Experience New Zealand as early Polynesians and explorers once did—by exploring its coastlines by ship. Voyage from Milford Sound to Auckland and explore New Zealand’s North and South Islands and breathtaking Fiordland.

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 The dramatic Milford Sound with Mitre Peak in the center. Credit: Rob Suisted/Tourism New Zealand  Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the Remarkables  Overlooking Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  Looking out over Queenstown Credit: Chris Sisarich/Tourism New Zealand  Sheep farmer and travelers at Walter Peak, near Queenstown. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  Typical New Zealand landscape with sheep grazing  Cruising in Milford Sound. Credit: Adam Bryce/Tourism New Zealand  Waterfalls in Fiordland National Park  View of the dramatic Doubtful Sound  Dolphin following swimming alongside the ship. Credit: Chris Stephenson/Tourism New Zealand  Great Northern Albatross  A rare Yellow Eyed Penguin. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  Tasting cafe in Wellington. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  Traditional Maori meeting house  Maori artist working on traditional carving. Credit: Eric Lindberg/Tourism New Zealand  Young Maori woman with traditional Moko tattoos. Credit: James Heremaia/Tourism New Zealand  Maori Haka performance. Credit: James Heremaia/Tourism New Zealand  Geothermal area, Rotorua. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  Geothermal field with spouting geysers, Rotorua. Credit: Chris McLennan/Tourism New Zealand  The Po Hutu Geyser in Rotorua  The city of Auckland. Credit: Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand by Sea

A Cruise from Auckland to Milford Sound Aboard the 114-guest Caledonian Sky

14 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

Experience New Zealand as early Polynesians and explorers once did—by exploring its coastlines by ship. Voyage from Milford Sound to Auckland and explore New Zealand’s North and South Islands and breathtaking Fiordland.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

I have been with various travel groups but this trip was better than any I've ever been on. Everything was well planned; these guys had it to down to a science. On most tours at least one thing goes wrong, but not with Smithsonian. They're total experts and professionals and I can't think of anything that they could have done better.

- Valerie, M.

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Nov 29 - Dec 12, 2018 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/