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Road Scholar
Program #11592RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Challenge your mind and body on some of New Zealand's most spectacular hiking paths. Hike over the world-renowned Tongariro Crossing and a section of the celebrated Routeburn Track. As a special highlight, enjoy four days on Stewart Island, a native wildlife sanctuary seldom accessible to visiting groups.


Highlights

• Expert-led hikes explore mountainous Tongariro National Park and Kaimanawa Forest Park.
• Experience Maori culture including the powhiri (formal welcome), traditional songs, dances and hakas.
• Walk sections of the well-known Routeburn Track and Greenstone Trails.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Hiking 6-10 miles per day on mixed terrain that is frequently hilly, rocky or uneven. Ascents of up to 2,000 feet on some hikes.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Auckland, coach to Hamilton, 1 night; coach to Turangi, 4 nights; flight to Christchurch, coach to Methven, 4 nights; coach to Glenorchy, 5 nights; coach to Invercargill, ferry to Stewart Island, 4 nights; ferry to Invercargill, flight to Wellington, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
19 nights of accommodations
55 meals: 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 19 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
31 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
3 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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