23120
New Zealand

Walking New Zealand: Explore the Winding South Island Trails

Discover lush landscapes, unique geology and a rich culture as you explore beautiful New Zealand on foot with local experts for an in-depth look into this colorful island country.
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Program No. 23120RJ
Length
17 days
Starts at
5,899
Flights start at
1,425

At a Glance

To really understand New Zealand, you must walk. Along coastal trails, volcanic craters and colorful rainforests, here’s a special opportunity to get to know “the land of the long white cloud.” Learn about flora and fauna that exists only on this island country, while expert naturalists take you on walking explorations through national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the trails as you cultivate a true appreciation for New Zealand’s landscapes, geology and fascinating history through the local experts who enrich your journey every step of the way.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
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 ...

  • Explore pristine shorelines, granite cliffs, historic coal mines and underground limestone caves as you experience New Zealand on foot.
  • Discover the native Maori culture through a lecture from a Maori elder and learn about New Zealand history, politics and economics from renowned experts.
  • Taste one of the Marlborough region’s treasures: Sauvignon Blanc. Learn about one vineyard’s award-winning, environmentally-friendly approach to winemaking before sampling some of their wine.
Featured Expert
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Nigel Roberts
Professor Nigel Roberts is a senior faculty member of the political science department at Victoria University, Wellington. He is an authority on the political and electoral systems of New Zealand and Scandinavia, and has served as a regular television commentator on these topics. Nigel is widely regarded as the top political commentator in New Zealand, and since 1987 has served as the election-night commentator for Television New Zealand.

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

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Nigel Roberts
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John Hellstrom
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Barry Chalmers
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Jackie Whitworth
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Richard Hunter
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