Misty morning on the Southern Island New Zealand

Adventures of New Zealand's South Island

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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

Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Franz Josef...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Soar to New Zealand for nine days of essential exploration through its Southern Alpines. This tour showcases the frosted allure of New Zealand's picturesque landscapes. Beginning in the buzzing city of Christchurch and culminating atop the icy summit of Franz Josef, every second of this tour will bring you closer to the surreal spectacles that sweep New Zealand’s Southern summits.

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Trip Highlights

  • Peruse the spirited cityscape of Christchurch to hallowed cathedrals and manicured parks
  • Discover the ceaseless beauty of Mount Cook’s icy glaciers on a tour of the Southern countryside
  • Set sail across the calm lake of Queenstown aboard a private boat for sunset and supper with panoramic views
  • Spend moments basking in the lake landscapes of Lake Wakatipu and the incredible Doubtful Sound fjord
  • Stroll along the Gibbston Valley wine trail to savor the prestigious flavors of New Zealand’s finest Pinot
  • Witness Queenstown's surrounding splendor from unique perspectives aboard a gondola as you float along the streams
  • Dip your body into the balmy water of the Franz Josef thermal glacier pools within the emerald rainforest
  • Capture unforgettable moments hiking frosty paths to remarkable ice formations on the snow-capped peaks of Franz Josef
  • Appreciate New Zealand’s scenic splendor, from Greymouth to Christchurch, during a train journey that is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world

Starting Price

$2,290 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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4.76 stars based on 17 reviews.

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