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New Zealand Quest

Leadership & the Natural World


New Zealand has one of the most extraordinary landscapes on earth and is home to the Maori, the indigenous Polynesian peoples who settled on the islands more than 1,000 years ago. The Maori have profound practices that bring harmony to their land and people, and on this Quest we will learn how both the public and private sectors have integrated Maori wisdom into their governance and life.

Our Quest begins on the South Island in Glenorchy - a 1-hour drive from Queenstown and home to nearby national wonders. We will hop on board a helicopter for an exhilarating ride over fjords and rivers leading to Lake Wakatipu and the impressive Mitre Peak, as well other highlights throughout the Fiordland National Park. We will also hike in the World Heritage area of the Mount Aspiring National Park and experience the peace and serenity of a forest created thousands of years ago and virtually untouched since the last ice age. 

Throughout the Quest a variety of landscapes will open up, inside and out, eventually leading us to our final destination on the North Island - the Whanganui River - a body of water which was recently granted “personhood” by the New Zealand government. We will have a chance to sit in a traditional “Marai” temple with Maori wisdom keepers, and learn from entrepreneurs and government leaders why aspects of the natural world have been offered the same rights as human beings.

World-Class Executive Education

The curriculum on this Quest includes practices to support masterful integrity in all aspects of our personal and professional lives. By the end of this Quest, it is our promise that you will learn skills to connect deeply to yourself, unlock your greatest leadership potential, and enhance your energy to accelerate your impact in the world.

What's Included

  • 7-nights accommodation 

  • A helicopter ride over the spectacular Milford Sound

  • 2 domestic flights and a scenic train ride

  • Beautiful hikes in pristine nature

  • Daily mindfulness practice

  • ExecEd for self awareness, leadership, and mind- set development

  • Mind-expanding cultural immersion with the Maori 

  • Sessions with senior executive coaches

  • Private hot springs experience with massage

  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks

  • Community dinners with inspiring guest speakers sharing their knowledge

  • Dedicated event producer

  • Airport transfers

  • Once you arrive in Queenstown, we take care of the rest


Dates & Pricing

TBD, 2022

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  • $10K USD Double Occupancy

  • $15K USD Single Occupancy

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Payment Schedule
  • Full Payment Required to Reserve Limited Spots

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  • 100% refund if cancelled 60+ days prior to arrival

  • 50% refund if cancelled 30+ days prior to arrival.

  • No refunds within 30 days

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  • Scholarships are available for non-profit and emerging leaders.

  • Contact to apply.



Cultural Immersion:



Maori Ambassador,

Storyteller, Musician, Kapa Haka Teacher

Matiu Te Huki is our leading expert in exploring the spirit and ancient wisdom of New Zealand. A cultural ambassador of New Zealand and indigenous Maori, he is known globally for his storytelling and exciting journeys into the mysterious and ancient world of the Maori Ancestors and Elements.

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Abroad Founder & CEO,

Executive Coach 

Justin Milano is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach and the CEO of Abroad. For over a decade he has been a trusted advisor to top executives and entrepreneurs globally. Working with Justin unlocks new mindsets, creativity, and innovation in a time where our world is rapidly changing. 

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Co-Founder The World Innovation Network, Professor of Innovation

Robert Wolcott is our expert on purpose, innovation, and foresight. On your Abroad Quest Rob will share practical case studies on how some of the greatest leaders lived their purpose and achieved outsized impact. He will also facilitate sessions to support the group in uncovering their collective purpose.  


Frequently Asked Questions

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