Bungy jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand

Adrenaline Adventure Tour of New Zealand & Australia

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Countries Visited

Australia, New Zealand

Places Visited

Christchurch, Canterbury, Hokitika, Fox Glacier...

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Suggested Duration

16 Days

Australia and New Zealand have always wooed the intrepid, two vast countries seemingly defined by space and adventure. By combining a unique range of activities, this exhilarating tour ensures you are completely submerged in the natural wonder of the countries. Adrenaline is always complemented by tranquility, with gentle evenings amidst rural charms, and exclusive excursions that continually offer an inspiring angle.

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Trip Highlights

  • Travel across the inspiring landscapes of New Zealand and Australia, exploring each of them in a unique and compelling way
  • Wander across the ice of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, discovering hidden white caves and staggering ice formations
  • Test your nerves with the world's first bungee jump and a thrilling jet boat ride in the world's adrenaline capital, Queenstown
  • Serenely discover the lakes of the South Island, a tranquil counterpoint to some of the outdoor adventure
  • Cruise across Milford Sound, then cruise into the Pacific on a whale and dolphin watching tour
  • Hike along the alpine trails of Abel Tasman National Park and mountain bike through the World Heritage Blue Mountains
  • Kayak under iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and then climb along the archway of this world-famous landmark
  • Blend the adrenaline with the two countries' calmer charms, such as wine tasting in Nelson and a trip to the Opera House
  • Helicopter around the northeastern tip of Australia, admiring the collection of thick rainforest, tropical reef, and deserted beaches
  • Scuba dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and intimately explore a destination of legend

Detailed Description

The landscapes of New Zealand and Australia dance with primitive delight. Canyons rise vertically. towering over canopies of green eucalyptus. Snowy peaks reflect in remote rivers; glaciers stretch out to ice caves before tumbling into the ocean, and mysterious marine worlds are alive with exotic macro life and huge pods of dolphins. These two countries are famed for their untouched realms and exploring it all requires you to do things a little differently. You go far from the road, making journeys that uncover the sublime untouched bounty of Oceana.

Every day offers a different activity, many of which are exclusive opportunities. Walk across glaciers, mountain bike through World Heritage forests, kayak beneath Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take suspension bridges across remote New Zealand valleys. There's the adrenaline-pumping challenge of jet boat riding and bungee jumping, along with the calming tranquility of boat cruises and wine tasting. Take a scenic tour by helicopter, snorkel into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, and tailor hikes across vast national parks. Over the next two weeks, you cover almost all the thrilling activities from the two countries that are famed for their adventure.

The first portion of the itinerary is spent in New Zealand, weaving a path across the South Island, connecting everywhere from lost lakes to snow-capped peaks, icy expanses to a patchwork of green pastures. You'll see all the iconic stops – such as Milford Sound, Fox Glacier, and Abel Tasman National Park – while always finding another way to explore, like a whale watching safari out of Nelson. Then, you fly to Sydney, where the adrenaline keeps coming, even when you're in the heart of the city. Cairns offers the inspiring final stop, a chance to explore Australia's wilderness both above and below the water. While most days offer outdoor adventure, the speed and length of the activities are usually dictated by you. There's often a range of options, so the day's excursion can be tailored to your day-by-day energy levels.

Starting Price

$10,395 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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