22753
New Zealand
A New Zealand Odyssey: Indigenous Culture & Natural Beauty
Explore the unique story of New Zealand as you learn of its distinctive natural environment and rich Maori and European history from local experts.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22753RJ
Length
16 days
Starts at
5,899
Flights start at
1,675

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. Sail the beautiful waters of Lake Wakatipu, enjoy stunning vistas of Queenstown and much more.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three hours a day over varied terrain. Elevations up to 3,100 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn from experts about New Zealand’s settlement by Maori and Europeans.
  • Witness bubbling mudpools in a volcanic park.
  • Voyage the majestic fjord of Milford Sound.
Featured Expert
All Experts
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John Walsby
Dr. John Walsby is a consultant marine biologist, natural historian, writer, illustrator and educator. John was educated in England and earned a degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in marine biology. He came to New Zealand over 30 years ago to work at the University of Auckland’s Marine Research Laboratory and taught at the university for 15 years. Dr. Walsby now teaches courses for the marine aquaculture industry and for marine environmental monitoring.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Tim Marwick
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Margaret Copland
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Robbie Selwyn
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John Walsby
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Gordon McLauchlan
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Michael Deaker
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Hamish Campbell
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