CME & Cultural Tour of New Zealand

North & South Island

March 15 - 31, 2019

Group Medical Director:

Dr. Serge Puksa, Hamilton, On. 


"The trip was exceptional in every way. Our guide was more than just a tour guide - the knowledge she shared was detailed and interesting - what an ambassador for her country ! The high level of care that she offered was above and beyond anything that we have ever experienced. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this trip ! Thank you !"

-- Dr. Les Marien, Orangeville, On - New Zealand, 2016

"Our guide was absolutely fabulous - she took superb care of us and added so much to the trip through her knowledge of New Zealand history, flora and fauna. Our group leaders were wonderful - calm, helpful, interesting and vivacious- kudos to them."

-- Drs. Peter & Louise Bobechko, Toronto, On. - New Zealand, 2015 

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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 15 day tour will show you.the highlights of both 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. Serge Puksa, Hamilton, ON.

(15 CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Academic Conference in Wellington withe both Canadian and local New Zealand speakers.

  • Keynote: "Updates on Respirology / Lung cancer screening" : Dr. Serge Puksa MD, FRCP(C), Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine McMaster University, Hamilton, On.
  • Tour public hospitals in Auckland and Wellington to learn about the New Zealand healthcare system and meet with local doctors
  • Meet with local Maori medical practitioners at the Maori Health Center (Rotorua) to learn about alternative Maori Medicine treatments, including a Rongoa presentation

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

Cdn$10,995 / person

 Academic program reg. fee $700 / registrant

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees $685 / person

 Single supplement - add $2,450


Please note : All our pricing is in CANADIAN $ and includes air fare (competing  programs are often quoted in US$ resulting in a supplement of around 35% when converted into Cdn$ (based on Cdn$:US$  exchange rates at July 2018)  

Price includes:

  • Round trip international flights on Cathay Pacific from Toronto to Auckland, New Zealand;  Domestic flights in New Zealand (Wellington-Queenstown and Christchurch-Auckland). 
  • Modern, air conditioned coach transportation (including bottled water)
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • 4* accommodation for a total of 14 nights as specified
  • 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 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 July 2018)
  • Travel insurance

Useful Links and Files (click below to view)

New Zealand CME - Mar 2019 - Flyer

New Zealand CME - Mar 2019 - Detailed Brochure

To register for this program please complete our online registration form at the secure page below.

New Zealand CME - Mar 2019 - Registration Form

Although we suggest using our online registration form above, if you wish to complete our pdf form instead, please download, print and complete the registration form below from the link below. This form should then be returned by mail, fax or e-mail (scan) to the contact co-ordinates on the form. 

New Zealand CME - Mar 2019 - Registration Form


Our recommended Manulife Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the Manulife Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.

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