The University of Ballarat organizes international excursion for its undergraduate geology students to provide them an opportunity to learn and gain international experiences of geology. The university previously organized an excursion of New Zealand in November-December 2006 to provide students knowledge about plate boundary and gold mineralization. The excursion was sponsored by Oxiana Limited, the Bicentennial Gold 88 Endowment, Newmont Australia Limited, and Castlemaine Goldfields Ltd. The excursion was planned for 17 days and visit to the Taupo Volcanic Zone, Kaikoura, The Waipara, Mt Cook and the Tasman Glacier, Macraes gold mine, Otago's silcretes, Queenstowm, and Milford Sound. More information about 2006-excursion can be found on the website at http://www.ausimm.com.au/main/education/award-bice-gold-php.