New Zealand and Australia continually push the boundaries of boutique luxury and unique splendor. This luxury New Zealand and Australia tour explores the untamed mystique of a continent in the most regal of styles; private helicopters, opulent yachts, indulgent vineyards, live volcanoes, deserted beach paradise; every day is a unique experience. This handcrafted itinerary harmoniously combines the finest of the countries' destinations, delivering the very best of a continent in three weeks of...
A Warm Welcome to New Zealand
New Zealand may be a long way from home, but one glance from the plane window assures you that the journey has been worth it. Tropical islands dazzle in the Pacific, exuberant green hills roll beyond the horizon, and every color appears to have been filtered through the vibrant lens of an old film camera.
Arrive in Auckland and a representative is waiting to ensure a smooth transfer onto your domestic flight. Then it’s just a short hop to Kerikeri Airport and the soothing sight of the Bay of Islands. Gaze down on the turquoise waters and settle into a sumptuous private villa featuring a soporific Jacuzzi overlooking an elegant panorama of omnipresent beauty.
Day 2 - 3
Luxury Private Yacht Cruising in the Bay of Islands
Maori Culture in the Forests of Rotorua
Trekking to the Edge of a Live Volcano
Incredible Helicopter Rides to New Zealand’s Finest Vineyards and Restaurants
Private Cruising Through Abel Tasman National Park
Helicoptering Into the Rugged Mountains of Kahurangi and Onwards to Queenstown
Boutique Vineyard Tour in Central Otago
The Dazzling Beauty of Milford Sound and the Fiordlands
Welcome to Iconic Sydney
Climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge and a Night at the Opera House
Luxury Dinner Cruise Through Sydney
Day 14 - 16
Indulgent Beach Bliss and Swimming with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo
An Evocative Journey to Uluru and the Red Center
Sunrise in the Domes of Kata Tjuta and Onwards to Melbourne
The Renowned Wineries of Victoria
Sleeping Beside Wild Kangaroos and Koalas
Farewell to a Magical Continent
- Spend two days cruising the Bay of Islands on a private yacht, stopping at uninhabited islands and pristine hidden bays
- Helicopter across New Zealand and explore its unforgettable wilderness, the pilot touching down for indulgent stops at cute vineyards, hidden restaurants, immense glaciers, and the iconic Kahurangi Mountains
- Experience the diverse intimacy and inimitability of New Zealand with a nonstop offering of fresh experiences, including standing on a live volcano rim, cruising across the islands of Abel Tasman, and discovering the dramatic beauty of Milford Sound
- Feed the senses by exploring three world-renowned wine areas; Hawkes Bay and Central Otago in New Zealand, and then the elegance of Victoria’s boutique vineyards
- Explore Sydney in the most luxurious of styles with a night at the opera and an exclusive dinner cruise through the city
- Swim with whale sharks and relax in paradise on the beaches of Ningaloo, Western Australia
- Discover the many different sides to Australia as you go on a luxury journey to Uluru, meet wild kangaroos and koalas, and explore the finest city delights
- Experience the best of a whole continent in just 21 days
In a remote corner of the globe, New Zealand and Australia continue to serve up journeys into untamed bliss. Tropical islands are without footprints, evocative desert stands untouched, and dazzling wilderness imbues a continual sense of pure escapism. But while the land remains as redolent as ever, both nations have their feet firmly in the modern world. This luxury New Zealand and Australia tour will elevate your experience with an absolute commitment to luxury, from private yachts and helicopter rides to exclusive boutique restaurants and experiences reserved for the most discerning. Over 21 days, this itinerary reveals the finest that New Zealand and Australia have to offer, combining the feeling of a magical continent with a luxuriant exclusivity that knows no boundary.
New Zealand is a popular destination as reflected by the travel reviews for New Zealand. For this trip, you will start in the far north of New Zealand, the majestic Bay of Islands explored for two days with your own private yacht. Pick a route through the uninhabited islets and hidden bays, dropping anchor in remote paradise and soaking up the serenity. Fly south and follow the rumblings until you’re standing on the edge of a live volcano, hissing and bubbling coming from the abyss at White Island. Maori experiences and ancient forests compliment your time in Rotorua before a private helicopter takes you over New Zealand’s patchwork of evocative landscapes. Arrive in the boutique vineyards of Hawkes Bay and spend two days exploring the country’s finest national parks; the islands of Abel Tasman and the rugged mountains of Kahurangi.
Down in Queenstown, nature enhances its juxtaposed impressions of drama and tranquility. Explore the seemingly endless fiords and triangular peaks by helicopter, and then soothe the senses with an exclusive journey to Central Otago’s vineyards. For the second part of your journey, fly to Australia, touching down in Sydney, a city that harmoniously blends into its natural surroundings. Admire the iconic cityscape from the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, and feel the elegance of its most famous building with a night at Sydney Opera House. Lost landscapes dazzle below as you fly to Western Australia, heading towards the deserted tropical beaches of Ningaloo. Hundreds of miles of untouched sandy nirvana await. Relax. Indulge. Then enjoy a day swimming with whale sharks and discovering an untouched marine world.
Blue turns to red as you land in Australia’s red center, spectacular Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) standing proud in the desert. Marvel at the natural majesty and feel the ancient spirituality of this unique wonder, and then settle back for a night of guided stargazing. Melbourne is the final stop, and it epitomizes the diversity of this vacation. A day of world famous vineyards is followed by an intimate experience with kangaroos and koalas, and then the vibrant delights of the country’s cultural heart. And this detailed description is just the start. The whole itinerary bursts with unique pleasures and charming surprises that ensure absolute immersion in the continent’s magic.
Every facet of this itinerary is fully customizable, and the vacation will be tailored to the most exacting of preferences. New Zealand and Australia offer a fabulous wealth of destinations and experiences that can be included. For more itinerary options, please browse the luxury tours of Australia and New Zealand section on Zicasso.
$16,795 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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