Lake Wanaka with Aspring National park in New Zealand

New Zealand Tour of Enchanting North and Magical South

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Auckland,  Waiheke Island,  Tairua,  Rotorua...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

Your 13-day green-friendly New Zealand tour will combine luxury with eco-conscious adventure on the North and South islands. Pristine nature will enchant you as you cruise the depths of Doubtful Sound and listen for traditional Maori songs in Rotorua. The Sky Tower will soar above Auckland’s skyline while a scenic flight over an active volcano will reveal the continued geothermal activity of the archipelago for an enticing customizable tour.

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Trip Highlights

  • Nourish in some of the world's most pristine natural settings through Green Journey accommodations and tours
  • Experience the serenity of Doubtful Sound
  • Visit the incredible culture and famous landmarks of Rotorua
  • Wander through the beauty of Waiheke Island
  • See the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower
  • Enjoy a scenic flight over New Zealand’s most active volcano
  • Explore the beauty of the Otago Peninsula
  • Traverse the fabulous natural landscape of Tairua
  • Indulge in the famous spa treatments of Rotorua

Detailed Description

With the never ending enchantment of the North Island and the majesty of the South Island, your breath will be taken away. Begin your journey through the enchanted North Island as you arrive in Auckland. The City of Sails is yours to explore and indulge, including the surrounding islands, such as Waiheke Island, which is filled with beaches, vineyards, parks, and more. You will then make your way to Tairua where the Coromandel Peninsula sits and waits to be explored. While in Rotorua you will glide over White Island, New Zealand’s most active volcano, and explore its craggy and weathered terrain, and you will understand why the North Island is so captivating.

The majesty of the South Island starts in Dunedin with its welcoming terrain and Edwardian architecture. The surrounding Otago Peninsula highlights the region’s endangered fur seals and Northern Royal albatross before you transfer to Te Anau. Make your way to the gates of the Fiordland National Park at Manapouri where you will drift through the lake and continue on to the unparalleled spectacle of Doubtful Sound for an overnight cruise. Your final days on the South Island will be spent luxuriating in the alpine style city of Queenstown. The majesty of the South Island will be completely embraced. The enchantment of the North Island will be understood, and the spell that New Zealand casts on you will never wane, nor will you want it to. 

For additional travel ideas in the region, see our New Zealand tours and Australia tours pages.

Starting Price

$4,220 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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