Jet boating in Queenstown, New Zealand

Adventurous Two-Week South Island Family Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Queenstown,   Blenheim,  Christchurch, Doubtful Sound

Suggested Duration

14 Days

Your epic two-week family-friendly New Zealand tour will create unforgettable memories of timeless adventures on the South Island. You can swim with dolphins and cycle down winding hilltop trails. Kayaking on clear turquoise waters will provide surprising wildlife sightings. Cruise through the pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound and immerse the family in Middle Earth by visiting Lord of the Rings filming locations for a dynamic New Zealand family excursion.

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Trip Highlights

  • Swim with the world’s smallest dolphins in Akaroa Harbour near Christchurch
  • Take a family expedition to Doubtful Sound, crossing lakes and passes like the explorers of old times
  • Go cycling around the vineyards of Marlborough, complete with wine and non-alcoholic tasters
  • Try out kayaking and take a cruise to the pristine bays of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Enjoy the full suite of family activities during a whole week in Queenstown, including river rides and mountain biking
  • Discover the Antarctic with an interactive experience at the International Antarctic Centre
  • Go see the world’s first 3D maze in Wanaka and relax along the town’s blissful lake
  • Learn about earthquakes in Christchurch, experience seals and seabirds in Marlborough Sounds, and wake up one morning in Doubtful Sound
  • Relive famous scenes on a Lord of the Rings filming locations tour from Queenstown

Starting Price

$6,281 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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