Explore the natural and cultural highlights of New Zealand's North and South Islands, including magnificent landscapes and geological features, meetings with the "Kiwi" people, and visits to museums and wineries. 

Starting at: $7,174 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The excitement of the Shotover Jet, near Queenstown. Credit: Tourism New Zealand  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  Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the Remarkables

Journey Through New Zealand

From Auckland to Queenstown

16 days from $7,174 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Explore the natural and cultural highlights of New Zealand's North and South Islands, including magnificent landscapes and geological features, meetings with the "Kiwi" people, and visits to museums and wineries. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Nov 30 - Dec 15, 2017 Departure
Jim Zimbelman

Jim Zimbelman

Join Jim Zimbelman on the Smithsonian Associates program – Niagra Falls

Dr. Jim Zimbelman is a planetary geologist at the Smithsonian’'s National Air and Space Museum where he has served as the chairman of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. He has expertise in physics and mathematics (B.A.), geophysics and space physics (M.S. University of California at Los Angeles), as well as geology (Ph.D. Arizona State University). Jim was co-editor of the book Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions: From Deep Oceans to Deep Space,” co-author of Dunes Worlds and has written more than 90 papers and maps for various peer-reviewed scientific journals and books. Over the past 28 years at NASM, he has been involved in the analysis of high-resolution spacecraft imaging and geophysical data of the Earth and terrestrial planets, geologic mapping of Mars and Venus, and other geologic studies of terrestrial planets.