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Pre-trip: Fiji: Nadi
Post-trip: Australia: Palm Cove, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney
Countries: 1
Cities: 6
Average Group Size: 14 Travelers
Trip Itinerary

See a detailed overview of the types of experiences you'll have on this adventure through the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

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New Zealand's North Island, January 2017 Submitted by Penny Parker, 21-time traveler from St. Louis, Missouri

Follow along with traveler Penny P. as she learns about the many facets of New Zealand—including the history of the Maori people and the formation of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

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Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: New Zealand’s South Island

Join Emmy award-winning travel expert Rudy Maxa as he reveals the scenic gems and deep-rooted Maori traditions of New Zealand's South Island on a journey from Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson to Queensland.

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Unscripted in New Zealand

Let Trip Experience Leader Lindsay Thorpe show you more of New Zealand beyond the itinerary in this video as he leads you to Paraparaumu and Kapiti Island—a bird sanctuary for some of the region's native species.

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Local Perspective

Discover Abel Tasman National Park and experience the town of Nelson, a center of Kiwi culture.

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New Zealand: Natural Wonders North & South

86% of travelers rated this trip excellent

The overall traveler excellence rating is based on the results of post trip surveys completed by travelers who have taken this trip. Travelers can choose to rate their experience “excellent,” “good,” “fair,” and “poor;” this percentage indicates how many travelers rated their experience “excellent.” More than 70% of travelers complete this survey after returning from their trip. Travelers rate excellence across their entire travel experience, focusing on the three categories below:

  • Trip Experience Leader: 88% of travelers rated their Trip Experience Leader “excellent,” citing his or her facilitation of people-to-people interactions, communication skills, and overall performance.
  • Learning & Discovery: 80% of travelers rated the learning and discovery activities on this adventure “excellent,” citing its authentic cultural experiences and controversial conversations.
  • Value: 67% of travelers rated the value of this adventure “excellent,” citing its wealth of included tours and activities.
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