White Island is New Zealand's only active volcanic island.

5 Star New Zealand Luxury Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Cavalli Island, Aotearoa, Rotorua, White Island...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Superlatives cascade from this vacation of ultimate luxury. Private islands, private yachts, cooking lessons from celebrity chefs, exclusive journeys by helicopter and private jet; and that’s just the start of the opulent indulgence. This prestigious vacation bursts with exacting wonder, New Zealand’s breathtaking natural spectacle unveiled in aristocratic elegance and inimitable style. Raise your expectations and prepare to be amazed.

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Trip Highlights

  • Soak up the serenity of your own private island and explore the abundant life of your own private marine sanctuary
  • Take elegant yacht journeys through marine national parks and secluded archipelagos, hundreds of idyllic bays and untamed beaches awaiting your footprints
  • Enjoy exclusive aerial journeys throughout, private jets and helicopters taking you across New Zealand and revealing a landscape that emanates superlatives
  • Spend a day with celebrity chef, Al Brown, learning how to cook his signature delights and toasting to the country’s finest vineyards
  • Land in the middle of the wilderness, your helicopter touching down on breathtaking mountain peaks, active volcanic craters, and stunning glacial seclusion
  • Trek up an active volcanic crater and then follow the fault line to explore New Zealand’s hypnotic topography
  • Journey to hidden vineyards and elegant gourmet destinations, each stop reserved for the most discerning and demanding of palettes
  • Settle into some of the planet’s finest luxury accommodations; a cottage perched on an ocean cliff, a villa nestled in virgin forest, and a hotel screaming of grandeur and history

Detailed Description

New Zealand’s thick canopy of wilderness is tailor made for the private getaway. This itinerary carefully handcrafts the finest New Zealand experiences, serving up the ultimate in luxury and personalized bliss. Each transfer is by private jet or helicopter, every meal imbues gastronomic brilliance, while all the accommodations ensure absolute seclusion and tranquility. Private yacht journeys through marine national parks, exploring live volcanoes, indulging in boutique vineyards, aerial journeys into untamed wilderness; it’s a vacation of endlessly diverse wonder, with every facet fully customizable to your exacting preferences and tastes.

Start your New Zealand luxury tours on your own private island, exploring the rich green hills of Cavalli and enjoying exclusive use of a marine sanctuary with abundant delights. The Pacific’s finest spa therapists soothe the body and a private chef serves up delectable feasts. Then a huge private yacht takes you through the archipelago, a myriad of hidden coves and secretive beaches awaiting your exploration. From island wonderment you fly south, indulging in untamed forests and trekking to the rim of an active volcano. A private Maori cultural experience offers another unforgettable highlight, with elegant hilltop villas complimenting the delightful impressions of aesthetic euphoria and absolute tranquility.

Beach, forest, snow-capped mountains, riverine trails, rolling farmland; every aerial journey soars above a patchwork of juxtaposed geography, your unhurried immersion in wilderness provided by private helicopter. On day seven you head into renowned wine territory, sublime feasts accompanied by ocean views and ever-dramatic panoramas. Unveiling the subtleties of local cuisine, celebrity chef Al Brown guides day eight, taking you snorkeling for native abalone then into the kitchen to create his signature dishes. Two of the nation’s finest vineyards provide the backdrop, before two national parks are effortlessly explored on day nine. Take a yacht through the marine tranquility of Abel Tasman. Then take the helicopter to the rugged high alpine peaks of Kahurangi.

Completing your unique vacation is the pure escapism of Queenstown. Helicopter over world-famous Milford Sound, soaring above the Fjordland peaks and then touching down in this natural marvel. Like always, it’s unlikely you’ll see anyone other than your pilot or host. Each evening in Queenstown is imbued with the intoxicating smells of one of New Zealand’s finest restaurants, while day 11 brings a handful of sensual vineyards to gratify the palette. The unparalleled lavishness of Eichardt’s Private Hotel is the final chapter in an exclusive collection of accommodations, a fitting finale to this ultimate journey of luxury.

Starting Price

$8,395 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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