Experience New Zealand as early Polynesians and explorers once did—by exploring its coastlines by ship. Make a complete circumnavigation of the South Island aboard a deluxe small ship and enjoy time exploring Auckland. 

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 A moody Milford Sound  Typical New Zealand landscape with sheep farm  Sheep farmer with visitors. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  Dolphin swimming alongside ship. Credit: Chris Stephenson/Tourism New Zealand  Great Northern Albatross  Dramatic Milford Sound with Mitre Peak. Credit: Rob Suisted/Tourism New Zealand  Cruising in Milford Sound. Credit: Adam Bryce/Tourism New Zealand  Waterfalls in Fiordland National Park  View of the dramatic Doubtful Sound  Maori sculpture  Maori woman with traditional tattoos. Credit: James Heremaia/Tourism New Zealand  Marlborough Sound  Queen Charlotte Sound  Tasting cafe in Wellington. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  The city of Auckland. Credit: Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand by Sea

A Circumnavigation Cruise of the South Island

13 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

Experience New Zealand as early Polynesians and explorers once did—by exploring its coastlines by ship. Make a complete circumnavigation of the South Island aboard a deluxe small ship and enjoy time exploring Auckland. 

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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Feb 18 - Mar 1, 2020 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 Writers’ 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 2,500 mile cycle journey) and overseas. Neville served on the Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council for a total of 12 years and previously worked as a journalist. He is an engaging speaker on a wide range of topics. From his home on Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, he has access to albatrosses, penguins, sea lions and fur seals. He blends natural science, legends and local history in his fascinating lectures.  

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