Auckland skyline. Photo courtesy of Chris McLennan / Tourism New Zealand

Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Christchurch & Queenstown Tour

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Rotorua, Christchurch, Queenstown, Auckland...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

Breathtakingly beautiful, New Zealand beckons visitors with its stunning natural scenery and warm hospitality. Take your dream vacation to this unspoiled destination and enjoy an exceptional value. Discover the charming cities, picturesque countryside and awe-inspiring alpine settings that have won many hearts over on this tailored New Zealand tour.

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Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular nature from pristine lakes to remote fiords
  • Gourmet dining and multicultural ambience in Auckland
  • Charming British atmosphere and beautiful gardens in Christchurch
  • Sightseeing in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua
  • Boat ride tour through the naturally illuminated Glowworm Caves
  • Scenic coach tour through picturesque farmland and remote high country
  • Awe-inspiring alpine journey to Mount Cook
  • Cruise through World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park
  • Upscale and spacious accommodations with all the modern amenities

Detailed Description

Escape to another world on this customized getaway to New Zealand. You’ll be delighted by friendly cities and inspired by spectacular untouched wilderness. Begin your independent-travel tour in Auckland, the country’s biggest and most bustling city with over a million people yet considered one of the best cities in the world to live. Known as the "City of Sails," Auckland has more boats per capita than any other place in the world. Discover this melting pot city’s vibrant multicultural ambience and learn about the indigenous Maori people.

Explore Rotorua, New Zealand’s heartland of Maori culture. Here you can visit authentic Maori villages and be captivated by cultural performances. Rotorua is also a place of natural beauty and a geothermal wonderland. Take a walk on the wild side by getting close to active geysers, boiling mud pools and hot springs. On a guided coach tour from Auckland to Rotorua, you’ll visit the fascinating Waitomo caves and cruise through the magical Glowworm Grotto.

Visit Christchurch, a quaint city that has a distinctly British feel with its lovely gardens and well-manicured parks. Your tour also takes you outside of the city through picturesque farmland and fascinating rock formations and on a cruise around Akaroa Harbour where you can see Hector’s Dolphins, a protected species. Travel across the plains and through the high country until you reach the awe-inspiring Mount Cook for amazing photo-ops!

Immerse yourself in the rugged splendor of Queenstown, an alpine resort town overlooking the serene Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the aptly named Remarkable Mountains.. Explore the great outdoors and see some of the world’s most sublime natural scenery—from lush alpine forests and majestic mountains to pristine freshwater lakes and dramatic fiords. Commune with nature at the World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, where you can breathe in the refreshing sea breezes and admire the magnificent fiords bordered by steep cliffs and glacier-carved valleys.

Starting Price

$3,570 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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