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New Zealand Tours & Vacations

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With over 22,000 custom New Zealand trips designed, the unparalleled expertise of Zicasso’s local specialists will create the most immersive experience just for you. From fjords and pastures to its unique cultural history, the stunning natural beauty will come to life. For inspiration on this mystical destination, explore our wonderful array of sample itineraries and visit the New Zealand Travel Guide for helpful information.

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Sample Itineraries

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Milford Sound, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From $9,095

Experience charm, excitement, and tranquility during your 13-day New Zealand highlights tour. You can indulge in the dreamy natural splendor of the scenery as you travel from coastline to cityscapes, mountain peaks to surreal sounds. Follow hobbits to Middle Earth, sail around the Bay of Islands, and enjoy an aerial view from a hot air balloon as you discover the endless wonders of New Zealand.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Jet boating in Queenstown, New Zealand

Adventurous Two-Week South Island Family Vacation

14 Day Custom Tour

From $4,825

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Aerial view of National Park River in Australia.  Photo © Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

Oceania Trip of a Lifetime: Best Australia and New Zealand Tour

22 Day Custom Tour

Captivating tradition, breathtaking landscapes, and welcoming locals define this 22-day Australia and New Zealand luxury tour that most likely will be your trip of a lifetime. Witness the changing colors of Uluru in Australia’s infamous Outback at sunset, search for radiant tropical fish at the Great Barrier Reef, embrace the painted scenery of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and soar over a glacial ice field in a helicopter. From stories of Dreamtime and cooking in a thermal pool to grand fiords and ancient rainforests, you will experience an unforgettable journey.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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

Best of New Zealand: Private Two-Week Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $9,795

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands.

Spectacular Nature to Sparkling Cityscapes New Zealand Tour

17 Day Custom Tour

From $11,895

Every day on this opulent 17-day retreat of New Zealand will provide you with limitless opportunities to discover the country at your own pace and in your own way. Resplendent experiences abound across the hypnotizing destinations of New Zealand, and you will be continuously blown away as you explore the idyllic landscapes and cultural nuances that sweep from Keri Keri to Auckland. The choices will be entirely yours!

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Blooming lupines at Lake Tekapo in New Zealand

Spectacular Sights of New Zealand for Seniors

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,495

Your private 10-day New Zealand tour for seniors reveals the highlights of the North and South islands from Maori culture in Rotorua to the captivating nature of Marlborough Sound. Sample delicious wines, cruise the stunning Hauraki Gulf, search for enchanting whales, and wander the lively streets of Christchurch. You will experience the mixture of relaxation and adventure, heritage and natural wonder at your preferred pace.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Couple sitting on the pier at Nelson Lake National Park

Romantic South Island Vacation for Couples

14 Day Custom Tour

From $9,795

Sublime scenery and secluded luxury will create your perfect 14-day romantic New Zealand vacation. You can reach isolated mountainscapes by helicopter for a private picnic and sample delicious wines on celebrated vineyards. An opulent cruise will take you along the sparkling waters of Milford Sound while the charming waters provide exceptional views passing whale pods. You will experience the opulence of New Zealand’s South Island for passionate and spirited couples.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Moeraki boulders at Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast in New Zealand

Classic Coast to Coast New Zealand Itinerary

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,820

From coast to coast, you will discover what makes New Zealand tick on this captivating 13-day tour leading you from Christchurch to Franz Josef. The sparkling cityscapes, magnificent Fiordland, and soaring snowy summits of the alps are but a few of the mesmerizing scenes set to sweep you away as you explore New Zealand’s unspoiled wilderness magic like never before.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Wine tasting at Church Road Vineyard in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.  Photo © Tourism New Zealand / Chris McLennan.

Top Tier Food and Wine Tour of New Zealand

11 Day Custom Tour

From $6,595

New Zealand remains a world apart and presents visitors with an abundance of untouched wilderness and pristine landscapes, all of which will be yours to enjoy on this 11-day luxury tour of Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, and Queenstown. From the North Island to the South, the country's fantastic cuisine, unparalleled natural beauty, and warm hospitality will be highlighted with a delightful balance of leisurely and active explorations of the beautiful country.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Misty morning on the Southern Island New Zealand

Adventures of New Zealand's South Island

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,290

Soar to New Zealand for nine days of essential exploration through its Southern Alpines. This tour showcases the frosted allure of New Zealand's picturesque landscapes. Beginning in the buzzing city of Christchurch and culminating atop the icy summit of Franz Josef, every second of this tour will bring you closer to the surreal spectacles that sweep New Zealand’s Southern summits.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Beach in Otago, New Zealand.

