2023 IBSC Annual Conference

2023 IBSC Annual ConferenceWestlake Boys High School

Auckland, New Zealand

July 5-8 

Optional Travel Tours After the Conference

Would you like to see more of New Zealand following the 2023 IBSC Annual Conference in Auckland? Westlake Boys High School has partnered with Fortis Events, a New Zealand-owned travel company that delivers small-group travel experiences. Take advantage of one of these tours that showcases the best of the North and South islands.

Tour Options

North Island Highlights

4 nights
From NZ $2,090 per person twin share / NZ $2,970 per person single occupancy*

Tick off a number of North Island highlights during this four-night tour.

Depart Auckland for Waitomo Caves and marvel at the thousands of glowworms that light up the famous underground caves on a walking and boat trip through them.

Then visit the Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, and the home of Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Next stop at Rotorua to experience the captivating natural geothermal wonders and traditional Maori culture of New Zealand. During time at leisure, choose to see shooting geysers, relax at the Polynesian Spa, try your hand at the luge, or get up close with some of New Zealand’s best-known animals at a farm show or the Agrodome.

Then head to the Huka Falls, an incredible waterfall that is one of New Zealand’s most-visited natural attractions and spend the final evening in Taupo before driving back to Auckland the following morning.

South Island Sights

5 nights
From NZ $2,775 per person twin share / NZ $4,015 per person single occupancy*

Visit the South Island's iconic spots including Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mt. Cook, and Milford Sound.

Start with a morning flight from Auckland to Christchurch. You’ll have some time to explore the Garden City before we drive south through Burke's Pass to the spectacular Mackenzie Country.

Stop at Tekapo to visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd, then it’s on to Aoraki Mt. Cook. On the drive enjoy beautiful views of Lake Pukaki and the Southern Alps.

See New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mt. Cook, before we leave this alpine wonderland and head over the Lindis Pass and through Gibbston Valley to Queenstown.

In Queenstown we have leisure time to enjoy activities including golf, wine tasting, or even a scenic helicopter flight.

Take a day trip to the famous Milford Sound, known for the towering Mitre Peak and waterfalls that plummet down its sheer sides.

The tour finishes in Queenstown.

Best of the North and South

9 nights
From NZ $4,865 per person twin share / NZ $6,985 per person single occupancy*

If you have the time, stay on in New Zealand for nine nights and experience the highlights of both the North and South islands with both itineraries combined.

Along with taking in the sights and attractions, enjoy meeting local Kiwis and tasting some of New Zealand’s famous food and wine.

Next Steps

Please indicate your interest in one of the post-conference New Zealand tours.

  • North Island Highlights (4 nights)
  • South Island Sights (5 nights)
  • Best of the North and South (9 nights)

Please submit your interest to Fortis Events by April 30. Either email team@fortisevents.co.nz or call +64 (0) 979 5080 with any questions.

Pricing is indicative and subject to change. A minimum of 20 people per tour is required for each tour to go ahead. Once Fortis Events has an indication of numbers interested, they will present a final itinerary and pricing for your consideration and confirmation.