Mount Cook landscape on the South Island of New Zealand.

Endless Natural Splendors of New Zealand 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

Auckland, Matamata, Rotorua, Taupo...

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Suggested Duration

19 Days

Step off the well-trodden and beaten path on a getaway into New Zealand’s breathtaking countrysides on this exquisite 19-day tour from the North Island to the South Island. Your adventures, brimming with moments amongst picturesque landscapes capped in snow and others drenched in olive-green forests, will be richly rewarding and topped off with absorbing experiences in these spectacularly scenic parts of the country.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the distinct dwellings created for the Hobbits of Lord of the Rings on a tour of the breathtaking Hobbiton village near Matamata
  • Bask in the brilliant landscape spectacles of the magnificent soaring Mount Tarawera, uncovering the geothermal formations sprinkling its volcanic topography
  • Explore more of New Zealand’s incredible volcanic elements touring to the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Huka Waterfall, or Craters of the Moon
  • Stroll along the hiking trails weaving through the jaw-dropping Tongariro Crossing, capturing scenes beneath towering rocky outcrops and in deep viridian gorges
  • Encounter the wild and wonderful creatures residing in the protected wildlife sanctuary of Wellington
  • Wallow in the warm waters and luxuriate on the golden beaches flanking Kaiteriteri after a slow paddle across the turquoise sea
  • Enter the dark Nile River Caves and witness spellbinding spectacles of millions of glow worms illuminating its caverns before continuing to other caves peppering Paparoa National Park
  • Witness the mesmerizing Franz Josef glaciers on a guided tour of their icy formations completed with a dip in the steamy natural glacier hot pools within a rainforest
  • Cruise across Queenstown’s bewitching tranquil lake by thrilling jet boat or engrossing restored ship depending on your preference
  • Revel in scenes of New Zealand’s mighty fiords as you tour through verdant rainforests and across sweeping waters surrounding Milford Sound
  • Briskly hike across spectacular trails winding across Mount Cook to viewpoints beneath the frost glaciers overlooking the soaring Southern Alps

Starting Price

$6,911 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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