The Path Less-Traveled New Zealand Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

From $7,945

Behind New Zealand’s buzzing tourism attractions lies a wealth of hidden gems that you will discover on this luxurious 15-day tour. From the golden beaches of Stewart Island to the magnificent mountains and fabled fiords of Milford Sound, you will explore every inch of untouched New Zealand on this handcrafted tour. Venture behind the scenes and off the beaten path to uncover a side to New Zealand often missed by the hasty traveler.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Spectacular scenery with sunset view from Te Mata Peak in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Marvels of New Zealand Tour in Three Weeks

21 Day Custom Tour

From $6,295

This self-drive 3-week New Zealand tour immerses you in a seemingly endless adventure through captivating scenery. Experience authentic Maori customs in a cultural village and search for penguins on the stunning Otago Peninsula. The serene waters of Milford Sound highlight nature’s pristine beauty, and the searing pools of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Park reveal nature’s drama. Relax in luxurious accommodations, discover remote corners, and travel at your own pace during this unforgettable New Zealand trip.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Scenic Lord of the Rings Exploration of New Zealand

18 Day Custom Tour

From$4,945

After the popularity of the Lord of the Rings films, New Zealand has become a land of myth and legend. This 18-day tour of both the North and South Islands will allow you to follow in the footsteps of the characters and immerse yourself in the settings of the films' most memorable scenes. By the end of the tour, you will have an entirely new appreciation for this unparalleled landscape and the films that helped popularize it.

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Endless Natural Splendors of New Zealand Vacation

19 Day Custom Tour

From$5,315

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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New Zealand Getaway for Honeymooners

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,495

Natural splendor and endless adventure will highlight the romance of your 14-day New Zealand honeymoon tour custom-tailored to your tastes. You will enjoy elegant views of the Southern Alps on a scenic train and sample delicate wines on a private island vineyard. You can bask in a candlelit dinner or an exceptional starry sky. You will share the experience hand-in-hand as you explore the tender heart of New Zealand.

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Complete Australia and New Zealand Escapade Tour

26 Day Custom Tour

From$7,067

This comprehensive and comfortable 26-day journey through Australia and New Zealand showcases the incredible natural scenery these two island nations have to offer. In addition to witnessing iconic locations, such as as Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Doubtful Sound, you will also be introduced to the rich heritage of the indigenous peoples. Set your own pace and navigate through charming villages, otherworldly landscapes, and imposing mountain vistas.

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Immersive New Zealand Exploration: Two-Week South Island Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From$9,795

Reality will blend into a dreamy landscape during your two-week New Zealand tour of the South Island. Specialist guides will lead you on customizable tours that highlight the shimmering waters of captivating fiords and the steep slopes of dramatic coastline. Whether you reveal the secrets of Middle Earth or sail on glacial lakes, you will turn New Zealand’s majestic nature into a spectacular outdoor playground.

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Ultimate New Zealand Family Vacation

12 Day Custom Tour

From$2,995

Dramatic landscapes will lure you into adventure during your ultimate 12-day New Zealand family vacation. The spectacular journey will take you deep into the caves to view glowworms and have you speed upriver on a jet boat safari, lounge on scenic beaches and traverse undulating hills. Your New Zealand tour celebrates the stunning scenery and exciting excursions of New Zealand perfect for the young and young at heart.

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New Zealand’s South Island: Leisure Tour for Seniors

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,495

You can indulge in idyllic vineyards and rugged glacial landscapes during your 14-day New Zealand tour for seniors. You will travel at your preferred pace on a custom-tailored tour perfect for an easy-going exploration that reveals the highlights of South Island. You will cruise the majestic Milford Sound, watch for fascinating whales off the Kaikoura coast, and witness preserved Maori heritage for your perfect New Zealand adventure.

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15 Year Anniversary of New Zealand as Middle-earth Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

From$5,935

Bask in the fantastical world of Hobbits, wizards, and orcs on your 15-day New Zealand as Middle-Earth tour. You will step into the home of Frodo Baggins at Hobbiton and view the models of Helm’s Deep. Magic and reality will converge as you discover the drama of Mordor’s steaming landscape at Waimangu Volcanic Valley and witness the ashen grounds of Mount Doom set beneath the peak of Mount Ngauruhoe.

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New Zealand South Island Itinerary in One Week

8 Day Custom Tour

From$5,595

Adventure, exploration, and unforgettable experiences highlight your perfect 7-day New Zealand tour. Your private tours and specialized guides will immerse you in the splendid landscape around the South Island. The majesty of New Zealand will emerge from Queenstown to Abel Tasman National Park, Milford Sound to Canterbury. Fly over shimmering glaciers, sip celebrated wine in lush vineyards, and cruise down serene fiords in search of waterfalls and wildlife.

