Oh New Zealand is a geological Marvel with everything from Hot Springs to volcanoes to glacial ice fields, and subtropical beaches coupled with welcoming contemporary culture, and fascinating Maori traditions if its variety you want. You’ll find it here on this adventure.
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You’ll experience the region’s diverse landscapes, and witness an array of colorful wildlife our Oh eighties small group size allows us to go beyond the tourist trap you can improve your value, and make the most of your airfare with optional trip extensions explore new zealand’s bay of islands, and discover the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney Australia from your hometown. You’ll set out on a journey of discovery we fly from Los Angeles to Auckland for our trip leader awaits to show us the best of New Zealand’s two islands our northern route showcases the geothermal region surrounding Rotorua a center of Maori culture, and waimangu volcanic valley we then fly to the South Island to the gold rush region around arrowtown, and Queenstown after a cruise on beautiful milford sound we head up the islands west coast crossing the glacier studded southern alps an end our journey in New Zealand’s capital Wellington on this adventure. You’ll delve into the history, and culture of the South Pacific along the way.
You’ll discover what makes both of New Zealand’s two main islands unique on the North Island we explored geothermal rotorua where will view bubbling mud pools steam vents, and geysers one unforgettable sight on the South Island will be the franz josef glacier which is remarkable not just for the speed at which it flows down the mountains but. Because its endpoint is a lush rainforest we’ll also view the unusual punakaiki blowholes, and visit Tauranga Bay home to a thriving seal colony as you explore our expert resident trip leaders will enrich your understanding of the region your accommodations have been selected to reflect the beauty of your surroundings, and to offer welcome amenities each stay on your adventure offers a place to relax refresh, and mingle with your fellow travelers after a day of discovery you can experience even more with optional tours for example enjoy spectacular views of Mount Cook from unique vantage point by taking a helicopter flight over pristine Alpine scenery or perhaps. You’ll choose to explore the dart river valley on a thrilling jet boat ride into mount aspiring national park a unesco world heritage site, and keep the discoveries going by adding optional extensions to your trip explore the spectacular bay of islands with its scenic seascapes, and the finest maritime park in new zealand it has historic appeal to as the cradle of European settlement in New Zealand, and as long as you’re traveling.
So far it makes sense to add Australia to your passport of this extension. You’ll see two of down unders must-see destinations the world’s largest coral reef the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney whose iconic Opera House, and many other attractions await you many travel companies only offer New Zealand as part of a South Pacific tour, and travelers return wishing they could have seen more of the Kiwi nation Oh eighties adventure is all new zealand from start to finish in all its stunning beauty, and variety. You’ll enjoy in-depth exploration on both the main islands, and also go beyond the natural wonders to learn about kiwi life past you don’t miss your chance to experience pure New Zealand, and unprecedented value you.