New Zealand and Australia harmoniously combine two paradigms of a vacation romance. They offer pure escapism and a chance to get lost in the world's most spectacular landscapes. But they also provide shared journeys to renowned destinations and a myriad of unique experiences. Deserted beaches, fjords, uninhabited islands, iconic cities, vineyards, endemic wildlife… this romantic getaway to Australia and New Zealand blends absolute private bliss with an inimitability you can't find anywhere else...
Welcome to New Zealand and the Bay of Islands
New Zealand's wilderness has many sides. There's the evocation of Middle Earth, the rugged alpine scenery, iconic volcanic leftovers, and the tropical bliss of uninhabited islands. On this trip, you'll be immersed in it all, and it begins with perhaps the most surprising; the tropical delights of the Bay of Islands. Land at Kerikeri Airport in the north of the country, and any travel aches are soon soothed by the elegant topography. Gaze out from your villa at world-famous Eagle's Nest and the 144 islands that dot the bay, their white beaches resplendent against a backdrop of vivid green. Take a dip into the private heated horizon edge pool and admire the panorama, before a sumptuous three-course dinner is served on your personal terrace. Intimate, serene, enchanting; this first stop is just a taste of what's to come.
Day 2 - 3
Majestic Private Yacht Trip Through the Bay of Islands
A Helicopter Ride to The Romantic Bliss of Hawke's Bay
An Indulgent Vineyard Tour and Famed Culinary Delights
The Dazzling Beauty of Queenstown
Shared Adventures in the Fiordlands
A Helicopter Journey and Surreal Milford Sound
First Impressions of Iconic Sydney
Sydney Bridge Climb and Luxury Evening Dinner Cruise
Day 11 - 13
Deserted Beach Paradise on Fraser Island
Australia's Cultural Hub – Melbourne
A Journey Along the Great Ocean Road
Searching for Marsupials in the Wild
Fond Farewells to an Enchanting Continent
- Spend two days on your own private yacht and sail through the uninhabited bliss of New Zealand's Bay of Islands
- Take a helicopter ride across the majestic Fiordland National Park, landing in the wilderness and admiring world-famous Milford Sound from the sky
- Enjoy a private vineyard tour and spend two days soaking up the romantic bliss of Hawke's Bay, a delightfully serene corner of New Zealand
- Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge and then sail underneath it on a luxury evening dinner cruise
- Indulge in tranquil beach paradise by spending three days on Fraser Island, a UNESCO recognized tropical heaven on the East Coast of Australia
- All romantic escapes should feature hand in hand strolls; on this vacation you will be walking across mountain peaks, over deserted sand, through cute towns, and into the wild in search of kangaroos
- Take a journey along one of the planet's most spectacular roads, the renowned Great Ocean Road just another highlight from your time in Melbourne
- Enjoy some of the continent's most romantic accommodation, including quaint beach villas, country cottages, and luxuriant city suites
Some say that Australia and New Zealand are places to get lost in, the continent offering the ultimate in indulgent escapism. Others would argue that these majestic islands are for searching for something, a rich tapestry of experiences and destinations awaiting the intrepid couple. Both viewpoints hold plenty of truth. There's a wonderful sense of freedom and privacy as you journey through the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. For most of this vacation, there's nobody else around and the two of you can fully immerse yourselves in natural splendor and romance. But this itinerary is also brimming with unique experiences for you to discover: helicopter rides, private yacht journeys, parasailing over fjords, koalas, kangaroos, beaches without footprints, a luxury dinner cruise through Sydney. New Zealand and Australia are elevated as destinations by their ability to combine both paradigms; with this handcrafted romantic getaway to Australia and New Zealand, you get a stunning romantic escape and a myriad of unforgettable experiences that can't be found elsewhere on the planet.
Kicking off the amorous vacation in style is the Bay of Islands, a tropical paradise of secluded coves and deserted beaches. For two days you cruise aboard your own private yacht, picking a route through uninhabited islands, calm sapphire waters, and marine parks. Your second New Zealand destination is equally hypnotic. The green landscapes of Hawke's Bay roll towards cliffs and ocean rollers, as this renowned wine region is famed for its quaint towns and soothing wilderness. Settle into a private cottage on a wonderfully rural country estate and soak up the tranquility. Then fly south and marvel at the fjords that cover the country's South Island. You're in Queenstown and now is the time for adventure; elegant parasailing journeys, jet boat rides into the rugged mountains, helicoptering through the fjords, and the stunning beauty of Milford Sound.
Next, you fly to Sydney and begin your Australian adventure. Spend two days in this city of delights, including climbing iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and a luxury dinner cruise as the lights of Sydney are reflected in the Parramatta River. From the charming city, you fly direct to a tropical beach paradise, the sandy wonder of Fraser Island being your base for three days of absolute serenity. With sand so fine it squeaks beneath your feet, and a private lodge gazing over the azure waters, this is a classic romantic getaway destination. There's time for one final stop. Captivating Melbourne completes your vacation and it's a city bursting with fine dining opulence and elegant evenings along the river. During the day, you'll be journeying along the spectacular Great Ocean Road and heading off into the wilderness in search of furry koalas and hopping kangaroos.
A handpicked selection of accommodation complements each destination, from luxury city hotels with breathtaking views to cute villas that assure absolute privacy. Domestic flights connect destinations and minimize travel time and tables are booked at some of the continent's premium romantic fine dining restaurants. Every couple is different. So while this itinerary is carefully tailored with affection in mind, every facet is fully customizable so that it responds to the exacting needs of you and your partner.
$4,245 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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