Family kayaking in the Doubtful Sound in New Zealand

“Back to Life” New Zealand Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Auckland, Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

This 10-day New Zealand tour will show you the lush land, opulent waters, and friendly people that give vitality to Kiwi life and make the country shine with excitement. Exploring New Zealand allows you to not just see what makes the country stunning, but allows you to experience what makes its world effervescent from the northern beaches of the North Island to the southern fiords of the South Island.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands
  • Indulge in Auckland, the “City of Sails”
  • Learn about the history of New Zealand’s gold rush
  • Listen to the myths of the Maori beginnings
  • Traverse the awe of Milford Sound
  • Witness the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula
  • Explore the alpine city of Queenstown

Detailed Description

The sound of wild penguins fills the air. The serene water of Milford Sound is cold on your fingertips. The vibrant water of the Bay of Islands shines in the sunlight. Recharge, rediscover, and remind yourself of the life you once knew. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of both islands. Absorb the breathtaking landscapes. The food, the wine, the people, New Zealand isn’t just full of life, it offers you the chance to take your life back.

Begin your incredible journey in the wonderful world of the Bay of Islands. The northern shores offer opulent water and fantastic beaches that will keep you relaxed, intrigued, and comfortable. Continue to Auckland where the sailboats are always active, the islands are plentiful, and the skyline shines in the night like a beacon bringing its family home. Between the Bay of Islands and Auckland, the North Island offers lush forests, urban vibrancy, and uninhabited wonders to explore.

Touch down on the South Island in the seaside city of Dunedin, filled with incredible architecture, beautiful gardens, and surrounded by amazing cliffs plunging into the sea. The adjacent Otago Peninsula is filled to the brim with wildlife and landscape, offering its life to you to be seen and enjoyed. Eventually you will find your way to Queenstown through the lively region of Central Otago. Queenstown has a quaint alpine town feel and offers an immense range of activities, including a visit to the unparalleled Milford Sound. The water stretches through the surrounding mountains; as you drift through the sound you feel the immense mountains lingering around the waterway filling you with awe at their magnitude. This 10-day journey is filled with more than just the sites and sounds of New Zealand but is a reminder of the life you deserve and the life you will continue to live forever more.

Starting Price

$3,245 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

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • 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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