Milford Sound in New Zealand

Best of New Zealand's South Island in 11 Days

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Christchurch, Mt. Cook, Dunedin, Otago Peninsula...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

This 13-day self-drive tour of New Zealand’s South Island introduces you to the natural splendor that this country has to offer. Drive from the largest cities, through the countryside, over soaring mountain ranges, and by awe-inspiring glaciers. Your days of driving will be interspersed with cruises over alpine lakes and adrenaline-inducing activities. Experience the charm that New Zealand provides its visitors.

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Trip Highlights

  • View the rebuilding city of Christchurch after a gondola ride to the rim of an extinct volcano that overlooks the entire city
  • Cruise across a lake that was formed by the Tasman Glacier and explore the inaccessible nooks and crannies of the glacier
  • Venture to the Otago Peninsula to catch a glimpse of New Zealand’s endemic species and climb the parapets of New Zealand’s only castle
  • Drift along the underground rivers of Te Anau’s caves to view the famous glowworms against a backdrop of whirlpools, rocks, and waterfalls
  • Journey across Milford Sound on a ship and take in the astonishing mountain scenery, cascading waterfalls, and luscious rainforests
  • Delight in a local dinner prepared on a New Zealand farm outside of Queenstown as the sun sets over the soaring peaks
  • Traverse the Crown Range and drive on New Zealand’s highest road, weaving your way through the peaks and valleys to reach Franz Josef Glacier
  • Take to the skies in a helicopter over Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier before touching down on a glacier to view a frozen river
  • Cross the island on the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train, which is typically referred to as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world

Starting Price

$8,445 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.

Reviews of this Travel Agency

4.63 stars based on 35 reviews.

New Zealand Honeymoon Travel Review, Self Drive Trip, Hobbiton,...
"...will definitely recommend this tour agency to friends...

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Vacation Review: New Zealand, Tour of Christchurch, Hobbiton,...
"Planning the trip was great!"

Reviewed By Nehal P.

Travel Review: New Zealand Vacation, Auckland, Hikes, Glaciers...
"New Zealand is a beautiful country which we enjoyed."

Reviewed By Cornelia D.

New Zealand 13-Day Trip Review, Queenstown, Walter Peak...
"I would %110 recommend this travel company!"

Reviewed By Layla S.

Travel Review: New Zealand Trip, Milford Sound, Franz Josef,...
"My experience with this travel company exceeded my expectations."

Reviewed By Ray M.

New Zealand Solo Travel Review, 14-Day Vacation, Beauty...
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