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Kuranui College

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Kuranui College is situated in the town of Greytown in the beautiful Wairarapa region just one hour by road or rail from New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Kuranui College excel in a wide range of academic subjects. The college's specialist Outdoor Education Academy offers an exciting programme which inlcudes: Surfing, diving, caving, bushwalking, rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking and rafting. The college also offers Aviation Studies in which students learn about the aviation industry and also learn to fly to solo status in gliders at a nearby airfield. Both Outdoor Education and Aviation Studies can be studied as part of New Zealand's National Certificate of Education (NCEA).

Contact Kuranui College
Physical address

East Street
5712 Greytown
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Phone numbers

64 6 304 9116

  • Number of students: 520
  • Number of international students: 10
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay
Kuranui College is a state co-educational secondary school. It has modern facilities and a large, attractive campus. The college organises high quality homestays in either urban or rural settings. Homestays can be arranged on a typical New Zealand sheep, beef or dairy farm if students want a rural experience.
Wairarapa is an hour’s drive north of Wellington. Visit the vineyards of Martinborough or Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island.

Coming from Wellington, you drive over the winding Rimutaka Hill road. Halfway down there’s a corner where the whole vista of the Wairarapa opens up before you, bush-clad ranges to the west across flat plains to a rugged coast on the east.

A rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm, the Wairarapa offers the traveller a wide range of experiences. Head up to the Waiohine Gorge at the foot of the Tararuas and a swing bridge is your gateway to tramping tracks into the ranges. Head out to Cape Palliser on the coast and you’ll pass through the tiny fishing village of Ngawi where you’ll see a colourful array of old bulldozers and tractors parked on the beach.

The towns have their own individual character and charm. Martinborough is the centre of the local wine industry – take a tour of the vineyards - while Greytown has an architectural charm and is a favourite weekend getaway for Wellingtonians.
Accommodation ranges from boutique hotels to homestay cottages. Having a car for transport works best; it’s a big area.
Main centres: 



Carterton, Eketahuna, Featherston, Greytown, Martinborough

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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