Darran Mountain Milford Sounds Fiordland. Photo courtesy of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Best of New Zealand: Private Two-Week Tour

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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

Auckland, Waiheke, Rotorua, Wellington...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Luxury and exploration will highlight diverse landscapes and timeless adventures during your 14-day best of New Zealand tour. Tropical islands in the north will juxtapose the mist-covered fiords of the south. Vineyards will blanket the hills leading to dramatic coastlines. Glaciers will tumble through mountain passes and calve into glassy lakes. Maori culture and remarkable scenery will highlight history as you discover the best of the North and South islands.

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Trip Highlights

  • Ride a helicopter onto a glacier above a rainforest, and then take a walk across the ice
  • Stroll around New Zealand’s lakes with Taupo, Wakatipu and Wanaka all featured during your two-week itinerary
  • Escape into the ethereal landscape of Milford Sound on an intimate overnight cruise
  • Feel the adventure of the road with a four-day self-drive route across New Zealand’s national parks
  • Experience New Zealand’s volcanic history, including the Rotorua geysers, Punakaiki blowholes, and a bubbling mud pool spa
  • Wander through the preserved movie set of Hobbiton
  • Explore the tropical bliss of Waiheke, an island of beaches and vineyards just north of Auckland
  • Connect with the Maori culture with a dramatic local welcome and hangi dinner at Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori Cultural Centre
  • Cruise the coastlines as these two weeks include boat trips in Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park
  • Relax into the characterful culture of modern New Zealand, particularly during your days in Blenheim and Wellington
  • Gasp at the incredible Huka Falls, try the famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and bask in the daily outdoor adventure

Starting Price

$12,735 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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