New Zealand’s North Island shines with cobalt waters and immaculate islands. The South Island rolls with pristine snowcapped peaks and marvelous vistas. The Fiji Islands sit in the Pacific Ocean with kaleidoscopic coral reefs and lush rainforest. On your hand-tailored adventure tour of New Zealand and Fiji you will feel Auckland’s cool breeze through your hair as you sail along the harbor. You will watch the panorama grow larger around the immaculate shores of Lake Wakatipu. You will jump into...
Watching the Sails
Auckland, New Zealand stands at the edge of the water with countless marinas brimming with boats. The city is known as the City of Sails; as the plane lands you can look out over the Hauraki Gulf and see the endless boats casting their sails, catching the wind and gliding across the glistening cobalt Pacific. The city rises and falls with the hillsides, bordered on land by emerald forests; on the water fertile volcanic islands amble upwards. Your private transfer awaits your arrival at the airport and escorts you to your comfortable hotel located in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city.
The volcanic cone of One Tree Hill offers an unrivaled 360 panorama of the city standing atop the 600-foot tall summit. The Stardome Observatory glimpses into the night sky with a remarkable planetarium at its side. Sky Tower rises over the rest of the city as a beacon, glowing with purple light in the evening. The coastal breeze carries a fresh sea scent throughout the day. The sails are taken down when the boats anchor in the marinas. At night, the city takes on a different but equally enthusiastic energy, echoing with laughter down Queen Street and Quay Street near the harbor.
Exploring the Sailing Waters
Different Styles of Island Living
Capital by the Sea
Into the Alps
Tip Top Peak
No Doubt in the Sound
Natural South Island
A Taste of Central Otago
South Island to Tropical Island
Inside the Island
Beyond the Sleepy Paradise
- Discover the stunning coastline and islands around Auckland, each shaped by historic volcanic activity
- Explore the mountain, rivers, and deep caves around the Fijian island of Viti Levu
- Witness the unique landscape of schist tors rocks spread along the crevasse-filled countryside of Central Otago County
- Visit the extraordinary studios of the Weta Workshop for a behind the scenes view of the costumes and artistry of movies like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- Journey upriver on a Dart Riverboat Adventure to see an ancient beech forest and the rolling grandeur of Mount Aspiring National Park
- Delight in a gondola ride with a 220-degree panoramic view of Queenstown
- Journey to the pristine landscape of Doubtful Sound, where the mountains and waters were shaped by ancient melting glaciers
- Indulge in the succulent flavors of a traditional fish and chips shop in Wellington
- Enjoy the opulent coastline of the Bay of Islands and the proud heritage commemorated in the Waitangi Treaty House
Linger on palm-fringed beaches and listen to the harmonious songs of traditional Maori tribes. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee while taking in the view of the Southern Alps before diving into the warm waters of the South Pacific. On this 15-day New Zealand and Fiji adventure tour through the Southern Hemisphere, you will travel across New Zealand and explore Fiji’s largest island of Viti Levu. Whether during the heart of winter or relaxing in the splendor of summer you will find the wonders of the islands bursting with energy, friendly faces, unparalleled activity, and a never-ending supply of natural beauty.
Your adventure on one of Zicasso's New Zealand tours begins when you arrive in Auckland, New Zealand, known as the City of Sails. Green hills rise and fall, and the islands speckle the ocean near the harbor. You have two full days to explore the city as you please: discover the elegance of the coastline on a harbor cruise or make your way up to the Bay of Islands to see the pristine turquoise waters of the country’s northeast. You could even venture down to the country’s cultural capital of Rotorua to witness the spectacular luminescence of the Waitomo Caves and the famous glowworms.
Your brief flight to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, brings you to a seaside city surrounded by lush mountains. Take a guided tour of the cityscape to experience the small town charm and historic essence emanating from the Museum of Wellington City and Sea. The following day you can take an in-depth look into the country’s proud moviemaking traditions with a visit to Weta Workshop, home to the amazing costumes and art made famous by the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Your private transfer takes you to the airport for your flight to Queenstown, where you leave behind the North Island and land on the celebrated South Island. Queenstown is known as the Adventure Capital of the world, but the alpine village-like city contains layers of elegance and natural grandeur beyond adventurous sports. With three full days to explore the city and its surroundings you can indulge in a gondola ride up to the summit of Bob’s Peak.
Take a full day tour down to Doubtful Sound to experience the serene landscape shaped by melting glaciers. Travel up the Dart River on a speedboat excursion to take in the breathtaking marvel of Mount Aspiring National Park. You board a scenic train ride to Dunedin and pass through the lush and rugged landscape of Central Otago before arriving in the quiet university town. With a full day to enjoy the comforts of the quaint region, you can revel in the flavors of a wine tour in an area known for its Pinot Noir.
From Dunedin, you board a flight and leave behind New Zealand’s brilliance arriving on the beach-lined island of Viti Levu, Fiji. Your private transfer takes you to a luxurious resort located in Denarau Island at the start of your Fiji vacation. You have two full days to indulge in the tropical paradise as you please, soaking in the warm waters, relaxing on the golden sand shore, or exploring through its historic caves and exotic blossoming gardens. On your final day, your private transfer takes you to the Nadi International Airport for your flight home.
$5,365 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.
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