The Story of Aotearoa


This one-of-a-kind expedition tells the story of Aotearoa, delving deep into its history, people, culture and incredible wilderness environments. Journey north to south in the company of renowned archaeologist Dr James Robinson and awardwinning Maori guide Ceillhe Sperath, each destination is a new chapter in the story.

With spectacular food and wine to accompanying us throughout, this unique expedition will connect our travellers with the land and people of this remarkable country like never before

  • 2 night’s accommodation at Hotel Britomart, Auckland
  • 3 night’s accommodation at Duke of Marlborough, Russell
  • 3 night’s accommodation at Treetops Lodge & Estate, Rotorua
  • 2 night’s accommodation at Tipi Pioneers Camp, Wanaka
  • 2 night’s accommodation at Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, Queenstown
  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners, including welcome and farewell dinners
  • All domestic flights as per itinerary
  • Private airport transfers (arrival and departure)
  • Porterage at airports and hotels
  • All land transport by private air-conditioned vehicle and boat transfers
  • Services of an Arcadia Expedition Leader and English-speaking local guide throughout
  • Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees to sites mentioned in itinerary
  • Reusable responsible travel water bottle with daily drinking water provided
  • Gratuities/tipping for local guides, drivers, hotel staff and restaurants for included meals
  • All taxes

Prices are per person based on twin share. Prices are in Australian Dollars, for departures on 6 October 2022 or 26th April 2023 and is subject to availability. A minimum number of 6 travellers required for tour to depart. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change and may be withdrawn or varied without notice. Valid for sale until 30 June 2022. For full terms & conditions, contact your MTA Travel Advisor