Tours by request

Tours by Request

As well as the general-interest Public Tours, we also offer comprehensive tours for individuals or groups on request. Designed to suit the specific needs of your group, whether academic, business, professional or general interest, they are conducted by experienced and knowledgeable residents who are members of the Earthsong Educational Collective.

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A tour usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours and includes a 45 minute presentation and a guided tour of the site. The presentation covers aspects of our history and philosophy, environmental aspects of design, materials, water, energy, and permaculture, and social aspects of living together as a community, consensus decision making, and getting work done. We can go into more detail in any of these areas to suit the specific interests of your group.

The fee for a tour varies according to the type of group, the number of people in the group, the level of technical information required, and the ability of the group to pay. As a guide, generally larger groups of students (20 or more) pay $20 each, community groups of 10 or more pay $25 each, while professional visitors and tourist tour groups pay $45 each.

The Collective runs these tours on behalf of the Earthsong Centre Trust as a small social enterprise, and part of the fee goes to the Trust to further its education projects.

At least 2 weeks notice is required for smaller group tours and 4 weeks for larger tours.

Phone 09 832 9998 or email to discuss your requirements.