The Wharf of Glenorchy, Queenstown, New Zealand

A Scenic North and South Island New Zealand Discovery

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Auckland, Whitianga, Rotorua, Napier...

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Suggested Duration

17 Days

Capture immense scenic beauty comprising diverse landscapes and cultural wonders on this 17-Day Scenic North and South Island New Zealand Discovery tour. Spend time in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch; embrace lush forests; explore pristine beaches; and wander sharp-tipped mountains as you self-drive through the dramatic landscape. Experience majestic Milford Sound and ride the skyline gondola in Queenstown as you discover the grandeur of New Zealand at your pace.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the aesthetic appeal of picturesque Auckland, the “City of Sails”, as it presents a dramatic city skyline and waterfront wonder
  • Admire the natural architectural gem of Cathedral Cove when visiting Whitianga
  • Soak up adventure-filled Bay of Plenty, beaches, trails, and marvelous marine life filling the day
  • Embrace Maori tradition and watch the powerful haka when visiting a Maori tribe in Rotorua
  • Witness the thunderous wall of water at Huka Falls en route to Napier
  • Enjoy delicious white wine in Wellington when visiting wineries and admiring vineyards interspersed with sheep farms
  • Discover culinary delights in Wellington, a capital city rich in culture, cuisine, and breathtaking views of the cityscape from Kelburn Hill
  • Sit back and take in the panoramic and picturesque views from your ferry from North Island to South Island on the way to Kaikoura
  • Discover the magic of Milford Sound, fiords and waterfalls captivating the soul as you navigate the dancing waters
  • Experience Queenstown's natural beauty, its location nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overseen by the dramatic Remarkable Mountain Range
  • Take some time out in Christchurch to visit monuments, cathedrals, and museums. A contrast to the natural beauty experienced on your 17-day New Zealand adventure of the North and South islands

Starting Price

$5,095 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.

Reviews of this Travel Agency

4.79 stars based on 76 reviews.

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