The iconic will meet inspiration on your customizable New Zealand, Australia, and Tahiti vacation. This tailor-made tour combines the rich colors of tropical paradise, the bountiful culture of geothermal springs, and the cultural splendor embodied in a famous opera house. Dive into the crystal clear sea in search of schools of angelfish, scour a eucalyptus forest to find kangaroos and koalas, and discover the intricate details and history of a hand-sculpted totem in a traditional cultural school....
Auckland – Inviting New Zealand
Auckland is a modern city overlooking the ancient, rugged coastline of New Zealand’s North Island. Sailboats drift along the cobalt waters of the Tasman Sea, and the Auckland Sky Tower soars above the sprawling city streets at the height of nearly 1,100 feet. Two harbors frame the narrow isthmus textured with volcanic cones, islands dot the waterways, and lush, fertile farmland borders the country’s largest city. Your flight lands at Auckland International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival. The aroma of the sea permeates the air, rainforest rises out of the south, and open, verdant hills roll across the north.
You take a moment to settle into the comforts of your five-star hotel, basking in the gorgeous view of the water from your private balcony. Quay Street brims with restaurants and shops and the scent of fresh oysters drizzled with lemon drift out of restaurants on the Princess Wharf. You meet your guide in the lobby and make your way through the city on a private tour that will lead you to One Tree Hill. The volcanic cone was once a fortress at a height of nearly 600 feet above sea level, and the site offers 360-degree views of the city and a panorama that includes both seas of Auckland. Your guide points to the shimmering obelisk crowning the summit, and you have a perfect view of this monument dedicated to the Maori people.
Rotorua – Bringing Fantasy to Real Life
Rotorua – Volcanic Images Come to Life
Auckland – Islands In the Harbor
Sydney – A Historic Life by the Sea
Sydney – Enjoying the Breeze of Sydney Harbour Life
Sydney – A Distinctive Blue
Sydney – From the Active Water to the Relaxing Wine
Tahiti – One Step to Paradise
Tahiti – Adventures in Tahiti
Tahiti – French Polynesian Leisure
Tahiti – Returning from the South Pacific
- Bask in the calm, comfortable waters of the South Pacific Sea during a private snorkeling tour that will lead you to tropical fish, vibrant coral, and sunken vessels
- Step into a storybook at Hobbiton in New Zealand, the working and interactive set constructed for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies
- Explore the waters of Sydney Harbour on a luxury cruise and take in the views of the famous skyline and canals of Australia’s iconic city
- Enjoy the stunning flavors of Australia’s oldest wine-growing region on a half-day wine tasting tour of Hunter Valley
- Traverse the emerald rainforest and undulating hills of Tahiti on a 4x4 jeep excursion to discover the stunning whitewater of Fautaua Falls
- Embrace the distinctive hues and erupting waters of Te Puia Thermal Reserve, that showcases geysers, boiling pools, and Maori cultural workshops
- Wander along the paths of an uninhabited volcanic island off Auckland’s coast for insight into the geographical evolution around the natural harbor
- Venture into the opulent galleries and distinctive concert hall of the Sydney Opera House on a private tour of the recognizable edifice
- Discover the tremendous sandstone pillars and marvelous vistas overlooking the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley at the Blue Mountains
Embrace luxury and exploration on your 12-day New Zealand, Australia, and Tahiti vacation that seamlessly blends adventure, relaxation, and style. The journey begins with your arrival in Auckland, New Zealand. Your private transfer escorts you to your beautiful accommodation in view of Waitemata Harbour. Meet your guide in the lobby for a private tour of Auckland where you will be introduced to the culture and history of the city, and enjoy a panoramic view from One Tree Hill.
The next morning, your private transfer greets you and escorts you to Rotorua, the cultural capital of the North Island. En route to the city, you will stop at Hobbiton, the interactive film set of the Shire. Walk around the homes and inn before continuing to Waitomo Caves to view the marvelous glowworms. Follow your guide along the walkways of Te Puia Thermal Reserve; the geothermal activity of the preserved landscape encapsulates the unique history that directly affected the Maori tribes and European settlers in the area. Spend time at the local woodworking and weaving school before having the remainder of the day at your leisure. Continuing, return to Auckland for a scenic harbor cruise. Relish the scenery around the gorgeous islands before visiting Rangitoto, an uninhabited volcanic island. Your private transfer then escorts you to the airport for your flight to Sydney, Australia.
Travel with your private transfer to your gorgeous hotel with a view of Darling Harbour before setting out on an introductory tour of the iconic Australian city. Visit the historic Rocks district and the oldest street in Australia. The next day you board a luxury boat for a scenic cruise on Sydney Harbour. After returning to the shores of Sydney, you meet your guide for a private tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, then travel to the Blue Mountains National Park to find views of the Jamison Valley, Three Sister’s pillars, and Bridal Veil Falls. You can also spend time with koalas and kangaroos inside the wildlife park.
In the coming days, you will have a chance to visit Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach before venturing to Hunter Valley, the first wine-growing region in Australia. Sample a selection of wines across a number of vineyards before you return to Sydney in the evening. From Sydney, you fly to Faaa International Airport in Tahiti. Your private transfer escorts you to a luxurious resort overlooking the black basalt sand and cerulean waters, then leads you on a tour to the Lagoonarium for a welcoming look at the tropical fish that call the South Pacific home.
Your South Pacific adventure will then take you to the undulating hills and valleys at the heart of Tahiti on a 4x4 jeep excursion. Find exotic flowers, colorful birds, and remarkable views of waterfalls, mountains, and shimmering shorelines on a full-day tour. The next day you will relax at your leisure and embrace the hot sands of the coastline or traverse the boutique shops in the main town of Papeete. Indulge in a soothing spa treatment at your resort or snorkel over a sunken airplane to find schools of angelfish. On your final day, your private transfer escorts you to Faaa International Airport for your flight home. Want to stay in Tahiti even longer? Find even more inspiration from our Tahiti vacation reviews.
$9,595 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.
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