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

Tour Details

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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Dates & Prices

February 18, 2020 - March 1, 2020
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A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Early Interest Reservations are being accepted for this program and you may secure your spot on this popular trip by making a deposit. Please note that the Estimated Starting Price per Traveler is based on the entry-level pricing category, with limited availability. Our staff will contact pre-registered travelers as soon as final details, including final pricing and any itinerary changes, are available (approximately 9-12 months prior to departure). At that time, you will have two (2) weeks to reconfirm your reservation, after which your deposit will become subject to cancellation penalties as outlined on our website. 


Estimated Starting Price
$5995
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Price Notes

Prices are based on rates of exchange, airfare & fuel (where applicable), tariffs, taxes and other costs as of the tour publication date. We reserve the right to correct errors and to increase program prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, and taxes received after prices are published and to reflect currency fluctuations.