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Creating New Zealand: Transformations in the Early Years of the Colony

Creating New Zealand: Transformations in the Early Years of the Colony

Article for senior couple and mature solo travellers interested in educational small group tours of New Zealand. Explore and learn about Auckland, Wellington, touring the art deco city Napier or discovering wine or Fiordland.

26 Aug 21 · 12 mins read
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Te Mata Peak landscape view across surrounding hills and Heretaunga Plains

New Zealand; Hawke's Bay

Learn about the Hawkes Bay in the North Island of New Zealand. The region is famous for its wine and the iconic art deco city of Napier. Explore and learn more on a small group tour for mature and senior couples and solo travellers with Odyssey.

14 Jul 21 · 6 mins read
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New Zealand Wildlife

New Zealand Wildlife

Explore the wildlife and natural heritage of New Zealand, with its iconic birdlife, marine mammals, and adorable penguins. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to New Zealand.

25 Mar 21 · 8 mins read
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The McLean Family, shaping New Zealand landscapes

The McLean Family, shaping New Zealand landscapes

Article explaining the colonial development of sheep farming in the South island of New Zealand. Supporting our escorted small group tour for mature and seniors travellers of the South island that explores gold and sheep down south. Learn about Christchurch and Dunedin on this tour for couples and solo travellers.

2 Feb 21 · 13 mins read
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Founding Dunedin - Gold Rush

Founding Dunedin - Gold Rush

Article explores for Senior and mature traveller couples or solo travellers in a small group tour, the history of gold mining during the late 19th century rush era in Otago, a region of New Zealand located in the lower half of the South Island, the regional capital is Dunedin.

16 Jan 21 · 12 mins read
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Alpine Fault at Gaunt Creek, New Zealand

Alpine Fault at Gaunt Creek, New Zealand

Article for mature and senior travellers visiting New Zealand and in particular the South island. Techtonic activity is always close and this article shares some information with the reader joining a small group tour as a couple or solo traveller.

10 Jan 21 · 5 mins read
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The Nelson Railway to Nowhere, New Zealand

The Nelson Railway to Nowhere, New Zealand

Article for mature and senior travellers interested in the history of New Zealand when considering a small group tour with like minded people. Click to see the range of New Zealand vacations offered.

9 Jan 21 · 5 mins read
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Martinborough New Zealand

New Zealand Wine - a Story

Small group tour of New Zealand visit Chardonnay producing wineries in Gisborne, the Hawke's Bay region and Napier, famed for its Bordeaux blend reds, and in the quaint village of Martinborough, Wairarapa. Escorted educational tours for mature and senior couples and solo travellers.

5 Dec 20 · 7 mins read
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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand

Explore the sights and history of Christchurch, the largest city of New Zealand's south island. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to sites across New Zealand.

20 Nov 20 · 4 mins read
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The Aurora Australis

The Aurora Australis

Witness the incredible sights of the Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights. Much like its northern counterpart, the dancing lights of the Aurora are a magical, and unforgettable sight. For the fortunate traveller, you just might catch a glimpse of this phenomenon on your trip to Tasmania or New Zealand. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and New Zealand.

19 Nov 20 · 3 mins read
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Panorama from the top of Rimutaka Hill (Upper Hill, New Zealand)

The Wairarapa

Wairarapa, famed for its Pinot Noir and other wines. Learn more as part of escorted tour for mature and senior travellers as a couple or solo traveller about the region its people, landscape and history.

17 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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Art Deco Scene Napier New Zealand

Napier

Napier, is unique in the world of Art Deco. Rebuilt after the 1930's earthquake, this east coast city is almost all art deco in style. Join an escorted small group tour that visits and explores Napier for mature and senior travellers, couples of solo traveller to explore and learn more.

17 Nov 20 · 7 mins read
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The Maori, New Zealand

The Maori, New Zealand

Explore the history and rich heritage of the Maori people, the first and original inhabitants of New Zealand. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to sites across New Zealand.

10 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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New Zealand world map

The Arrival of Europeans in New Zealand

Explore the history and legacy of early European Settlement in New Zealand. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travelers to locations across New Zealand.

10 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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Te Anau, New Zealand

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Explore the sights and wonders of Fiordland National Park, home to some of New Zealand's most stunning natural landscapes. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travelers to Fiordland and New Zealand.

8 Nov 20 · 4 mins read
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Milford Sound fiord

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Explore the sights and wonders of Milford Sound (Piopiotahi), one of the world's most stunning natural wonders. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travelers to Milford Sound and New Zealand.

2 Oct 20 · 4 mins read
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Questions about New Zealand for senior travellers

Questions About New Zealand for senior travellers Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for senior and mature-aged travellers interested in learning as a couple or as a solo traveller when they travel. Providing adventure…

23 Jul 20 · 2 mins read
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Volcanic Cone - Mount Eden

Definitive Guide to Auckland, New Zealand

Definitive Guide to Auckland, New Zealand Few cities are as geographically blessed as Auckland. While New Zealand’s largest city might be home to almost a third of the country’s total population, nature is never far…

9 Jul 20 · 15 mins read
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Hokitika gorge New Zealand

Hokitika, New Zealand

Hokitika, New Zealand The epitome of a Gold Rush ‘boomtown’, Hokitika, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand is now officially known as the ‘cool little town’, an ideal gateway for…

29 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Fur seal

Kaikoura, New Zealand

Kaikoura, New Zealand Perched spectacularly between the mountains and the sea, the small town of Kaikoura, New Zealand offers incredible opportunities for marine wildlife spotting. Kaikoura is on the South Island of New Zealand, around…

28 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Castle Hill New Zealand's South Island

Castle Hill, New Zealand

Castle Hill, New Zealand In a country famous for beautiful landscapes, only Castle Hill has received one particular honour: being declared by the Dalai Lama as a ‘spiritual centre of the universe’. Castle Hill is…

28 May 20 · 5 mins read
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