Monday, January 13
Traveling across the North, South and Stewart islands over 16 days, our journey begins in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand and home to almost one third of the country’s population. We will see rolling hillsides, vast plains, volcanic plateau, subtropical rainforests, grinding glaciers, dense forests, lovely waterfalls, spouting geysers, boiling mud, picturesque fjords, rugged mountains and miles of sandy and rugged shoreline. In addition, we will learn about the Maori culture, sheep farms, breweries, earthquakes and invasive predator eradication work along with visiting Hobbiton, the Te Papa Museum and Larnach Castle.
Designed to be a more physically active program, voluntary activities include hiking, boating, snorkeling, biking, kayaking and a gondola ride. The program ends in Dunedin. Maximum group size is 24 and with such an enticing itinerary, we expect the program to fill quickly.
This global travel opportunity is open to all alumni and friends of the college. Learn more at hope.edu/globaltravel.