Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand

South Pacific Discovery Tour: Auckland, Sydney, Kadavu Island & More

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Australia, Fiji, New Zealand

Places Visited

Auckland, Rotorua, Sydney, Kadavu...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

During this luxurious 12-day adventure, experience unique city lights, the wilderness, hopping marsupials, tropical reefs, active volcanoes, and island retreats. Handcrafted with exquisite experiences and spectacular landscapes, this South Pacific vacation package will introduce you to three incredible countries: New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji. Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s volcanic landscapes, celebrate the iconicity and luxury of a Sydney vacation, and escape to Fiji for three days of...

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Trip Highlights

  • Fly in a helicopter to two active New Zealand volcanoes and touch down on their summits, where craters and lava provide an inspiring insight
  • Experience Sydney’s iconic highlights, beginning with a dinnertime cruise down the Parramatta River
  • Escape to the white-sand haven of Kadavu, which is a small Fijian island completely cut off from the rest of the world
  • Immerse yourself in and be welcomed by a Maori community as part of an intimate experience near Rotorua
  • Take to the skies and fly by helicopter to the Hunter Valley vineyards for a day of indulgent food and wine tasting
  • Discover the world’s third-longest reef on a Fijian snorkeling and scuba diving excursion
  • Explore rugged New Zealand coastlines from golden bays to black sand
  • Connect with Australia’s wildlife with close-up encounters with koalas, wallabies, emus, and strange marsupials
  • Bask in the Fijian island life with a kava ceremony and all the solitude of a remote South Pacific archipelago

Detailed Description

The South Pacific offers an incredible diversity, and on this handcrafted vacation, you can combine the highlights of three countries into just 12 days. Volcanos dominate New Zealand’s North Island, where you can walk on lava fields and peer into hissing craters. Marsupials hop around Australia, and icons stand majestic along city rivers. Fiji is easy to preconceive but difficult to believe because it is an archipelago of exotic reef-formed islands that have been cast adrift in the Pacific. You will explore all three countries, and every day will be a new experience. During your luxurious vacation, you will travel from vineyards to barrier reefs and from climbing bridges to Maori communities.

Efficient transport connections are essential when combining all three countries into a single vacation. You do not have time to see it all because you would need months to do so. This vacation package is handcrafted around destinations that can provide you with a wealth of different experiences without requiring that you travel very far. Most activities will be privately guided, and some include helicopter transfers, so you can see more in less time. Four days in New Zealand and four days in Australia will be very active, so when you arrive in Fiji, you will be ready for the comfort and tranquility of an island break.

You will first fly to Auckland to experience a series of highlights along the waterfront, including black sand beaches and delightful neighborhoods. Then, you will stop in Hobbiton en route to Rotorua, where the actual Lord of the Rings films were shot. You will also meet a Maori chief and dine with their community. From here, you can explore two active volcanos, which will prove to be an incredible experience with the Earth’s inner workings. Sydney will provide you with a four-day base in Australia that will allow you to discover riverside icons, climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, hang out on Bondi Beach, and meet local Aborigines. From Sydney, you will also fly to the Hunter Valley vineyards and savor some close-up wildlife encounters. Kadavu Island is pure white sand and serenity, but it is also a gateway to some of the world’s finest snorkeling and diving, so you can discover the South Pacific above and below the water.

Starting Price

$3,595 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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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