New Zealand
Land of Geysers and Greenstone
Experience for yourself the indigenous culture, natural beauty, thermal pools and unique wildlife as you discover the wonders of New Zealand on this comprehensive adventure.
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Program No. 3304RJ
27 days
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At a Glance

Melding the native Maori culture, the European colonial past and recent Polynesian and Asian migration, New Zealand’s culture is formed by contrasts as dramatic as that between the bubbling thermal pools of the North Island and the alpine glaciers and lakes of the South Island. Discover these nuances for yourself on a comprehensive exploration of this country’s history, peoples and natural environments.
Activity Level
Walking and standing for up to three hours a day. Climbing stairs; getting on/off buses. Elevations up to 3,018 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Expert-led walks highlight New Zealand’s spectacular natural environments.
  • Maori performances of song and dance immerse you in New Zealand’s proud indigenous culture.
  • A boat excursion reveals the beauty of Doubtful Sound.
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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.
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