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Geology & Oceans

New Zealand

New Zealands striking landscape has been shaped by volcanic activity dating back over 500 million years. From the huge eruptions that created many of our most iconic landscape features such as Lake Taupo, Rangitoto Island and Mt Ruapehu, the presence of volcanic forces can be seen far and wide across the country. 

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New Zealand

New Zealand is part of a mostly submerged continent that broke away from the Gondwana supercontinent millions of years ago. As the new land moved into the Pacific Ocean, it gradually submerged, then was uplifted by activity in the earth’s crust. New Zealand’s geology records the story of the country’s birth and growth. 

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  • Waterfalls

Explore New Zealand's Waterfalls

Explore over 268 waterfalls in New Zealand.  Use this interactive map to view photos, learn how to access the waterfall, and discover areas of New Zealand you didn't know existed.  

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Articles & Documentaries

New Zealand

Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of waka (canoe) voyages between roughly 1320 and 1350.  Discover the history of the first people in New Zealand. 

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New Zealand

Acclaimed by her peers in the United States as “possibly the greatest woman scientist of the 20th century” and known in her native New Zealand as a “world leader in modern cosmology and one of the most creative and significant theoreticians in modern astronomy,” the late Yale astronomer Beatrice Tinsley has certainly earned a place in the annals of history.

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Upcoming Trips

New Zealand & The South Island

February 17 - March 1, 2021

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 Le Lapérouse—featuring only 92 suites and staterooms, each with a private balcony. Spend three nights in Auckland including an adventure to the Northland country to learn more about the important national tradition of sheep farming and more. 

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