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Luxury New Zealand Tour: The Ultimate Experience

11 Day Custom Tour

From$7,695

Embrace gentle seaspray and snowcapped peaks during your 11-day ultimate New Zealand luxury tour. Five-star accommodations will immerse you in secluded destinations and extreme comfort as you discover Maori culture and witness some of the North and South islands’ tallest peaks. Cross through dramatic alpine scenery on a scenic train and witness inspiring volcanic formations. Rippling lakes, marvelous coastlines, and natural thermal springs will highlight New Zealand’s unique majesty.

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New Zealand Alpine Vacation from Nature to Culture

9 Day Custom Tour

From$6,295

Enter the sensational world of New Zealand, where the culture resounds and the landscapes take your breath away. The rolling mountain ranges are seemingly endless. The ocean is incredibly calm. Waterfalls thunder down mountains as geysers explode into the sky. The saw-toothed mountains pierce the sky. The turquoise glacial lakes glisten in the sunlight. The consuming darkness disappears within the bright luminescence of glowworms. Step into the ineffable world of New Zealand and experience its unparalleled delights.

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New Zealand Travel Guide
Beautiful scenery of river winding though green treed hills and mountains in Whanganui National Park in New Zealand
New Zealand Travel Guide

Pristine nature is accompanied by surprising cultural discoveries in this enchanting South-Pacific destination.

New Zealand will inspire with its towering fjords, stunning glaciers, and verdant countrysides, and Zicasso’s New Zealand Travel Guide will give you the best information and inspiration to visit these places the best way possible.

To get all the details you need to make your dream trip happen, submit a Trip Request, and get connected to a top travel specialist.

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Best Time to Visit New Zealand
Lupins around Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Best Time to Visit New Zealand

The four seasons of New Zealand make it a great place to visit year-round, but September, October, March, April and May are the best months to visit.

From your exploration of Maori traditions to trekking around erupting geysers, sampling celebrated food and wine or uncovering the depths of the unique wilderness, when you visit can change how you experience the diversity of the country.

Each season in New Zealand brings opportunity, and there is the perfect time to take your vacation based on what you want to see and do.

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How to Plan a Trip to New Zealand: Frequently Asked Questions
Milford Sound, fiord with snow capped Mitre Peak on New Zealand’s South Island
How to Plan a Trip to New Zealand: Frequently Asked Questions

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Not yet open to travelers, we recommend connecting with a travel specialist if you have interest in travel to New Zealand in 2022 or 2023.  An extremely popular destination, we expect increased demand when the borders open.

From winelands to beaches, fiords to snowcapped peaks, the following information will help you discover how to plan...

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Top 8 Things to Do in New Zealand
Biking in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.  Photo courtesy MarlboroughNZ
Top 8 Things to Do in New Zealand

Known for spectacular scenery and natural beauty, New Zealand offers natural wonder, ancient culture, food and wine, beautiful cities, and breathtaking destinations for an endless list of things to do.

Your trip can take you snowboarding down steep powdery slopes, trekking over stunning glaciers, or stepping into a life-sized hobbit hole.

From uncovering the nuances of cuisine at the best foodie destinations such as Auckland and Christchurch to crossing the illustrious landscapes of Marlborough and Waiheke Island, New Zealand will be yours to discover.

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Top 10 Must-See Places in New Zealand
Aerial view of Queenstown at twilight with Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkable Mountains in New Zealand.
Top 10 Must-See Places in New Zealand

Wild is the best way to describe the breadth and depth of the country, and the must-see list of destinations in New Zealand is impressive.

Nature carved the main islands with pristine majesty to form national parks, world-famous wave breaks, and celebrated slopes for skiing and snowboarding.

The diversity of the islands, cities, scenery, and culture create unforgettable destinations you can visit during your New Zealand vacation.

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The Best Way to Travel Around New Zealand
TranzAlpine along Waimakariri River in New Zealand.  Photo courtesy KiwiRail
The Best Way to Travel Around New Zealand

New Zealand has plenty of options for getting around, and this guide highlights the best ways to travel during your next adventure.

Whether you opt for travel by train to enjoy the countryside or via boats or helicopters to showcase the scenery from unique vantage points, there is an ideal way to travel for you. There is much to enjoy along the journey as you travel between islands, over mountains, and along the shimmering seas.

Understanding the best ways to travel between the cities and the many remote locations will enhance your whole trip.

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