New Zealand Adventure

Wellington New Zealand

Dates: March 20 – April 4, 2025

Trip Details

It’s a pure New Zealand experience – a 16-day small group journey traversing the country through lively cities and pristine fjords. See cosmopolitan Auckland’s sights and cruise its glittering harbor. Experience indigenous Maori culture in geothermal Rotorua. In Hawke’s Bay, sample an acclaimed winery’s offerings, then discover Napier’s Art Deco architecture. Visit Wellington’s celebrated national museum. After touring Christchurch, New Zealand’s “Garden City,” take a breathtaking TranzAlpine train journey. Encounter the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier and see rare kiwi birds. On a Fiordland National Park excursion, cruise through stunning Doubtful Sound. A day at leisure to enjoy scenic Queenstown concludes the adventure.


• New Zealand’s unspoiled natural scenery
• Auckland sightseeing, including the renowned Auckland Museum
• Auckland Harbour cruise
• Geothermal Rotorua
• Art Deco walking tour in Napier
• TranzAlpine train excursion
• Two-night Franz Josef stay, with a guided walk through the glacier valley
• Scenic Doubtful Sound excursion
• Outdoor mecca of Queenstown

hodgman_andrea_250pxStaff Host: Andrea Hodgman

Andrea Hodgman is the director of alumni travel for the NIU Foundation. She is responsible for selecting and fulfilling alumni travel trips, which boost engagement and affinity.


16 days from $8,574 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco ($8,095 air & land inclusive plus $479 airline taxes and fees)*

*Pricing: $8,574 air & land inclusive from Los Angeles, San Francisco.
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include airline taxes, surcharges, and fees of $479, which are subject to change until final payment is made.
*Land only price is $7,095; airport arrival and departure transfers not included.
*Single travelers please add $1,495.
*Please note: This trip involves full days of sightseeing and significant amounts of walking on stairs and uneven surfaces. You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to the fullest.


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Day by Day Itinerary:

• Days 1-4: Depart U.S. for Auckland/Auckland
• Days 5-6: Rotorua
• Day 7: Napier
• Days 8-9: Wellington
• Day 10: Christchurch
• Days 11-12: Franz Josef Glacier
• Days 13-15: Queenstown
• Day 16: Depart Queenstown for U.S.


Prepare for your trip with travel insurance. Travel insurance is very important to protect your trip investment. Please review the recorded webinar “Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know for Your Next Trip,” prepared by our partners at USI Insurance Services, for more information on travel insurance.