Our business is a family run travel business - we have 5 staff who work with us and we have operated successfully for more than 20 years. We arrange overseas trips for school students to take them around the world, however we specialize in the Pacific Islands. Discovery learning is vital! We deal with schools throughout NZ, and help with any type of trip cultural, geography, music, sports, science; no matter your learning objectives, we can customize a tour to suit. Our staff have all worked in the travel industry for many years and are experienced travellers themselves - leave the planning up to them so you can focus on the important stuff! 
   

Robyn Hamilton
Owner / Director

Edventuretours is led by Robyn and Chris Hamilton who have years of experience in both the travel and education sectors under their belts. Robyn worked in England and travelled extensively at every opportunity. On returning to NZ, Robyn realized her passion for travel - numerous tours to various countries culminated into Chris and Robyn creating the wholesale travel agency Edventuretours Ltd. We are based in Hamilton, New Zealand, specializing in educational tours for schools of all ages, colleges and universities, according to the particular interest and requirements of different aged students.


They have since developed a next level operation specializing in escorted set departure, more in depth travel for professional and business people. Now with the very well travelled Catherine, Rachel, Joanne and Ashleigh on board, Edventuretours has become very proficient at wholesale group travel to niche destinations.


Favourite Travel Moment - Visiting one of the 'Ancient Wonders of the World' the Pyramids in Egypt! 

   

Chris Hamilton
Owner / Director

Chris and Robyn Hamilton’s travelling passion started in the early 80’s with Chris working in Europe, driving coaches with European tour companies, as well as being a tour manager on many other European tours in the off seasons. Chris managed three annual tours to the Munich Oktoberfest and worked in Northern Alberta in the oil fields.

 

Chris also spent time teaching at Hamilton Boys High School, so has experience in working alongside teachers and students. He is able to assist with the rigorous risk assessment forms and processes needed to ensure the safety of your school tour.

 

Favourite Travel Moment - I enjoy travelling to the islands each year, taking different groups of teachers and introducing them to this fabulous part of the world.

   

Ashleigh Hamilton
Owner / Group Coordinator

Ashleigh joined the business after studying Tourism and Travel at Wintec. She originally joined Edventuretours in 2010, and returned in 2019 after managing a finance company and having two lovely boys. Ashleigh has travelled extensively through Europe with groups, skied Austria several times and led and enjoyed many forays into the Pacific and Asia. Her passion is family, travel and people.

 

Favourite Travel Moment - My top two destinations would have to be glamping at Hollyford in Fiordland, New Zealand for the amazing scenery and luxury of having no wifi connection! Also St Andrews in Scotland for the history and stunning castle ruins that sit on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the ocean!

   

Catherine Hale
Group Coordinator

Catherine joined us 10 years ago after working in Travel Agencies in Hamilton as a senior consultant or accounts manager for a number of years. Catherine knows her travel well, is a processing expert, hugely efficient and enjoys a good laugh. Family is always first. Nowhere in the world is out of her reach

 

Favourite Travel Moment - During Catherine’s years of travel, her highlights would include Rome, San Francisco and B&B’s through the UK, with a recent family holiday in Hawaii topping her list.  

   

Jo Dudson
Group Coordinator

Joanne joined us from many years with top retail and group travel agencies where she was manager and a top consultant. Joanne has travelled extensively through practically every continent and destination around the globe. Using her wealth of travel knowledge, Joanne delights in fine tuning itinerary and tour programmes.

 

Favourite Travel Moment - South Africa and Zimbabwe staying at Safari Lodges, visiting Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park. Getting up close to the big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffalo, truly an unforgettable experience. Family favourite would have to be Niue, the best snorkelling and waterholes. The water was the most spectacular colour we have ever seen. 

 

Rachel Chapman
Group Coordinator

Rachel joined us after a career with Harvey World Travel where she was a manager - she has also worked at Holiday Shoppe and House of Travel. Rachel has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and enjoys travelling to new destinations and loves to see her children experience new countries.

 

Favourite Travel Moment - Road tripping through the USA with her family in an RV! Experiencing Yosemite, Disneyland, Las Vegas and all that California has to offer.

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