Rob and Jana Bowler are experts on New Zealand travel because they have lived in and explored this remarkable country for over 30 years. A personalized trip planned by Rob and Jana will show you a New Zealand filled with wily trout, majestic scenic beauty, impeccable gardens, unique accommodation, and mouth-watering cuisine. Download the CSU Two Weeks in Paradise 2009 Alumni Travel Brochure.
Rob and Jana Bowler represent superior New Zealand guides who can provide you with the best chance to encounter large, feisty New Zealand browns and rainbows. Our guides consider entomology, weather patterns, seasonal variations, fish populations, and know the right locations. Our book Brown Trout Heaven with over 200 color photographs provides fly fishers with essential New Zealand angling information on equipment, where to fish, fly patterns and techniques. Brown Trout Heaven will prepare you for the challenge of New Zealand angling. READ MORE | VIEW FULL SLIDESHOW
A trip to New Zealand should include remarkable places and incredible sights. Stewart Island is unique with ancient Podocarp forests, alpine sea level plants, and rare bird life. A trip to Milford or Doubtful Sound aboard an overnight cruise ship, lets you soak up the scenery of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Stroll through award winning private gardens, view historic buildings surrounded by classical gardens and delight in the knowledge, descriptions and personal dialogue of New Zealand horticulturalists and professional gardeners. READ MORE | VIEW FULL SLIDESHOW
New Zealand is one of the most isolated land areas in the world. The absence of mammals favored the evolution of a myriad of bird species, many of them exclusively terrestrial. The introduction of mammals has adversely affected the birdlife of New Zealand, but persistent efforts have been made to preserve habitat, remove predators, and protect rare species. Birders can add unique New Zealand species to their “life list” with the help of our guides or on self-guided tours. READ MORE | VIEW FULL SLIDESHOW
A holiday in New Zealand can include just about any sporting activity. Hike some of New Zealand's unique tracks. The Grand Traverse combines a valley walk with high alpine scenery. The Milford Track leads you from a fresh water lake to the sea, in five days with accommodation in very comfortable “huts”. The Abel Tasman winds around the scenic Tasman coast, and the Tongariro Crossing traverses volcanic mountains. A trip to New Zealand can include hiking, tramping, golf, sea kayaking, road and mountain biking, hunting, sailing and many other sports. READ MORE
Clean and green, New Zealand's climate and geography provide the fresh ingredients for the discerning gourmet. Plan to spend time meeting the vintners, tasting whites, the newly famous pinots, attending cooking classes, or devouring New Zealand delicacies like white bait, cervena, and grass fed lamb. The seas of New Zealand produce a great variety of fish, crayfish, green-lipped mussels, and fresh Bluff oysters in season. Wine and food festivals including the Wild Food Festival offer everything from wild venison to excellent New Zealand regional wines and micro brews. READ MORE | VIEW FULL SLIDESHOW | Download CAL Alumni Association 2008 Culinary and Wine Tour