CME & Cultural Tour of New Zealand 

Group Medical Director: Dr. Peter Bloch, Oakville, On.

Optional 5-day extension to the idyllic Cook Islands! 

This program page reflects our previously operated January 2015 inaugural tour to New Zealand. 
Our next program will be in January 2016 (tentative dates Jan 16 - Feb 1, 2016) and complete registration information will be available in May 2015.
CME & Cultural Tour of New Zealand

"I have been fortunate to enjoy four trips with Doctors-on-Tour since 2009 -- to Ecuador, Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos, India and Bali. All these tours were wonderful. Well-organized, excellent accommodations, top notch guides, remarkable CME experiences that broaden one's outlook on medicine and really great leaders of the tours. You should seriously consider taking one of these exotic trips. Beats lying on a beach!

                                                                       Dr. Linda Rapson, Scarborough, On.

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Home of nature's most surreal beauty...

... New Zealand is a unique land of breathtaking scenery that includes some of nature’s most stupendous ideas, from flightless birds to gigantic kauri trees. Superlatives abound here and visitors may struggle to adequately describe everything they see and experience.

Thrust into the world’s spotlight by the success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the country has seen a massive surge in visitor numbers and continues to reap the benefits of this cinematic triumph; and if the country overwhelmed and wowed viewers on the big screen, it’ll leave them breathless when they arrive and explore its remote, rugged and remarkable landscape in reality. New Zealand is deceptively diverse and complex, punching well above its weight in terms of what it can offer to both the first-time and repeat visitor.

It is a country made up of two major islands, simply called North and South Islands. They contrast in not only terrain and physical features but also in character and attractions and our 14 day tour will show you.the highlights of both islands. 

And if you're looking for some R&R after, how about treating yourself to 5 days in the tropical South Pacific paradise of the Cook Islands.... 

Tour Highlights

  • Encounter geothermal landscapes and Maori culture in Rotorua
  • Savor a traditional Maori Hangi (feast) dinner
  • Explore Waitomo where underground caves twinkle with glow worms
  • Enjoy a swim in one of the many naturally-heated mineral hot pools
  • Learn about wine production (and taste the fine wines...) of the famous Gimblett Gravels wine area
  • Experience fine dining and world-class wines in Auckland and Wellington
  • Ride a cable car high above Queenstown - the center of Gondwanaland and home to "Lord of the Rings"
  • Cruise along the scenic waters of breath-taking Milford Sound

CME Program / Group Medical Director: Dr. Peter Bloch, Oakville, On.

(15+ CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Academic Conference in Wellington
  • Tour public and private hospitals in Auckland and Wellington to learn about the New Zealand healthcare system and meet with local doctors
  • Visit the Kawai Purapura Holistic Center (Auckland) - the center melds yoga and reiki with traditional Maori healing practices. Presentation on Integrative Medicine by Philip Cottingham (Founder of the Center) accompanied by a Maori Elder
  • Rongoa presentation by a Maori Medicine Practitioner

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

 Price includes:

  • International flights on Air New Zealand from Toronto to Auckland, New Zealand return;  Domestic flights in New Zealand (Wellington-Queenstown and Christchurch-Auckland)
  • Modern, air conditioned coach transportation (includinf bottled water)
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation for a total of 14 nights as specified
  • 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 10 dinners in a combination of hotel and local restaurants 
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including privately escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums (all admission fees included except those specifically noted)
  • Visits to local wineries highlighting the different grapes of the regions, including wine tasting
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Dart River Jet Wilderness Safari
  • Academic program and visits to local medical facilities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of a local English speaking cultural expert and guide
  • Porterage

 Price excludes:

  • Beverages (both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages)
  • Gratuities
  • Local and international airport departure taxes (none as of August 2014)
  • Travel insurance

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