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New Zealand by Air

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January 6 to 20, 2020

Flying aboard our private Convair 580 jet-prop for five legs of our trip lets us eliminate some long drives and maximize our time exploring South and North Islands’ natural treasures with Professor Mike McWilliams.

“Eighth Wonder of the World.” Be awed by the sheer beauty of Milford Sound while cruising past the fjord’s towering peaks. An oenophile’s paradise. Sample New Zealand wines throughout our trip, and attend a wine-paired dinner in the town of Blenheim, home to more than 70 wineries and boutique breweries. Get a jump on things or linger a little longer. Travel to New Zealand early for an optional extension in Auckland to Waiheke Island or enjoy an optional trip’s-end stay in Queenstown that includes a safari tour at Glenorchy.




Mike McWilliams
Geological Sciences

Geophysicist Mike McWilliams joined Stanford in 1977 and taught in the department of geological sciences for more than 25 years.

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