Moeraki boulders on Koekohe beach, South Island, New Zealand.

The Path Less-Traveled New Zealand Tour

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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

Auckland, Rotorua, Stewart Island, Ulva Island...

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Suggested Duration

15 Days

Behind New Zealand’s buzzing tourism attractions lies a wealth of hidden gems that you will discover on this luxurious 15-day tour. From the golden beaches of Stewart Island to the magnificent mountains and fabled fiords of Milford Sound, you will explore every inch of untouched New Zealand on this handcrafted tour. Venture behind the scenes and off the beaten path to uncover a side to New Zealand often missed by the hasty traveler.

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Trip Highlights

  • Peer behind the veil of Auckland’s bustling cityscape to uncover rare artisanal stores and hidden art galleries on an exclusive tour complete with a yacht-sailing adventure across the harbor
  • Soar above Waiheke Island's flourishing landscape in a seaplane and explore the forested trails of Tawharanui Regional Park
  • Escape the crowds and enter the colossal caves en route to Rotorua that will be illuminated by millions of glow worms 
  • Retreat to an authentic Maori village to experience the traditional tribal lifestyle and a mouthwatering home-cooked meal 
  • Tour the bright beaches of Stewart Island and spot the native Kiwi birds, which reside in a protected and private conservation area
  • Venture through the emerald forests of Ulva Island to capture incredible images of an environment that remains unspoiled 
  • Stroll across the mesmerizing paths of the South Island’s Great Walk to the majestic forested fields of Rakiura National Park
  • Wrap around the absorbing Otago Peninsula and bask in private sightings of the endemic penguins and sea lions 
  • Witness the ancient 60-million-year-old boulders that flank Moeraki and the Yellow-Eyed Penguin colonies that leap off the rocks below the Moeraki Lighthouse
  • Cruise across Lake Wanaka on a tour that will culminate with an opportunity to plant your own tree in the forest
  • Marvel at the sights and sounds of Milford Sound during a tour the immaculate region by jet boat and bicycle

Starting Price

$7,945 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

4.94 stars based on 135 reviews.

Travel Review: Luxury New Zealand Vacation, Auckland, Queenstown,...
"I will definitely refer everyone I know that is traveling...

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"It was also great having an in-country resource to help...

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New Zealand Travel Review, Canyoning in Wanaka, Private...
"Unbelievable experience."

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"The tours were wonderful and tour guides were all exceptional."

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"Everything was planned perfectly and we couldn’t have asked...

Reviewed By Tina C.

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