Glacier in Wanaka, New Zealand

Spectacular New Zealand Family Itinerary in 14 Days

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, Queenstown...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Handcrafted with a perfect mix of culture, nature, and the outdoors, this two-week New Zealand family tour will reveal the country’s highlights and give your family time to rest and explore. New Zealand offers a sublime range of experiences to bring a family together, such as Maori encounters, Lord of the Rings filming locations, secluded beaches, inspiring fjords, and endless outdoor activities. This getaway features stunning accommodation, private tours, and exclusive experiences.

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Trip Highlights

  • Fly across Fjordland in a private helicopter and touch down on a glacier in the wilderness
  • Find the time and space to relax as a family with three days on the beach in Coromandel, which includes digging your own hot spa bath in the sand
  • Learn about the vibrant Maori culture during an intimate day with a local community near Rotorua
  • Discover famous Lord of the Rings filming locations on a private tour into Middle Earth
  • Savor stunning dolphin and whale encounters on a private yacht trip out of Auckland
  • Surprise your kids with a trip to Hobbiton and watch their sense of awe at the perfectly preserved movie set
  • Enjoy incredible outdoor adventures tailored to your family, including kayaking, hiking, and rafting near Rotorua
  • Relax on Queenstown’s lakeshore and explore its surroundings, including the Central Otago vineyards and the child-friendly town of Wanaka
  • Uncover the inner workings of our planet by exploring geothermal areas near Rotorua

Detailed Description

New Zealand offers an ideal blend of experiences for all ages, such as kayaking across pristine lakes, spending an afternoon with a Maori community, digging your own spa on the beach, and flying in a helicopter to a glacier. There is culture, wildlife, the great outdoors, and so many different things to do here. This is a country where you will experience a tranquil atmosphere while still being able to indulge in exciting adventures.

Handcrafted as the ultimate New Zealand family itinerary, this two-week private tour will provide a balance of family downtime and unique activities. It is designed for families of all sizes and with children of all ages. This tour features private tours throughout and a range of easy-to-customize activities that can be adjusted once you are in the country. After eight nights on the North Island, you will fly to Queenstown and use this beautiful town as a base for discovering areas of the South Island. Then, after a night with Antarctica in Christchurch, you will fly home. There are five overnight destinations, and this itinerary is designed to minimize transfers and to give you enough time to settle in to each destination.

After flying to Auckland, a private yacht tour will offer some intimate impressions of dolphins and whales. Days three to five will be spent on the beach in Coromandel, offering relaxing hours to rest after the flight. Rotorua is an active destination, and over days six to eight, you will meander through Hobbiton, explore geothermal activity, meet the Maori, and enjoy iconic outdoor adventures. Queenstown is a lovely base for many experiences, such as visiting Lord of the Rings filming locations and Milford Sound.

Starting Price

$9,795 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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