Kayaks on the beach in Abel Tasman National Park

Beaches of the South Pacific Tour: Secluded Islands to Great Barrier Reef

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Countries Visited

Australia, Fiji, New Zealand

Places Visited

Bay of Islands, Nelson, Sydney, Cairns...

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Suggested Duration

19 Days

Evocative and inspiring, this unique tour reveals the incredible diversity of coastal destinations in the South Pacific.  Explore hidden enclaves only accessible by kayak, the world's largest sand island, indigenous cultures, famous city beaches, and salubrious getaways miles from anywhere. Including three countries, this handcrafted vacation is framed by relaxation but alive with coastal adventure, providing a wealth of exclusive experiences.

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Trip Highlights

  • Connect with indigenous Maori culture on a remote island, paddling out in a waka and feasting on a hangi meal
  • Helicopter to the far northern reaches of New Zealand and wander across the inspiring Ninety Mile Beach
  • Kayak and walk to the hidden beaches of Abel Tasman National Park, each of them hidden behind an awning of exotic rainforest
  • Spend two days in one of the world's most famous coastal cities, lapping up the iconic beaches of Sydney
  • Head into a remote landscape with three days going off-road on the vast Fraser Island, a white-sand paradise off the coast of Australia
  • Delve below the surface and discover the intimate detail of the Great Barrier Reef, a highlight that's complemented by the rainforest-clad beaches of Port Douglas
  • Explore the local side of Fiji and the fishing culture found alongside the quiet beaches of Korolevu
  • Complete the itinerary with an exclusive escape on the revered sand of Savusavu

Detailed Description

Every beach is different. Some imagine white sand beaches devoid of footprints and a backdrop of tropical green. Some delight with their inaccessibility only discovered when you walk or kayak through nature. Other beaches are alive with indigenous culture, enveloping you in life from another era. On this itinerary, explore them all as each stop offers a variety of wildly different coastal destinations. Wander along city pathways to see great waves crowded with surfers, then drive across the world's largest sand island where every stop is miles away from other people. Helicopter across ninety miles of untouched beach and then relax on tiny beaches hidden by cliffs. The South Pacific delights in its coastal diversity, and this three-country vacation allows you to discover it all.

Start in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, where tropical beaches roam northwards beneath a landscape of cliffs and forests. Maori culture is alive here, and you'll spend a day on an island getaway that continues millennia-old traditions. Remote and empty, the beaches to the north provide a sense of adventure, mile after endless mile of sand that sees very few people. Abel Tasman National Park, your second stop, is equally tropical and adventurous. Coastal footpaths and kayaks take you to beaches that are yours for the day.

Bondi Beach is far from exclusive as surfers crowd the waters and restaurants line the sand. You will take in the city to absorb the energy that radiates from its iconic coastline. Fraser Island couldn't be more different, an expansive sand island that requires an off-road vehicle to get around. It's pure unadulterated adventure, wallowing in turquoise lagoons and roving across the dunes to beaches that squeak beneath your feet. Continue the journey north with time spent in Port Douglas, where ancient rainforest cascades onto the coast, and the Great Barrier Reef awaits just off shore. Explore the Aboriginal culture here with a bush and beach experience.

Fiji is the South Pacific's revered coastal getaway, an archipelago of white sand that completes your itinerary. Korolevu immerses you in local culture, with fresh seafood caught from a wooden canoe and ancestral knowledge complementing the picture perfect images. Savusavu provides the indelible final stop with an indulgent spa and resort overlooking a pristine private beach. 

Starting Price

$6,170 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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