New Zealand

Active New Zealand Adventure

Led by Dave Van Wylen ’80, Professor Emeritus of Biology and Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences at Hope College, and Pat Van Wylen ’80, Retired Visiting Scholar Coordinator


December 27, 2018 – January 13, 2019 (tentative)

This program is essentially a repeat of the February 2017 program we offered, except with improvements!

Possible destinations and activities include (subject to change):

  • Travel to the top of the Skytower in Auckland
  • Guided tour of Rangitoto Island
  • Sheep Farm Tour
  • Visit to the Film set of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
  • Te Puia geothermal park and Arts and Craft centre
  • Kiwi Encounter
  • Huka Falls
  • Bike tour
  • Wine tasting and winery tour
  • Cable car ride
  • Te Papa Museum
  • Whale watch tour in Kaikoura
  • Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary Twilight tour
  • Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Helicopter flight and Glacier Walk
  • Cruise in Doubtful Sound
  • Dart River tour Queenstown
  • Gondola Ride and buffet dinner

We plan to have details available later this fall. Please check back!