New Zealand Adventures

Leaders:  Annie Wetter (Professor of Nutrition at UWSP) and Tom Wetter (Associate Professor of Health Promotion/Wellness at UWSP)”
New Zealand is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the World and this tour will capture many of the incredible highlights travelers can experience on North and South Islands. From the waterfalls and underwater observatory in Milford Sound, to the pristine sandy beaches of Abel Tasman, to the mineral blue lakes within volcanic craters of Tongariro Alpine Crossing, to the Auckland Museum & gardens, to the spas and geothermal activity in Rotorua, to the rich Maori culture and foods, to the many wineries of the Marlborough region, there is a lot built into this adventure… This tour will also include an excursion to Mt. Sunday (Edoras) featured in the 2nd The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) movie, The Two Towers. And from both movie series, a “short” tour of Hobbiton… Whether you want to hike up and around an active volcano or relax on the beach, this tour has a broad spectrum of adventure and wellness activities for almost all abilities! Find out more...
"I am a New Zealander who is working at  UW-Stevens Point. When I saw that there was a tour to NZ, I was keen to see the itinerary to see where the group would be going in my home country. I just wanted to compliment you on putting together a very balanced trip; there is a great mix of culture, scenery, adventure, nature, tourist location and slightly off the beaten track."   - Shona Duncan (UWSP Employee & native NZlander)
To see the itinerary and more details on this Dec. 27, 2014 - Jan. 13, 2015 tour: View itinerary
To register for this Dec. 27, 2014 - Jan. 13, 2015 tour please download the registration form and return the completed form and deposit to address provided. Or register online with a credit card and mention “UWSP Alumni Association” to confirm your alumni discount.
 Costa Rica Adventures

The magnificent land of Costa Rica is a traveler’s utopia full of biodiversity and culture! From the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, this country’s ecosystems contain 5% of the living organisms on Earth and the lands are protected through national parks and reserves. The terrain, flora, and fauna are some of the most diverse and beautiful in the world and this adventure will get you up close and personal with it all. On this adventurous yet relaxed tour you’ll hike rainforests, an active volcano, and national park trails, explore beaches, plantations, and coral reefs, and take in the cultures of small towns and the big city of San Jose. You’ll view countless species of tropical & subtropical native plants and animals each day of the tour (A participant from the last tour identified 152 species of birds!). Not to mention, the local foods are incredible and will be plentiful. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or just want to relax in a bio diverse paradise this tour will bring memories that last forever.
Here are what some of the participants from previous Costa Rica Adventures had to say:
"It was an adventure of a lifetime." - Terri Cox
"Dennis & Marcia were superb leaders." - Karen McCulloch
"At first I thought it was kind of expensive, but the great food and Lloyd & Carlos were worth every penny. A lot is packed into those few days; We learned a lot and saw a lot. The side tours were fabulous..." - Gail Rollins
"This trip exceeded my expectations!" - Sue Meyer
"We had a wonderful trip - Excellent leadership... Exceptional coffee!" - Madge & Woody Bishop
"Well planned, kept active, leaders were wonderful, size of group was perfect..." - Marcia Tepp
To see the itinerary and more details on this Jan. 6-15, 2015 tour: View itinerary
To register for this Jan. 6-15, 2015 tour please download the registration form and return the completed form and deposit to address provided. Or register online with a credit card and mention “UWSP Alumni Association” to confirm your alumni discount.
For more information please contact the Alumni Affairs Office 715-346-3811 or email
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For questions contact UWSP Adventure Tours: 715-340-8186,