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Tapanui Takes Over!

Thursday, 20th February 2014

Tapanui Takes Over!

Learning about the positive and negative effects of tourism in our conference room  

  • Tapanui Takes Over!Learning about the positive and negative effects of tourism in our conference room
  • Tapanui Takes Over!Students loved designing their own T-shirts for promoting Queenstown!
  • Tapanui Takes Over!Students used cultural and natural tourist sites for the design of their T-shirts
  • Tapanui Takes Over!We watched an old tourism film marketing NZ overseas while we designed our T-shirts
  • Tapanui Takes Over!We took photos of the miners cottages to recreate postcards of Arrowtown
  • Tapanui Takes Over!Skipping around Mary Cotters tree for good luck

Year 5 and 6 students from Tapanui school visited us on their camp! Their topic theme at school is Toursim, so having a camp in Queenstown was a great way to learn more about different aspects of tourism.

This is what we learned today:

  • A presentation in our conference room covered the positive and negative effects of tourism. We also learned about why people visit the Queenstown area, which was for our CULTURAL and NATURAL tourist sites. The session ended with the screening of an old film that the NZ government used to market Queenstown overseas, whilst students designed T-shirts to promote Queenstown.
  • A tour of the Chinese settlement helped students understand that it was a cultural tourist site. Students also learned about the importance of sustainability, and steps the local council has taken to ensure tourists keep visiting the Chinese settlement.
  • A historic walk of Arrowtown allowed the students to see more cultural tourist sites such as the miners cottages, the Old Gaol, and Saint Mary MacKillops cottage. Students also learned about the gold mining history of Arrowtown and saw some of the negative effects tourism had on our historic buildings.

Tapanui school ended their visit by skipping around Mary Cotters tree three times for good luck!

What are the positive effects of tourism in the Queenstown area? What are the negative effects?

Why do people visit Queenstown?

What was your favourite tourist activity on your trip to Queenstown?

What is a cultural tourist site? What is a natural tourist site?

We hope you enjoy the rest of your school camp Tapanui!

Answer my questions and comment about your visit below!