Circumnavigation of the South Island of New Zealand
Journey with us on this 10-night, custom-designed itinerary and circumnavigate the South Island of New Zealand to experience inimitable natural wonders that exist nowhere else on Earth. Cruise through the breathtaking scenery of the South Island for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star LE LAPÉROUSE—featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony, and the extraordinary Blue Eye, the world’s first luxury, underwater Observation Lounge. Spend three nights in Auckland including an adventure to the Northland country to learn more about the important national tradition of sheep farming. Experience the genuine and uniquely friendly nature of New Zealand “Kiwis” and the rich Maori culture while admiring the varied and exceptional scenery simply everywhere. Tour charming Christchurch, where English influence persists in Victorian architecture and well-tended parks. Choose to extend your journey with our exclusive Pre-Program Option in Sydney, Australia, and Post-Program Option in Mt. Cook and Queenstown, New Zealand.
Shared departure: this departure is shared with other universities.
Depart the U.S. or Canada
Cross the International Date Line
Auckland, North Island
Auckland for Muriwai and Northland Country
Auckland/Fly to Christchurch, South Island/Embark Le Lapérouse
Dusky Sound/Doubtful Sound
Cruising the Tasman Sea
Picton for Marlborough and Blenheim
Wellington, North Island
Christchurch, South Island/Disembark ship/Fly to Auckland, North Island/Depart for the U.S. or Canada/Cross the International Date Line/Arrive in the U.S. or Canada
Meet Your Trip Host
David Allan is Professor Emeritus in the School for Environment and Sustainability at The University of Michigan, where he has served as Professor and Dean. Dave’s research interests are in freshwater ecology, including the many threats to and benefits from healthy ecosystems. He serves or has served in an advisory capacity on various committees advisory to the U.S. and Canada on freshwater protection and on the boards of American Rivers and The Nature Conservancy. Professor Allan is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fellow of the Society for Freshwater Science. He has been recognized by the University of Michigan with the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award and by the Society for Freshwater Science with the Award of Excellence.
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