The Geology of Middle Earth
A GeoTrip Through New Zealand
1-14 May 2005
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Hamish Campbell, Cliff Atkins and Craig Jones are professional New Zealand geologists who have extensive experience working in NZ geology and can also offer local knowledge on history, flora and fauna and more.
New Zealand sits astride the boundary between the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. This has resulted in a rich geological history and includes everything from sections of ancient Gondwana to active volcanoes and glaciated Alps. The extraordinarily dynamic environment in New Zealand has produced wild and spectacular landscapes that have provided many of the backdrops for the movie trilogy "Lord of the Rings" (LOTR). This ready made Middle Earth owes much of its stunning scenery to its geological past.
- Daily Itinerary -
This tour travels the length of New Zealand highlighting the geology which made New Zealand ideal for LOTR. It will appeal to both hardened geologists who will revel in such diverse rocks and environments, and also non-geologists who will experience the breathtaking natural scenery and discover New Zealand's rich character and culture. Whether you are a geologist, LOTR fan, tourist or all three, this trip is bound to please.
COST (all prices in $USD)
GSA Members & Partners: $US4,375.00 (twin share in 4-star hotel accommodation)
Non-members: $US4,775.00 (twin share in 4-star hotel accommodation)
(Single room supplement of $US800)
$US200 deposit is due with your reservation and is refundable (less $75) through to 1 March. Balance is due 1 March. Firm minimum number of participants: 12,
Included: Ground transportation within New Zealand, all accommodation, entry fees, field guides, and all breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Not included: Airfare to Auckland and from Christchurch, optional side excursions, personal expenditures, and any other expenses not specifically included in the itinerary.
To register for this GeoClass, please fill out and return the GeoVentures Registration Form.
Form is PDF format and requires Acrobat Reader.
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