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Ultimate New Zealand Family Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Auckland, Rotorua, Bay of Islands, Queenstown...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Dramatic landscapes will lure you into adventure during your ultimate 12-day New Zealand family vacation. The spectacular journey will take you deep into the caves to view glowworms and have you speed upriver on a jet boat safari, lounge on scenic beaches and traverse undulating hills. Your New Zealand tour celebrates the stunning scenery and exciting excursions of New Zealand perfect for the young and young at heart.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the serenity of Milford Sound
  • Journey across the landscape of Otago on a 4WD Lord of the Rings tour
  • Witness the sensational beaches of the Bay of Islands
  • Watch the whales meander off the coast of Kaikora
  • Take part in a Maori feast and concert
  • See the stunning luminescence of glowworms at the Waitomo Caves
  • Speed through Shotover River on a jet boat
  • Journey through Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand

Detailed Description

This spectacular 14-day New Zealand family vacation takes you through the adventurous landscapes and the famous natural world of New Zealand. This tour is filled with fun, and it will bring your family closer together. Let the splendor of the North and South Islands inspire you with breathtaking activities that will take you away from the overworked home-life filled with work, afterschool activities, homework, and video games. This journey will immerse you in the luxuries of jet boat safaris by day, and Maori feasts by night. New Zealand is at your command with a holiday tailored to your family’s wants, customized to include the ideal luxuries and excitement of the North and South Islands.  

Your family holiday begins as you cross the International Date Line and arrive in Auckland, New Zealand ready to begin your luxurious family adventure. Explore the city and its beautiful surroundings as you enjoy a visit to Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Adventure and Underwater World, where the hands-on exhibits give you a sense of what life is like on the icy grounds of the frozen continent and beneath the seas that surround New Zealand. Continue on to the fabulous beaches of the Bay of Islands where you will swim, boat, and play around the stunning waters and fabulous capes. Venture into the depths of the island with a visit to the Waitomo Caves where you will cruise through the subterranean waters and experience the luminescent shine of the Glowworm Grotto. Once in Rotorua a Maori feast awaits you, ready to welcome you into the culture and history of an entire people. While in Rotorua you will also watch the world smolder with a visit to the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, have a moment with the famous kiwi, and see the rock star farmers of the Agro Dome. 

Continue your family adventure on the South Island where expansive flat plains and gardens await you in Christchurch. The city boasts trolley cars and Victorian buildings, where you can wander through the gardens or float down the river. Continue on to Kaikora where you can visit with dolphins, watch whales float along the water’s surface, and can experience the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand where the water meets the shore. Settle into the alpine city of Queenstown where the Remarkables Mountains roll through the sky and where fun ventures are the city’s specialty. Board a jet boat and speed through the waters of the Dart River as the wind brushes through your hair and the landscape rushes past you. Venture around the outskirts of Queenstown on a 4WD Lord of the Rings Tour, visiting the revered landscapes showcased in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Your final day in the South Island has you drifting through the majestic natural life of Milford Sound where the pure fiord waters are serene and breathtaking to all ages of visitors, whether young or young at heart. From the North to the South, in lush green or blanketed in snow, New Zealand offers unparalleled landscapes, exceptional life, and never-ending fun to bring the family closer together on an unforgettable adventure.  

Starting Price

$2,995 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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