the University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury is ranked in the top 1% worldwide with a 5-star ranking for research and teaching excellence.
Explore study in Dunedin
Dunedin is a scenic small city in the South Island that is known for its natural wonders, reserves, mountains and its very diverse wildlife.
It’s a natural wonderland for students who want to escape an urban and big city lifestyle.
Discover the scenic University of Otago campus
The University of Otago is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Although the main campus is located in Dunedin, the University of Otago has four other campus locations in Southland, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
If you love the fresh food, gorgeous landscapes and a quiet lifestyle, Hamilton is a great escape from the fast-paced city lifestyle.
Take a tour of The University of Waikato
The University of Waikato is a progressive and innovative university with a culturally diverse student community and a proud reputation of student satisfaction.
Explore the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Waikato Institute of Technology is one of New Zealand’s largest polytechnics with six campuses throughout the Waikato region.
You can view more videos on the Wintec YouTube channel.
Explore Middle Earth
Okay, Middle Earth is not an ‘official’ location in New Zealand, however, it’s worth mentioning since the country is famous for its connection to the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.
To explore how New Zealand was transformed into Middle Earth, go behind the scenes to explore 100% Pure New Zealand’s 360-degree tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set.
If you are thinking of making the move to New Zealand, it is not too early to get ahead with your plans. Speak to an IDP counsellor about ways you can get ahead with your study abroad plans.
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