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Highlights of New Zealand Tour
13 Day Custom Tour
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.
Adventurous Two-Week South Island Family Vacation
14 Day Custom Tour
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.
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.
Best of New Zealand: Private Two-Week Tour
14 Day Custom Tour
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.
Spectacular Nature to Sparkling Cityscapes New Zealand Tour
17 Day Custom Tour
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!
Spectacular Sights of New Zealand for Seniors
10 Day Custom Tour
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.
Romantic South Island Vacation for Couples
14 Day Custom Tour
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.
Classic Coast to Coast New Zealand Itinerary
13 Day Custom Tour
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.
Top Tier Food and Wine Tour of New Zealand
11 Day Custom Tour
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.
Adventures of New Zealand's South Island
9 Day Custom Tour
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.
The Path Less-Traveled New Zealand Tour
15 Day Custom Tour
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.
Marvels of New Zealand Tour in Three Weeks
21 Day Custom Tour
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.
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More About Travel to New Zealand
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.
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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.
New Zealand embraces the extremes of the natural world, while enjoying a relaxed ambiance, and the following are the most common questions travelers ask when planning their New Zealand trip. From exploring the wilderness of ancient forests, towering mountains and stoic glaciers to learning about Maori culture, the British influence and local wildlife, New Zealand can feel like a glimpse into extreme discovery or a quiet place to escape.
From winelands to beaches, fiords to snowcapped peaks, the following information will help you discover how to plan your best New Zealand trip for you.
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.
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.
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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