The Story of AotearoaNew Zealand
Arcadia Expeditions' new 'Story of Aotearoa' is no normal lesson in history.
Certainly, the history lessons I had at school did not feature full-day private cruises, helicopters up to helicopter-only accessible areas of pristine wilderness or seafood dinners cooked in a geothermal pool.
That's what you'll get on this expedition though, a 13-day journey led by Dr James Robinson, one of New Zealand’s leading archaeologists, and the award-winning Māori guide Ceillhe Sperath.
There's incredible food and wine to gorge on, and the absolutely majestic Bay of Islands to take in (seriously, that place is something else).
But as much as anything, it's a chance to understand that country across the ditch: how did they get here, what is Maori culture and why on Earth do they say fush and chups like that?*
*No guarantee to find this out.