Explore both North and South Islands of New Zealand—from its cosmopolitan cities and award-winning wineries to lush farmlands and pristine fjords.

Starting at: $7,187 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the Remarkables  The city of Auckland. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  Maori artist working on traditional carving. Credit: Eric Lindberg/Tourism New Zealand  Traditional Maori meeting house  Young Maori woman with traditional Moko tattoos. Credit: James Heremaia/Tourism New Zealand  Rotorua's Te Puia. Credit: Eric Lindberg/Tourism New Zealand  Geothermal field with spouting geysers, Rotorua. Credit: Chris McLennan/Tourism New Zealand  Geothermal area, Rotorua. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  The New Zealand Kiwi  Tasting cafe in Wellington. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  Typical New Zealand landscape with sheep grazing  Wines of New Zealand. Credit: Chris McLennan/Tourism New Zealand  The Rose Garden at the Botanical Gardens, Christchurch  Looking out over Queenstown Credit: Chris Sisarich/Tourism New Zealand  View of the dramatic Doubtful Sound  View of Doubtful Sound from the water  Waterfalls in Fiordland National Park  Panoramic view of Queenstown  The excitement of the Shotover Jet, near Queenstown. Credit: Tourism New Zealand

Journey Through New Zealand

From Auckland to Queenstown

16 days from $7,187 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Explore both North and South Islands of New Zealand—from its cosmopolitan cities and award-winning wineries to lush farmlands and pristine fjords.

or Call 855-330-1542

Nov 3 - 18, 2016 Departure; Mar 2 - 17, 2017 Departure
Neville Peat

Neville Peat

New Zealand native Neville Peat is an award-winning writer with more than 30 published books in genres that include geography, history, biography and the natural environment. In 2007, he was awarded New Zealand’s largest literary prize, the Michael King Wrtiters’ Fellowship, to write a book about the Tasman Sea titled The Tasman – Biography of an Ocean (Penguin 2010). His most recent title is Shackleton’s Whisky (Random House 2012), his fifth on Antarctic themes. He has travelled extensively both in New Zealand (including a 2500 mile cycle journey) and overseas. A Dunedin City Councillor and former Otago Regional Councillor, he previously worked as a journalist. Neville is an engaging speaker on a wide range of topics. He lives on Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, close to albatrosses, sea lions and penguins.ancient beliefs, local history, legend, and the natural sciences into fascinating discussions.

http://www.nevillepeatsnewzealand.com/

Apr 27 - May 12, 2017 Departure
David Clapp

David Clapp

David Clapp is a respected naturalist and teacher who worked extensively in land conservation and habitat management. David has taught at Northeastern University, lectured on strategies for land protection in the United States, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and consulted for an array of governmental and conservation agencies. He spent his professional career working for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and has led Smithsonian Journeys adventures for about thirty years. His research has included studies in avian populations and breeding birds of various species. Although natural history is his primary focus, David is interested in cultural history, geology, and evolution. He has been involved in ecotourism for more than thirty years and has led tours throughout the world. Especially through his involvement with ecotourism he has been able to train naturalists, provide natural history materials, and work with conservation organizations worldwide. His lectures run the gamut from plate tectonics and the history of the world to flight and migration as it relates to sites being visited. A naturalist of unusual breadth and depth, he has led Smithsonian Journeys practically from pole to pole. David is also an extremely gifted photographer. He is a popular expert and our travelers consistently express their appreciation for his efforts and enthusiasm.


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