New Zealand
New Zealand: An Odyssey Down Under
Explore the unique and culturally rich story of New Zealand as you learn Maori legends, colonial history, traditional folklore and ancient myths from both locals and experts alike.
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Program No. 20135RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

Absorb the beauty of “the land of the long white cloud,” as Aotearoa, the Maori name for New Zealand, is commonly translated. Delve into the story of this island nation’s indigenous Maori people. Examine the natural environments of both the North and South Islands: descend into a pristine volcanic valley, stand alongside bubbling mudpools and meet New Zealand’s national bird, the kiwi. Voyage through the majestic fjord of Milford Sound, sail the beautiful waters of Lake Wakatipu, enjoy stunning vistas of Queenstown and much more.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn from experts about New Zealand’s settlement by Maori and Europeans.
  • Witness the eruptions of spectacular geysers in a volcanic park.
  • Experience the magnificent Milford Sound.

General Notes

Participants on this program travel in New Zealand alongside participants of "An Odyssey Down Under: Australia & New Zealand" (#16434). You will join these participants upon your arrival in Auckland.
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