This 10-day New Zealand tour will show you the lush land, opulent waters, and friendly people that give vitality to Kiwi life and make the country shine with excitement. Exploring New Zealand allows you to not just see what makes the country stunning, but allows you to experience what makes its world effervescent from the northern beaches of the North Island to the southern fiords of the South Island.
Auckland - The Journey Begins
Your New Zealand vacation begins as you arrive in Auckland and take a brief and scenic flight to the Northland Region of New Zealand to visit the Bay of Islands. From the air, enjoy the incredible waterways of the North Island as they sparkle in the sunshine below. The lush green gives way to beautiful beaches as the water laps along the sand. The light blue of shallow water merges with the dark blue of deeper water as sailboats are interspersed through the bay. This is the land known to be the “Birthplace” of New Zealand life, where the first Maori sailed to in traditional migratory canoes from Hawaiki, the mythological origin of the Maori people. The beauty of the boats wading in the sea shows how much a part of the culture sailing remains to be. Arrive at your accommodation and settle into the luxurious comfort of the Bay of Islands.
Bay of Islands - Let Your Life Begin
Auckland - Vibrant Urban Life
Auckland - Seaside Living
Dunedin - South Island Lifestyle
Dunedin - Enjoying the Wild(life)
Queenstown - Royal (Life)Style
Queenstown - A Life of Exploration
Milford Sound - Touch the Life of Milford Sound
Queenstown - Rejuvenation
- Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands
- Indulge in Auckland, the “City of Sails”
- Learn about the history of New Zealand’s gold rush
- Listen to the myths of the Maori beginnings
- Traverse the awe of Milford Sound
- Witness the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula
- Explore the alpine city of Queenstown
The sound of wild penguins fills the air. The serene water of Milford Sound is cold on your fingertips. The vibrant water of the Bay of Islands shines in the sunlight. Recharge, rediscover, and remind yourself of the life you once knew. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of both islands. Absorb the breathtaking landscapes. The food, the wine, the people, New Zealand isn’t just full of life, it offers you the chance to take your life back.
Begin your incredible journey in the wonderful world of the Bay of Islands. The northern shores offer opulent water and fantastic beaches that will keep you relaxed, intrigued, and comfortable. Continue to Auckland where the sailboats are always active, the islands are plentiful, and the skyline shines in the night like a beacon bringing its family home. Between the Bay of Islands and Auckland, the North Island offers lush forests, urban vibrancy, and uninhabited wonders to explore.
Touch down on the South Island in the seaside city of Dunedin, filled with incredible architecture, beautiful gardens, and surrounded by amazing cliffs plunging into the sea. The adjacent Otago Peninsula is filled to the brim with wildlife and landscape, offering its life to you to be seen and enjoyed. Eventually you will find your way to Queenstown through the lively region of Central Otago. Queenstown has a quaint alpine town feel and offers an immense range of activities, including a visit to the unparalleled Milford Sound. The water stretches through the surrounding mountains; as you drift through the sound you feel the immense mountains lingering around the waterway filling you with awe at their magnitude. This 10-day journey is filled with more than just the sites and sounds of New Zealand but is a reminder of the life you deserve and the life you will continue to live forever more.
$2,495 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.
- 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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